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Cumberland County Civic Center - Portland, ME

Set 1:
Jack Straw
New Minglewood Blues
Revolutionary Hamstrung Blues
Wang Dang Doodle
Big Railroad Blues
Promised Land

Set 2:
China Cat Sunflower
I Know You Rider
Estimated Prophet
Eyes Of The World
Spanish Jam
Wharf Rat
Sugar Magnolia

Day Job

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The only show(that I know of) where Revelutionary Hamstring Blues was played, great snowstorm after the show. Dan Healy was kick'n some freaky shit out of the boards....awesome high energy show..definately a top 25 contender....

are you sure its not an 85 show

This is the one and only time in which "Revolutionary Hamstring Blues" was performed. The music was written by Phil and Brent and the lyrics were from Bobby Petersen, a beatnik poet who was one of Phil's old friends. Petersen also wrote Pride of Cucamonga and New Potato Caboose. He died in 1986 and RHB was the last song that he contribued to the Dead.

Rocking show, cozy venue. Amazing 1st set (it was 86). Check out the Jerry and the drummers jam before drums. It was really nice.

I went to this show. The things I remember about this venue was the unique spot the Civic Center was located. I also went to this small show with no tickets. I hitched a ride from the Philly shows with a really cool dude from Rodchester N.Y. I can't remember his name, but he was selling these kick ass little posters. I helped him sell them at the venues that we went to and it helped us pay for food and hotel rooms. I was bringing tape decks and trying to patch in for my first shows from the tapers section but I had no tickets. The first night we went to the show I was trying to buy a ticket all day. The scalpers were outrageous. I was ashamed of them all. I actually snuck into the arena twice that day. Both times around noon. I tried to hide in the restrooms twice and got busted both times by the same dude. After being thrown out twice, I resorted to the Stoney Resin technique. I scmoozed some hot mainlander into selling me a ticket at face value. After getting in and sneaking down to the floor with my tape equipment. I was set up and ready to roll. Then my traveling partner shows up with Freeloading Freddy and drops us with the best squids ever. What a great time. Overall, the best part about this show, was it was one of the last times I remember going to a small arena where ther were no chairs on the floor and everybody laid out blankets. There was a maze of blankets on the floor and everyone was being real cool about not trampling thru peopls areas. WHen the show started there was no rush to the front and we partied like it was 1985 or 1986 can't remember either,\. I guess if I look at the primo tape I have of this show I could tell you.

"definately a top 25 contender...."

...of 86 maybe.

Bad year, yea, pretty bad...well, I went to 12 of them and have heard most the rest...yea, weak year.

This guy has no clue. Great show. And plenty of great shows from this year as well.
- (06/17/2009)

i was at this show it rocked ,, i got a ticket that night in prov, rhode island for 33 dollars that was chep to me plus the ride there an back tp prov, after the show, i remember taking my shoes off an losing them lol,, then wen it was time to go there thy was in a pile of other shoes,, that was strange,, lol leve it to the dead to have that happen,, but any way i think thy play this one other time that summer,,hamstrung blues, an i think its a bob dylan song,, but it was a grate time for me an my dead friends
- (05/03/2010)

only Wang Dang of 86
-Anonymous (03/19/2012)

Pretty sure the snowstorm was during the '85 Portland shows.
-Anonymous (05/27/2012)

Jerry can't decide whether to do Black Peter or Wharf Rat after the Truckin' peak. The connection between jerry's brain and his fingers is just crazy. you can hear him debating in his head while his fingers translate for everyone else to hear.
-Murphy (01/21/2014)

Shared a room with a guy from Iowa doing his master's thesis on Deadheads. Stayed up VERY late telling him about the Deadhead least what I knew.
- (10/20/2014)

Best Revolutionary Hamstrung Blues evahhhhh !!!!!
-Bob Peterson (07/16/2018)

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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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