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Gruga Halle - Essen, Germany

Set 1:
Hell In A Bucket
New Minglewood Blues
Ramble On Rose
Me And My Uncle
Maggie's Farm
High Time
Tennessee Jed
Picasso Moon

Set 2:
China Cat Sunflower
I Know You Rider
He's Gone
The Wheel
I Need A Miracle
Black Peter
Turn On Your Love Light

Knockin' On Heaven's Door

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This was one of my faves.Also,It was a small venue with a neat park in the complex.

This was the only show I ever saw live by myself (the Dead did not play in Germany that often...), another show of March 1981 I saw on television (Rockpalast-Night 03/27/81). That was my first contact whith the Dead, it was a kind of "deja vu".

The show was great, it was a really impressing experience for me and my friends.

While I have the 81 show on CD, I am looking for the 10/17/90 show. Does anyone have it?

First set had a bit of the vibe of the Sweden show carry over into it, but by the time they hit the mid point of Me and My Uncle they were off to the races. Then the second set just makes you fly. The China/Rider midsection was really powerful. you could tell that they didn't want to let the jam go, but of course, the first verse had to come in sometime. The Truckin' was pretty bouncy and went very smoothly into He's Gone. Not the smoothest, but still pretty buttery. Then, the Post drums sections just rocks you out of your mind before the sweet sound of Jerry's lullaby voice brings you back to earth with a very clean version of Knockin. The Synth work backin Jerry's vocal lines is very good, I don't know if it's Vince or Bruce, but it fit. Great show. and Clean tapes available at Archives.

-Murphy (07/02/2014)

... thank you Sirius for sharing the 10/17/1990 Essen, Germany show with us today for the 12:00 Noon Hour ...

iko iko on & on & on & on .......

- (12/16/2020)

Tyedyetom is correct: thanks so much to Sirius for this special show, coming from a late-arriving Dead fan (can't claim to be a Deadhead yet!)
- (12/16/2020)

... loving the new song Picasso Moon. only the 20th time played out of 77 & listen half way thru as Bobbie & Jerry get jamming so much, they can't get the words out... you go!

As I picked up my matches and was closing the door, I had one of those flashes I'd been there before, been there before ...
... iko iko 4ever in time
- (03/09/2022)

That second set is really great despite the looming presence of death. You got He's Gone and nothing's gonna bring him back. You got Black Peter layin in his bed and dying (let's go run and see). And bringing it home Knockin on the Door of the Pearly Gates. I wonder if Pearly Baker is at the Pearly Gates. I know she's been I'm sure she's been true to him.
-Anonymous (03/13/2022)

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Band Configuration
(09/15/90 - 03/24/92)

Lead Guitar: Jerry Garcia
Rhythm Guitar: Bob Weir
Bass: Phil Lesh
Keyboards: Vince Welnick
Keyboard: Bruce Hornsby
Drums: Bill Kreutzmann
Drums: Mickey Hart

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