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Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds - Watsonville, CA

Set 1:
Alabama Getaway
Promised Land
They Love Each Other
Me And My Uncle
Mexicali Blues
Bird Song
Hell In A Bucket
Deep Elem Blues
Looks Like Rain
Day Job

Set 2:
China Cat Sunflower
I Know You Rider
Man Smart-Woman Smarter
Ship Of Fools
Uncle John's Band
Throwin' Stones
Not Fade Away
Brokedown Palace

Funiculi Funicula
One More Saturday Night

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This was my 1st Show when I was only 15. I was a newcomer to the Dead. I remember thinking that the music was cool and that the "Twirlers" were too "Hippied Out" for me. I drank a beer during the second set a guy bought me that must have been slipped a dose, because I ended up tripping pretty hard, especially on Jerry who was wearing a Top Hat.

Now many years later I have finally been able to obtain my 1st copy of this show at and it is a very nice show indeed. I am bummed that Bird Song has a short sound failure (hopefully someone will get a copy uploaded that will fix this), otherwise the recording sounds great!

It is very cool to have a copy of my 1st show.

this show was weird.
some little kid (three years old) wandered off from his dosed out parents before they went through the gate. there were stage announcements durring the show asking if anyone had found him.i guess that the parents thought that everything would be cool and the kid would reappear out of thin air. he did turn up......he was found face down in a ditch full of water. not good. put a real damper on things.

Poor kid. He most likely missed the sixteenth playing of BUCKET.

My first West coast show and first show after returning to the states after 2 years in Japan. Was not disappointed at all and set the stage for me staying in CA 20 years. Whole different feel to West coast shows vs East coast ones...more mellow

Deep Elem Blues-last time played out of 50

Also first day job since new years '82. Would become a set fixture til '86, when it disappeared.
-Murphy (10/30/2013)

To your such a heartless prick. Your one of the many reasons I have disdain for alot of Dead fans today!!!!!
-Anonymous (11/17/2013)

I mean't to say Yo in the above post
-Anonymous (11/17/2013)

Deadheads are not heartless you fool.
-Kdead (08/14/2023)

I am that kid that wandered off at this show. My parents told me that they were on the lam and just came from an ALABAMA GETAWAY. When we got to this show they knew we had reached the PROMISED LAND. Despite losing me for awhile, they really are good parents because THEY LOVE EACH OTHER so much.

We were supposed to meet up with my dads brother at the show and my day was to be spent with ME AND MY UNCLE. Turns out my uncle had the MEXICALI BLUES as he never made it to the show because he got busted in Tijuana a few days earlier. I dont know how we found out, someone said it was from a BIRD SONG. My uncle was always in trouble and was going to HELL IN A BUCKET real fast.

I had wandered off for quite awhile giving my parents the DEEP ELM BLUES as it started to LOOK LIKE RAIN! If only they had taken the advice of my grandparents when they told them to KEEP YOUR DAY JOB.

My mom had finally found me hanging out with a beautiful girl named CHINA CAT SUNFLOWER. Turns out she knew me from a ride we had hitched to the show and as soon as she seen my mom she yelled, I KNOW YOU RIDER! She replied, you know how it is, MAN SMART-WOMAN SMARTER!

As the rain increased we found someone with a tube raft pulling it through the mud with other kids in it so they threw me in and called it a SHIP OF FOOLS. We were really TRUCKIN when we got back to my dad. We found him sitting in a circle playing DRUMS with other heads.

When I saw my dad I told him I could not find our uncle and he replied that he could not make it but UNCLE JOHNS BAND sure did! Suddenly someone started THROWING STONES and I fell face first in the mud. Turned out it was just water balloons. I was crying as my parents cleaned the mud off my face saying dont worry your face will NOT FADE AWAY.

By the time this muddy show ended the place looked like a BROKEDOWN PALACE. My parents wrapped my muddy ass up in a white blanket and this Italian guy walked by singing FUNICULI FUNICULA and said I looked like a giant cannoli.

As we exited the show my mom was complaining about having to spend most of the show looking for me saying, if we only had ONE MORE SATURDAY NIGHT to do it all over again.

Thank God my parents told me all about this day or else I would never be able to remember the set list!

-That Kid (09/10/2023)

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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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