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Grateful Dead May 1, 1981
Hampton Coliseum Hampton, VA | Listen on archive
Perfect groove and massive push from Phil post-lyrics
61Let It Grow
Lightning quick yet totally on-track riffs from Jerry; intense, powerful version. Weir 100% into it. Segues into killer Deal. Trust me. Must hear.
White Hot 80's version
Like every song in this vastly underrated show: Just Exactly Perfect.
17Little Red Rooster
A heady version
35Feel Like A Stranger
A standout version from a great show.
Beautiful Solo and Great all around version.
One of the best played versions from one of the best played shows in the Brent era---ever.
7The Other One
Brent's touch's are perfect. Jer wakes up and carves some mean bolts before the end verse.
Band is firing this night whole show is on point.
Phil's a beast from start to finish. Brent and Jerry shine on their solos.
Beautiful intro. Hot jamming. Major flub on the lyrics by Bob.
3U.S. Blues (Wave That Flag)
Cool rocker to close a hot show.
8Lost Sailor -> Saint of Circumstance
Hot vocals from Bob. Very well played all around. A forgotten gem.
5Friend of the Devil
Seguing from me and my uncle, crowd goes nuts. Smooth Rhodes playing and hot jer. Great version
Admittedly not as great as the DP13 version played 5 nights later, but still worthy of mention. This gets to that bluesy space in the outro.
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