Little-Championed Dead Shows

Underrated Grateful Dead shows, according to some people on Twitter.

This list was compiled from responses to the below Twitter prompt. No responses were (purposely) excluded, not even in the case of Red Rocks 7/8/78, which has been officially released and is definitely not an under-appreciated show.

Here's a fun game: What's a Dead show you love that pretty much no one you know champions? (Don't come back with some bullshit like a 1977 show.)



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1967

3/18/67 β€” Winterland Arena, San Francisco, CA

1969

4/15/69 β€” The Music Box, Omaha, NE

4/22/69 β€” The Ark, Boston, MA

5/24/69 β€” Seminole Indian Village, Hollywood, FL

9/7/69 β€” Family Dog On The Great Highway, San Francisco, CA

12/1/69 β€” Thelma Theater, Los Angeles, CA

1970

3/7/70 β€” Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, Santa Monica, CA

5/6/70 β€” Kresge Plaza, MIT, Cambridge, MA

6/6/70 β€” Fillmore West, San Francisco, CA

9/17/70 β€” Fillmore East, New York, NY

9/19/70 β€” Fillmore East, New York, NY

1971

4/5/71 β€” Manhattan Center, New York, NY

6/21/71 β€” Chateau d'HerouvilIe, Herouville, France

8/6/71 β€” Hollywood Palladium, Hollywood, CA

12/1/71 β€” Fox Theatre, St. Louis, MO

1972

5/26/72 β€” Strand Lyceum, London, England

8/24/72 β€” Berkeley Community Theatre, Berkeley, CA

9/9/72 β€” Hollywood Palladium, Hollywood, CA

9/10/72 β€” Hollywood Palladium, Hollywood, CA

1973

2/15/73 β€” Dane County Coliseum, Madison, WI

3/21/73 β€” Memorial Auditorium, Utica, NY

3/22/73 β€” Memorial Auditorium, Utica, NY

5/20/73 β€” University of California, Campus Stadium, Santa Barbara, CA

5/26/73 β€” Kezar Stadium, San Francisco, CA

6/10/73 β€” Robert F. Kennedy Stadium, Washington, DC

11/1/73 β€” Winterland Arena, San Francisco, CA

11/2/73 β€” Denver Coliseum, Denver, CO

12/6/73 β€” Public Hall, Cleveland, OH

12/6/73 β€” Public Hall, Cleveland, OH

1974

6/28/74 β€” Boston Garden, Boston, MA

7/31/74 β€” Dillon Stadium, Hartford, CT

1975

3/23/75 β€” Kezar Stadium, San Francisco, CA

1976

6/3/76 β€” Paramount Theatre, Portland, OR

6/19/76 β€” Capitol Theatre, Passaic, NJ

7/18/76 β€” Orpheum Theatre, San Francisco, CA

10/1/76 β€” Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles, CA

1977

No chance

1978

4/8/78 β€” Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Jacksonville, FL

4/16/78 β€” Huntington Civic Center, Huntington, WV

4/22/78 β€” Municipal Auditorium, Nashville, TN

5/7/78 β€” Field House, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY

6/4/78 β€” University of California, Campus Stadium, Santa Barbara, CA

7/8/78 β€” Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, CO

12/1/78 β€” Jai-Alai Fronton, Miami, FL

1979

1/20/79 β€” Shea's Buffalo Theatre, Buffalo, NY

5/11/79 β€” Billerica Forum, Billerica, MA

8/13/79 β€” McNichols Sports Arena, Denver, CO

9/2/79 β€” Augusta Civic Center, Augusta, ME

10/2/79 β€” Cape Cod Coliseum, South Yarmouth, MA

11/1/79 β€” Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Uniondale, NY

11/6/79 β€” The Spectrum, Philadelphia, PA

11/2/79 β€” Golden Hall, San Diego, CA

12/1/79 β€” Stanley Theatre, Pittsburgh, PA

12/11/79 β€” Soldiers' & Sailors' Memorial Hall, Kansas City, KS

1980

5/11/80 β€” Cumberland County Civic Center, Portland, ME

5/12/80 β€” Boston Garden, Boston, MA

5/31/80 β€” The Met Center, Bloomington, MN

6/20/80 β€” West High Auditorium, Anchorage, AK

6/21/80 β€” West High Auditorium, Anchorage, AK

8/19/80 β€” Uptown Theatre, Chicago, IL

8/20/80 β€” Uptown Theatre, Chicago, IL

8/29/80 β€” The Spectrum, Philadelphia, PA

8/30/80 β€” The Spectrum, Philadelphia, PA

12/1/80 β€” Swing Auditorium, San Bernardino, CA

1981

3/10/81 β€” Madison Square Garden, New York, NY

3/13/81 β€” Utica Memorial Auditorium, Utica, NY

4/30/81 β€” Greensboro Coliseum, Greensboro, NC

5/15/81 β€” Athletic Center, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ

