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03/27/89
The Omni - Atlanta, GA

Set 1:
Mississippi Half-Step
Walkin' Blues
Built To Last
We Can Run
Queen Jane Approximately
Candyman
Cassidy
Touch Of Grey

Set 2:
Scarlet Begonias
Fire On The Mountain
Estimated Prophet
Eyes Of The World
Drums
The Wheel
I Need A Miracle
Standing On The Moon
Turn On Your Love Light

Encore:
U.S. Blues

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Comments:

Possibly my favorite show as I was 5th row in front of Jerry. Amazing sound quality from the stage. Would love a copy and have others to lend.
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great show

the onmi is a very weird place though..built straight down. i was in the last row up behind the last row of seats...more dance area and it was like being on top of a skyscraper.. wow

some kid kept asking me after every song...wow that was great what was it? ugh.
-jds


The only time I got to see the Grateful Dead in person. Finally got a SBD of this show this year. Good times!
-johnnyx (06/18/2007)


The Tapers were allowed in extra early. We get inside to an empty arena and Garcia is on stage fooling around with his guitar for about five minutes while we are setting up. (He wasn't playing through the house system so we couldn't hear what he was playing.) Jerry removes his guitar and before walking off the stage comes up to his mike and announces " You all know we get the best sounding tapes" or something to that effect
-Anonymous (01/20/2008)


Well, since I only have Dead Base III (thru 88) for a reference for memory's sake..now I have to actually see if I remember anything cool from now on. I thought it was a great start to the tour...new tunes abound. Candyman...a fav.. Touch to end the 1st set was uplifting. Pretty standard 2nd set...at this point once ya hear the Scarlet- Fire....one always wonders if they will get the Est-Eyes and tonight we did!
-rob cal (01/30/2010)


So the old sayin' goes, "Everyone has their first" and this is my story of how I got on the bus.
Backstory: About a week or two before this show, I got fired from my job. My gf at the time was giving me shit and had broken up with. So one day i go for this interview at this landscaping company, and am chatting it up with the receptionist and somehow we get to talking about music, etc. and the Grateful Dead come up & I mention how I would love to see them. Low & behold, she has some friends with an extra ticket & ask if I would like to go with her. Well, "Hell yeah, I would love to go with ya" I say and its a date.
Prior to this night, I had heard Grateful Dead songs via a 2-in-1 cassette of American Beauty & Workingman's Dead and a couple songs off the Touch of Grey album on the radio. So one the way to the show after picking up my date 96Rock does this little 30 minute before the show set list of Dead tunes to get you set for the show and were getting familiar with the songs were expecting to hear that night. Now keep in mind, all the concerts I have been too before this (and they were quite a few) They all sounded like their records.
We get to the Omni and while standing in line to go in the coliseum, this dude walks by offering doses for sell and get a couple for us and were all set. So we get inside, the lights go down and my world has never been the same since. It wasn't until they played Candyman that I recognized any of the songs. When the set break came, I was in awe of this new, wonderful world of all these great, happy, friendly, kind people. I also remember being blown away in the 2nd set by the seamless transitions between the songs and the jamming.
After the show, we went over to Shakedown St & I couldn't believe that the scene & being told about how the band allowed tapers to tape their shows and thinking how incredibly cool is that. How could anyone NOT love this band???
In closing, things turned out as I how they were meant to be. I didn't really connect with my date that night, but I did get the job. My gf and I got back together for a few more years then split over my 'incesstant love of the Grateful Dead'. Go figure, huh?

- (03/30/2010)


Scarlet Begonias ->
Fire On The MOuntain ->
Estimated Prophet ->
Eyes of The World

38th and final performance of this sequence. This one wasn't as tight as past versions, but still a solid ~45 minutes.

Built To Last and We Can Run both sound like their settling into their places in the set rotation.

And U.S. Blues is always a fun way to end a good show. '89 is building a nice vibe.
-Murphy (04/24/2014)


This ‘Fire on the Mountain’ is a stand out ! The Garcia vocal fanfare at the end puts the hair up on the back of my neck every time. I was 18 ~ took a Greyhound from NYC to ATL . Amongst close to 100 Grateful Dead concerts these two nights were a couple of my very favorites ~ the crowd energy was unbelievable ~ I dug the fact that they did ‘Franklin’s’ into ‘Stranger’ as a twist during this Omni run.
- (06/25/2019)


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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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