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Oakland Coliseum Arena - Oakland, CA

Set 1:
Hell In A Bucket
Row Jimmy
New Minglewood Blues
Lazy River Road
Mama Tried
Mexicali Blues
Tennessee Jed
Easy Answers

Set 2:
Touch Of Grey
Samson And Delilah
Uncle John's Band
Supplication Jam
Uncle John's Band
The Other One
Cosmic Charlie tease
Wharf Rat
Turn On Your Love Light


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I remember in the mid 1980s a "Bring back Cosmic Charlie" campaign by some heads. I guess this is the closest they ever came to hearing it again!

Yo this was a FUCKED up show, kid

not good to tease trippin' headz with cozmic charlie man. I was sittin' in the 3rd row, blazed, freakin' out when they stopped the tease. Rain sucked as an encore but the place was rockin' for the lovelight.

i recall a numner of IDOTS began to boo when jerry left charlie and went into wharf rat. i was utterly disgusted. nick, i've read a number of your comments throughout this database and you should stop speaking as you have no idea what you're talking about. anonymous, you and nick were probably two of the ungrateful IDIOTS that began to boo.

Cosmic Charlie debuted on this same date 25 years before(2/27/69.)"Go on home..."

Just king around man, relax. The Samson and Delilah circulates on Kazaa.

you could feel it when they stopped charlie. it went to far.. ok show but charlie would have had it much better.

rain is a better song than lovelight will ever be, NICK!
fun parade though. decent show

This run was not at the stadium... it was the indoor Coliseum Arena. This particular show was my last GD show, and I took my mom. It was Chinese New Year's!
- (02/08/2008)

"rain is a better song than lovelight will ever be, NICK!"

Soooooooooo many great Love Lights (read:Pigpen), can't say any Rains are remarkable...right on Nick.
-Bossgobbler (06/09/2010)

HAHAHAHA, anyone who would boo jerry for starting to play wharf deserves to have a real bad trip at a show. Cause if you're mind set made you do that then you're clearly chillin in the wrong scene man. No real dead head would ever boo jerry. Don't care what your justification for it is, it's because of ass holes like you that jerry started gettin sick of touring. Also probabl the same people who destroyed the lot scene with all your bull shit.
R.I.P. Jerry, play whatever the fuck you want.
-Anonymous (07/04/2012)

Honestly I would have booed as well. Enough Wharf Rat's already, let's hear Cosmic Charlie!!
- (05/09/2014)

Even if we all know it would have been anything but cosmic? I think it would have been more like massacred charlie if they went for it. I love Jerry just as much as the next head, but he was on his way out and i really can't see a song they hadn't played in over a decade going anywhere but south. The dead are the greatest band to ever walk the land, but like everything else in life, anything that is that good never lasts forever, it always ends. And '94 - '95 was The End. There were "good" shows sprinkled throughout these years, but the phrase "few and far between" also comes to mind.

Sorry if this opinion upsets any one who thinks a Cosmic Charlie in '94 would have rocked, i'm just being honest about what i hear with my own two ears after giving every show of 93-95 a listen (i didn't believe all the negativity either, but i get it now) and a chance. I'm sure, as it always is, that the experiences had AT the show can't be represented by just the music, so i don't mean to knock anyones memories, only commenting on the music.
-Anonymous (01/17/2017)

How come nobody's talking about the insane UJB supllication jam? It was Jerry at his best, I was crying (& fryin) It was beautiful. Enough about the Cosmis Charlie Tease. It was gone before we knew what hit us, just a gem of a nugget. We should all be thankful (Grateful?) we had this show. We celebrated the year of the dog, great D&S!
- (02/23/2017)

I don't remember boos when Cosmic Charlie turned into Wharf Rat, I remember it as a collective groan from the crowd. The place was going wild when they heard CC start and it was more than a just little tease, so the disappointment was palpable.
- (06/12/2017)

I was on the floor for this show and the whole CC part is etched in my mind. It wasn't booing, more like a collective "awww" as the crowd realized just what a hard tease that was. I remember my friends and I totally spazzing out as Jer started playing the opening to CC, thinking we were about to get a huge break out, but it was not to be.

Reading about the song some years later, this was one of the more difficult tunes in their repertoire to play (per Jerry).
I've never come across any source that said they were practicing or sound checking this at the time, so it is highly unlikely that they would've have been able to pull it off from memory. I'm betting the rest of the band was surprised as well when Jerry started playing it - he was probably just seeing how far he could take it.

Also, as some have previously indicated here, it is doubtful that, even if they did pull it off, it would have been all that good - more novelty than rockin' version. I mean, how good - really - were any of those UC's in '95? It was cool to hear it played, but nowhere close to what's on Mars Hotel.

And, yes, the jam in UJB was _amazing_ - a pure GD moment, so rare in those later years - it felt like they were ripping space and time apart.
-Kid A (02/23/2024)

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Band Configuration
(05/19/92 - 07/09/95)

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

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