5/16/81 β€” Barton Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

7/7/81 β€” Municipal Auditorium, Kansas City, MO

8/12/81 β€” Salt Palace, Salt Lake City, UT

9/12/81 β€” University of California, Greek Theatre, Berkeley, CA

9/26/81 β€” Buffalo Memorial Auditorium, Buffalo, NY

10/1/81 β€” Sports Palace, Barcelona, Spain

12/3/81 β€” Oakland Auditorium Arena, Oakland, CA

1982

3/14/82 β€” University of California, Recreation Hall, Davis, CA

9/5/82 β€” Glen Helen Regional Park, Devore, CA

9/11/82 β€” West Palm Beach Auditorium, West Palm Beach, FL

9/15/82 β€” Capital Centre, Landover, MD

9/17/82 β€” Cumberland County Civic Center, Portland, ME

9/20/82 β€” Madison Square Garden, New York, NY

9/21/82 β€” Madison Square Garden, New York, NY

10/9/82 β€” Stanford University, Frost Amphitheatre, Palo Alto, CA

10/1/82 β€” Stanford University, Frost Amphitheatre, Palo Alto, CA

10/1/82 β€” Stanford University, Frost Amphitheatre, Palo Alto, CA

10/1/82 β€” Stanford University, Frost Amphitheatre, Palo Alto, CA

1983

4/12/83 β€” Broome County Arena, Binghamton, NY

4/13/83 β€” University of Vermont, Patrick Gymnasium, Burlington, VT

6/20/83 β€” Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia, MD

6/21/83 β€” Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia, MD

8/20/83 β€” Stanford University, Frost Amphitheatre, Palo Alto, CA

9/10/83 β€” Downs at Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM

9/11/83 β€” Downs at Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM

10/1/83 β€” Olympic Center, Lake Placid, NY

1984

4/17/84 β€” Niagara Falls Convention Center, Niagara Falls, NY

4/26/84 β€” Providence Civic Center, Providence, RI

4/26/84 β€” Providence Civic Center, Providence, RI

6/21/84 β€” Kingswood Music Theater, Maple, ON

6/27/84 β€” Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia, MD

6/30/84 β€” Indianapolis Sports Center, Indianapolis, IN

6/30/84 β€” Indianapolis Sports Center, Indianapolis, IN

7/13/84 β€” University of California, Greek Theatre, Berkeley, CA

7/15/84 β€” University of California, Greek Theatre, Berkeley, CA

10/1/84 β€” Hartford Civic Center, Hartford, CT

1985

2/18/85 β€” Henry J. Kaiser Convention Center, Oakland, CA

3/24/85 β€” Springfield Civic Center, Springfield, MA

3/28/85 β€” Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Uniondale, NY

6/24/85 β€” Riverbend Music Center, Cincinnati, OH

6/28/85 β€” Hershey Park Stadium, Hershey, PA

6/30/85 β€” Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia, MD

6/30/85 β€” Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia, MD

7/1/85 β€” Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia, MD

9/7/85 β€” Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, CO

11/11/85 β€” Brendan Byrne Arena, East Rutherford, NJ

