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03/31/86
Providence Civic Center - Providence, RI

Set 1:
Mississippi Half-Step
Roadrunner
West LA Fadeaway
My Brother Esau
Brown-Eyed Women
Desolation Row
Might As Well

Set 2:
Feel Like A Stranger
Ship Of Fools
Willie And The Hand Jive
Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad
Drums
Comes A Time
Truckin'

Encore:
Johnny B. Goode

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Comments:

correction...J.B.Goode was not the encore but the end of the second set. Bobby came out and said "we're not gonna do an encore tonight"...rumor is the Bily got hit by a thrown bottle and that's why
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I don't believe that Billy was hit by the bottle but it was a near miss. Enough to piss the band into not doing an encore. I personally liked the 1st night better but this show did have some great moments. Comes A Time is always a treat and Road Runner and Hand Jive were nice treats.
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Epic Stranger, it kind of sent me over the edge. Comes a Time is beautiful. What a mess when the show ended w/o encore (re: bottle incident). But the next night, Shakedown brought audience and band back together.
-session


I remeber that show. I was sitting 4th or 5th row and all of sudden I heard a bottle hit Billy's drum set. He was PISSED! I don't blame him.
-Anonymous


Roadrunner....woo hoo. I believe the last one of only 2 ever played. Ship of Fools and Comes a Time in the same night.....wonderful. And, yes, the bottle incident...an incident I didn't think wold ever happen at a Dead show! Ran out of money that night, and had to sell my tix for the fool's day to get home.
-rob cal (01/29/2010)


I was at this show in good seats. I didn't see the bottle, but I rememeber that Billy left the stage for most of Truckin'. I think he came back and finished the set, maybe with a bandage on his head. Bob came out at encore time and said that they had a "broken drum set" and so would not play an encore. Next night they opened with Gimme Some Lovin'- a plea for civility. Providence was a great place to see the Dead, but also a venue where locals who were not heads could do something like get annoyed with the Jerry ballad and throw a bottle.
-Joe (03/24/2011)


was my b-day....I was directly Upstage when the incident in question happened....and although I did not see it fly thru the air, I heard a "crack" when it hit Billy's kit...
He freaked (perhaps over-reacted?) and had to be pulled off the fence/barricade used to separate from Backstage area. To say "visibly upset" is def true. In any event..they Bobby said something like " we lost our drummer so no encore tonite....make it up to you tomorrow...(?)..." Pretty crazy moment that I definitely recall...
And no...you cannot ask why I was hanging in the Upstage seats.
- (07/25/2011)


A great show all around, but what makes it truly special is the jam between GDTRFB and drums. It really should be labled as a different song entirely. Well worth a listen.
-J Stew (06/02/2012)


Bottle incident aside, this is one of my favorite shows out of the 169 I attended. First set is very good, but 2nd set is one of the best. Wild Stranger, Ship of Fools, Hand Jive and GDTRFB > Jam into drums. Then a fine Trucking' into Comes A Time. Amazing. Rude, bottle throwing people should have their own special ring in Dante's hell.
- (03/04/2013)


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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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