State Fairgrounds - September 6, 1980
September 06, 1980
Roy Buchanan, then The Cate Brothers & Levon Helm opened
Set List:Alabama Getaway
Greatest Story Ever Told
Me and My Uncle
Feel Like a Stranger
Friend of the Devil
Far From Me
Little Red Rooster
China Cat Sunflower
I Know You Rider
Saint of Circumstance
Playin' in the Band
Uncle John's Band
Not Fade Away
Uncle John's Band
Playin' in the Band
One More Saturday Night
Attendees of this show
HobbyHorse, Chrisaunders, A Flip, 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, leghold, 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, Boston Pilgrim, 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, email@example.com
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!
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).
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.
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.
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
Greatest show I have ever attended!
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!!!!!!!!!
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
Roy Buchanan 1980-09-06 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 9/6/80 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
Amazing show all around. The Scene was incredible, beautiful day. Awesome Alabama opener, awesome Shakedown 2nd set opener...lonnng sets, lots of great tunes,