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12/12/81
Fiesta Hall (County Fairgrounds) - San Mateo, CA

Set 1:
Me And Bobby McGee
Children Of The Eighties
Lucifer's Eyes
Warriors Of The Sun
Bye Bye Love
Barbry Allen
You Won't Find Me
Where Have The Heroes Gone
Oh Boy
Lady Di
The Boxer

Set 2:
New Minglewood Blues
Little Red Rooster
Deep Elem Blues
Me And My Uncle
Mexicali Blues
Dire Wolf
Cold Rain And Snow
Around And Around
One More Saturday Night

Encore:
Baby Blue

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Comments:

who played the first set?
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This would be an awesome Dick's Picks...songs that have never been released...and probably a cool venue!
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Joan Baez played with the Dead during set 1, therefore the obscure songs, they are her songs. - DD
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If memory serves, Mickey Hart played drums with a band that opened, then the Dead (acoustic) backed Joan Baez for Set 1 (though Jerry was not on stage for the Boxer). Joan sang lead on almost everything except when she shared vocals with Weir on Oh Boy. _Small_ venue, maybe <2000 (1000?) people. The Dead's set was smokin'.
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this show has special relevance to our current political situation. just listen to joan's lyrics on "where have the heroes gone." it's probably the most musically interesting song of the baez's set and the lyrics are fantastic; one can readily see the influence baez had on the likes of the 10,000 maniancs. i believe at one point she mentions the u.s. electing a "cowboy" who paints a rather "rosey" picture of the poltical situation. sound a little familiar? then it was reagon, now it's his heir apparent, you guessed it, the one and only moron, mr. trickle down economics, and fuck everyone else, .................gwb
-JDF


GOD BLESS OUR PRESIDENT, GEORGE W. BUSH. DON'T BELIEVE THE LIBERAL ANTI-AMERICAN MEDIA. JUST A THOUGHT, IF YOU HAD SAID THAT ABOUT SADDAM, YOU'RE HEAD WOULD HAVE BEEN CUT OFF.

-PTS


Great Night! This was just a little hall out at the San Mateo Fairgrounds. Still there as far as I know. I believe it was billed as "The Dance For Disarmament.
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Someone please remove the comment from PTS (and this one as well) it has nothing to do with the show, and is asinine
-Anonymous


Bobby McGee-last played 10/16/74 and to be retired on 12/31/81. Highly poignant first song. Love the way the boys spoke to the crowd through their setlists/songs alone.
-Brianmerrilyn (02/01/2008)


PTS... you are such a cock smoking tool. i can do nothing but shake my head. gwb makes me want to do things that if i put here i may be in trouble
-Anonymous (07/20/2008)


Yes it was the "Dance for Disarmament" and the first set was an acoustic one with Joan Baez. A very unique show.
- (12/12/2009)


Yeah, I thought it was odd the Dead would play The Boxer just one time in their career. It was Baez singing. It probably shouldn't be listed here.
-bob (01/07/2011)


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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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