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06/28/86
Alpine Valley Music Theater - East Troy, WI

Set 1:
Hell In A Bucket
Ramble On Rose
C.C. Rider
Row Jimmy
Beat It On Down The Line
Touch Of Grey
Looks Like Rain
Don't Ease Me In

Set 2:
Playin' In The Band
Uncle John's Band
Drums
China Doll
Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad
Turn On Your Love Light

Encore:
One More Saturday Night
Baby Blue

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Comments:

very very hot weather, day shows, 2:00 pm start time. super crowded, long lines to get in, missed bucket and beginning of ramble on rose. pretty good first set, great row jimmy. 2nd set playin>ujb was really well done, but a weak jam into drums let the air out of this set. I guess i never dug day shows that much. the whole thing was over by 5 or 5:30. still really hot and crowded going out. camped on a golf course, fun for the heads, but bad for golfers who tried to play through the next morning in the middle of hippieville. pretty funny.
-patman


There is a Playin' Reprise sandwiched between China Doll and GDTRFB.
-Anonymous (01/20/2009)


Just before Jerry's coma. This was a pretty good, but not great show. A few thoughts ... Nice, sunny summer day, Jerry in red (T-shirt) and a less than filled Alpine Valley. Camping allowed at Alpine Valley and my buddy and I took advantage of this. Fun and relaxed! Really good first set and top notch performance!! I was up close to the stage during the first set and Jerry clearly wanted to end the set after a magnificent Touch of Grey. Bob went into Looks Like Rain and Jerry's smile after Touch turns into being perturbed. This somewhat let the energy out of the remainder of this set.

Continuing with the relaxed atmosphere, a long set break to be followed up by a short 2nd set. Only 2 songs prior to drums!!! Still really well played---give this show a listen, it is a fine performance and one of my favorites! I still possess my cassettes and listening to these as I'm writing this review. Wonderful transition into UJB. Jerry sounds really good if not strong, both vocally and playing guitar. Everyone seems on! Scorching jam at the end of UJB---but brief and then an extended pre-drums China Doll jam! Regardless, when Rhythm Devils starts just 22 minutes elapsed of the 2nd set.

I also remember this show being played mostly in day light. Some nice array of blue, gold and white lighting visible during the later portion of the 2nd set.

Due to the brevity of the pre-drums performance, drums/space was about 15 minutes. Interesting that space clearly reveals an extension of the China Doll theme---> pretty cool. Oh yeah, the band plays an exquisite version of China Doll!!! I realize this whole set was really framed around this inspired version of China Doll and shortly after its' conclusion, a brief, but refreshing Playing' reprise.

GDTRFB and Lovelight close out this set in VERY fine form. Still, by the end of Lovelight, I do not believe one hour of music had been played during the 2nd set. The GD realize this and we get a double encore of OMSN and Baby Blue.

This 6-28-86 GD show is a "sleeper"! Really a remarkable performance by the entire band. On this particular day I would never had thought Jerry was to become so sick.

I highly recommend this show and for all the "nay-Sayers" about GD 1986, I always thought, and still do, that 1986 was an extension of 1985. Not to say there wasn't an occasional clunker show, but overall I really believe the band was continuing a higher level of performing that started in 1985.
- (04/30/2013)


I found a cassette with side a on it; it appears to be an audience tape, vocals heavy and instruments uneven. In the course of the last ten years, I have found stacks of Dead tapes at least two times, and recycled all of them into my collection (I have already 500 already. After set A on side B of the cassette, it says "filler," which I have not yet listened too. I think some of the other tapes are also audience, they must be very pre internet. As for me, still taping, I bought some cassettes last month, my first purchase in probably 10 years. First taping was 5 5 90 at Carson, off KPFA. Back in the gammmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmme. thanks for reading
- (03/26/2018)


regarding above, the tapes were left outside a thrift store. I got there before they opened and pillaged.
-jimj (03/26/2018)


Dr.Mike is right! I remember the hot Touch of Grey with Jerry chompin' at the bit to keep the energy going as Bob thought about what to play (One More Saturday Night?) but despite the day and the weather, he pulls out LLR, I was on the grass so I couldn't see expressions, but thought Jerry was probably disappointed. He finishes the set with Don't Ease Me In and a great opportunity missed.

So they pull out a two song encore with Bob picking the aforementioned Saturday PM and I still wonder if Jerry rode him a bit for the untimely selection.
- (04/06/2018)


i was right in front the whole time .. i concur with what has been said .. just a few notes.. the seating in the pavilion was mostly empty or a bunch of empty seats .. i found my way by self to the pavilion seating a danced next to a couple girls .. real hot .. both day and them .. after hell in bucket they asked me what was that .. i told them .. they said that was really good.. after touch they said what was that .. i told them both hell and touch never been released ..they said they like them danced most of the show with them .. never saw them again .. jerry had to piss after UJB and left early for the jam .. the china doll .. is .. well it is just that a china doll .the best .. whole set around it .. probably because of the two girls i was dancing with were just hot .. i mean hot .. jerry noticed .. 2pm show .. weird .. after drums my drunk friends came down to the front of the stage .. during GDTRFB .. we were all holding scott ruff up .. he couldn't stand but surrounded by friends .. i remember jerry looking down at him he had crystal this friend of ours on his shoulder but he could not stand up ... we were holding them up . i remember jerry looking down at me and giving an expression like "jezz dude" .. it was clear .. we were our of control and jerry rolled with it .. was all over by 5 pm .. and we were let into the parking lot to camp all night .. more like rage .. it was 86 we were young .. great show ... -peter
- (06/24/2018)


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(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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