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Ventura County Fairgrounds - Ventura, CA

Set 1:
Jack Straw
West LA Fadeaway
Mama Tried
Big River
My Brother Esau
Bird Song
Desolation Row
Don't Ease Me In

Set 2:
China Cat Sunflower
I Know You Rider
Far From Me
Man Smart-Woman Smarter
He's Gone
The Wheel
I Need A Miracle
Black Peter
Around And Around
Good Lovin'

Touch Of Grey

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Jack Straw-Just the way to get your hands out your pockets as soon as the show starts

Esau-Great song, less than 4 months away from retirement

Birdsong-nice bird effect at the start
Desolation Row-16th/58 times played and love it!

Chinacat>Rider-Well done
Women R Smarter-Brent masterful on the keys, still pumped upm from good Far From Me.
Miracle-Bobby's dander gets up and does not let down.


1987, usually my fav g.d. year, but i just listened to the encore from this show and jerry sounds spent. Like an '84 or '86 Jerry.
- (01/20/2008)

My first show. What an experience. I graduated from college today and instead of walking down the isle, I flew across the country to see the Dead. 93 shows later and I think I got more out of the Dead than college.

- (11/15/2008)

You obviously didn't learn much while you were is "aisle"....not "isle"
-Anonymous (12/09/2008)

My first show and I got what you meant, regardless if you spelt it isle or aisle. I was still in college, a metal head and got 'dragged' to the show. I saw a chick with more hair on her legs then I had ever seen. I said to myself, her legs look just like a guys but...she's a chick. I woke up that day.Now I have two loves, incongruent as they seem, metal and the Dead!
- (03/22/2011)

miles of isles.....and I can see for miles of aisles. Wot's the deal? Chill out Masked & Anonymous and enjoy the ride.
- (10/26/2012)

KBL, i don't find those interests incongruent at all. Metal and the Dead are similiar in most ways as far as purpose goes. Both are about bringing people together, one with beer, one with LSD. The only real difference is the tone of the music, Metal is more agrresive and loud while the dead are soulful and loud. Both evoke a sense of intense euphoria, they just sound differnt.

As for this show... It's got it's moments, but jerry is still gettin his old mojo back. I give him the benefit of the doubt, especially after the huge save they had in rider. Definitely listen to this if you can. worth the time.
-Murphy (02/25/2014)

didnt jack straw got my thrills on most
- (02/08/2016)

One of those cases where the set list doesn't tell the full story. Sure you'd probably pass up listening to a show with no Scarlet > Fire, Estimated > Eyes, or even a Shakedown. But in reality this would be a mistake as this show is quite excellent.

Every song is played with spirit and vigor. Includes spectacular versions of Bird Song, Desolation Row (I would say one of the best versions of the Dylan tune that they ever played), China > Rider, He's Gone, and a Black Peter that'll make you cry.

Listen to this show now and I promise you won't be disappointed.
-Fan Girl Frank (08/16/2019)

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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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