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Oakland Coliseum Arena - Oakland, CA

Set 1:
Help On The Way
Franklin's Tower
Little Red Rooster
Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues
Let It Grow

Set 2:
Scarlet Begonias
Fire On The Mountain
Dark Star
Dark Star Reprise
This Could Be The Last Time
Standing On The Moon
Throwin' Stones
Not Fade Away

Werewolves Of London

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Great sounding show. Had a goulish Halloween feel to it, and everything seems so tight. Dark, Ken Kesey..yikes! Last Time is such a good song...I never think so till I hear it.

by far the most inspired and DARK dark star of the 90's. for a brief moment in time, one is transported to the apex of this epic dead song.

This is one of the best shows I've ever seen and one of the best experiences of my life. What I heard, saw, and learned at this show eventually led me to study energy transfer at the graduate level (physics, psychology, spirituality, etc.) and changed my life. Bill's death and upcoming memorial service at the polo fields hung heavy in the air that night. Our grief, mixed with the expectation that the film between the spirit world and the profane would stretch thin and break on All Hallow's Eve (allowing us to be with Bill, and Janis, and others we have loved and lost) built the energy in the Coliseum up to an intense level. By the time Kesey came out for his rap I could feel ghosts flying around the room, Jerry's intense guitar work backing up Ken's passion and our longing to connect to the other side. The Drums sequence was very tribal, with a floating Goddess image, and the edge that Jerry put into all of his solos that night took the whole thing past the doors of perception, over the edge, and into another space and time. This show was past entertaining, it was like a high holy day at church. I will remember it forever.

Just like the Turtle says, seems like the whole show was just a dream. I know I was there cause I still have one of the candles they handed out, now half burned. Probably the most mind-melting experience I have ever had. Oh, if I only had a time machine!

Truckin- "aint it a f'n shame" certainly was, RIP Bill.

Gary Duncan (Quicksilver) joins the boys and Kesey on guitar for the Dark Star. A truly energetic Dark Star, and an unforgetable space. Mickey does everything he can to evoke an exploding helicopter ripping into a high-tension wire (The cause of Mssr. Graham's death, on his return from the Concord Pavilion following a Huey Lewis (!?!) show.)
- (06/28/2007)

Werevolves-Last time played
-Brianmerrilyn (07/19/2007)

Wow! Upon reading all of these reviews, and now having the opportunity to listen to it on XM I am feeling the magic of this evening. This was kind of the end of an era. I was too young to be into the Dead at the time, but I have a feeling that everything was different after this show.

Bruce left soon after, Jerry's health and interest began failing rapidly and there was no Bill Graham to hold it all together.

How do you like your blue eyed boy now Mr. Death?
-Anonymous (10/01/2009)

Just heard the Help on the Way on Sirius headset. Wow it was awesome. Phil was on lead and they jammed more than ever before.

Need to get this show.

- (11/06/2009)

solid Help>Slip>Fire
- (06/03/2010)

As turtle said this was an evening unlike any other. Jerry's playing is motivated by an energy unique, very tribal and dimensional. Not fast and flashy, but heavy and complete. I find myself putting this at the top of the list, and I saw the consistent goods of 89-90.
start to finish a night that will always remind me how special it was!
-the last time (01/06/2011)

Man we were fucked up for this show! Naked on the roof. Whoa.
-Keitha (05/19/2011)

Great show,reminiscent of the old days very psychedelic feel.Almost as good as richmond 11/1/85!-Buzz
- (12/29/2011)

One of my all-time favorite shows. The Kesey rap during DarkStar to eulogize Bill Graham who'd died a few weeks earlier is forever etched in my mind. I come back to this show for a listen four or five times a year.
- (08/18/2012)

I do believe Carlos Santana was up there that night as well with Gary Duncan but had trouble plugging in and equipment failed, or I was high on acid and none of that occurred...

- (10/31/2013)

My second night in San Francisco. Arrived there after 3 days driving across country relocating from Connecticut. My buddy had tickets and acid, and off to Oakland we went. Now I've seen over a hundred shows in my time - this one was special. Very different vibe, very intense and spot-on musically, tight and rhythmic. Just an incredibly great show. And I love no song better than Fire on the Mountain, but out of all those shows I saw, I can count the number of Scarlet>Fires on one hand. This Scarlet>Fire was worth the wait... And Kesey was the extra handful of candy on that Halloween evening.
- (08/13/2015)

This was a great show! I made it for the entire 4 day run.
- (10/31/2016)

This was one of 4 shows to include both help slip franklins AND Darkstar.
-Mike c (03/16/2017)

Little bit of trivia: last show to feature both verses of "Dark Star."
-Anthony (09/09/2018)

The Last Time not This Could Be the Last Time.
-Anonymous (06/12/2020)

Band is spot on for this Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues. Such nice space in Jerry's solo, and Phil nails the lyrics.

Fantastic sounding show.
-Anonymous (03/26/2021)

Ok just starting the second set on SiriusXM and I can predict with utter certainty that Standing On The Moon along with the whole Bill Graham of it all will make me cry.
-August West (08/15/2022)

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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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