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07/21/90
World Music Theater - Tinly Park, IL

Set 1:
Touch Of Grey
Greatest Story Ever Told
Jack-A-Roe
Walkin' Blues
Friend Of The Devil
Just A Little Light
Queen Jane Approximately
Bird Song

Set 2:
Scarlet Begonias
Fire On The Mountain
Playin' In The Band
He's Gone
Drums
I Need A Miracle
Crazy Fingers
Dear Mr. Fantasy
One More Saturday Night

Encore:
The Mighty Quinn

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Comments:

From study notes:

"...the 7-21-90 show is a good example of what I mean. Now that I can hear the damn thing, it's a certified gold nugget of the first order. It deserves to be in the pantheon of the great. It's crystal clean and clear, and the band pulls out a huge variety of highly interesting tricks throughout the show. The first set is one solid performance after another highlighted by a "Birdsong" that clocks in at something like fifteen minutes. All very tight. Brent and Garcia have what can only be called "taunting" matches during several of the jams, and "Scarlet Begonias > Fire on the Mountain" acidically ripples with teasing interplay. It's that kind of control you'd hear toward the ends of tours when the band felt confident because of all the...uhmm..."rehearsing." And then, to my bright-eyed amazement, after "Space" the the band finds some gear higher than warp nine. "Crazy Fingers" is shockingly well done, and I almost blacked out for a moment during "Dear Mr. Fantasy" it got so freakin' good. "Best Version...Ever!" (supply appropriate voice). Well, it's close to the best, at least. And the little "Playin' in the Band" reprise bits are the perfect touch. Classic. If you haven't yet listened closely to this one, I would advise an immediate review."
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Boring...Anyway, great touch of grey, rare just a little light. Interesting friend of the devil, nice one more sat. night. I was on acid during this show. Some guy slipped some cid during playing in the band and i was trippin like nutz, man.
-Nick


GRATE SHOW!!! I also think ^^^^Nick^^^^ has to grow up. Boring? I think brokensun hit it right on the nail. The only things you have said on Setlists.net is negative things about the band and other people. Acid? Its a bunch of fun, but it seems to me you go to the shows for drugs. People like ruin the scene.
-rob kane


i think rob meant to say PEOPLE LIKE NICK RUIN THE SCENE
-Anonymous


These shows were average, more a let down after Deer Creek. The sound at WMT sucks...bad, place sucks. Chicago could do a lot better.
-Anonymous


I remember missing the first songs as we were one of the 10,000 cars abandoned on the highway. Luckily I wasn't towed and at 2:00am tripping my balls off a cop tells me to move it or tow it.....I said yes sir, probably don't even need headligts. Parked the next two days at the abandoned movie theater right next door and didn't have to move again...
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I agree, these shows were a let down after Deer Creek. The sound sucked, Tinley sucked, and the band was tired. And just because we actually listen to the music doesn't mean we ruin the scene, actually it was your type, so go back out to the hallway or better yet the parking lot...this or any of the three are far..far from classic dead...look elsewhere.
-Anonymous (12/11/2007)


the dead were just really on in 90, shame Brent passed a few days later, woulda been interesting to see how long they could of stayed at the top of there game, I suggest any show from 2-25-90 to 7-23-90 and you will not be dissapointed! if you want to take it back a bit further start from 87...
-steve (04/23/2010)


Negativity- well yaeh, some shows, in retrospect aren't as good as others. Some folks have seen a shit ton of shows and are, perhaps* more descriminating... in their opinion... which it is their opinion and they're entitled. I look back on some shows that I saw that "weren't that good." Man, I'd love the chance to go back and see the worst show I ever saw, just cause.
-1x1 (11/04/2011)


I don't know what I been told but Jerry rippin' the intro on Miracle is the shiz-nat!
-1x1 (11/04/2011)


looks like an pretty varied/sweet setlist to me. last dear mr fantasy. love the original traffic version
- (04/13/2012)


Playing in The Band (not reprise) for 2nd show in a row 3rd song 2nd set.
- (10/28/2014)


Hi everyone.. I am Nicks Dad. I have to apologize or Nick, he is not well. His therapist told me of his postings here, to be honest, I did not know he knew how to write and I did not think they had access to computers in the Sanitarium where he stays. He is currently being treated for violating our pet Dachsund, Cid, over the course of many years.

Please disregard his posts.
Richard Small (Nick's Dad).
- (01/05/2015)


The venue sucked . The recordings sound better then the show . Worst sounding venue I ever attended what a dump.
-Jeff (07/20/2017)


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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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