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Shoreline Amphitheatre - Mountain View, CA

Set 1:
Help On The Way
Franklin's Tower
Wang Dang Doodle
Brown-Eyed Women
Queen Jane Approximately
Tennessee Jed
The Music Never Stopped

Set 2:
Man Smart-Woman Smarter
Ship Of Fools
Smokestack Lightning
He's Gone
Morning Dew
One More Saturday Night

It's All Over Now

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For a 90's show, this isn't half bad. A beautiful Help-Slip-Franklin's at the beginning provides most of the enjoyment for the whole show. The rest of the show however, isn't that good. You can tell that by this point in the bands career, they're just going through themotions.


i disagree with you charles, the boys were still playing very well in 91. perhaps not as fantastic as 90, but they were still on it. listen to the dew of this show. it may be the best dew of the 90's. hornsby is a monster. and the gorgeous dark star tease before dew? wow. i think you should reconsider your statement.

i just listened to this show again, and the dew IS the best of the 90's. holly shit! the dew is everything a dew should be and then some. jerry's singing is heartfelt and weeping. his leads ..... explosive.......hornsby carries the last jam to a climax that is un-f*cking believable! whoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!

I believe the dark star tease was before Morning Dew. A left-over from the first set the previous night

listen to the four shows during the Halloween run and tell me again how they were going through the motions. And while you're at it, listen to Jerry on Brokedown the next night... fall of 91 was a wonderful time for the band, especially with Hornsby bringing his touch to even better some great songs.
-Jamie (02/22/2010)

"Going through the motions?"


I hate to be rude but that's just one of the most idiotic statements I've ever heard. Yes it is all subjective, but anyone that can't appreciate '89 to '91 can't appreciate the Dead.
Personally I find this period to be their best but even if you disagree with that assessment there's no way to discard it as "going through the motions."

At times in '94 and '95 that may have been the case but not here. Dark Star in the first set? Or to open a second set as they did in Boston '91? Or even sandwiched around Drums/Space. They were recreating old tunes, we saw wonderful interplay between Jerry and Bruce and they were writing great new songs like So Many Roads and Days Between.

'91 is a truly wonderful year and most shows don't disappoint. Others are legendary.
-gdjake (08/25/2010)

Its so sad when older heads or just heaters try to diminish what the Dead were doing in their late years. I totally agree with the post about the fall from 10/27-31
its is the best run of shows I witnessed. There are far to many visuals around that dismiss the argument that they had nothing left. The Dead were able to tap into something very real for anyone who was there, the only argument I will listen too, is summer 94-95. And even then there was gold nuggets there.
-aintdeadyet (03/10/2011)

It's great to see that others appreciate the 90's and understand their dankness. This is a fine show and the previous comments about the dew are spot on. The final two minutes of this Dew are mind blowing. The pre-drums is also really well played, the smokestack may of had some shot moments, but Ship and He's gone are tight and the boys seemed to be enjoying themselves.

The period of fall '90 - '91 has become my favorite period of their music. I used to say it was '74, and not to say I still don't love that crazy year, but the confidence and pure creative genius that this period shows is unmatched by any in their career. Yes, it's a pity Brent wasn't around for it, but Bruce held his own and Vince wasn't too bad himself. Jerry and Bruce had a real spiritual connection when they played the same stage. It just made the music better.

This band is like a good Irish Whiskey, the older it gets, the better and stronger it gets. Unfortunately, just like with whiskey, after a certain number of years, it will eventually fade into history and a new batch will take it's place. So we should all just be grateful that we can still get a brief taste of past glory.
-Murphy (08/06/2014)

I was at this show and can vouch that they were at the full height of their powers, especially Jerry! I took his trip and it changed my life that night.

- (11/14/2014)

Buck Henry met the Grateful Dead at this show:
-Anonymous (01/16/2016)

Such afulfilling show.Belongs in view from the vault.During intermission the dead learned of a VIP of theirs passing away. Set2 was comprised on his behalf.Then they got the hell out of there.Had to have a safety meeting before saying Dix pix shouldv been all over this significant event.
- (03/05/2016)

This show was pretty darned good as I remember it. In fact, I would say that this entire Shoreline run was very good. I had missed almost the entire Summer tour (with the exception of the Soldier Field show) and so I had to at least catch this particular run.

Personally, I though the night before and the night after were better, but hey, I still had a lot of fun at this one.

In regards to the VIP that passed away; I am 99% sure it was Rick Griffin. May he Rest In Peace.
- (12/25/2018)

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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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