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12/28/79
Oakland Auditorium Arena - Oakland, CA

Set 1:
Sugaree
Mama Tried
Mexicali Blues
Row Jimmy
It's All Over Now
High Time
The Music Never Stopped

Set 2:
Alabama Getaway
Greatest Story Ever Told
Terrapin Station
Playin' In The Band
Drums
Uncle John's Band
I Need A Miracle
Bertha
Good Lovin'

Encore:
Casey Jones
One More Saturday Night

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Comments:

Great Show...Second Set is awesome... 8 out of 10 Overall!
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can't forget that 1st set. Everyone will agree that the Sugaree is one of the best ever.
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this show is very,very intense. the sugaree is out of this world...... and the music never stopped is smokin'! and the second set alabamma getaway > greatest story couldnt be anymore energetic. the boys were def. on the ball for this on.
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When the boss walks into your office
grinnin' from ear to ear, bobbin' to
the music you know it's a great ride!
Thanks for heatin' up the afternoon.
- G -
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I can almost positively say, this is the greatest version of Sugaree ever! Second solo is incredible, absolutely perfect.
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I just started getting into the dead and this show is good from start to finish....the second set is a mind blower. Sittin at work but my mind is gone. THank you
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I'm gettin' on a vine for this sucker!
-Anonymous


god bless that sugaree!! AMEN!!!
-Anonymous


wait, wait. how can the best sugaree you've ever heard be other than the FIRST version you heard? once you've heard a gem from the hunter archive like that, a story so quality as that, that's it. specially the later ones when jerry sounds like an old man singin about the 40's.
-Anonymous


With a sugaree like this one you know it is going to be and was one of those nights..after row jimmy i had a total mind melt...all this in set I..i love the Grateful Dead..Set II opens with Bama and off i go. Get this show and you can take the trip with me.. Great Show.
-Ga-DeadHead


One of the better Casey Jones from this period. If my memory is correct The Playin' is pretty long and and melts down beautifully (not like in '72 or '73 of course) into Drumz . One of my fave shows from '79.
-Wahoo-Wahoo


Jerry misses the "trouble ahead, oh lady in red" verse and instead they jam for a minute or two. Finishes well. Never knew what was gonna happen.
-Anonymous


this show is friggin hot. just heard it on gdradio.net and it is DEFINITELY hot!! i'm usually not a big drums>space fan but this one is pretty sweet. SUGAREE??!?!?! the bertha is one of the best i've come across in a while, too.
-Anonymous


I
It's All Over Now>High Time, 1st of only six times played together, and next one not for another 8 years.
II
Alabama-14th time played
Greatest-Jerry's wah wah pedal in full effect.
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can only echo whats been said about this if you know how download bit torrents this realy is a keeper the sugaree is every think said about and more, the who show just smokes cut from the same cloth 15 20 oct 89 so just enjoy.
- (10/20/2009)


Just released as Road Trips Vol. 3 No. 1
-Anonymous (11/07/2009)


I remember a couple of things about this show. For that NYE run, there was free camping outside the venue around Lake Merritt in downtown Oakland with BGP staff serving hot soup to the campers before the show. That nice community touch soon ended in Oakland as the band got more popular and the camper contingent grew larger. The only camping I remember in Oakland after that was when Occupy was in front of City Hall.
My friends and I stood in front,center stage. From that vantage point, Brent's keyboards were way down in the mix. Farther back in the hall he sounded OK. The tapes sound better than the front row that night.
- (04/05/2012)


Lots of mentions of Sugaree, for good reason. So I'll mention Row Jimmy, which is also mighty fine.

- (10/05/2015)


Sugaree is great, and Jerry absolutely stomps Music Never Stopped. Gotta love a double encore.
-Just Exactly Perfect Band (10/24/2017)


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Band Configuration
(04/16/79 - 07/23/90)

Lead Guitar: Jerry Garcia
Rhythm Guitar: Bob Weir
Bass: Phil Lesh
Keyboards: Brent Mydland
Drums: Bill Kreutzmann
Drums: Mickey Hart

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