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04/01/80
Capitol Theater - Passaic, NJ

Set 1:
Promised Land
Candyman
Me And My Uncle
Big River
Friend Of The Devil
It's All Over Now
Don't Ease Me In
Looks Like Rain
Deal

Set 2:
Feel Like A Stranger
China Cat Sunflower
I Know You Rider
Estimated Prophet
He's Gone
The Other One
Drums
Stella Blue
Around And Around

Encore:
Shakedown Street

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Comments:

they came out playing 'promised' on different band members' instruments, cuz it was april fool's.
-rich


Feel like a Stranger was amazing!
-Nick


Jerry was playing drums for Promised Land! In fact, they played it twice, first time on different instruments, second time on their usual instruments.
-


The second performance of 'Stranger' and what a hot one it is. A long jam at the end. Nice!
-Chad


A great, often over looked show. China Cat Rider smokes!!
-Anonymous


This show was the best of what was a very disappointing three night run, considered by some to be their worst of the year. I have not encountered any tapes of any of these shows, and this venue was just about impossible to tape in. The tickets were mail order only through a radio station lottery, and initially, only two shows were announced, so getting tickets to all three was very hard. This 3200 seat movie theater was a cool venue, though very tight, and they did some good shows here, but these were not among the highlights, at least not the first two. The April Fool's thing with Promised was funny, but not great music.
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The post from patircktcollins is Fucked up. I was there for all 3 nights, tickets we not impossible to get you just had to work at it.....as far as "there worst of the year...He is talking out of his ass..I saw 18 shows in 79..10 in 80 and 15 in 81...each year we different but as calling this 3 night run the worst of the year he is smoking some strange shit....
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I
I'm inclined to agree with the positive remarks on this show. Enjoyed the "outlaw" theme of the first set. LLRain had great Bobby vocals and Jerry noodling.
II
Stranger-2nd time played!!

Chinacat>
Rider>
Estimated
He's Gone
The Other One
Only time this great sequence was played!
E: Shakedown-nothing more needs to be said...thanks Fellas
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I was not at this show, but I just finished listening to it on gdradio.net. Sounded good to me...awesome first set and a fantastic second set. What shocks me is how some people can be so critical of the opinion's of others and come off being more negative than a negative comment while trying to be positive. Toward the end, say the last 10 years, there was a new breed of follower, which was, perhaps, more reflective of society as a whole. Patrick Collins opinion is no less valid than We2Speedy, except that We2 Speedy sought to attack Patrick Collins. In much the same way as I felt at many shows in the 1990s, I feel the need to apologize to someone interested in the experience for the actions of someone who is too caught up in him or herself to care about the feelings (and opinions) of others. I am not sure how one can listen to a China Cat / Sunflower as beautiful as that and come away with such overt hostility. Treat others with respect and respect will come to you. We are all on the same team..."and it's all too clear we're on our own."
- (04/01/2008)


"Patrick Collins opinion is no less valid than We2Speedy"

Not necessarily. Patrick states that he has not encountered any tapes of the show. The show was over twenty years ago, and memories aren't always reliable. I was at 3/30/80, and my memory was that it was a solid show, but as I said, it was over 20 years ago. So I just listened to a soundboard of it, and it was a very fine show. I wasn't at 4/1/80, and I haven't heard it, but there is a very positive review of it in the Deadhead's Taping Compendium. 1980 was a very strong year, so I imagine that even a "worst" run was probably "good." But if this run was considered the worst of the year, you would think you could find some mention of that somewhere in the Compendium or somewhere on the internet. I myself have never heard disappointment expressed when referring to this run.
- (08/09/2008)


indeglia@gmail.com your just a ass clown
-Anonymous (10/10/2008)


only show to feature Stranger, Estimated and Shakedown...disco-wah!
- (09/29/2012)


I can understand why people would think this run was bad. They were sloppy, but the jams were dank. As far as "the Worst", i don't know. Thoe song forms were just a little messed up, and they were debueting some new material which they cleary didn't have down as better as many other classics from this run. So "the worst" is a matter of opinion, although i don't know how you can form that opinion if you only saw 10 out of 86 Shows of that year. Unless you listened to every show in the year, then your opinion has validity.

Regardless of personal opinions however, the crowd seems to get really into Stranger. And shakedown got into a pretty spacey vibe before trailing off at the end, sounded like people thought they were gonna get a double encore. April Fools!!!!
-Murphy (06/03/2013)


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Band Configuration
(04/16/79 - 07/23/90)

Lead Guitar: Jerry Garcia
Rhythm Guitar: Bob Weir
Bass: Phil Lesh
Keyboards: Brent Mydland
Drums: Bill Kreutzmann
Drums: Mickey Hart

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