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  • 1stshow70878
    2 weeks 1 day ago
    Thanks BC

    I'll check those out.
    Saw Folsom (15th anniv.) a week after that.
    Should conjure up memories.
    That chunk of 5-29-80 Des Moines on the JOW was nice too.
    Cheers

  • bluecrow
    2 weeks 1 day ago
    1stShow

    Listened to 5/31 here on my "relatively new" Sennheiser 650s. It was great. Jerry is feeling it. Brent is way dialed in. Some great Bob guitar. Phil solidly there (not a given on tapes from the early 80s.) Tight.

  • bluecrow
    2 weeks 1 day ago
    5/31/80 St Paul

    My third show. Last night of a curious 3 show tour in Upper Midwest - 5/29 Des Moines, 5/30 Milwaukee, and this show. Don't be fooled - this is all a pre-drumz sequence. Yep, a Wharf Rat > Other One pre-drumz. Plus, it had pretty unusual double encore for the time. A lot of us folks refused to leave after U.S. Blues. House lights came up. Roadies starting to take down gear. Friend and I were in stands behind stage overlooking walkway from dressing rooms. Suddenly a guy runs out to stop roadies. Band follows. And they play Brokedown Palace.

    Dave L. has posted excerpts of this Set II repeatedly. He seems to like it! Maybe it'll get released! So far, no circulating SBD 1st Set.

    At Dead and Co - 2nd night 7/2/23 Folsom Boulder - guy next to me said 5/31/80 was his first show. I exclaimed that I'd been there(!), very cool show(!), and at some point went on about the crazy double encore. And it seemed he didn't know about it. Like he left after the first one. It was kinda strange to realize that . . . .

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Week of June 24-30, 2024

Welcome back to the Tapers’ Section, where this week we close out June with Grateful Dead music from 1977, 1980, and 1992.

Our first stop is on 5/28/77 in Hartford, the Dead’s first performance at the Hartford Civic Center and the last show of the Spring Tour of 1977, where we have the big second set sequence of Estimated Prophet>Playing In The Band>Terrapin Station>Not Fade Away>Wharf Rat>Playing In The Band.

Next up is the start of the second set from 5/31/80 in Bloomington, MN, where we have Feel Like A Stranger; Ship Of Fools ; Lost Sailor> Saint Of Circumstance> Space > Wharf Rat> The Other One.

Lastly this week is music from 5/24/92 at Shoreline Amphitheatre, where we have the start of the second set featuring Samson And Delilah ; So Many Roads ; Way To Go Home > Corrina.

Be sure to join us here next week for more music from the vault.

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My third show. Last night of a curious 3 show tour in Upper Midwest - 5/29 Des Moines, 5/30 Milwaukee, and this show. Don't be fooled - this is all a pre-drumz sequence. Yep, a Wharf Rat > Other One pre-drumz. Plus, it had pretty unusual double encore for the time. A lot of us folks refused to leave after U.S. Blues. House lights came up. Roadies starting to take down gear. Friend and I were in stands behind stage overlooking walkway from dressing rooms. Suddenly a guy runs out to stop roadies. Band follows. And they play Brokedown Palace.

Dave L. has posted excerpts of this Set II repeatedly. He seems to like it! Maybe it'll get released! So far, no circulating SBD 1st Set.

At Dead and Co - 2nd night 7/2/23 Folsom Boulder - guy next to me said 5/31/80 was his first show. I exclaimed that I'd been there(!), very cool show(!), and at some point went on about the crazy double encore. And it seemed he didn't know about it. Like he left after the first one. It was kinda strange to realize that . . . .

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Listening to Ship of Fools (unusual placement as 2nd song in Set II) and Jerry's singing is sweet - very involved and nuanced. Beautiful version. And I suddenly remembered this - in the free weekly Minneapolis Reader blurb about this (at the time) upcoming show, the writer stated that he hoped they wouldn't play Ship of Fools! And this is Jerry's response!!!! (I swear and hope this long-buried memory is correct LOL.) (Edit - evidently I remembered this as recently as 2013).

If '80 is in your wheelhouse - that whole Set II pre drumz, served up here on the TS, is pretty damn great!

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That is great you were there at the old Met Center in 1980! What a time to see the Dead.
8 eight years later I was at the Met with some of my tour buddies in April. We had second row, courtesy of me with the wristband standing in rain for hours and man, we one the lottery. Seeing the boys this close was definitely a highlight for me.

Hope all is well BC.

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I'll check those out.
Saw Folsom (15th anniv.) a week after that.
Should conjure up memories.
That chunk of 5-29-80 Des Moines on the JOW was nice too.
Cheers

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Listened to 5/31 here on my "relatively new" Sennheiser 650s. It was great. Jerry is feeling it. Brent is way dialed in. Some great Bob guitar. Phil solidly there (not a given on tapes from the early 80s.) Tight.