Setlist from 1983 Show at Shea Stadium

Our friend from way back when, Laura Levine, took many now-iconic photographs of the band in the early to mid-1980s. She happened upon this and sent it along–a setlist which thanks to a hunch and a little easy sleuthing abetted by the estimable Remtimeline.com (thanks Chris Hartstonge) had to be from this legendary rainy show in the summer of 1983, one of the final support slots R.E.M. did on the US anyway:

18 August 1983 – Shea Stadium, Flushing, NY

audience: 67,000

supporting: Joan Jett, The Police

set: 1,000,000 / Catapult / Pilgrimage / Radio Free Europe / Carnival Of Sorts (Box Cars)

They must not have used the allotted 15 minutes because by the next show, they’d added two songs into the set–remember they played real fast all the time.

20 August 1983 – John F. Kennedy Stadium, Philadelphia, PA

supporting: Madness, Joan Jett, The Police

set: Wolves Lower / Catapult / Pilgrimage / Harborcoat / 1,000,000 / Radio Free Europe / Carnival Of Sorts (Box Cars)

check out more of Laura’s photos at lauralevine.com