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Ventura County Fairgrounds - Ventura, CA

Set 1:
China Cat Sunflower
I Know You Rider
It's All Over Now
Brown-Eyed Women
My Brother Esau
Big Railroad Blues
The Music Never Stopped

Set 2:
Playin' In The Band
China Doll
Black Peter
Sugar Magnolia

U.S. Blues

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Looking at the set list I cannot tell you much, but I always loved rolling out of Ventura to watch the waves roll in (but it was a dusty venue). Oh, I thought the Sugaree was good. Fond memories of Ventura shows!

Yeah, the Ventura County Fair Rodeo Grounds venue had only a chunky baked dirt floor (though I didn't see any cow paddies. Just a little dancin' and twirlin' there with a mild breeze really kicked up the dust. Fortunately the beach and Pacific Ocean waves were just outside the entrance.
- (07/29/2012)

Ventura 83...the only thing missing was the Beach Boys to open. The scene was that SoCal perfect. Sugaree 2nd set opener?! Incredible, China/Rider 1st set opener...Esau before Bob "sold real estate to someone in LA." Shows were at the fairgrounds, bleachers on one side and everyone dancing on the dirt ground where they would parade livestock etc. Zero shade, But the Dead on the beach? For a head who lived in Minnesota it was the ideal Cali setting. It was heaven, or close enough to pretend. Waves and sunset after a mid afternoon show. YES.
- (09/09/2012)

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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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