Victim Or The Crime, Metropolitan Sports Center, June 17, 1988. https://liveforlivemusic.com/news/grateful-dead-st-stephen-final-1983 Jerry had a amplifier blowout in the first set and Weir stated "Jerry's amp just barked it's little heart out" They had to replace something in the amp, so there was a long pause between songs.I was so hot from dancing that I cut my jeans into shorts during the break. You didn't have to be a Deadhead. SKU 160237. One of the beautiful things about the Dead was there ability to bring so many different types of people together. By helping UG you make the world better... and earn IQ Suggest correction Listen to the band’s full Grateful Dead 1983 Halloween performance in full below. This is the scene I always desciribe when attempting to explain the phenomena to non-believers. Grateful Dead Live at Hartford Civic Center on 1983-10-15. Unfortunately when the music disappeared, so did my mind. I was in the 4th row on Garcia's side and that roar came towards the stage like a freight train. St. Stephen Throwin' Stones One More Saturday Night Brokedown Palace. we were in the basement of Wolfgang's listening to it on the phone, since some kind soul had called from MSG with the aforementioned notes. They and I were so different and here we were, rockin' to the Dead ! Madison Square Garden. Song information for St. Stephen - Grateful Dead on AllMusic I like surprises. So, the Biblical Stephen seems like a slam dunk as the Dead's "St. Stephen," but Robert Hunter, who wrote the lyrics to the song, muddied the waters in various interviews. This was my first Dead show... and little did I know what a show it was... it wasn't until many years later that I realized I had witnessed history by being there for St. Stephen... either way I still enjoyed it! Those were my only shows at the Greek and was very magical and I caught Unbroken Chain at The Spectrum in 1995. Dead.Net. See the setlist from Grateful Dead at XL Center in Hartford, CT on Oct 15, 1983. eval(ez_write_tag([[300,250],'liveforlivemusic_com-box-3','ezslot_0',105,'0','0']));The Grateful Dead never embraced the possibility of turning their loyal following into a religious-like movement. My mind finally told me I shouldn't be here and better get out of dodge - being from jersey this is beat into your subconscious even deeper than the acid that was tryin' to make me push ahead. The Garden was always a special place. Ticket Stubs. ... China Doll, Ventura County Fairgrounds, July 30, 1983. Set 1: Wang Dang Doodle, My Brother Esau, Peggy-O, Little Red Rooster, Brown-Eyed Women, Lost Sailor, Saint of Circumstance, Deal | Set 2: Help on the Way, Slipknot!, Franklin's Tower, Estimated Prophet, Eyes of the World, Drums, St. Stephen, Throwing Stones, Not Fade Away | Encore: Revolution as we left the subway in Penn Station and everyone around laughing at him it was his 1st show little did we Know that a few hours later he would have have the last laugh. We all wanted to hear this song so bad...it was like our birthright...they kept teasing us with snippets all summer...so extreme was our desire that a friend even ran up to Jerry as he was getting out of his helipcopter at Poplar Creek with a note: please play St. Stephen. Was at The Greek in 1985 for Cryptical Envelopment. $100, Over "In and out of the repertoire it goes...St. Stephen was around for a long time, but not always around. I think people sometimes mistake the sound of the recording for bad playing. Nothin' left to do but smile… smile… smile! I recall the Philly Spectrum '86 shows as an example. Stephen’ Grateful Dead Origins chronicles the band’s early years Lo and behold, a vendor selling this tape! Official Site Of The Grateful Dead. What a ride! I walked out in a stoned daze like a sheep in a herd of cattle and blindly picked my way to port authority. Store ... 10/21/1983 - 17:00. No St. Stephen. Menu links. Grateful Dead 1983/10/31 - Marin County Veteran's Auditorium, San Rafael, CA 25 1. I just listened to the Deadpod Worcester shows of 10-21 that year and went back to listen to those four shows. He got pissed but I was happy!!! Official Site of the Grateful Dead. After the show, I ran to a pay phone in Penn Station (no cell phones back then) and called my buddy Mark in New Hampshire to tell him about what had happened. 30000 people having a simultaneous orgasm. You just had to open your mind and love music. I read another post somewhere that said the band actually looked scared...yeah, Baby!!! People hugging and congratulating each other ("strangers stopping strangers..."???) Women and wine weren't being shared but beer and weed were plentiful in our little front row family. So anyone who had the audacity to say that he was unfit or unprepared to play with 1983 Grateful Dead is just not really informed about the bands history. I have never, to this day, witnessed such an eruption of joy during a show as I did when they played the first notes of Stephen. IThat energy carries over to the next night as well. Company, Stickers & The Grateful Dead was an American rock band formed in 1965 in Palo Alto, California. They played St Stephen for the 1st time in 10 years and never hearing the song before it was not a big deal to me. 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