GD Lewiston ME 9/6/80 OTD 39 years ago

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GD Lewiston ME 9/6/80 OTD 39 years ago

Post by bones » Fri Sep 06, 2019 7:18 am

sophmore @ UNH

Bought 2 tix at off campus party the Thu b4 this sat show for $20 including ride for my roommate & I to the show...we were the 4th & 5th person in back of tiny Datsun truck so got to ride tailgate in open truck up 95

Incredible longest dead show I ever saw...best outside show i ever saw

Woke up freshman in triple dorm when we got back to reclaim any beer we bought them...stayed up till dawn...gods in their eyes...Morrison, Beluschi

And yes all those > are fuckin real in that 2nd set :mrgreen:

Alabama Getaway-> Greatest Story Ever Told, Sugaree, Me & My Uncle-> Mexicali Blues, Tennessee Jed, Feel Like A Stranger, Friend Of The Devil, Far From Me, Little Red Rooster, China Cat Sunflower-> I Know You Rider-> Promised Land

Shakedown Street, Lost Sailor-> Saint Of Circumstance, Althea, Playin' In The Band-> Uncle John's Band-> Drums-> Not Fade Away-> The Wheel-> Uncle John's Band-> Playin' In The Band-> Sugar Magnolia

E:One More Saturday Night-> E: Brokedown Palace
"gleeful amphetamine drip"

8/1 GD Movie
8/6 Jerry Day Fenway > Neighbor
8/9 Deadbeat - Shirley MA
9/18 Govt Mule - Concord, NH
9/26 Herring - Natick, MA
10/4 Avett Bros - Woosta
10/9 JGB - RI
10/18 JGB - Lebanon NH
11/30 Phish RI

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Re: GD Lewiston ME 9/6/80 OTD 39 years ago

Post by Boxorain » Fri Sep 06, 2019 9:55 am

Couldn’t even imagine seeing the boys back then. Not only the show, but the grounds / community must have been pure. Fantastic story dude 🥃
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Re: GD Lewiston ME 9/6/80 OTD 39 years ago

Post by bones » Fri Sep 06, 2019 12:40 pm

A friend & I were so close to the speakers right side as u faced stage for the China rider that it felt like it was controlling our breathing :shock:

As boxorain described it, it is still to this day 1 of the most amazing shows & yes experiences of my just turned 19 year old life at that point :idea:
"gleeful amphetamine drip"

8/1 GD Movie
8/6 Jerry Day Fenway > Neighbor
8/9 Deadbeat - Shirley MA
9/18 Govt Mule - Concord, NH
9/26 Herring - Natick, MA
10/4 Avett Bros - Woosta
10/9 JGB - RI
10/18 JGB - Lebanon NH
11/30 Phish RI

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Re: GD Lewiston ME 9/6/80 OTD 39 years ago

Post by Boxorain » Fri Sep 06, 2019 1:01 pm

I was 6. 10 years away from the GD being on my radar. But I do remember the days of driving down the NH highways in the back of a pickup truck early 80’s. The mentality of folk, the way of life - Totally different world. And UNH early 90’s was the last of the ‘innocent’ college days. No cell’s. No texting. Computer labs. Mainframes. Word processor’s. Rabbit antennas. We had to hoof it on those zero degree nights in the hopes of finding ‘that’ party and fingers crossed your friends were there. The element of surprise. Very underrated today. Can only imagine how cool it was early 80’s.

$8,500 a year when I went - full housing / meal plan etc. How about you Bones?
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Re: GD Lewiston ME 9/6/80 OTD 39 years ago

Post by Boxorain » Fri Sep 06, 2019 1:04 pm

Ahhhhhhhhhhh
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Re: GD Lewiston ME 9/6/80 OTD 39 years ago

Post by Boxorain » Fri Sep 06, 2019 1:09 pm

Bonsey, I found you!! UNH 1980
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Re: GD Lewiston ME 9/6/80 OTD 39 years ago

Post by Boxorain » Fri Sep 06, 2019 1:11 pm

Holy Shit...no idea the Allmans played UNH in 80’. Pleae tell us you made the show Bonsey
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Re: GD Lewiston ME 9/6/80 OTD 39 years ago

Post by bones » Fri Sep 06, 2019 1:55 pm

Yup end of freshman year May 6, 1980...remember the allmans show well

Other diff place I saw them was holman stadium in nashua on 7/22/92...and phish opened for them :shock: phish just did 1 set

Oh and unh was 4k a year 79 to 83:

Tuition 1,000 ea semester = 2,000
Room 500 ea semester = 1,000
Meals 500 ea semester = 1,000

Yes I'm a dinosaur & yes I came thru without any school loans...I paid 2k for fall semester ea year for fr & soph years

Luckily had a little family $ from grandmother estate to pay 2nd semester those 2 years

Jr year I paid fall tuition, used last 1k to pay spring tuition

I was living week to week, worked for landscaping co...rent was 1/3 of 250 so only 83/mo everything included :shock:

Then landlord made us pay heat but dropped rent to 200/mo so only 67/mo

I had no car till after graduating college...rode karavan around unh

Hitchhiked to diff colleges some weekends or home to borrow a car from parents

Different world

No sense of entitlement like a car @ 16, etc

No cell phone

Go a dear john break up letter via snail mail when gf did semester in Cali...I havent exactly been an angel...bwahhhh
"gleeful amphetamine drip"

8/1 GD Movie
8/6 Jerry Day Fenway > Neighbor
8/9 Deadbeat - Shirley MA
9/18 Govt Mule - Concord, NH
9/26 Herring - Natick, MA
10/4 Avett Bros - Woosta
10/9 JGB - RI
10/18 JGB - Lebanon NH
11/30 Phish RI

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Re: GD Lewiston ME 9/6/80 OTD 39 years ago

Post by KC.Jones » Fri Sep 06, 2019 7:36 pm

Sounds like a blast Bones!!
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Re: GD Lewiston ME 9/6/80 OTD 39 years ago

Post by bones » Fri Sep 06, 2019 8:30 pm

KC.Jones wrote:
Fri Sep 06, 2019 7:36 pm
Sounds like a blast Bones!!
Ya all except that dear bones breakup letter :?

Couldn't listen to Looks Like Rain for a while after that without thinking of her :roll:
"gleeful amphetamine drip"

8/1 GD Movie
8/6 Jerry Day Fenway > Neighbor
8/9 Deadbeat - Shirley MA
9/18 Govt Mule - Concord, NH
9/26 Herring - Natick, MA
10/4 Avett Bros - Woosta
10/9 JGB - RI
10/18 JGB - Lebanon NH
11/30 Phish RI

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