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: Feb 3 2011
Oh,What a Mighty Time

I honestly don't think the city of Lewiston new what they wqere in for.What a great shgow 100 min.First Set.Then when the sun went down The Band really got down to buisness.It was so cool watching the back of the stage and seeing the thunderstorm that was flashing some unreal lightning that was going on probably 20-30 miles away during Drumz-Space,Just totally sureal.Roy Buchanan was great and what can you say about Levon and The Cate Brothers,Simply put an incredible day.Then 8 years later the bus stopped in Oxford for 2 great shows,sad that Littlefeat played basically the same set both day's but it was great to see them especially with Craig Fuller playing with them.Kinda hoped they would have pulled out a few Pure Prarie League chestnuts seeings how he really was the driving force behind that band.Can't always get what you want,But in my estimation something always made the Dead play some really great shows everytime they came to Maine.Probably didn't hurt that thier publisist (Dennis McNally )is from Maine!

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Joined: May 17 2011
Best of Mine

Big, long, tour-ending show. We had no idea the acoustic sets were just around the corner, time-wise. Four of us arrived at the fairgrounds in a cop car because our friend's Plymouth Duster literally dropped its transmission on the ground in a parking lot in Lewiston. That cop was amazing. We had big gallon jugs of juice mixed with vodka and he didn't even ask. Our friend John had to be pulled into the back of the car because he was tripping and didn't trust the cop to take us to the show. Loved every minute of the Dead's sets, then had to bum a ride back to UNH. Unforgettable, and worth seeking out the recording(s).

Joined: Dec 3 2011
Two rides

Hitched up to this show with three buddies from Mystic, CT. First ride took us right to the front gate where people were passing out grapes. A life time later stood outside the front gate to the fairgrounds and the second took us right to my front door in Mystic. Amazing show, felt connected to the cosmos after that one and the two rides there and back only confirmed it.

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Joined: Jul 20 2007

Yeah, what a great show. I remember someone walking by with a bag full of weed, and someone passing around a joint the size of a cigar - very unreal in my state of mind.

A magical day.

Joined: Jan 12 2009
riding with Phil;

I was driving that car.... and as I recall, you had written "Let Phil Sing" in large letters on your arm. This show is exactly dead center in the middle the Dead’s run 1965-1995….Lewiston Raceway… Right On

Charlie D

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Joined: Jun 19 2007
What a show

Greatest show I have ever attended!

Joined: Aug 2 2013
What a weekend, what a show !!!!!!!!!

Got busted on that Friday nite . Got there for the spectacle on Saturday . Didn't get home until that Tuesday . They finally caught up with me in 2005 so I paid my fine and I still think it was well worth it ! By the way , the interest on a $75.00 ticket was $950.00 !Just gotta love that DEAD!!!!!!!!!

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Joined: Nov 3 2011
Lewiston, Maine

My first show on the East Coast, drove up with new room mate Rich and his friend who had a car, was training to be a pilot, we had some good laughs about that because the way he drove we pictured ourselves on a plane someday hearing, "this is your Captain.." and running off the plane. Camped out, great show, one of my all time favorites Levon Helm opening w/ the RKO All Stars and then the Grateful Dead. Shared smiles with strangers cause you know how happy they are and they can see it in you, dancing, loving life. A great day. Didn't matter that we brought no blankets and man it turns out it gets cold in Maine at night, might of mattered that night trying to use a t-shirt as a blanket sleeping in a car seat but now it's the good times and the music that endure. Rich E. if you are out there you are and always will be a good friend, write me. The Wheel is turnin' and you can't slow it down

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Joined: Aug 25 2012
someone asked if there was recording Yes

Roy Buchanan
Maine Music Festival
State Fairgrounds
Lewiston, Maine

1. Stone Blind
2. Johnny B Goode
3. Blues Instrumental
4. It Should Have Been Me
5. Hey Joe >
6. Foxy Lady
7. Can I Change My Mind
8. The Messiah Will Come Again

Levon Helm & the Cate Brothers
State Fairgrounds, Lewiston, ME

source: aud cassette master>7" reel 1st gen
c.m. taped by Gus Gross: nak 300's>sony d5

lineage: aud cassette master>7" reel w/dolby>dat>cdr>eac>flac
Jerry Moore's 1st gen reel transfered by Rob Berger
playback: sony tc-765 reel>teac an-180 nr>sony pcm300 dat

one disc: 49:03

01: Where Can We Go
02: Going Back To Memphis
03: China Girl
04: Summertime Blues
05: Watermelon Time In Georgia
06: Willie And The Hand Jive
07: Glad You Understand
08: The Weight
09: Up On Cripple Creek
10: Ophelia
11: Milk Cow Blues

notes: opened for Grateful Dead, also Roy Buchanan
Maine Music Festival

Joined: Jul 1 2009
One of the best!

Amazing show all around. The Scene was incredible, beautiful day. Awesome Alabama opener, awesome Shakedown 2nd set opener...lonnng sets, lots of great tunes,


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State Fairgrounds - September 6, 1980