Grateful Dead

State Fairgrounds - September 6, 1980

State Fairgrounds

September 06, 1980

Lewiston, ME US

Average: 4.8 (28 votes)


Roy Buchanan, then The Cate Brothers & Levon Helm opened

Set List:

Alabama Getaway
Greatest Story Ever Told
Me and My Uncle
Mexicali Blues
Tennessee Jed
Feel Like a Stranger
Friend of the Devil
Far From Me
Little Red Rooster
China Cat Sunflower
I Know You Rider
Promised Land

Shakedown Street
Lost Sailor
Saint of Circumstance
Playin' in the Band
Uncle John's Band
Not Fade Away
The Wheel
Uncle John's Band
Playin' in the Band
Sugar Magnolia

One More Saturday Night
Brokedown Palace

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Attendees of this show

Joey Mac, ctmuleman, dubai-escorts-bunnies, Lex Luther, CousinJed, cph, Tampamal, jerryg3675, aikomark, leghold, are_you_kind, tomymarlin, dupree194, Lightnin Will, wilber57, HobbyHorse, Chrisaunders, jaycee50, M. Rides, missnuJG, gkel62, alan_t, pshep, cdj1967, IceCream Kid, the dude 58, control49, hockey_john, ai6pg, Left for Dead, bluegawa, One Man, THE-MILFORD -BEAR, gini, nedchomer, ZephyrGirl, 10-27-79, Keeponrockinmejerry, intrepid, hobartw, ChinaRider77, cube1061, ranger1324, thepeacesignguy, droppeddminer, tp302, Lucius, BIGBOSSGUS, MAConway, kjmcdonagh, DaveZ, poorPeter, KevinShanks, deadredhead, Slebodes, Dan the Dog, emxn, jstrawjay, Lex Luthers Mom, nicklas59, jeffbigcur, flach77, BurntDawg, SCDeadhead, martinem18, Fulcanelli, Phaldo, streamline, Tamuwine, blackknife, drummingclown420, semichill, Ace Cassidy, jim d, bonesguitar, bobby, aikox2, Forensicdoceleven, lamarred664, markovitch, dylanman61, shwack, Stephen Lawler, DeadheadDave8153, ohio4peace, vootie, Rainbowjohn, aliceDmillionair, mountainlynx, eastcoast, DupreeDAB, drtim, 2Bears, ChicoNYC, Sven DiMilo, jgminerals, mganter, Cosmic.Wimpout, kfchef, mjmontana, HONDO, wharftrat, Brownie, MIKIO_56, grapefuldave, West.August, Dice, Deadload, Ted S, brewster boy, umadeadfan, markchange, unyun, klaussmith, Gr8fulIra, sequoiadean, HowardH, staggerlee3, croc, messy13, Valerie Stevenson, stove46, bigdancingbear, Old Uncle Joe, craig maceachern 2 dustyrose, JT, TASS, deadhead11, tiedyebob, crushedbyadwarf, JohnDillinger, johntyler, waltyoung, gr8flsquid, hedarobi5, direwolf02, Eli Polonsky, kenco, Cosmic Chas, joscar, Cloud37, Jackie, tony23d, Staggerlee, fenario80, wharf rat, zach, Audrey2, Tony_S, gratefulfrank, cryptical1, hiker, odaat, Mark_W, Wally Gator, BlackandWhite.Peter, imcndbl, Edgefan,


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Joined: Jun 4 2007
In my hometown of Lewiston,

In my hometown of Lewiston, Maine, a very long show to end the summer. I actually was a passenger in the car that brought Phil Lesh to this concert along with the Governor of Maine's son, Steve. Thanks for this one, Phil!

Joined: Jun 13 2007
Well, they came to play ...

Longest show I ever attended, four + hours including breaks & tuning, capped by a seemingly-endless second set.

Joined: Jun 10 2007
review siad 25000 paying custmers

they didnt count how may went over the fence through the woods.
was beautiful fall day 70 degrees sunny leweston is an hour from vassalboro maine where i live the radio said no glass bottles achaol
so we bought rum and coke put in wine flasks and off we went
lots of bikes parked ay the entrance going in the folks at the gate just asked the guys in front of us was there any glass or alchol in there cooler they said no and walked in with this big old cooler full of
beer unreal. this was the good ol days!!
at this point in time the only record i had was half of steel your face the good half with sugaree and working mans dead and of course go to heaven !! just a grate show from start to finish
levin helm was a nice treat i wish i had tapes of ther set also!
i took my girl frieng to her fist show what a first show
tell this town aint got no heart...........aiko aiko

lamagonzo (not verified)
dead river campout

This was an interesting show. How many times if you seen any1st set not end after I No U Rider? 13 song 1st set followed by the last playin-UJB-xxx-UJB-playin jam the dead ever did.
One more labor day Show!

Joined: Jun 22 2007
Best Sugaree ever

Best Sugaree ever

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Joined: Jun 21 2007
this was the only show i started taping but didn't finish cause:

tom colamaria

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Joined: Jul 23 2007
Had to post on this show,

Had to post on this show, Geno H. and I (Andy) along with whomever else, cruised in from North Conway, NH in my 1975 Torino and lost ourselves on this fateful daze.
Not only was this an excellent and lengthy show but somehow surreal in the memory of that long days journey into the night.
The music, micky mouse and those wicked yet beckoning ballons floating in the windless sky at sunset. The tethers holding them seemed to get longer every minute until they were released one by one in no particular fashion or order.
Taking with them the sounds and the human feeling of that day.
The sun set and the band played on and on.
Leaving Lewiston with the engine overheating and no one really giving a crap, makes this show a powerful reminder of being young and getting the most from the Dead and a sense of carefree living at that time.

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Joined: Jul 23 2007
The 1st and only Large Rock Show of Lewiston.

130k Deadheads in a town of 30k and nobody was ready for them!! LOL they expected only 30k ppl. WOW what a show inside and out. "Grateful Times" except for the locals, Between sales and theft the stores broke out even. I remember going to the closest store and saw this dude walk on in to the beer section, grabing a case holding it over his head and walking out. only 2 people running the store with it packed shoulder to shoulder.. Crazy fun Times..
At the show there was at least 5k+ people outside the gate w/out tix's and when The Dead took it's 1st break, People (thousands) were heading out the gate for refreshments as the gate keeper is repeatedly telling everyone IF YOU LEAVE YOU NEED TO GET ANOTHER TICKET hundreds proceeded out the gate, The keeper was geting ugly as more and more were going out, Till he said F#(k it "Swung Open the Gate" and said; F#(k it All... FREE CONCERT !!! and then every and all whom did not have tix ran inside. It was a Headrush/cool.
The Allmann Brothers Band along with many others Big Bands were there. Very Sweet Show ..

Joined: Jul 22 2007
Roy rocked

Traveled up from Stamford, CT and yes, I do remember the amazing 2nd set. Yet, what was even more memorable was Roy Buchanan (rest his soul) Now, there was someone whoo could wail with his guitar. He almost (yes, only almost) stole the show.
Man, I did not realize that thre were 130,000 at the show. WOW!!!

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Joined: Jun 26 2007
one of the best shows ever

we came from littleton mass in an old ford van, camped out frinite over looking the track. there was a whole bunch of us all around and around fantastic time. hey suzie ober. u out there? robbie cuikay? obe? it's craig love is all there is


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State Fairgrounds - September 6, 1980