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11/14/87
Long Beach Arena - Long Beach, CA

Set 1:
Shakedown Street
Little Red Rooster
Althea
When I Paint My Masterpiece
Hey Pocky Way
Deal

Set 2:
Maggie's Farm
Cumberland Blues
Playin' In The Band
Terrapin Station
Drums
I Need A Miracle
Stella Blue
Throwin' Stones
Turn On Your Love Light

Encore:
The Mighty Quinn

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Comments:

bobs voice had to be hurting by the time lovelight was over...
-steve (08/24/2010)


This is a great show, the boys are playing "strange" and I have come to like it when they play this way. The Shakedown Street is funky and nice, a great opener.

The Cumberland is great, so is the rest of the second set. I recommend giving a listen if you like "strange" sounding dead shows.
-Hello (06/20/2011)


After the east coast September tour and before the underrated New Year's gigs, the Dead had nine shows in California. Three runs of three shows each at Shoreline, Kaiser Center, and Long Beach. There are very good (11-06, 11-07) to exemplary shows (10-03, this one, 11-15) in each of the runs.

Set 1:
The band is dialed in from the get-go and Jerry is riding the wave throughout Shakedown, an inspired opener. I just love this version. Can't say enough about how in tune they are with each other and how the stretch out the ending jam. Jerry, Brent, and the Devils especially do a great job throughout. A little sadism never hurt anyone, which is why Bobby takes out his horrendous slide for the groove destroying Rooster. Jerry makes up for the some lyric flubs in Althea and settles into a nice, emotive solo to end the song. Masterpiece is a great change of pace and the band delivers. Special note to Jerry's backup vocals and Brent's barrelhouse keys. High energy to end the set with Hey Pocky (love The Meters!) and Deal. The band always played Pocky Way with conviction. Look at 10-03 for another example, to open the show! Deal is a scorcher with an extended solo by Jerry.

Set 2:
Maggie's Farm continues the energy from the end of the first set, but Bobby can't get the lyrics straight (surprise!). Thankfully Jerry takes over before Bobby comes up again. Going into Cumberland is a natural extension of Maggie's, and they continue to rip the songs up. Going into Playin' shows they felt frisky and wanted to stretch out. Phil and Jerry are weaving beautiful lines together. It may not be a Fall '72 or Summer '74 scorcher, but it gets out there in a hurry and the band is focused and committed. A terrific Terrapin rounds out this grade A pre-Drums portion of the second set. Post-Drums is hit and miss. Space is the place, Stella -> Stones is good (great Jerry lines in Stella and outro), and Bobby goes (way) over the top in Lovelight. They encore with the third Dylan song of the evening, and a fun one at that. Overall, this is a great example of what made 1987 a special year. Enjoy and pass along to a friend.
-Ed (06/01/2018)


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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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