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05/27/89
Oakland Coliseum Stadium - Oakland, CA

Set 1:
Touch Of Grey
Greatest Story Ever Told
Althea
Walkin' Blues
Iko Iko
Stuck Inside Of Mobile
Bird Song
Promised Land

Set 2:
Hell In A Bucket
Fire On The Mountain
Blow Away
Truckin'
Drums
I Will Take You Home
The Other One
Wharf Rat
Turn On Your Love Light

Encore:
Brokedown Palace

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Comments:

I think this was the Aids Beneift outdoors with a medium-low turnout, but the lineup was great: Tower of Power, Los Lobos, Tracy Chapman, John Fogerty (with Jer and Bobby!). I'll never forget Fogerty doing his great Creedence tunes with Jer smiling and dancing behind him. Shuffinling his feet and having a ball. Fogerty just cleaned up the legal issue preventing him from playing his own stuff (he comments tangentally on the subject into the mic). During Midnight Special, near the climatic, hopeful ending chorus, Jer bends a note that only Garcia could. Fogerty turns around then exclaims "oh, what a LICK!!" into the mic. Timeless! Dead were good - Los Lobos' sax player (?) played on Birdsong and Clarence Clemons came out in second set. They had comedians between shows and sets to keep us giggling. Very positive, joyful energy to a worthy cause. Audio and video are out there...
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This was a fantastic show, it was indeed the Aids Benefit show and in addition to the above post by Jim, I want to mention that Suzanne Vega and Joe Satriani also played, but the three highlights for me was Tracy Chapman who had just released her first album and was one of the only performers to comment on the way funding was not being granted to Aids research, she played a heartfelt set and made me a lifelong fan, the second was John Fogerty as Jim described above with Jerry and Bob backing him up, he commented that Jerry and He played Voter Registration rallys back in the days of the Haight-Ashbury and that he couldn't have done all those songs without the Jer & Bob, he was soo psyched to have the legal right in over a decade to play his own songs due to Fantasy Records screwing him over with the contract CCR signed. .then came The Dead, this was my first GD show and it was fantastic, I will never forget how Happy Jerry Garcia was, bouncing and smiling and having a blast.. I managed to make it up to third row and had a huge quartz crystal that had come from the now defunct Rainbow mine in Arkansas, I held it up at one point and the light man saw it and shined a red pin-spotlight at it and it exploded in color, which caught Jerry's attention and he smiled at me and nodded a gesture of approval, I had grown up on Zeppelin and Sabbath but this concert made me a Dead fan for life! Afterwards we travelled up the coast to see Jerry Garcia Band and Dr John at Electric on the eel..and finished out stint that summer at the Alpine Valley shows in Wisconsin , truly a magical summer!
- (07/11/2011)


This was a heck of long show. It actually started early at 1:30 PM with Tower of Power opening. I think it ended near midnight.

The comics in between acts were good for the folks up front, but back in the stands, the punchlines got lost.

Rev. Cecil Williams asked for the crowd to applaud Uncle Bill for this charity work. The locals instead booed as if Bill Graham was Tommy Lasorda.
It was cool to see Clarence Clemons blowing his sax with The Dead & at the end of Fogerty's set.
- (02/25/2012)


Great comments thanks for sharing. Love this site.I know nothing about this show except whAt I just read, but it sounds inspired. The horns mixed in there are great. Especially on Fire love it.
-Jeremy Garcia (05/17/2014)


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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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