I always loved hearing the show I'd just been to.
I some great ones, some good ones, and some not so good. But this archive site is awesome. Every show that I went to that I've not been able to find is there.
If I may be so bold......a couple of reccomendations.
4/6/82, second set may be the best set of Grateful Dead music I've ever heard. The Shakedown features an impromptu Q&A jam between Jerry and Brent. A solid Sailor/Saint, followed by Terrapin. But the gem...is the Truckin->Other One->Dew. It may be the shortest Other One ever, but one of the most intense.
A few nights before that 4/3/82, Scope theatre, Norfolk, VA. A mundane set list (the bad rap of the early eighties), but a completely solid performance. The part I wish to draw your attention to is my favorite Scarlet->Fire ever. Here's why:
1) A great Scarlet solo
2) Extremely spacey Jam, especially around the 12:30 mark (if your marking from the beginning of Scarlet)
3) If they were ever going to do this one in the studio, the way they transitioned from the Jam into Fire is how they would have done it. You know it wasn't rehearsed, but it sounded like it.
4) The flutter Jerry does right before the main theme to Fire
5) The end of the first Fire solo, Jerry just goes unconcious! Off the freakin charts!
Bonus) Jerry almost got all the words to Fire right.
Definately a headphones special. Check it out.