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Irvine Meadows Ampitheatre - Irvine, CA

Set 1:
Cold Rain And Snow
Little Red Rooster
Friend Of The Devil
It's All Over Now
When Push Comes To Shove
Desolation Row

Set 2:
Touch Of Grey
Samson And Delilah
Ship Of Fools
Estimated Prophet
Eyes Of The World
The Wheel
Stella Blue
Around And Around
Good Lovin'

The Mighty Quinn

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Easter weekend of '87 found the band returning to Irvine after a strong Spring east coast tour. Since Jerry's post coma recovery, the band had only played three runs of shows on the west coast (two in December and one in January). Many people were shut out of those shows and tickets were somewhat scarce for these. As you may guess, this resulted in a massive amount of gate crashing which reached it's high point with Saturday's show. I'm sure that it wasn't helped that Irvine Meadows is also a nice outdoor theatre that allowed camping which was stopped after this weekend.

The first difference I noticed after entering was that Brent's electric piano with the synth on top had been replaced with a digital piano/synth set up. the band opened up with a nice Cold, Rain And Snow. Other highlights for me were: Friend Of The Devil, It's All Over Now, When Push Comes To Shove and the Desolation Row which fell into Deal which did make it seem like "old home week". Highlights of the second set were Ship Of Fools, Estimated Prophet and The Wheel->Truckin'->Stella Blue with The Mighty Quinn being icing on the cake. The Eyes I remember as being subpar.

- (11/15/2011)

Mighty Fine,,,Friend of the Devil,,, Might Fine Ineed,,,
- (12/24/2016)

... thank you Sirius for playing 4/17/1987 Irvine, CA for us tonight on the 9PM show ...

iko iko on & on ...
- (11/22/2020)

Wheel-slow but recognizable early from Space with measured tempo build up and then hit full stride to my goosebumps. Seguing from Space rather than alone is perfect here.

Stella-quitessential raspy Jerry (Brent even more so) With less 6 months from his coma, his voice makes the lines "There is just pavement left and briken dreams" more salient than a 70's version. It's an inspirational performance, I highly advise to give a listen to real soon.
- (11/22/2020)

.. love this combo, Friend Of The Devil
It's All Over Now & could not find it else where, but I will keep truckin on & find it again ...4/17/1987 to 4/19/1987 Irvine three day run was like when the sky was yellow & the sun was blue....

iko iko hugs...
- (01/03/2022)

Kind of incredible how often Bobby forgot lyrics to his own songs while I can't remember ever hearing him mess up Desolation Row. Dylan's masterpiece has TEN distinct verses where the song title is the only commonality. I taught myself the lyrics (I'm a character from the song) awhile back and I always pay careful attention when I hear the boys cover this one.

-Dr Filth (01/03/2022)

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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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