Phil Lesh - Grateful Dead - Radio City Music Hall, NYC - October 1980
Phil, digging in.
This run was huge. For the first time in a decade, the Dead were going to incorporate an acoustic set into their show, followed by two electric sets.
The tour opened with 15 nights at the Warfield Theatre in San Francisco, followed by two shows in New Orleans. It wrapped up with eight nights at New York City’s gleaming art deco palace, Radio City Music Hall, and culminated on Halloween with a radio broadcast and closed-circuit TV in a few theaters.
I had to sleep out on the street along with hundreds of other Dead Heads to get a good place in line when tickets went on sale. I scored four nights.
They broke out many tunes in the acoustic sets that I had only dreamed of ever hearing live.
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