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Hartford Civic Center - Hartford, CT

Set 1:
New Minglewood Blues
Mexicali Blues
El Paso
Far From Me
Lost Sailor
Saint Of Circumstance

Set 2:
China Cat Sunflower
I Know You Rider
Feel Like A Stranger
Comes A Time
Estimated Prophet
He's Gone
Uncle John's Band
Not Fade Away
Sugar Magnolia

Alabama Getaway
One More Saturday Night

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Is this the show with fireworks that can be heard during Comes A Time and also where the band breaks into an instrumental of All the Lonely People?

scorching HOT of the most explosive, hard jammin' "china>riders" i have ever heard!!

fireworks during 'althea' that rock the crowd to roaring even more

As a 15 year old teenager, I ran away from home from the Philly area to see this show. No joke; no exaggeration. Me and a few friends all conspired to escape with lots of adventure and hijinks along the way. I left my Mom a note that said "Mom - I went to Hartford to see the Dead. Dont worry about me; I'll be OK- Dave. P.S. Happy Mother's Day" I am now 44 and she is 88 and to this day she we laugh about that note. PS - Happy Mother's Day?!?. What kind of crazy teenager runs away from home on Mother's Day? The show was great. All the "Go to Heaven" songs were brand new and they were playing them with incredible intensity. "Althea"(s) were never so good as they were in the year 1980. "Comes a Time" was a highlight.
- (09/21/2009)

@Diamond Dave - what a great story! I hope you and your mom are still laughing about this. This show is smokin'! Listened to it several times and on the treadmill tonight. The kind of show that brings you back...
- (08/15/2011)

I know mad old heads will chastize me if they read this, but this show made me love brent. Seriously, i would go as far as to say, the band is more content with themselves and the music then they were with kieth. This show was just one of the most fun he'd played since he joined the band in '79. All prayers and love to keith, but brent took what he helped make and made it better.
-Murphy (06/06/2013)

My first show! I had just turned 17 but had lived a pretty sheltered life to that point and not sure what to expect that night.

I went with a bunch of friends so was excited but really only knew songs from my one Dead album : Skeletons From Closet. Loved that Uncle John's Band and Sugar Magnolia were played, and played very well. This show turned into a deadhead !

I agree with Murphy that there was something special going on with the band because of how great Brent fit in. I loved watching Brent play and felt really positive energy from him that night, particularly during Alabama Getaway (really rocking version and sweet encore!)
- (01/01/2014)

My first of 150 plus shows until Jerry's death. It was everything I was hoping for and more. I have since retired from the concert scene but love the music till my dying day. My 26 year old son became a Deadhead completely on his own which makes me extra proud!! lol.

- (03/23/2016)

Comes A Time!
- (06/25/2017)

I remember being disappointed with Alabama Getaway as the Encore, but when I listen to the whole show now, it's pretty solid. Excellent China>Rider
- (03/05/2018)

Show is a gem . Dosers delight
-Jeff (05/11/2019)

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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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