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Starlight Theater - Kansas City, MO

Set 1:
Mississippi Half-Step
Franklin's Tower
New Minglewood Blues
El Paso
Cumberland Blues
Big Railroad Blues
Man Smart-Woman Smarter
Might As Well

Set 2:
Shakedown Street
Samson And Delilah
To Lay Me Down
Let It Grow
He's Gone
The Other One
Stella Blue
Sugar Magnolia

Casey Jones

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One of the first shows I ever heard.... I had almost forgotten it. From what I remember, it was a high-energy, rockin' first set (the transition from 1/2 step to Franklin's was intense). My copy of the show is a bit old; not the best sound quality i've ever heard. Anyone know how I can get a new copy?????

My second show. This version of Big Railroad Blues was the reason i went to 60 more.

Got my first BJ up behind the theatre:)didn't get in but didn't really care after that . it was outdoors anyway and i heard everything fine..

My first show on acid. Dang, what a trip that was! Set one rocked my world. First coupla songs were kinda intense. Smoked some doobage between sets and was fucked up good and plenty by the time Shakedown rolled in. Rest of the second set i can't remember too much of... Hit the pipe one last time before Casey Jones. WHOOOOO-BABY! What a closer!!! The next morning, I woke up and pooped out a turtle.

hey anonymous, check out for this gig


jerry's vocals during half step at one point sound like he is about to cough up a lung...but he recovered and blew the roof off the place with his spirited solos!!
very fine show!

First set is a tribute to women? Minglewood, Peggy-O, Althea, Cassidy, Woman are Smarter.

Love any and all versions of To Lay Me Down.

By far, the most hilarious commentary I have read about any show here on the Program...Agreed, Perrin, as I am now listening to this (stellar) version of To Lay...on
-munsterville (06/04/2008)

perrin: you left out "el paso" Re first set tribute to women?
- (08/03/2010)

This show allowed me to turn on my service buds to the Dead. Tooted some, smoked some, shook our bones. I had a VW bus full of converts heaing back to the base.
-Anonymous (08/11/2011)

listening on gdradio as well... 4/13/12.
-1x1 (04/13/2012)

My 7th GD show, but oh what an important moment this would be. This was the show that roped me in and I would go on to see a total of 168 shows! The first set is lively with a great Half-Step > Franklin's. Others have mentioned great performances of songs; I will add He's Gone out of drums/space. Love this show!!!
- (02/27/2013)

Jerry and Brent playing off each other in Shakedown is amazing. They could get into such a solid groove during this song.
-Steve (10/12/2018)

Always love a Half-Step > Franklin's opener. Franklin's and Cumberland are both taken at a very fast clip, sounds like the band is on fire. 11 songs in the first set, including solid renditions personal favorites like Althea, Might as Well, and Peggy-O.

The first part of Set II (Shakedown, Samson, To Lay Me Down, Let It Grow) is unique to this show. Also pretty unusual to have two slow Jerry songs (He's Gone and Stella Blue) post-drums. Casey Jones was not played again for a few years after this show. AUD sounds good to me.
-Just Exactly Perfect Band (11/15/2018)

Althea and Shakedown are standouts, and have some very energetic Jerry-Brent interplay. Sounds great on the SBD with brent high in the mix.
-Luke (03/04/2020)

I was at this show! I felt like I was the only one there not on some psychedelic substance, as I saw so many "wild eyes" (including the band). Oh well, it was a great show, it just chugged on through the whole time with lots of variety. My third-ever Dead show. The Dead had not played Casey Jones for years before this show, and the crowd kept yelling for it. They sort of reluctantly laughed, and just played it through as the encore. Guess they had been tired of that song. Great weather and STARLIGHT!
- (07/11/2020)

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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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