20 February 1981 – 688, Atlanta, GA
set: Rave On / Burning Down / Dangerous Times / All The Right Friends / Get On Their Way / Different Girl / Permanent Vacation / White Tornado / Narrator / Windout / Gardening At Night / Mystery To Me / Radio Free Europe
notes: The earliest known video footage of the band playing live (with sound), from the archives of Wuxtry Records Dan Wall. Portions of this were first shown at the R.E.M. In Perspective: An Athens History, Seney-Stovall Chapel, Athens, GA on 21 October 2007, but the full footage was made available in November 2012. White Tornado is introduced by Michael as ‘Stronger Than Dirt’, one of it’s many early titles