12/3/85 β€” Oakland Coliseum Arena, Oakland, CA

1986

4/19/86 β€” Berkeley Community Theatre, Berkeley, CA

4/21/86 β€” Berkeley Community Theatre, Berkeley, CA

12/1/86 β€” Oakland Coliseum Arena, Oakland, CA

1987

4/7/87 β€” Meadowlands Arena, East Rutherford, NJ

6/21/87 β€” University of California, Greek Theatre, Berkeley, CA

6/30/87 β€” Kingswood Music Theatre, Maple, ON

7/8/87 β€” Roanoke Civic Center, Roanoke, VA

9/12/87 β€” Capital Centre, Landover, MD

11/1/87 β€” Long Beach Arena, Long Beach, CA

12/2/87 β€” Oakland Coliseum Arena, Oakland, CA

1988

3/27/88 β€” Hampton Coliseum, Hampton, VA

4/1/88 β€” Brendan Byrne Arena, East Rutherford, NJ

4/5/88 β€” Hartford Civic Center, Hartford, CT

7/2/88 β€” Oxford Plains Speedway, Oxford, ME

7/3/88 β€” Oxford Plains Speedway, Oxford, ME

9/2/88 β€” Capital Centre, Landover, MD

9/12/88 β€” The Spectrum, Philadelphia, PA

12/3/88 β€” Oakland Coliseum Arena, Oakland, CA

12/9/88 β€” Long Beach Arena, Long Beach, CA

1989

8/6/89 β€” Cal Expo Amphitheatre, Sacramento, CA

8/19/89 β€” University of California, Greek Theatre, Berkeley, CA

10/1/89 β€” The Spectrum, Philadelphia, PA

10/2/89 β€” The Spectrum, Philadelphia, PA

12/3/89 β€” Oakland Coliseum Arena, Oakland, CA

1990

2/26/90 β€” Oakland Coliseum Arena, Oakland, CA

3/19/90 β€” Hartford Civic Center, Hartford, CT

5/5/90 β€” Soccer Field, Cal State Dominguez Hills, Carson, CA

6/23/90 β€” University of Oregon, Autzen Stadium, Eugene, OR

7/10/90 β€” Carter Finley Stadium, Raleigh, NC

7/18/90 β€” Deer Creek Music Center, Noblesville, IN

9/14/90 β€” Madison Square Garden, New York, NY

12/3/90 β€” Oakland Coliseum Arena, Oakland, CA

1991

3/17/91 β€” Capital Centre, Landover, MD

6/6/91 β€” Deer Creek Music Center, Noblesville, IN

6/7/91 β€” Deer Creek Music Center, Noblesville, IN

6/16/91 β€” Giants Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ

6/24/91 β€” Sandstone Amphitheatre, Bonner Springs, KS

9/4/91 β€” Richfield Coliseum, Richfield, OH

9/16/91 β€” Madison Square Garden, New York, NY

9/25/91 β€” Boston Garden, Boston, MA

9/26/91 β€” Boston Garden, Boston, MA

10/3/91 β€” Oakland Coliseum Arena, Oakland, CA

1992

5/31/92 β€” Sam Boyd Silver Bowl, Las Vegas, NV

6/20/92 β€” Robert F. Kennedy Stadium, Washington, DC

1993

8/21/93 β€” Autzen Stadium, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR (a show sometimes referred to by fans as "The Doucette Special")

1994

7/2/94 β€” Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View, CA

7/29/94 β€” Buckeye Lake Music Center, Thornville, OH

7/31/94 β€” The Palace, Auburn Hills, MI

9/27/94 β€” Boston Garden, Boston, MA

1995

4/2/95 β€” Pyramid Arena, Memphis, TN

5/20/95 β€” Sam Boyd Stadium, Las Vegas, NV