Grateful Dead

Oakland Coliseum Arena - December 31, 1988

Oakland Coliseum Arena

December 31, 1988

Oakland, CA US

Average: 4.3 (17 votes)


Peter Apfelbaum and the Hieroglyphics Ensemble, then Tom Tom Club opened - FM broadcast KFOG-San Francisco - "Beer Barrel Polka" tuning before "Cassidy" - Bill Graham rides in on a giant mirror ball

Set List:

Let the Good Times Roll
Franklin's Tower
Wang Dang Doodle
West L.A. Fadeaway
Cold Rain and Snow
Don't Ease Me In

Sugar Magnolia
Touch of Grey
Man Smart/Woman Smarter
Terrapin Station
The Wheel
Gimme Some Lovin'
All Along the Watchtower
Morning Dew
Sunshine Daydream

Wharf Rat
Goin' Down the Road Feelin' Bad
One More Saturday Night

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Attendees of this show

dubai-escorts-bunnies, seastones79, americaneon, Flatbed Floyd, JennD, Dswist, H and K, chenry, dbdweller, dahainer, jamessoai, Inadrainditch, msharvey, julex, geomeister, Mike Jarboe, keytool, mvlasich, jersey2sandiego, Frontrow Joe, nitecat, lafingh2o, jodisalmonson, SPAC84, rainshine, gypsyta2r, scottocs, lehua, rlrs, crazy4golf2003, 67chinacat, michizzle, vicki1953, bkbinsd, tstrit, andychatfield, FoggyTerrapin, snafu, dancin dean, digitunes, tlight12, MrJonesN, heypebbles, Phinnegan, DAKOTA4X4, Sugarmagkauai, borncrosseyed22, shrinkrap50, kwjazz, puroshaggy, blake wood, inanothertimes, stuart walker, RayDad, shannonsapitbull, ChinaRider77, thelopsidedboy, revelation bus, brummett68, shug9, FatherTime, bubu13, JohnCesano, flyinghen, grateful hawaiian, ggdead, valeriejoy, gordy, smarcus, magicchef, chyams, lotsofgreensmiles, lazarus11, aSid, jackstraw72, CherylB, rustyherb, Dancin Dave, jimpeckham, Doctorpat, rodiebluez1, Mr.Natural, johnnytreeman, eep-hour, sweetangel91369, Napa Al, grubstake, AlaskaDeadHead1, midiman007, POLARTOX, Eyes over Toronto, TomBanjo1969, laura-o, Missing Jerry, mugwa, ahpook23, Zakstraw, Marnola, fellow deadhead, chicagomarc, Randy80302, 4everagratefuldeadhead, hillndale, Pedro2009, W.A.L.S.T.I.B., sludlow, Heynow from The Well, photoleon, Hennig, Stella Bleu, ChantalAndGeorge, johnnie walker, John Galt, kimdance, ratterd, ShivaHo, bgall, mcrosno, drago, shakedave, BornInADesert, goodlivin, BurntDawg, lemond, lagnaf, alpine84, superwelz, neilwine, plogan, abbilu, MagicPEZ, LadyoftheIsland, kathyk26, jsomoza, djanders, rondboyer, smithmm, gr8fulcraig, Susie Q, kdawno, Mick Flaire, moses, Canyon Critter, kd7lyj, greendad, richdead, Peppermint Patty, hoffmnj, guitarmanbilly, TommyHolland, hgregs, UNCCandyman, AlpineMatt, thehagg01, MissReddin, cothrex13, adamr, bobby, spikedriver, BarefeetBob, scarletfireSLC, wsp420, Jazzmaze88, Ms. Cindy, beandog22, MadSeason, mmmm_beer, Jimmy C., gammalyte, Rainbowjohn, LittleTerry, snowindian, Lodgecamp, HappyCat1970, WaywardBill, BoSoxMatt, quinnever, teachpeace, mikewantsabeer, jimmy_row, EcoBen, Dashoesoff, whitebird, uncjhn, I B DEADN, zofo, shagy112, supagaijin, Brophy, jgminerals, Markdm, beckstei, scarletb, LUCY1985, twilaq1, Mr.Skjellyfetti, SF_328, padrig, jakestraw, NickPannozzo, Duude, OakHillAce, romp711, FattyMatty, jdascout, giotti, westking101, pchasmar, jdarr, hamal, Greatful Greg 61, hatkat, gr8fuldrew, speedlimit, ravenward, daytripper420, geriskids83, highvibe, AndieIsAlthea, Skjellyfetti, hippomon, KCJones, RowJimmyV, Violaleeblue, eddpao, kluk, sequoiadean, UncleBruce1971, jolie, caffmcjimmrey, doobiesdaddy, Rum Jungle, HawaiianWoodRose, Bear, jackstrw, tommygutt, cactus420, bshaky256, Valerie Stevenson, Bob_Who, BlondeJim, jpjp, Michael Sofris, mcthwait, JP92, tapertim, Josef, mary-sunshine, badtpyist, bdpalace, kim, misngfingr, dumbek, spacecowboy, copleyjh, edgeman, jblotter, further, goffchile, JackStrawfromOttawa, Walstib, timitart, slpatgun, johnh, drumzspace72, threesaints2003, therobthompson, OscrDGrch, Dire Wolff, ALA, capt tapes, wharfrat8199, Strider 88, Barbara, richthephotog, Ozhead, Ouizzzl, AikoBearzly, barongsong, Mike Edwards, granfallooon, ibewbro, robcork, SCM GD LVR, shineonnme, kenco, That Treb Guy, Terrapin_Tommy, GARCIAHEAD, dead4days, ecmitch, evbaby, quack, Dar-El, Fillmore Midwest, seve allday, FreewheelingFranklin, Cosmiccharlie, Wino, budculbertson, Trader X, buscameby, greggm65, cutter, Cookbitch, 5 dollars a day, wolff, Japegirou, wjbthe3, misujry, tahoejimbo420, steveaes, Jackie, Tom Thumb, scamperoni, AJ, OneGratefulDad, Staggerlee, jjoops, Spore, Won-I, aaron, ray, jcmarckx, gratefulygroovin, micp1274, NorthwestMichael, Gr8ful, ifeelitall, JayLif, riggamortis, rminas, drchampagne, Zomby D Wulf, Chief, manacatsunflower, seenvic, kezardead, PsillyJim, NYsteve, tramp, rleeb727, themusicarchive, Far-L, jaya, Radon Denada, UncleWaldo, Hlpslpfrnk, Krispy, atomicknot, garyfish, BlackandWhite.Peter, Jackaroses, Jack_Straw, skioa, crazyfingers, Levon Lovelight, cpousen, David L., Zippatron, scozac, spam, fogzone, Stealth, bradleyg, mandala, Larry K, Post N. Steiner, dreamtime, deanopper, 2pigpen, heyhay3


