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05/08/81
Nassau Coliseum - Uniondale, NY

Set 1:
Jack Straw
Peggy-O
Me And My Uncle
Big River
Loser
C.C. Rider
Althea
Let It Grow
Don't Ease Me In

Set 2:
Shakedown Street
Samson And Delilah
Terrapin Station
Playin' In The Band
Drums
Nobody's Jam
Not Fade Away
Stella Blue
Sugar Magnolia

Encore:
U.S. Blues

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Comments:

An excellent show!

THERE IS NOTHING LIKE A GRATEFUL DEAD CONCERT!
- (10/21/2007)


blistering shakedown and terrapin
'81 was peak jerry licks
- (09/04/2011)


I always love Terrapin into playin'!

-Anonymous (03/22/2015)


Jack Straw is a great opener, with big time Phil bombs and Jerry nailing his solo. Not surprised Peggy-O is next since it guarantees that Jerry will get a melody in his wheelhouse tempo. A gorgeous Peggy-O, indeed. Brent is right there with Jerry and helps him build his solo with his accompaniment. Great way to begin the show, and hints at fireworks we’ll see later in the second set. Spicy Big River, strong versions of Althea and Let It Grow round off a hot first set.

Jerry is dialed in from the get-go in Shakedown. Phil is all over the fretboard too, you can tell they’re cooking and anything they’d play tonight would rip. The middle jam has a twangy, blues feel before their drop back into the verse section. A shimmering Terrapin, with Brent, Bill & Mickey, and Jerry weaving ripples across space and time, gently navigating the solo section, the entire band with vast ears, moving in unison in every section. A great great Terrapin for the era. Note too how Bill & Mickey drive Playin’. Great listening by everyone. The melodic, instead of rhythmic, transition into NFA, with Bobby and Brent completely in sync, is a unique way to get into the tune. They knock it out of the park. A patient, measured transition into a beautiful Stella seals the greatness of this set. WOW! Dig this excellent show in a very hot tour and pass it along to a friend.
-Ed (07/20/2017)


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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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