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Oakland Coliseum Arena - December 31, 1989

Oakland Coliseum Arena

December 31, 1989

Oakland, CA US

Average: 4.5 (14 votes)


New Grass Revival then Bonnie Raitt opened - FM broadcast KPFA-Berkeley - last "Big Boss Man": 04-09-88 [133] - last "Midnight Hour": 07-31-88 [107] - Bill Graham, dressed as a chicken landed on and cracked a giant eggЉ - Two baby "New Years" hatched, one was Bill Graham's son, Alex

Set List:

Sugar Magnolia
Touch of Grey
Man Smart/Woman Smarter
Big Boss Man
Stuck Inside of Mobile
Shakedown Street

Iko Iko
Victim or the Crime
Dark Star
Dear Mr. Fantasy
Hey Jude Reprise
Goin' Down the Road Feelin' Bad
Throwin' Stones
Not Fade Away

Brokedown Palace
Sunshine Daydream

Midnight Hour

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Attendees of this show

sailbystars, corrina23, Gratefulchuck68, SDhead, dubai-escorts-bunnies, seastones79, Melissaaaaa, Brad125, gerryg2012, garciafan, msmiranda, JennD, Luvdacheese, chenry, dbdweller, dahainer, jamessoai, Jenknox, julex, likecats, bellablue2270, deharpport, Howzit2u2, pukegrub, nitecat, jodisalmonson, raymond2002, rainshine, gypsyta2r, scottocs, surfdude67, lehua, MDB52,, GripWeed, alaskaconstant, Jackstraw1963, rlrs, hippiealdeadhead, crazy4golf2003,, 601, jp1142, John Kovacs, dedhed1963, popeye the squirm, michizzle, Tweety42, therealgmoney, chad.e.buck, andychatfield, EugeneEvon, mrsmallard, hitmeister, snafu, dancin dean, mmcnutt1970, heypebbles, Phinnegan, Sugarmagkauai, shrinkrap50, jenniferandjenson, puroshaggy, blake wood, inanothertimes, crackers1970, Uncleman13, turtlepace72, thelahun, shannonsapitbull, Geodye420, 330jeff, ChinaRider77, revelation bus, jpreece83, nico11377, windandraine, shug9, FatherTime, ellisdee25, bubu13, JohnCesano, Sustainabill, grateful hawaiian, davidadoan, ggdead, valeriejoy, gordy, smarcus, magicchef, lotsofgreensmiles, omar bear, walstib98, kjn70, aSid, Gr8fulGlenn, atomheart, niptotheair, greeksam78, madrone, rustyherb, mkev, jimpeckham, jeromethompson, darkstarcrashes, peterBud, Balloonatic Austinweird, Willie B. A. Goodefellow, mingle, zeekbythecreek12345, SpentthenightinUtah, rodiebluez1, Mr.Natural, ohiojrrygrl, kingsfishers, eep-hour, sweetangel91369, Boris90, grubstake, AlaskaDeadHead1, POLARTOX, laura-o, madbonger618, paintgangster, micah68, ahpook23, zebadya, jcjoesammax, cbchess, Zakstraw, Marnola, gilkid, fellow deadhead, Randy80302, 4everagratefuldeadhead, deadgrrl, Pedro2009, 5ugaree, Harley Head, W.A.L.S.T.I.B., Andy the Hippie, deadheadned, THE KIDD, kevdaddy, nothing_comes_for_free, Boulder Creek Mama, Heynow from The Well, photoleon, jhop321, Hennig, ChantalAndGeorge, johnnie walker, John Galt, kimdance, Beamers, ShivaHo, retiredwingnut, markwayne, Oldneumanntapr, dp351, m23, computermagician, drago, hobiecat37, BornInADesert, gaia247, goodlivin, BurntDawg, jokaroo, lagnaf, alpine84, neilwine, MagicPEZ, wharfrat1016, kathyk26, johnnyhub, Mr.SanJose, djanders, diamond-eyed jack, smithmm, TERRAPINEYES, Basilicone, gr8fulcraig, Susie Q, saratogajude, Mick Flaire, moses, Canyon Critter, greendad, mintyquinty, hoffmnj, Missi Lynn, UNCCandyman, dedahed, thehagg01, dfong74, jolanjolie, MissReddin, spikedriver, BarefeetBob, Oranje Machine, jaykuhles, byrdgirl_01, cosmic_skye, Amitayus, Ms. Cindy, Tom Mittemeyer, JK Straw, zappy, jbatt, ubiquitous, mmmm_beer, gammalyte, Rainbowjohn, HappyCat1970, don of the dead, WaywardBill, BoSoxMatt, quinnever, teachpeace, GoldenBear, jimmy_row, dave h, Lady of the River, whitebird, supagaijin, Brophy, jgminerals, scarletb, LUCY1985, Tenner, thndrbill, twilaq1, Mr.Skjellyfetti, padrig, songsfrown, NickPannozzo, Taco Joe, JP Driessen, patdog, dreiner2, Duude, romp711, Europe 90, hugeafro, pchasmar, sfchick, jdarr, hamal, inka3d, Greatful Greg 61, hatkat, cdenzin, Pha_Q, ravenward, daytripper420, gr8fuldaddy1, big dave, ramblonrose, highvibe, AndieIsAlthea, Skjellyfetti, hippomon, boxorain, spacekat, FrankB777, VTMTNRider, RowJimmyV, lisainpotown, jolie, caffmcjimmrey, doobiesdaddy, LastFairDeal, blondon1, Bear, tommygutt, cactus420, bshaky256, weird72, Valerie Stevenson, Bob_Who, treesdream, BlondeJim, crazyfingers73, shnaholic, tapertim, mstaggerlee, JurassicBlueberries, mary-sunshine, craig maceachern 2 dustyrose, badtpyist, IRSampson, kim, misngfingr, dumbek, spacecowboy, JBT420247, thfalk, copleyjh, edgeman, jblotter, nuggets, Walstib, timitart, slpatgun, drumzspace72, aquanee, ALA, OBY-BEN-WAH-KENOBY, jerryskid, capt tapes, Jeffervonjefferson, Strider 88, Barbara, richthephotog, Jim Vaughn, Ozhead, johnieappel, Ouizzzl, AikoBearzly, probable cosby, barongsong, jpederzane, holland, granfallooon, KJ7XJ, WackaloonQ, Jfgr8ful, ibewbro, SCM GD LVR, masonskids, shineonnme, Terrapin_Tommy, JOEG, dead4days, evbaby, Dar-El, Fillmore Midwest, seve allday, Friend of the Devil, FreewheelingFranklin, Cosmiccharlie, Wino, budculbertson, Trader X, cutter, juicediva, warnold420, wolff, ghfg, Augwest, ssc5160, rust, Teajay, Japegirou, kiote, misujry, tahoejimbo420, scamperoni, fred williams, ramble_on_schroedes, OneGratefulDad, Staggerlee, walstib3, jjoops, Spore, aaron, ray, jcmarckx, gratefulygroovin, crayolastars, NorthwestMichael, amccuskey, philsurf, Gr8ful, ifeelitall, peterpollay, theoneandonlycorky, riggamortis, rminas, drchampagne, Zomby D Wulf, Chief, manacatsunflower, 67chinacat, PsillyJim, Grateful1313, NYsteve, tramp, spoondivy, themusicarchive, fpellc, jw, bdog1963, Jon Cornick, Hlpslpfrnk, dannyclark1966, DrkStr, ratdog58, OnTheRoadAgain, garyfish, BlackandWhite.Peter, Trueski, deadahead, skioa, crazyfingers, David L., battman, Zippatron, avarose325, Ski_Nose, srumble, spam, fogzone, Teedawg, bradleyg, mandala, AceCool, msirilla, Post N. Steiner, dreamtime, dansoninthestreets, Tom Banjo, paul, heyhay3, stevetall, aud, caribouh


