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Oakland Coliseum Arena - December 31, 1987

Oakland Coliseum Arena

December 31, 1987

Oakland, CA US

Average: 4.6 (13 votes)


final "Day-O" - only "Do You Wanna Dance" - Bill Graham rides in on the Golden Gate Bridge - pay-per-view TV broadcast - national radio broadcast - The Neville Brothers, then The Looters opened - also: Mason Williams

Set List:

Promised Land
Cold Rain and Snow
Little Red Rooster
When Push Comes to Shove
Bird Song
Music Never Stopped

Hell in a Bucket
Uncle John's Band
Terrapin Station
The Other One
Wharf Rat
Throwin' Stones
Not Fade Away

Man Smart/Woman Smarter
Iko Iko
Banana Boat Song
Knockin' on Heaven's Door

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Attendees of this show

dubai-escorts-bunnies, seastones79, someone, DanDasaro, Flatbed Floyd, Brad125, gerryg2012, msmiranda, Luvdacheese, dbdweller, WackaloonQ, dahainer, aliceDmillionair, LorenSR, Inadrainditch, subdog, msharvey, sanka4u, julex, likecats, deharpport, crunchyfrog, nitecat, guymess, rainshine, scottocs, MDB52, Ondabus, Jackstraw1963, rlrs, healingbear, crazy4golf2003, Rickyspill, julesrules21369, hockey_john, michizzle, jonney, radtek, tstrit, stuart walker, andychatfield, kbm, snafu, dancin dean, heypebbles, Phinnegan, juddh1, golfmann, djgratefullydeadicated, Sugarmagkauai, shrinkrap50, quick68, kwjazz, blake wood, AlpineValley81, fifty lakes, deadhead_75, Llollo, shannonsapitbull, ChinaRider77, sweetiemama, revelation bus, FatherTime, bubu13, Sustainabill, flyinghen, grateful hawaiian, valeriejoy, gmcmd, mmtapeop, 123IBT, djangology, smarcus, Deadwhiteandblu, lotsofgreensmiles, aSid, niptotheair, greeksam78, rustyherb, jimpeckham, scotts, louatchick, rodiebluez1, joebroomhead, johnnytreeman, eep-hour, sweetangel91369, grubstake, AlaskaDeadHead1, captaintripsIA, AlpineMatrick, ChinaCat67, Zakstraw, earthballeric, fellow deadhead, alovours13, Pedro2009, Disco Stu, Heynow from The Well, zombie_wolf, Stella Bleu, ChantalAndGeorge, nicklas59, hbajams, kimdance, tcrider, Beamers, ratterd, ShivaHo, Oldneumanntapr, mcrosno, drago, NanB, BornInADesert, goodlivin, BurntDawg, lemond, okeedeaddave, cool colo. rain, lagnaf, neilwine, donnalee, abbilu, MagicPEZ, LadyoftheIsland, dknaturally, scottrost, jsomoza, djanders, rondboyer, deadheadii, smithmm, tjazzbo, kdawno, Mick Flaire, Lynnzie, moses, Canyon Critter, guitarman93061, gr8flwlf, mary meet, Peppermint Patty, hoffmnj, guitarmanbilly, Missi Lynn, TommyHolland, Thepman, danceswithbears, UNCCandyman, pyy, Indicator, MissReddin, cothrex13, spikedriver, Birdsong1969NJ, wsp420, ajarnaloha, Tom Mittemeyer, rami, stellablew, beandog22, neeserbean67, Jimmy C., gammalyte, Rainbowjohn, poghmahone, WaywardBill, Brother Esau, quinnever, scrltbg, scarletfire16, teachpeace, EcoBen, whitebird, uncjhn, zofo, nextshow, supagaijin, Brophy, jgminerals, Markdm, beckstei, scarletb, tahoedead, BertRei, Mr.Skjellyfetti, SF_328, padrig, BigDog, ladyfinger, NickPannozzo, johnnybgoode, Duude, saint michael, GratefulGary420, romp711, 1965, ketch22, Felix, jdascout, westking101, pchasmar, jdarr, hamal, djbigjim, Gypsy Cowgirl, rideclean, Deadfitz, daytripper420, goverlid, AugustWest0809, Mythical Ethical Icicle Tricycle, AndieIsAlthea, Skjellyfetti, hippomon, FrankB777, GreensAndNettles, eddpao, sequoiadean, lisainpotown, jolie, caffmcjimmrey, Rum Jungle, Popacobb, tommygutt, SoulshineDeadream, NJDEAD40, bshaky256, sycobilly, Valerie Stevenson, treesdream, BlondeJim, jpjp, Michael Sofris, andrewmyers, ratly-simms, Josef, mary-sunshine, chinacat449, smokey mountains, craig maceachern 2 dustyrose, badtpyist, bdpalace, misngfingr, david515, carmotor, brainman, spacecowboy, thfalk, jblotter, JackStrawfromOttawa, Walstib, slpatgun, johnh, raindep, JohnDillinger, tigerstrikes, Dire Wolff, OBY-BEN-WAH-KENOBY, jerryskid, capt tapes, Jeffervonjefferson, wharfrat8199, Barbara, KoHoSo, richthephotog, Jim Vaughn, Ouizzzl, AikoBearzly, Swervn, Brian710, probable cosby, Nealcassidy, granfallooon, ibewbro, robcork, deadeloc, kenco, graymatter, Terrapin_Tommy, GARCIAHEAD, dead4days, mikestar, Straw, evbaby, quack, Dar-El, Fillmore Midwest, Friend of the Devil, Cosmiccharlie, Wino, budculbertson, Trader X, bshawlang, cutter, juicediva, warnold420, wolff, grtflmark, Japegirou, ken_in_ma, garrynet, wjbthe3, misujry, tahoejimbo420, Tom Thumb, darrrkstarrr-billy, scamperoni, AJ, OneGratefulDad, Staggerlee, jjoops, Spore, aaron, gratefulygroovin, NorthwestMichael, Lorenr, philsurf, ifeelitall, theoneandonlycorky, JayLif, tommyfogarty, johnboy, riggamortis, rminas, Zomby D Wulf, bkind-fg2all, paisley, saysetha, Chief, seenvic, NYsteve, JerryisaJedi, tramp, rleeb727, bozospace, themusicarchive, Far-L, jaya, fpellc, UncleWaldo, bdog1963, Hlpslpfrnk, dannyclark1966, tzuriel, Marshun, garyfish, BlackandWhite.Peter, L0ZeR, crazyfingers, Clearlight, cpousen, chicago, Zippatron, DansinMatt, spam, fogzone, Stealth, bradleyg, mandala, Post N. Steiner, dreamtime, REK, Benny Jakes, Sunshine-Daydream, Sueshi


