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01/10/79
Nassau Coliseum - Uniondale, NY

Set 1:
Promised Land
Dire Wolf
Mama Tried
Mexicali Blues
Tennessee Jed
Looks Like Rain
Stagger Lee
El Paso
Row Jimmy
Passenger
Loser
The Music Never Stopped

Set 2:
Shakedown Street
I Need A Miracle
Bertha
Good Lovin'
Dark Star
Drums
Wharf Rat
St. Stephen
Around And Around

Encore:
Johnny B. Goode

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Comments:

Last time Dark Star and St. Stephen were played together in one show. Crazy how they did that, it's just not right!!!!
-Anonymous


It was cold as hell outside that night (10 degrees), but It was rockin' Hot inside. Clearly Dark Star and St. Stephen together in one show for the last time (also my only Dark Star and St. Stephen)were the Highlights, but they may over shadow, an smokin' hot First set. From the slide in Row Jimmy to what I think is the quintesential Passenger through a rockin Loser and Music Never Stopped. You had to feel something special was happening. The second set speaks for itself with Johnny B. Goode for Chuck Berry's Birth Day and Jerry and Phil Rockin Back and forth with each other for the ancore. What a night. It was so hot I didn't feel the cold when we left. Almost 30 years and I remember it like yesterday. Wow!!

- (05/28/2007)


This was the first show they played at Nassau Coliseum after a many years long absence. The Dark Star was definitely a gift to the loyal Long Island fans for waiting it out for so long.
-Anonymous (12/21/2008)


I wonder what happened in 1973 to keep them away for so long? Kind of like the bust in New Orleans in 1970 ("busted, down on Bourbon Street") that kept them out of that city until 1980 when they went back and did an acoustic set before the two electric ones. Perhaps this also gave the recording equipment time to drive from the Warfield to Radio City Music Hall...
- (08/01/2009)


OK The more I think about this I realized that this is the rescheduled tour. Jerry got sick in New Haven in November. We were in the audience in the "right frame of mind" when the roadies took the guitars off the stage. My roommate said that something was up and sure enough the band cameout and said that Jerry was too sick to play. That night and the rest of the tour was rescheduled to January. We had planned our shows around work and now found ourselves driving to Philly on a Tuesday night during a snow storm. But it was well worth it! Anyhow my point being is I wonder if they 'came back' to Nassau as a bonus for cancelling/rescheduling part of the tour?
- (08/01/2009)


This was my First Dead Show had know Idea how monumental it was while going through it I only had to go see them again and again and again .......
- (09/16/2009)


They didn't play Nassau for years because the pigs out there were motherfuckers- lots of busts and hassles in the lot. We were stopped and searched on entering the lot on 9/8/73, the "last" show there. Phil and Bob commented on stage that they would NEVER play there again because of the cops- they were pissed off! I remember being pissed when I heard they were doing Nassau again, thinking "Ah, I guess money talks, so much for never again", because the cops out there STILL suck mighty cock.
- (03/24/2010)


This was the day I got on the bus, great first show.
-wharfrat121486 (08/07/2012)


HA! Money does talk, and those that chose to ignore it die poor and lonely. So yeah man, Money talks, and it says, "Be smart, Not a self ritious idiot". They may have said they would never play there again, but after going almost completely broke after egypt, they were playing where ever they could to make back the money to be able to stay on tour. You gotta do what you gotta do to survive.
-Murphy (04/24/2013)


Only someone with such a nuanced (/s) take on the term "money talks" could misspell righteous so badly.
- (10/22/2018)


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Band Configuration
(10/20/74 - 02/17/79)

Lead Guitar: Jerry Garcia
Rhythm Guitar: Bob Weir
Bass: Phil Lesh
Keyboards: Keith Godchaux
Drums: Bill Kreutzmann
Drums: Mickey Hart
Backup Vocals: Donna Godchaux

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