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Irvine Meadows Ampitheatre - Irvine, CA

Set 1:
Mississippi Half-Step
Franklin's Tower
New Minglewood Blues
Ramble On Rose
Tons Of Steel
Box Of Rain
Alabama Getaway
Promised Land

Set 2:
China Cat Sunflower
I Know You Rider
Man Smart-Woman Smarter
Black Muddy River
I Need A Miracle
Cumberland Blues
The Other One
Wharf Rat
Not Fade Away

Not Fade Away
Brokedown Palace

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The audience keep singing Not Fade Away until the band came back and finished it before they could play the encore.

Alabama>Promised is SMOKIN''!!!!
The rest is pretty hot too.

Easter '87

For Easter '87, the Dead played the weekend at Irvine Meadows in Irvine, CA. Unfortunately, the first two shows also had massive amounts of gate crashers with it all coming to a head at the Saturday show.

Sunday's show opened with Bill Graham coming out to yell and tell us that camping was no longer allowed. He also followed up by suggesting that John Wayne airport should be balanced out by also putting up a statue of the Grateful Dead right across from the John Wayne one.

Dispite all this, the band came out and everyone seemed in an up mood with a cool Half-Step->Franklin's and ended with a rocking Alabama->Promised Land. It also featured good versions of Minglewood, Box and Ramble On Rose. The second set featured cool versions of China->Rider, Black Muddy River in an odd spot, I Need A Miracle with Phil's bass shaking the rafters. Cumberland into drums was an interesting choice. The Other One->Wharf Rat was pretty hot. I guess that the staff decided that they had enough with the band ending the show on the short side with only Not Fade Away and a nice Brokedown Palace.
- (11/15/2011)

Easter Sunday. Jerry sure played like he was super happy to be alive on this spiritual day. Perfectly played from start to finish! One of the best Irvine shows for sure. I think 84 was the best though!
-Anonymous (05/10/2012)

What a great, high-energy show! It sounds like Jerry had a cold for the first two nights. The day before was pretty he must have eaten his Wheaties today.

Everything was blazing out of the gate. The second set starts out strong, and they don't want to go they keep going into a surprise miracle and cumberland.

The pace slows down with the other one and wharf rat, but then they explode with a hot jamming NFA and a nice brokedown to end things. The best of 87 so far.
- (01/28/2016)

the last time they did Half-Step > Franklin's... was done a few more times with Stranger in the middle.
-Just Exactly Perfect Band (12/12/2018)

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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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