April 12, 1983
Set List:Alabama Getaway
Greatest Story Ever Told
New Minglewood Blues
It's All Over Now
Dupree's Diamond Blues
Let it Grow
Help on the Way
Saint of Circumstance
The Other One
Not Fade Away
Attendees of this show
Spellbinding 2nd set and I think this was the first time the NFA clap was used.
Still enjoy listening to this show. I never saw so many people in the place before or since, and I've probably been to 50 or so events in the arena over the years.
I didn't know many songs yet but the Terrapin made my spine tingle.
This was one of the earlier Not Fade Aways when the audience clapped along after the band had left the stage.
When the show let out the entire crowd continued to pound out the NFA by clapping with their hands and banging on every available wall, pillar, trash can... outside the hall is a second-floor atrium of sorts and people continued to beat out the beat on the railing... right up to the part where someone decided to jump from the second floor down to the street level -- almost always a bad idea. Glen
This was a good show, very good weather report i remember. I dont remember anyone jumping but i do remember that happening in 1979 because after that show the band was not very welcomed. Thats what it said in the paper anyway. I think 83 was the year they returned and it was a good time had by all. (except for the person who jumped anyway)
I was going to high school in the area then. It was in the papers. I was into the Dead and really wanted to attend, but was forced to wait until college to start going to shows.
What an amazing set list. I wish I had known the songs at that point in my deadification. I'd love a good recording of this.
His job is to shed light, not to master.
This is another one of THOSE places were the band can do no wrong. We dropped hits early in the afternoon and walked through town for a little while. Cool town. We didn't look for trouble and none found us. This show was general admission and I don't recall any stampede. We could have been leaning on the wall up front but in our state I figured some space was in order. This was a small hockey arena. We moved back about 1/3 and hopped up on the first row. There were no railings from there to the floor, which was about 4 or 5 feet below us now. we were the same height as the stage. Eye to eye with the band and had a great view of the whole party. The boys never let up, from Jerry mumbling through "Alabama Getaway" to the Binghamton hand clap at the end.