Grateful Dead

War Memorial Auditorium - September 26, 1981

War Memorial Auditorium

September 26, 1981

Buffalo, NY US

Average: 4.8 (16 votes)

Set List:

C. C. Rider
TLEO, Cassidy
Jack A Roe
On The Road Again
Ramble On
L. L. Rain
B. E. Women
Let It Grow>
Don't Ease

Morning Dew>
Saturday Night

Johnny B. Goode

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Attendees of this show

Crooksy, jmac2231, Rob Wright, dubai-escorts-bunnies,, gwalter, phlinky, CousinJed, cph, Dead Head 44, brezit, blue eyed soul, Rongovian, pukegrub, Deadwood-Jed, John the Obscure, Jerry Gillespie, Luca B, kennethstaber, payingdues, ljkljk, doug moyer, mtoti1962, hockey_john, Terrapin Dave, cmd, redbeard9001, Gr8ful Ed, 10-27-79, minutemouse, kwjazz, intrepid, bambini, sliver61, JerrygFromNYC, thepeacesignguy, Sequitor, tmaleymcc, Althea Rose, ice cream sue, viola_stomp, uponscrutiny, Dancin Dave, bill.mayer, swiecima, downtownbear, mr975j, deadredhead, must have been, gnat67, jstrawjay, misterglen, fcforjc, mercurygd, nicklas59, ShivaHo, docjbf, rjus, skydog304, pa diver, ljtfisherman, woodymoose, JohnRinVA, BurntDawg, revhd, lcbarry, Fulcanelli, Jacie, Lynchie, Shaugn, ddick, Mr. Goat, steviecharles, Harry72, linclink, cmf082256, bobdogkid, Alzado, bobby, aikox2, Blue Yodel France, grantros, skunjelefeti, lamarred664, rami, stellablew, ohio4peace, Cosmic wolf, Doseme, buffalo81, JJG4Ever, Mitrananda, TekeHead, jgminerals, sweetwilliamOB, AlanSheckter, cschimmel, captrips, twilaq1, laser, alsrunner, Felix, Red Square, cosmicdave, jawknee, duval49, Ted S, tja01, mrkaos63, klaussmith, HowardH, UncleBruce1971, Rupes, UncleDuke77, gdhead77, FlyAwayTooNight, jackstrw, jeffreygoodman, logstirl, trugg, whatthefunk, DFBWM, GaryHartman, BlondeJim, mcndrws, bridge0fsighs, MonkeysTyping, OSH, JurassicBlueberries, bigdancingbear, Superbengoshi, mikekjoy, brainman, henry, jblotter, raindep, waltyoung, wharfrat8199, zyx, Oroborous, edeadhead, BurningShore Prophet, Bob Minkin, Brian710, LarryG, kennedk23, jeffhead, WackaloonQ, griffinn40, terrimilligan, CR, bshawlang, Cosmic Chas, jim_bixler, kentmitchell1961, chetwis, DantheMan, PeggyO, hot2na, Cloud37, McWada, Staggerlee, fenario80, augwest386, pdb, austindead, garystar, warlok, georgewweir, dolecda, fotd1977, Dan Disinger, lookatitright, LoneStarDead, Kenpb, zebweber, marlo, BlackandWhite.Peter, the wood fam, kgbdeadhead, pomo1, Duggles, TigerTrance, MAXROD, Lovejoy, Steve-O, beecue


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JJG4Ever's picture
Joined: Dec 16 2007
The Bus Come By and I Got On......

my first gig - fondest memory is being in that dark, dank hallway, twirling dervishes bouncing me around like a pinball, when suddenly a stunning Stella grabbed ahold of me and we slowdanced to TLEO...

never did get her name ;-}

"Between the two slices of bread in the sandwich of hypocrisy, there is often more than one sandwich, making it difficult to eat in the dark. However, there is always a flashlight in the Thermos!" - R Hunter

Joined: Feb 23 2008
My first show!

I thought it was a really good show. Some friends talked me into going.
I'm so glad they did. The next day we all went to see the
Rolling Stones at Rich stadium.

Joined: Nov 10 2007
Too Much Fun

Had waaaaaay too much fun at the Dead show to make the Stones show starting at noon the next day (Journey and Thorogood - ? warmed up at that show). Great 2nd set....

Doseme's picture
Joined: Feb 1 2008
My Fifth show also. Loved

My Fifth show also. Loved it. I was gripped when Phil was making the venue itself make sounds from the thunderous bass. I was holding onto th eupper deck rail and could feel the vibrations rattle through the iron bar. I was gripped!

"A man has a right to be as big as he feels it in him to be"

Blue Yodel France's picture
Joined: May 12 2008
Very strong show (wild 2nd

Very strong show (wild 2nd set) but in a shitty "War Memorial".... Long drive up to Buffalo.

Joined: Jan 11 2009
1st Show

Originally drove too many hours for the Stones the next day. Got dragged to this show by the freaks we were staying with in town. Thank you freaks!

Joined: Jan 31 2009
This particular weekend

There were stadium shows up and down the east coast that weekend for the Stones and the Kinks as well as the Lehigh/Buffalo/Maryland marathon. I knew folks that did the trifecta, caught one show of each, but why would anyone go see the Stones or Kinks when a Grateful Dead show is an option? The aforementioned NY Thruway Rest Areas were surreal, but I most vividly remember that the doors of the Auditorium didn't open until very late. The throng was pressed against the building, the band was sound-checking inside, and many where I was thought we were already missing the show. Remember that recently Who fans were trampled to death at a show in Cincinnati. Where I was, the crowd outside was suffocating. I believe that the transition from hockey rink to concert venue might have contributed to the delay, but it seems that we were not allowed in to the building until nearly eight PM. Best of all was a fellow named Dancin' Dave convincing me that if I drove to Landover, he'd make sure I got a ticket.

Joined: Sep 19 2008
The Falls

I heard a pin drop during Morning Dew, and then headed off to Niagra Falls, the closest possible match to what when on inside the Aud that night

Joined: Nov 12 2007
This is where I got on the bus...

This was my fourth show, and this is where I 'got it'. Incredible show - the second set rocked from the word go. There was a Head taping the show behind us, we got his info and recieved the tapes a few weeks later. On the tape we can hear our friend George screaming "Holy shxx" when they start doing Morning Dew. Sadly we lost George a short time after this show. I've had soundboards of this show come my way since then, but have always held onto that audience copy just to hear the shear joy when the boys broke out Dew. Very nice memories.

Joined: Oct 24 2007
This was the real thing!

This was one of the greats!! We need to get this show into circulation, all>>>>


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War Memorial Auditorium - September 26, 1981