Grateful Dead

Madison Square Garden - September 5, 1979

Madison Square Garden

September 05, 1979

New York, NY US

Average: 4.3 (10 votes)

Set List:

Mississippi Half-Step
Franklin's Tower
Mama Tried
Mexicali Blues
Promised Land

Scarlet Begonias
Fire on the Mountain
Estimated Prophet
Eyes of the World
Black Peter
I Need a Miracle
Good Lovin'

U.S. Blues

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Attendees of this show

dubai-escorts-bunnies, rforce3000, gwalter, khorton725, cph, iwuzthere, Tampamal, aikomark, orpheus, Soc, subdog, CaptJ8k, JHPthatsme, chefano007, MrkLaf0895, Frankie In atlanta, mamajo422, hollywood74, Jerry Gillespie, ljkljk, ecce homo, the dude 58, cheifbroom, toots8, joetroy, detroitligtn, Mklkly313, KKWDeadHead, Purple Haze, jwcat13, cmd, andychatfield, munclemex, ChicoNH, njlostsailor, hitmeister, Mind Bender, iNoURdr, intrepid, gmjbeachside, chrisb113, JerrygFromNYC, jbloomskullandrosen, mickeytheonion, sdibit, mxl1963, Eyesbeyond, friskie, 7d n me, ripple13, greatfulted, slicerboy, hey pocky way, drc456, billj79, Cozmic Eddie, corrinaandmarin, juliuswong, louatchick, Mr.Natural, Mud, swa, AlaskaDeadHead1, Beng1818, 3CassidyBoys, Mark Harvey, deadredhead, bml140, dosaba, tommcgee1, scotty m, ppkgmsy, lstapes, hashburysp, nicklas59, the cooker, nymets69, drjass57, cocktailman, grtfuld, Byrd24, flach77, SCDeadhead,, J Mully, deadheadfrom76, Always August, New York Guy, tommynine, spicedad1, Grat3fulDad, redeft, drewbaby, Alzado, aikox2, DinoBam, DeadPhotog, kusinit, stellablew, cub, aliceDmillionair, billdrumz, theQsterdeadhead, mobay2001, festival0122, Wharfrat1963, ChicoNYC, BEGGERSPAY, ticket lee, mganter, CassidyNY59, Cosmic.Wimpout, emoto, melonhead, AlanSheckter, merle211, captrips, twilaq1, mochant, Gary Goodman, estimatedprofits, 2much2fast, Zippy, dedhedesq, schutzy, bellsonhershoes, GR8FLPT, JkStrw, grapefuldave, Dice, Ted S, rmarsmedic, Doughboy, klaussmith, eddpao, sugareelady, Mayor of Bay Terrace, sequoiadean, HowardH, heliotroupe, KingLono, croc, George C. Hartman, DFBWM, Galvineyesed, Valerie Stevenson, aligator, mstaggerlee, bigdancingbear, ribbsey, seaweed94, fishnow, wolf, jackl921, boffo the chimp, brweldon81, slpatgun, gregp123, Jet, NY_Rick, Terry Tolkin, robsegall1956, jerryskid, softmonkey, EnglishtowneAndy, drumzspace, bilros, Fatman, BurningShore Prophet, Bob Minkin, jspitz, gratefuldeadinmyhead, legionmary, rdsphotos, jrazz, WackaloonQ, paparooster, stonyweirdo, wolfdrummer, deadglo, kenco, rzaiss, gratefuldoc, kjackstraw, ecmitch, Oligarch Mark, Dark Starr, BTW, gig1029, bonz713, fotd313, OrygunFreebird, Gr8fulMark, Live Life in Real Time, bribenk, Cloud37, DeadHdMike, paulspon, bem1163, walstib3, Queer Deadhead, augwest386, Tony_S, The Whale, dhhikerct, chemist04, risingtide, mr b, ikofun, EDupree, jdwilgus, dmhdead, RZ12-4-71, TERRIPIN, grateful daddy, joeybug69, marlo, BlackandWhite.Peter, kennyony, radar, Thom, kgbdeadhead, pomo1, snoone, Johnnycable, MAXROD, dreamtime, skllbob, rodger allinson, dzemma, kuu, aud


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OrygunFreebird's picture
Joined: Jun 14 2007
Sudden Recall !

Flashes of cops on horseback circling the Garden like indians around Custer ... only meaner.

Buying bad LSD, but not realizing it till halfway thru the show.

Had a great seat -- should have taken pictures -- but as it was I spent way too much time trying to write down the setlist so I wouldn't forget it.

I may be going to hell in a bucket ... but at least I'm enjoying the ride!!!!

Joined: Jun 6 2007
My first show. 1st row

My first show. 1st row behind the stage. Lousy view of the band playing, great view of them backstage, great time.

On June 19th, 2007 OrygunFreebird said:
Flashes of cops on horseback circling the Garden like indians around Custer ... only meaner.

Can definitely relate. Watched them chase some guy down and body slam him between two horses, then drag his limp body away. Guess his night was ruined. Cops were always assholes there. They would approach you in the stairways and see if you wanted to get on the floor for like 10 bucks. I would just tell them no, I prefer to hop the wall for free. Never a dull moment at the Garden. Train ride home full of deadheads was always a trip too!

Joined: Apr 22 2008
my first show too!

i as well was sitting behind stage 4th or 5th row, only tickets left after they sold out.great view of band from behind. as if you were sitting on stage at show.crowd and vibe were great.nothing i have ever experienced since.cop busted me for smoking some herb out front of msg.let me go.i thought that was cool. maybe a dead fan. who know's?

Joined: Nov 24 2008

There was usually a moment in a show where everything just took off and you started floating with the music and the band and the crowd and it was one form of ecstasy where you were outside yourself in a transcendent state And at this show it was during Cassady - the finest rendition of the song I ever heard, it took on many layers of meaning and it rocked. The show was great as usual.

Joined: Aug 20 2007
Loser eruption?

What happened during Loser at this show? For no reason the crowd erupts! Sort of near the beginning - you can hear it well on Hunter's Trix 63.


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Joined: Mar 20 2008
7 daze in January '79

Well it is always a trip down memory lane when I listen to the shows from my Freshman Year of attending shows during my senior year of high school in S. Jersey Especially if the venue is still standing. I caught the years first 6 shows, Spectrum, MSG, MSG, Nassau, Nassau, & Spectrum....Wham Bam thank-you Mam. If that doesn't kick-start a kid up for a decade of touring, taping and party party party with other Deadicated likeminded heads nothing much else will.


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Joined: Jun 4 2007
2nd time never as good as 1st

2nd of 3 at MSG. At the time I thought these shows were not as good as the first MSG run. Also, I was hoping the miracle>bertha>good lovin was going to pass as something after drums. Saw it in Rochester 2 days before. The band thought otherwise. I liked it to open 2nd set but not to close the show. Oh well. I sure would love to see it today though instead of listening to it on archive...


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Madison Square Garden - September 5, 1979