• Town Park - August 16, 1987
    "Beer Barrel Polka" tuning before "Far From Me" - double start for "Brokedown" - FM broadcast KOTO - Olatunji and the Drums of Passion opened

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"Beer Barrel Polka" tuning before "Far From Me" - double start for "Brokedown" - FM broadcast KOTO - Olatunji and the Drums of Passion opened
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Mississippi Half-Step
Little Red Rooster
Iko Iko
Far From Me
West L.A. Fadeaway
Masterpiece
Big Railroad Blues
Promised Land

When Push Comes to Shove
Samson and Delilah
He's Gone
drums
The Other One
Truckin'
Black Peter
Good Lovin'

Touch of Grey
Brokedown Palace
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Two days of lovely but lazy shows in a very small venue. Check out tapes of the encore. Jerry starts Brokedown Palace with the wrong lyric, leaving the rest of the band baffled. They press on for a couple more lines until they just crash and burn, leading Jerry to say, "Wait a minute... we're in the wrong key... this is all fucked up! It's the altitude, you know?" or words to that effect... Glen
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did anyone else dance down the street after this show with Bill Graham, Mickey and Baba Olatunji and band? great fun....
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It was funny! - and perhaps not the first time I remebered this happening... a strange sort of deja vu... well, maybe it was the altitude!
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8/16/87 was the day of Harmonic Convergence.I thought that it had to do with the planets or stars.... Not quite! Here's the official story! The period in history known as Harmonic Convergence was defined by Jose Arguelles as: “the point at which the counter-spin of history finally comes to a momentary halt, and the still imperceptible spin of post-history commences.” It was the fulfillment of the prophecy of Quetzalcoatl, known as the Thirteen Heavens and Nine Hells. The prophecy stated that following the ninth hell, humanity would know and experience an unprecedented New Age of Peace. The Hell cycle ended on August 16, 1987; the Harmonic Convergence began on August 17. Thus began the projected twenty-five year culmination of the 5,125 year Great Cycle of History, as well as the 26,000-year cycle of evolution, both slated to end in 2012. Ok! I heard that Baba Olatungie held an early morning chant to celebrate the Convergence for a couple hundred lucky folks. Unfortunately, I was probably waking up a few miles away in a very cold tent next to a really cold river at about the same time! Fun Show - (except Push should have been Shakedown)Brokedown cracked us all up!
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Definately goes down as the laziest Dead show of all time. But, it fit the scene perfectly. The smallest venue I ever got to see the band in. It was so beautiful & totally laid back. After the show a local reggae band played at the Fly Me To The Moon Saloon, Mickey & Baba both came.
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i was at this show.i was standing up against this fence when it started shakeing,then it fell over and all of us heads started climeing over and running.horse rangers all over started chasing us, one was on my tail.i ran like hell up the incline as fast as i could, made sharp right deep into croud and zig zaged.lost ranger! the first of a couple of exp. to follow! wow, i still can remember details...
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I WAS AT THIS SHOW,I WAS...is actully park city utah,not town park in co. its been a long time ago man,fogy memory....
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I was a tad oxygen deprived but I didn't remember any hostile horse rangers!
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Such a unique GD/JG moment. The YouTube video of JG f'n up the Brokedown beginning is priceless. That band has gotten thru colossal train wrecks, as we know, and thats all good. It's so funny to see/hear how they/JG just had to can it cuz there was no getting back on track. Once you start singing in another key, it's sooo hard to change to the new one. Especially since the beginning of Brokedown has a real less than typical chord progression. For those who haven't seen the clip; couldn't find it. darn!!! oh well... Happy Jerry Week ya'll
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Jimbo....It may seem important to note that Brokedown palace 'brokedown' and that was funny to see, but the best was the procession up the street after the second 'afternoon show' when Jerry Garcia himself was spotted in a white van headed up main street after the Mickey Hart Drum Parade...
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JimboHey Fellow DeadHead...This show WAS in Town Park, Telluride Colorado so I can only assume that you thought it was Park City Utah and thats why you made a comment. This was definitely Town Park dude..
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JimboJust noticed your second post I WAS AT THIS SHOW. I WAS.. sorry you realized your mistake without my input, I apologise...
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Kingfish played after one of these gigs at the local saloon. That was a good show, too.
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these videos are not mine yet they tell the story of the birth of the band we all love. Amazing footage of early days also.http://youtu.be/31dWzqdqXKI Will let you follow along from there.
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  • hockey_john
    5 years 2 months ago
    not mine
    these videos are not mine yet they tell the story of the birth of the band we all love. Amazing footage of early days also.http://youtu.be/31dWzqdqXKI Will let you follow along from there.
  • Theeteetop
    6 years 4 months ago
    Kingfish
    Kingfish played after one of these gigs at the local saloon. That was a good show, too.
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    Live Life in R…
    9 years 2 months ago
    Oh sorry.....
    JimboJust noticed your second post I WAS AT THIS SHOW. I WAS.. sorry you realized your mistake without my input, I apologise...