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Madison Square Garden - New York City, NY

Set 1:
Mississippi Half-Step
Franklin's Tower
Me And My Uncle
It Must Have Been The Roses
Little Red Rooster
Don't Ease Me In
Lazy Lightnin'
Brown-Eyed Women
Looks Like Rain

Set 2:
Scarlet Begonias
Fire On The Mountain
Lost Sailor
Saint Of Circumstance
The Wheel
China Doll
Sugar Magnolia

Brokedown Palace

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My first show

My first of many. My first two shows I saw Satisfaction as encores. Go figure

Half Step-large smashing sound few seconds in, not sure if it was at event or on Healy's board.
Franklin's-nice slow landing

Scarlet>Fire>Sailor>Saint. only 2nd of 9 times this sequence was played

China Doll>
Sugar Magnolia
One and only time for this one. Shorter Wheel/China Dolls than most. The boys mixed up the deck for the City.
E: Satisfaction (3rd of 31) starts off sloppy, improves. Solide Brokedown.

.mp3's of Scarlet>Fire and Satisfaction>Brokedown avalable for free download on

I was in the first row right in front of Jerry, and I have a ticket to prove it. Great show across the board. The Wheel, China Doll, Truckin', Sugar Mag and double encore of Satisfaction and Brokedown Palace, was the cherry on the sundae of this great show. To be up front with 20,000 people behind you is AWESOME!!!
- (01/02/2009)

My memory is that toward the end of Looks Like Rain Jerry's guitar was spitting down curtains and curtains of rain, China Doll was otherworldly, Satisfaction a big surprise with Bobby playing a black Strat. My memory was that I never saw a Lazy Lightnin' but there it is - Can't wait to listen again after so long
-Jim (02/11/2009)

Great show despite all the feedback and distortion issues throughout. Spring '81 is a great tour. Love the Mississippi > Franklin's to start this off. A nice Lazy > Supplication too. Checkout the entire 2nd set of this one. Truckin' includes a "Nobody's Fault But Mine" jam. The NAK700 Barry Glassberg source is the one to grab if you want to hear this one.
-Ralph (07/17/2015)

On Sirius tonight. First time on peyote buttons. I remember all of us running thru Penn Station at probably 6am trying to find our train home. What a great time. How the world has changed. “In another times forgotten space”
-Anonymous (03/10/2021)

Last stand-alone Me & My Uncle (i.e. not paired with another Bobby cowboy tune. Yes I know the 90's had them pair it with Maggie's Farm, not strictly Bobby or cowboy, but since their Maggie's was just about the same arrangement as Cumberland, I'm calling it a wash).
-Tourhead (08/04/2021)

>>> How can you NOT listen to Sirius XM Channel 23 everyday?
the Live Shows broadcast at 3A, NOON & 9PM East Coast daily. XM23 chooses seven (7) shows & bounces then across those three times.
As for Tomorrow, You will Wake Up & Find AGAIN ....that the Sky was Yellow & the Sun is Blue.....
iko iko
-Anonymous (05/15/2022)

Great question Anon. I can't NOT listen to SiriusXM Ch 23 every day ALL DAY despite the fact that the app BLOWS. I lose the skip function almost daily. Tech support advised to uninstall and reinstall the app. It fixes the problem but I have to do it almost every day.

Anyway the point is the quality of the content wins out over the crappiness of the technology. Especially in the last two years, SiriusXM Grateful Dead Channel has been my lifeblood. Seven days a week, full shows at 9am and 6pm, Today in Grateful Dead History, and a heckuva lot more in between. As I write this, I'm listening to the special presentation of the new MSG 81, 82, 83 box set. Sounds great!

Question for anyone reading this: If I were to cancel my Sirius subscription, which streaming music service has the best/most GD/JG content?
-Jack Straw (09/24/2022)

Cannot trust any Streaming service. Why i still happily buy CDs. These '81 MSG shows now retail available with the brand new "In and Out of the Garden: Live at MSG" Box Set. Worth every dime. Archived in the best sound quality available forever.
- (10/16/2022)

Very interesting second (2nd) set. If you are a geek for order (i.e., Bobby singing a song, then Jerry singing the next, and vice versa (with the additional Phil/Brent/Vince/Pig/Donna song thrown in based on era)), then you'll notice the second set includes a rare and different pattern.



The Wheel
China Doll

Sugar Mag's

-Williston Vern Ernsladt Boersk Van Kunningham XXVII (01/11/2023)

A very, very good Mississippi
- (03/10/2023)

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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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