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Nassau Coliseum - Uniondale, NY

Set 1:
Greatest Story Ever Told
Black Throated Wind
Ramble On Rose
Let It Grow

Set 2:
Victim Or The Crime
Foolish Heart
Man Smart-Woman Smarter
China Doll
Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad
Good Lovin'

Terrapin Station

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A wonderful encore that helped to "save" a short and less than illuminatory show.

I beg to differ...though the show was short and definitely strange, it was very well-played.

...and, it's been years since I've heard this...would gladly do a B&P if someone has a crisp SBD. Thx

This show was short, boring, and even the Terrapin encore didn't help out (a weak Terrapin, to say the least). I walked out thinking maybe Jerry was ready to keel over
-Andrew S

this is for andrew s. the terrapin was "weak" because it was played as an encore, they had to do it differnetly bcause of that reason. weak is not the word to use. just like when they did let it grow in the second set in msg in 1991. it came out different. anyway, yeah the show was short, not many songs I needed to see but the china doll was worth it. anyway wasn't nassau cold and miserable that year?

The night before, March 27, 1991, they had gone past the the union's midnight curfew by only a few minutes. New York's got the ways and means to make you pay and they charged triple time to tear it down and pack it away. Probably took their sweet time doing it too. Jerry took it in typical stride but Bobby was furious. Jerry tried with opening Bertha, third song Loser, and finally Ramble on Rose, but no way was Bobby cooperating. Only six song first set i ever saw, worst second set to boot. Jerry tried to give it all back to the audience with the Terrapin encore/closer. The next night though, karma got Bob when he blew out his mic (shutting the first set down with Masterpiece) while challenging the audience (who was starved for reassurance that the night before wasn't their fault) for volume. Sixteen years later that 3-28-91 show stands alone as an example of just how bad it can be when someone gets stuck in the mud. Thanks Bob. Great soundboard and the Terrapin made it worth the trip.
-Laurent (11/22/2009)

Spot on Laurent. I was there all three nights and now 25 years later reading your comments brings it all back home with startling clarity. That second night was the worst by far of my 80 some shows. Jerry did his best the second night but Wierd Bob was having none of it. HOWEVER, the third night, despite the Bob induced short first set (seven songs) - never compete with 22,000 of your nearest and dearest friends for volume - ranks with the first night. Lessons learned. New York has its ways and means - even out there on the far side of Queens.
- (02/29/2016)

Laurent, WOW I didn't know!, that explains so much, I had always felt this was the weakest of my 23 shows, It felt rushed, I had never seen Jerry tear his guitar off so fast at the end of the first set, it made my heart sink a bit. It was an unfortunate vibe that polluted everything. When they encored with Terrapin I felt relieved that it seemed the band was trying to make it up to us.
- (04/26/2017)

Do y'all honestly believe BOB was the reason we got short sets periodically? That's just revisionist history. Garcia's health was the number one (and 2 and 3. Lol) indicator. Anyone doubting this need only look at the length of time Ratdog shows clocked in. I loved Jerry as much as anyone but come on peeps.
-Gdjake (12/01/2019)

I was there. It was the worst (or maybe 2nd worst after Utica '79) that I'd ever seen. Not only short, but horribly played. I do recall thinking that the encore was an admission that the band knew just how musically poor the show was.
- (01/13/2021)

This short first set is still delightful for me on paper.


One of my favorite duos to start...

Loser and BTW are two of my favorite first setters, while Ramble On Rose is perfunctory but who can argue with a Let It Grow set closer? Tight first set...

Second set looks awful to me. 6 songs, two new songs to start, a rushed Man Smart to close the pre space portion, and a CHINA DOLL out of space which is not my favorite... GDTRFB->Good Lovin, good.

Terrapin encore is Jerry reaching to give everyone something as an apology for the nonsense. I dont like Terrapin as an encore...I saw dead and co do it at Folsom Field this past June and it just isnt the same as it is coming as the last song before Space...

-Wolfman Jack (10/04/2022)

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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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