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Joined: Jun 5 2007

1st show with Clarence Clemons on sax!

Joined: Jun 18 2007

Yea I think he played on Wang Dang Doodle and West LA Fade Away.

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Joined: Jun 23 2007
My very last show

Sugar Mag started at about 12:08

67chinacat's picture
Joined: Jun 8 2007

Wasn't this the show where the Gyoto Monks played horns during intermission? OMG! That was special!


I B DEADN's picture
Joined: Nov 30 2007
My one and only New Years

My one and only New Years show. How sweet it was,and quite an adventure getting there and back from L.A. And to think there's DH's who've never seen the Dead let alone a New Years show. I 'll consider myself blessed! I remember the audience howling during Watchtower.

Joined: May 10 2009
My Firts New Years eve

If i recall there was a light dusting of snow. i was scating across the parking lot singing GDTRFB.....

Joined: Jun 11 2009

yes there was snow, and warm apple cider as well ..

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Joined: Dec 5 2007
It was the best of times

I was with a large group of bay area friends about 30 fThis was the last of four New Years I was lucky to have attendedeet from the stage. I brought sourdough breads from Marin and aged cheddar. Others brought organic farm fresh vegies and wine. We had a picnic there on the Oakland floor. A good friend arrived with a big bag of Northern Californias best and the night was just beginning. It was heaven from let the good times roll to the 2nd set clasic start of sugar mags and a new years Dew!
It was the best of times.

Joined: Jun 9 2012
1st NYE Show

Got ticket at box office[at 8;35 pm'] ,lady working there said 'got one if you want it' YEAHHHHHHHHHHHH. Walked in floating as TOM TOM was doing Psyco Killer.
Saw Bill G and Bill Walton in parking lot. Great time.

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Joined: Mar 20 2016
new years eve

My first new years show traded a half gram of hash for my ticket


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Oakland Coliseum Arena - December 31, 1988