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Joined: Jun 4 2007
Whoopie! More crazy fun

Whoopie! More crazy fun with 50,000 of my closest friends!

AceCool's picture
Joined: Jun 4 2007
Yeah I was at that show too.

Yeah I was at that show too. This was the only NYE show I ever attended.

Joined: Jun 13 2007

I actually floated over the audience during Dark Star. The Best Western across the street was CRAZY after the show!!!!

KJ7XJ's picture
Joined: Jun 16 2007
No Miracle for me :(

Had a blast even though we had to listen on KPFA in the dew night of the east bay... and yes the Best Western WAS a zoo!!

ifeelitall's picture
Joined: Jun 10 2007
My only New Years Eve show

Had a great time, but the long-awaited dark star was way too short. . .

Without love in a dream it will never come true. . .

Joined: Jun 4 2007
Bonnie Raitt Was Lovin' Jerry

Remember Bonnie coming on and giving Bobby a lesson in how to play slide. She gave Jerry a huge hug before leaving the stage and left Bobby in the lurch. Good comedy.

Joined: Jun 21 2007

vividly remember being down in front ,getting a birds eye view of bonnies legs under a short skirt...dammm she had some thick legs... """ nothing left to do but,SMILE

Uncleman13's picture
Joined: Dec 2 2010
This was my first show.

I had no ideal what was going to happen then the tabs hit and it was on. Never been the same since thank God for that. It was the best experience and I enterd as a newb and Walked out Dead to the Core. I was up on the right side and the Purple flowers rolling across the carpet of heads on the floor was breathtaking I remember during victim that this was almost my limit but I was wrong WoW incredible night finding berkley after took forever lucky I was in that bubble of wonder that lets you always be alright. I often relive that time in my memories.Beautiful just beautiful

601's picture
Joined: Jun 22 2010
Was gonna get a "miracle

Was gonna get a "miracle ticket" for this ('89) New Years Eve show. Wound up inside the arena one-and-a-half hours before the doors opened, no ticket required(I'd brought an extra 100 bucks for a ticket for this show). The arena worker who'd "ghosted" me in said that he was thinkin' about getting a couple of beers later, and could I maybe give him "five or ten bucks"-- I laughed and gave him a fifty; he laughed and gave me a hug. good ol' Grateful Dead!

Joined: Feb 8 2011
my first new years show

my first new years show


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Oakland Coliseum Arena - December 31, 1989