35 years ago, the good ol’ Grateful Dead returned to Blimpville for their third sold out show at the Civic Center.  The Dead had recently released two live double albums. One was an acoustic record called Reckoning, the other was the plugged in Dead Set. The circus was back in town on September 17, 1982. That parking lot behind what is now Brian Boru, was transformed into a village called Shakedown Street.

Here’s what they played. It's very cool that Portland Dead Heads got to hear Touch of Grey, almost 5 years before it was recorded, to start the second set that night!  That song went on to be their only Top 40 hit, going all the way to #9.Grateful Dead Setlist Cumberland County Civic Center, Portland, ME, USA 1982

Here’s High Time from that show! Livin’ the good life in Portland, Maine!

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