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The Deadpod

Jun 12, 2015

As I sat outside on my porch last night at 9:30 PM, noticing that it was still light, I thought that it might be time to bring you a show from the land of the midnight sun, Alaska. This week I'm playing a great show from the Dead's only visit to our largest state, back in 1980. This is from the middle of a three night run in a high school auditorium, on June 20th, 1980. I think you'll agree this is a particularly fine first set, starting out with a nice Jack Straw going into a great and bouncing, Franklin's Tower. The Mana Tried->Mexicali duo is well played and full of spunk as well. Weir infused the Let it Grow with just  the right imagery and the Althea that follows is a treat to hear. The boys don't stop there, however, as they might on a lesser day, but go on to add four more ditties to this first set including a fine Deal to close it. I think you'll enjoy this first set if you aren't already a fan, and if you are, hopefully you'll enjoy revisiting this fine show from 35 years ago. 


Grateful Dead

West High Auditorium, Ankorage, AK 6/20/80





Jack Straw >

Franklin's Tower >

Mama Tried >

Mexicali Blues

Friend of the Devil

Let It Grow >



Easy To Love You


Lost Sailor >

Saint of Circumstance >



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have a great week my friends!