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03/27/83
Irvine Meadows Ampitheatre - Irvine, CA

Set 1:
Shakedown Street
New Minglewood Blues
They Love Each Other
Cassidy
Loser
My Brother Esau
Deal

Set 2:
China Cat Sunflower
I Know You Rider
Samson And Delilah
He's Gone
Truckin'
Drums
Throwin' Stones
Not Fade Away
Wharf Rat
Good Lovin'

Encore:
U.S. Blues

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Comments:

nice, well played show!
-Anonymous (06/11/2015)


Sorry to say this 29 years later but Throwing Stones is as relevant today as 29 years ago. Selling gun's instead of food today. So the kid's they dance and shake there bones well the politician's throwing stones. NFA 65-95!!!

-Chris (03/27/2022)


I believe this early Esau had a drum break in itónever saw it again, must not have felt right to them. I also seem to remember the solo in Throwing Stones really coming together for the first time. But maybe that was another show along that time. They were definitely feeling both of those songs out during that stretch as to arrangement, setlist placement, etc. They did Esau 7 shows in a row and Stones 6 out of those 7. It was cool being part of their process like that. Fun times. 41 years ago now, holy shit!
- (02/03/2024)


My friend Spiros (who had loaned me Skeletons from the Closet.. and i hated it. I saw the boys 6 months earlier for the first time and got it) snuck through the wild animal park adjacent to Irvine Meadows. Well, he fell in some large animal shit on the way. Nonetheless, he had a great time, in spite of the fact that he smelled like, well, large wild animal shit. There are people that can corroborate this story.
- (07/06/2024)


Iím listenig to my 3rd show(hope to take this through every show I went to). No stories, just a review of the music many years later. To clarify, my friend Spiros loaned me Skeletons from the Closet about 2 years earlier.

Shakedown is very funky and moves around alot. Jerry and Brent are bouncing back and forth. A really rock solid version. Great start to the show.
Minglewood is also very strong. Jerry really seems like heís feeling pretty good for this show.
Unlike many people, I did not like the Grateful Dead prior to the first time I saw them. As a result, early on, it took a few shows before I heard some songs more than once. TLEO has stuck with me since this show. I thought that the title was something like ďYou Can See That Itís TrueĒ. Listening to it now makes me feel like yeah, I got a great first version.
I feel like Cassidy would go longer over the next few years, but Iím not sure. This one rocked though. Loser proves my theory that the boys never fucked up Loser, though Iíd vote for Ventura 84 as the best. I was totally unaware that i was seeing the 3rd Esau(I thought it was called Shadowboxing the Apocalypse) ever. I like the early 2nd verse, although the later versions made the song more coherent. The boys clearly hadnít figured out how to end the song yet. Deal was epic. Garcia took it to the stratosphere.
Overall, the first set was a little short but really great. If the 2nd set holds up, this going to prove to be a great show. This 1st set would be a Daveís Picks if there was a surprise or two.

After the hiatus, i felt that Bob couldnít keep up with China Cat. Once he stopped soloing, he didnít give a shit. This is a great version, but Bob doesnít stand out like the early 70í. The transition to Samson is seamless, thanks to Bill and Mickey. Bob blows the opening line, but recovers once Garcia brings him back to the top, then the boys blow it out of the water. Heís Gone proves (according to the recording iím listening to right now) that you DONíT clap on the 1 and the 3. THE OTTRO!!! is gorgeous.. rolling into Truckiní! Nothing is stopping this show from being top shelf. The drift into Drums is amazing. While I find most Bill/Mickey solos more entertaining than most other drum solos, i still have a limited capacity to give a shit about them. I dug 7/22/84, but this one is pretty great. Pre-beam-mickey-stuff.My favorite part about Space was that it freaked me out and made the next song amazing because the universe wasnít actually imploding on my brain.. but I still had to get through Space. With that being said, I enjoyed this Space. The transition was cool. If I was more experienced at the time, Iíd be predicting The Wheel, but I love Throwing Stones. Theyíre finding their way through the outro in this and crash into Wharf Rat which is just too quick for the lyrics but the jam at the end is cool. Good Loviní just made think that my next review would be my first Ventura shows! Yay!

I give this show B+

- (07/07/2024)


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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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