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Morgantown Civic Center - Morgantown, WV

Set 1:
Samson And Delilah
Friend Of The Devil
Me And My Uncle
Mexicali Blues
Little Red Rooster
Tennessee Jed
My Brother Esau
Might As Well

Set 2:
Touch Of Grey
Man Smart-Woman Smarter
Uncle John's Band
Playin' In The Band
The Wheel
Playin' In The Band
China Doll
Sugar Magnolia

U.S. Blues

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Hey! I'm so glad that I found out that they did play in Morgantown! I am a music student at WVU and have come across different comments by an array of people. Is 4-10-83 the only time they played there? Thanks.

I was at this show. My first of many in the eighties. I was a high school senior, Morgantown being my hometown, where i still live. It is the only time that the Dead ever played in Morgantown, although WVU did have Phil and Friends play at a student's only show as part of the start of semester activities a couple of years ago. If anybody out there has a complete tape or CDR of this show e-mail me please and maybe we can trade. I only have a tape of the second set and it is of poor quality.

You can't ask for a more indicative example of how the Dead loved country and western themes songs with the 1st set, 2nd song throught Tennessee. Needless to say, this sequence was only played for the Appalachia folk.

Touch-14th/213 times played
China Doll-2nd in a week after 20 month absence.

This was my first of many Dead shows. I thought that that Tn Jed and Althea were really good versions.

I was on the entire '83 east coast tour, and hooked up with a girl at this show....and I had an unbelievable relationship with her for 10 wonderful years, Barbie T. I have never loved anyone as much as I did her....or the Grateful Dead. This show will haunt me until I stop breathing.
- (04/01/2010)

I was looking to see if the Dead ever played in Morgantown since I live here now. This show was on my 4th birthday! Fortunately I got to see them once in 1995 and it changed my life.
- (08/01/2013)

3 friends and I from Ohio State U went to both the Hampton Rds and Morgantown '83 GD shows. 1983 was the year my attendance at GD shows skyrocketed from 3 per year to 18 per year. It stayed at this level for some time.

This UWV show was different, but after all of these years I really enjoy listening to this particular show. Our energy and thinking were low and slow since we tripped heavily in Hampton. This UWV show was on a Sunday and the band played a completely different show than Hampton. 4-10-83 was more reserved, but really professionally played, more tight & seemingly shorter.

The Samson was ROCKED OUT AND STRONG! Rest of the 1st set well-played, often typical of era, but I just love listening to a version on My buddies and I just sat back in our stand seats and quietly enjoyed. End of the set had a really good Tennessee Jed, a Bro Esau with the original opening before being changed in early 1984 and a fine Might As Well.

Mellow intermission and I recall just looking out into the audience and eyes met realizing we were in a good spot. 2nd set my buddies and I were more energetic and grooved to a professionally played set. UJB > Playing' was short, intense and well-played; not my favorite version, but "good entertainment". Everything was just wonderful, but the jamming around drums/space was briefer than usual. Great Wheel and reasonable Playin ' reprise. Then one of those wierd moments at a Dead show: the crowd was wondering if they were going to finish the show at this point. I clearly remember the lighting change on stage, things slowed down and all of the band members and in fact the audience could be seen and then they started China Doll. A very heartfelt version of China Doll and then we rocked out with Sugar Magnolia.

Nice, well-played encore. Those were the days and again, not the best GD show ever, but really enjoyable listen. I wish a higher quality version of this show would become available. Thanks for reading this.
- (09/24/2013)

Hey now Dr. Mike!

I was at this show too, and at Hampton the night before. A couple friends and I made the drive out to Morgantown from Richmond for this one. I was still fairly new to the Dead then, and these were my first (of many to come) back-to-back shows. Got some good shots from the floor of Jerry & Bob with my 35mm at this show.

Anyway - there is a pretty good-sounding SBD of this show available on etree. In fact I just checked it out yesterday and it will be going on my iPod soon. You can get it at If you're not familiar with downloading torrents check out the site's FAQs.

Hope this helps, peace!

-Lightnin' (11/03/2013)

Was at this one and Hampton the night before. Two awesome shows.
- (11/05/2016)

Great show.
I was at Hampton the night before.
Had to miss my Birthday show.
This board sounds great.

- (04/10/2017)

This show was my4th show, Hampton, the night before having been my3rd. We'd driven 26 straight hours going 55 mph all the way from Chicago, and it was a good show, but that next night in Morgantown is remembered as a badly-needed cosmic release. The Deads' delivery that night, and for the whole show, began to roll us like we were inside a geodesic magical sphere, oh yeah, we were actually inside a sphere, the venue there looked like a spaceship landed in a shantified, less than modern nice little mountain top town. Something about the sphere shape sent the acoustic swells in different directions. It was a treasure of a show for us, anyway, and I got to hear my first "China Doll".
-Anonymous (01/01/2019)

US Blues-prior Bobby goes " I dedicate this song to the girl with lobotomy eyes"
- (11/27/2019)

This was my only birthday show. Nice break from school...Hampton the night before, then this one. My strongest memory...driving and the brilliant green grass on the hills in WV. Funny what one remembers...
- (04/17/2024)

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(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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