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  • Barton Hall
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    IthacaNY
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They didn't do 2 shows in Ithaca in May 1980!
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An astounding old venue...complete with the 1920s indoor track was the site for the most amazing Morning Dew ever. And to boot, a ridiculous snow/sleet storm afterwards...
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I had just completed my freshman year at IC, got a bunch of tickets, went home to get a job, pick up my GF and my brother's GF and drove back that Sat to meet him and his frat brothers at the show...it was general admission, but the time we got there the line was two or three times around the building...I had a case of beer on my shoulder, doors were opening in a couple of hours, and we were wandering around looking from my brother...next thing I know, he and his frat bros were calling to me, they had camped out and were in the very front of the line...so we ducked in, shared the beer and some weed...when they opened the doors, we all poured right to the front of the stage...first set was very intense as we were in the very front, my GF turned to me once and said, "Bobby SMILED at ME!', we gave her a lot of grief over that over the years (still a friend of mine)... During the intermission, the crush started, we were moving and swaying with the crowd, she started crying, very scary as you had no control over your body, the whole crowd swayed back and forth, my brother and I literally pulled our GF's through the crowd to the edge of the floor and spent the rest of the show on the bleachers on the right side..the Shakedown to start the 2nd set was awesome, but the rest of the show was OK, considering the venue, maybe we were hoping for something more... Oh, well, it was a good time, always a good time, and I can say I saw the Dead at Barton Hall,,,maybe not 5/8/77, but Barton Hall...
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    jck2001
    7 years 1 month ago
    May 1981
    I had just completed my freshman year at IC, got a bunch of tickets, went home to get a job, pick up my GF and my brother's GF and drove back that Sat to meet him and his frat brothers at the show...it was general admission, but the time we got there the line was two or three times around the building...I had a case of beer on my shoulder, doors were opening in a couple of hours, and we were wandering around looking from my brother...next thing I know, he and his frat bros were calling to me, they had camped out and were in the very front of the line...so we ducked in, shared the beer and some weed...when they opened the doors, we all poured right to the front of the stage...first set was very intense as we were in the very front, my GF turned to me once and said, "Bobby SMILED at ME!', we gave her a lot of grief over that over the years (still a friend of mine)... During the intermission, the crush started, we were moving and swaying with the crowd, she started crying, very scary as you had no control over your body, the whole crowd swayed back and forth, my brother and I literally pulled our GF's through the crowd to the edge of the floor and spent the rest of the show on the bleachers on the right side..the Shakedown to start the 2nd set was awesome, but the rest of the show was OK, considering the venue, maybe we were hoping for something more... Oh, well, it was a good time, always a good time, and I can say I saw the Dead at Barton Hall,,,maybe not 5/8/77, but Barton Hall...
  • philmaywalt
    9 years 10 months ago
    If you were in the barn...
    An astounding old venue...complete with the 1920s indoor track was the site for the most amazing Morning Dew ever. And to boot, a ridiculous snow/sleet storm afterwards...
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    michael@mweins…
    11 years 6 months ago
    May 1980
    They didn't do 2 shows in Ithaca in May 1980!