Terrapin Station
  • Terrapin Station
  • Grateful Dead
  • 83-12-30 San Francisco Civic Aud, San Francisco, CA

Today’s Daily Dose of Dead is Terrapin Station from the December 30, 1983 show at the San Francisco Civic Auditorium. The Civic was a fantastic venue which had a capacity of only 7,000 people. So yeah this was a great place to see a Grateful Dead NYE run. Just compare that to the 10x crowd of 70,000 that were at the Chicago shows with me this year. I’ll take small and intimate any day!

This was another well constructed and well played show although like most of this run nothing special in terms of bust-out songs… So what! Bertha > Greatest, Deal, Ramble On, Shakedown,Terrapin and Wharf Rat… That is a killer show!. 

Set One:

Greatest Story Ever Told
Friend of the Devil
Me and My Uncle
Big River
Ramble on Rose
Little Red Rooster
Brown Eyed Women
Looks Like Rain

Set Two:

Shakedown Street
Man Smart/Woman Smarter
Terrapin Station
Wharf Rat
Good Lovin’

Day Job


“I can’t figure out, if it’s the end or beginning, but the train’s put it brakes on and the whistle is screaming. Terrapin.”