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Saratoga Performing Arts Center - Saratoga Springs, NY

Set 1:
Hell In A Bucket
Walkin' Blues
When I Paint My Masterpiece
Row Jimmy
Victim Or The Crime
Foolish Heart

Set 2:
Scarlet Begonias
Fire On The Mountain
Estimated Prophet
Crazy Fingers
I Will Take You Home
Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad
I Need A Miracle
Stella Blue
Not Fade Away

Knockin' On Heaven's Door

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the greatest hell in a bucket ever performed! email me if you know of any better.

my first show. no ticket. one person through the gates at a time. five security people to get past. the guy in front of me announces that he doesn't have a ticket just as he gets to the gate. i'm next and without overdramatizing the whole thing, i somehow breezed past all five guards and into the show. no ticket but someone up there had my miracle...

My first show, I was in the 4th row of the orchestra pit right in front of Brent. Aired on local radio live. Last show they ever played at SPAC. 2nd set changed my life! I wore out the tape.

candyman is killer. jerry was extremely on this night. row jimmy is yoinks! and the new foolish heart is great.

second set scarlet fire est carzy fingers is nearly beyond description. big fat fire and estimated notes. god bless the waa waa peddle.

awesome show and the ampitheatre was thunderous and shaking during the nfa clapalong


40,000 people in a 25,000 amphi, Crazy Man CrazyThat's way it was the last show at SPAC. But what a show it was....

<<40,000 people in a 25,000 amphi>>

Well, the amphitheatre is pretty small actually; most people were on the lawn outside.


rain like nobodys business during the first set!
-bigboypete (10/19/2007)

I think it rained every year at this place. '83, '84, '85, and '88. Unfortunately, I had to jump the fence. Til this day, I have a hard time listening to the recording because of it. Some new tunes being brought out. 4th Victim, 4th Foolish Heart, 2nd Take You Home. Loved the Candyman. Crazyfingers always a treat.
-rob cal (01/29/2010)

SPAC is Beautiful. The Dead probably just made that whole place glow.
-Anonymous (11/06/2012)

Ryan, 11-22-85 is what your after dude
- (06/25/2016)

hey ryan....i usually celebrate 28 june every year playing my first show...from 83 at poplar creek....your claim about bucket got my interest so i am going with the end part now...thanks :)

- (06/28/2020)

My story I almost made it to the 1983 show. First I scalped 2 tics. Second I brought this friend Sandy with me. I just loved this show. The Candyman was great. I just loved the Scarlet Begonias Fire on the Mountain. I was really excited that they played Foolish Heart.This was definitely one of the highlights for me. Moreover, it started to rain during the Scarlet Begonias. I almost reached Nirvana!
- (04/17/2021)

... thanks Sirius for sharing Set 1 @ SPAC 6/28/1988 today on TIGDH ..

of the four SPAC shows I attended 1983, 1984, 1985 & this show 1988 it was over packed w/40,000 plus & made the show a time to cherish with all my Deadhead friends.

iko iko, now & 4ever ...
- (12/16/2021)

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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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