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Cal Expo Amphitheater - Sacramento, CA

Set 1:
Cold Rain And Snow
Walkin' Blues
Easy To Love You
Queen Jane Approximately
High Time
It's All Over Now
Bird Song

Set 2:
Uncle John's Band
China Cat Sunflower
I Know You Rider
Estimated Prophet
Foolish Heart
The Wheel
I Need A Miracle
Black Peter
Sugar Magnolia

U.S. Blues

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From lost notes on matchbook covers: "Despite the rather curious opinion of some we have heard from, there is absolutely nothing wrong with the performance from 6-8-90 at Cal Expo. In fact, this is a completely solid and somewhat inspired show with some very high moments and great song selection. The highlight of a pure and true first set is a rendition of "High Time" that is one of the best of later years. But in the second set the stars come out. "Uncle John's Band" to open things up is fortunately not just something of a novelty. They play the song well, but almost like it was a request, it seems. And then, bam! quicker than you can say, "Spark that bowl," they launch into "China Cat Sunflower" and "I Know You Rider." It's a peppy little rendition, but we do get the same verse twice in "China Cat" and the "Rider" is kinda short. But the band it playing well. They seem "into it" and they prove it on "Estimated Prophet." For my money, that's one of the better "Estimated"s out there...compact, clean and just the right edge. And to wrap things up, we get a very tasty jam at the end of "Foolish Heart" leading into drums. Here I must make mention of the especially fine drumming from Mickey. He's really hitting his marks all night long, and provides many especially satisfying fills and little runs throughout the show. The post-Space "The Wheel" is a clean, journeyman's version, as is the "I Need a Miracle." Garcia then proceeds to tear it up, and pulls out a real tear-jerker version of "Black Peter." It really sounds like he's dyin' up there. And there's some nice touches from Brent too, and a hard-driving ending jam into a good ol' "Sugar Magnolia." So I ask you, "What else do you want?" This show gives you everything you need, and more."

Ahhhh... with a beautiful full moon to top it all off!

This is my favorite Uncle John's, China-Rider, Foolish Heart, and Black Peter. And I must of seen each of them over 15 times. The Uncle john's drips with sentimentality that befits the mood of the first summer show, and the transition from ch-rider is flawless and breathtaking. Black Peter is played at such a great tempo and Jerry just rips both solos couldnt keep up towards the end.
- (02/22/2010)

Flagrant Prophet said it quite eloquently, "what else do you want?" This show was great. there were points during the bird song jam that reminded me of the ole' style Dark Star Jams from the early 70's. And the Estimated had a great, if not subtle, back and forth between Jerry and Brent during the peak. A great show to start one of Brent's last Spring runs.
-Murphy (06/10/2014)

Took my 3 months pregnant wife to this show. It is not a myth that pregnant women have a heightened sense of smell. The smell of BO, deep fried burritos and pot would have sent a lesser woman running for the exits. Not my girl! we danced every song. Especially liked "China Cat", "The Wheel" and Sugar Magnolia. Night I'll never forget.
- (06/07/2016)

The Uncle John's > China > Rider has to be one of the finest moments of 1990.
-Phil (04/09/2023)

show smokes.
-Anonymous (04/15/2024)

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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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