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The Deadpod

Apr 5, 2024

We roll into April, and the prelude to the big Solar Eclipse, we get to hear a wonderful second set from the Grateful Dead's performance on Sunday, March 30, 1980 in Passaic New Jersey. 

While the setlist might look anything but innovative, the playing on these great classic tunes is anything but pedestrian. The entire pre-drums is full of some wonderful ensemble moments punctuated with some great Garcia solos. In particular, I'm fond of this 'Fire on the Mountain' and 'Eyes of the World' bu Weir's vocals on 'Estimated' are something else as well. 

Post-drums, the 'Black Peter' is quite soulful and the encore, 'U.S. Blues' was highlighted by an appearance on stage of John Belushi sticking a cartwheel on stage and grabbing a mic for a 'wave that flag' with the band... fun! 



Grateful Dead
Capitol Theatre
Passaic, NJ 3/30/1980 - Sunday    


Scarlet Begonias [8:28] >
Fire On The Mountain [9:00]
Estimated Prophet [11:04] >
Eyes Of The World [10:50] >
Space [4:24] >
Drums [6:#00] >
Black Peter [10:34] >
Sugar Magnolia [7:54]

U.S. Blues [5:38]  

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:

Of course, if you're looking up here in the Midwest Monday afternoon, be sure and wear those special shades ;)