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The Deadpod

May 9, 2014

We continue this week with an excellent, virtually unknown or heard of show from the summer of 1980, this took place just over from me in Grand Rapids Michigan on August 24th, 1980. I tend to think of this time as the salad days of Brett's tenure in the keyboard perch, as I think the entire band was firing on all cylinders and this show is a good example of that. It is a unique setlist, with one of the highlights of this second set being a smoking China-Rider. Another very nice NFA->Black Peter and quite a rare encore of Don't Ease Me In.. I think you can hear the enjoyment the boys were having in how they sound on this tape.. yes an audience with those inherent limitations, but nevertheless time well spent for us to give it a listen today.. I hope  you agree.


Grateful Dead

August 24, 1980

Grand Rapids, Michigan

Grand Center


Set 2:


Samson And Delilah


Ship Of Fools

Feel Like A Stranger


China Cat Sunflower ->

I Know You Rider -> 

Drums/ ->

/Space -> 

Not Fade Away -> 

Black Peter ->

Sugar Magnolia



Don't Ease Me In


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My most sincere thanks to all of you whose support makes the Deadpod possible.. 


and of course to MOM.........