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War Memorial Auditorium - Rochester, NY

Set 1:
New Minglewood Blues
El Paso
Friend Of The Devil
It's All Over Now
China Cat Sunflower
I Know You Rider
Lost Sailor
Saint Of Circumstance
Don't Ease Me In

Set 2:
C.C. Rider
Ship Of Fools
Estimated Prophet
Terrapin Station
Playin' In The Band
Iko Iko
Morning Dew
Sugar Magnolia

Alabama Getaway

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This was my first show. My friends waited for me outside of football practice and we drove out to Roch. for what was a great introduction to the Dead. I went to the boards and stood in front of bobby and jerry and was awed. Looking at the song selection I do not see how you would not have a good time.

This was my first show as well. It was the night before my first day of my senior year in HS. I went because they were playing Alabama Getaway on the radio at the time and a few of my friends were starting to get into the Dead. I didnt know any of the songs but I remember I was really impressed. It was the start of one long stange trip and when I look back song for song this is probably one of the greatest set list of all 135 that I have seen.

This will always be one night I and a bunch of friends will NEVER forget! We we're all front row, right there in front of Jerry getting squeezed against the wall. Hell, some girl even puked over the wall! The only Iko-Dew combo!!!

this show COOKS!! by the time they roll into a blazing China>Rider in the midst of the FIRST SET things only get better and better as they push each song to a higher level!!! i only wish i had a better copy of this incredible nite of dead music than the audience tapes i have...they are probably B+ quality at best BUT even so the quality of the music is A+++!!

Great set lists! It was a rockin' nite! A couple of unusual anomalies, tho. Like C.C. Rider, a nearly-etched-in-ganite 1st set definitive, appearing early in the 2nd set. Unique! Also, the Sailor/Saint tandem being played in the 1st set: VERY unusual! The Sailor/Saint twin-pak was almost exclusively played as a 2nd set staple, usually appearing either pre or post Drums/Space to give it some legs on the front or back ends. One time - and one time ONLY! - the Sailor/Saint tandem was performed actually STRADDLING Drums/Space! On 01Nov85 (All SAINT's Day, I might ironically add!) during the 2nd set @ the Richmond Coliseum, the sequence went Sailor>Drums>Space>Saint. It was the ONLY time that Sailor/Saint had ever been performed in 2 split pieces. That was a rockin' show & is fairly easy to find in quality SBD's but can now also be found as Dick's Picks/Vol.21. That Richmond show followed a ROCKIN' Halloween Night show at the Carolina Coliseum on USC's campus in Columbia, SC. The Dead opened that nite w/ a rompin' "Werewolves of London!" There was also a great "West LA" that nite, as well as an OUTTA SIGHT "Shakedown!" Coincidentally, that show was the Grateful Dead's one-and-only show EVER in the state of South Carolina! Oh, and speaking of DyxPyx/Vol.21, there is also a SWEET segment of this 02Sep80 Rochester War Memorial show buried at the end of Disc 3. It's the end of the 2nd set & goes sumpin' like dis: Drums>Space>Iko Iko>Morning Dew>Sugar Mags. As the other guy below pointed out, interesting segue, Iko>Dew. Anyway, hope this helps ya'll out! Peace! Rock on! God Bless the Grateful Dead! Hoz

Best G Dead Sugaree ever??

....quite possibly....


Estimated>Terrapin>Playin'-4th of 5 times this wonderful combo played. Mainly in 77 and not since 7.1.78
-Perrinswolf (06/19/2007)

Sailor>Saint>Don't Ease Me In - 1st of 3 times this first set closing combo played. Usually Deal takes the place of Don't Ease. Two in 1980 (this show and the outstanding 11-29) and one in 1981.

If you're an AUDhead, check out 11-29 immediately.
-Ed (05/06/2009)

hey folks,space/iko/dew/suger mag was the filler on dp21.peace.
- (11/10/2009)

It's playing on riiiiiight now
-billymunster (04/22/2010)

great playing from Brent throughout (e.g. Estimated). As others have noted, very good version of Sugaree. China > Rider and Sailor > Saint in the first set are a treat. Post-drums is a little sleepy but high quality nonetheless. The band was in good form heading into the 15th anniversary shows.
-Just Exactly Perfect Band (09/27/2018)

... growing up in the Rockin Chester, I was able to see 12 of the 15 Rochester NY shows 1976 to 1988. We also traveled thru New England, NYC, Philly, Baltimore & DC... those were the good ole IKO IKO days. Sure do miss Jerry & Brent ...

IKO IKO on & on .......
- (10/10/2020)

The segue from Space->Aiko is fantastic.
- (10/26/2020)

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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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