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Sunday, June 21, 2020

Never Miss the Middle Shows: December 27-28, 1980 in My First New Year's Five Night Run

You can check out my prior looks at this run
The second-half of 1980 is a great underrated space in the history of the Grateful Dead as the late summer smokin tour ends in the famous Lewiston show less than a mile from my family home I moved to in the Summer of Love in 1967.  Then the acoustic set shows and finally, my first of three years seeing the five nights of New Year's shows at the Oakland Auditorium.
December 27 was my first "smokin" New Year's run show where the start the show with three openers in a row with Feel Like a Stranger, Sugaree and Minglewood.
But where this show shines is set two, a seamless gem that is worthy of more attention 

12-27 Feel Like A Stranger, Sugaree-> Minglewood Blues, Loser, Looks Like Rain, Tennessee Jed, Passenger, It Must Have Been The Roses, The Music Never Stopped 
China Cat Sunflower-> I Know You Rider-> Estimated Prophet-> Eyes Of The World-> Drums-> The Wheel-> Truckin'-> Wharf Rat-> Goin' Down The Road Feelin' Bad-> One More Saturday Night, E: Johnny B. Goode
12-28 Mississippi Half Step-> Franklin's Tower, Me & My Uncle-> Big River, Bird Song, Little Red Rooster, Althea, Jack Straw Don't Ease Me In,
 Lost Sailor-> Saint Of Circumstance-> Terrapin Station-> Drums-> The Other One-> Stella Blue-> Sugar Magnolia, E: Casey Jones

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