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ifeelitall's picture
Joined: Jun 10 2007
Okay' I didn't actually go

but i watched it and taped it on pay per view. I felt like I was there! Without love in a dream it will never come true. .

tigerstrikes's picture
Joined: Jun 22 2007
My only New Year's show

Deadhead since '69, and this was the only NY show I ever went to, it was a blast, even after my date's brother spilled a soda all over me. Last time I saw Bill Graham.

sixstringsmoreorLesh's picture
Joined: Jun 4 2007
things getting 'un-manageable'!!!!

tj crowley

i was approaching the doors of the GPO (manhatten 8th ave.) to send out my $$ for this the postal worker's window about to get the enveloped stamped for the date...i turned around and opted to secure "MORE" cocaine..things got worse for there exceptionaly.
the bottom (at least this one) came quickly

Popacobb's picture
Joined: Jul 15 2007
The Boys

This is the best New Year's show ever. (imho) Of course I only saw 10 or 11. The third set was sick. Everyone trading instuments. Brent was so juiced, it still gives me a kick thinking about Jerry laughing at him. The exactly perfect brothers were. Second 81 or 82 can't remember, Satisfaction at midnight. The show that the pigs clubbed people trying to get back into the Kaiser. Because it was billed as breakfast at dawn. It wasn't uncle Bo Bo's fault. Also you forgot to mention Kesey leading the crowd in the old "lets go down to the river" with a twist. In cosmic value this show rivals Wavey's 50 bithday party after the show. If you were there you know what I'm talkin.
Peace, God bless

Joined: Aug 16 2007
Simply put "one of the best

Simply put "one of the best nights of my life" thanks Kirsten Wilson. Even Spiderman was there.

Best part of the show: Watching people trip out when giant balloon grid went over their heads

MissReddin's picture
Joined: Jul 25 2008
omg mason williams +

Mason is astonishing...his video "250+ years of art in 2.5 minutes" is one of the best of all time...we used to use it in light shows at Zap Concerts in glendale, california

keep your character, enjoy living, share your fortune,
OXOX Merple Reddin

Deadwhiteandblu's picture
Joined: May 3 2010
My first Miracle!!

Flew out from NJ with only tix for first three nights. Begged all week for a NY ticket. Dropped my first "hit" of X at 3pm, by 4 I did not care less if I got in. Then some dude poked me and asked "Do you have my ticket?" I laughed and said no, does that actually get you a ticket? He said "FAITH WILL GET YOU A TICKET!!"
I walked 50 yards poked a guy who looked like Santa/Jerry and asked him, "DO you have my ticket?" He said how many do you need, I said 2, he replied no sorry I do not. As he walked away, I pulled on the back of his shirt and asked again,"Do YOU have my ticket?" He quietly said yes I have 2 for you please do not re-sell them. We paid face value at 6pm NYE!!

hockey_john's picture
Joined: Aug 25 2012
Only matters to me

Only matters to me but this is my 100th time seeing them in California. 1st being Ventura 82. Guess am an odd ball to count something as trivial as this but hey why not?

LooseBrucie's picture
Joined: Aug 8 2013

First of many shows we listened to on the radio. Props to GDub for hosting such a great party...but damn; I wish someone hadn't tried to change the station at some point because it mestup my tape!

nitecat's picture
Joined: Nov 1 2010
What a Grate Year

The New Year's Eve celebration at the end of a grate year for me and my shows, my most shows in one year, oh what fun I had this year!


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Oakland Coliseum Arena - December 31, 1987