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Mill Valley Recreation Center - Mill Valley, CA

Set 1:
Dire Wolf
On The Road Again
Been All Around This World
Monkey And The Engineer
Bird Song
Oh Babe It Ain't No Lie


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This is a neat little acoustic set for a group of mentally challenged kids; from the photos it looks like there are only a few dozen of them there. An odd moment in which the Grateful Dead aren't greeted by adulation, there's something touchingly honest about it. It's quite funny to hear the staff member introduce them, she doesn't seem to be sure of all of their names. The kids are very polite, though before Cassidy one of them yells out for "rock and roll!" to which Garcia responds, "Well, this is kind of like rock and roll."

Also, the kids seem to be much more exited about the clowns entertained them before the Dead, and the impending visit from Santa after the set, a hint of which gets probably the biggest ovation of the afternoon.

Yes, there's something very sweet about this little show; just exactly perfect.
-GC (12/15/2012)

Was wonderin why the audience was so quiet.

That is a mighty fine thing the boys did here. A great little set indeed. I'm sure the kids hadn't heard anything like it before. The Noodlin before Cassidy sounds like jerry wanted to try an Acoustic Jack Straw.

You listen and be the judge, but i can swear I hear the beginins of Jack before Cassidy.
-Murphy (07/15/2013)

Absolutely love this set.
Probably my favorite acoustic set from 1980.
It's fireworks, calliopes, and clowns.
okay----maybe not fireworks or calliopes, but definitely clowns!

-Bulldog 84 (08/12/2015)

Oh, and ice cream after Cassidy!!
-Mikey H (08/16/2017)

This is a lovely little well played set. I always wondered about it but the comments above explain it.

The most notable thing is how happy Garcia seems. More like Garcia circa '71. I saw a lot of shows around this era and he always seemed kind of disconnected. Never realized until after he died that he absolutely hated the scene and wanted to be painting and doing more stuff like this benefit. He dealt with it by numbing himself.

Also, I love the teacher offering the band ice cream. Top notch.

-Anonymous (05/21/2019)

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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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