• Oakland Coliseum Arena - December 31, 1989
    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

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  • 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
    drums
    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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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
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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
drums
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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I actually floated over the audience during Dark Star. The Best Western across the street was CRAZY after the show!!!!
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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!!
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Had a great time, but the long-awaited dark star was way too short. . . Without love in a dream it will never come true. . .
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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.
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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
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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
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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!
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brought $100 to get a ticket for this show. while waiting by the gate for my miracle, an older gentleman, who worked for the coliseum, approached me and asked if i wanted to get into the show. sensing another grateful dead moment, i replied "yes", to which he answered, "follow me". so i did. we went around back and next thing i know, i'm on the inside 2 HOURS BEFORE THE DOORS OPENED!!! evidently, i became legend to those who witnessed in the parking lot. dunno 'bout that, but, man what a trip! on a sadder note, while in the parking lot with other pilgrims, i watched a security guard use a "slim jim" to get into numerous vehicles, looking for valuables. what a shame--the law breaking THE LAW; how human is that?
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any one know anything about the extremely rare father time backstagepass t-shirt from that night? I was 19 and me and my friend Chris ( who's older brother is Larry LaLonde - lead gituarist for Primus )were invited to work for Bill Graham's "Staff Pro" for the entire show that night as security....... we started off posted at the concourse between the two stadiums... that is until a gigantic crowd stormed the fence across the concourse trying to get into the show.... we were kids and I didn't know what to do... but I knew I wasn't going to listen to this old jerk who was our supervisior yell at us to F*** up them damn hippies. Well that was it me and my friend threw off our gold staff pro jackets and told the old coot you handle it were outa of here. when we made it back over to the main bosses trailer and told our account of why we did,nt have our jackets he vary sagely and with a slight smirk said " that guy had no business working for us with his attitude.... and then he handed us each perhaps the most memorable and valuable item of clothing I've ever owned..... a 1989 new year's eve father time grateful dead back stage pass T-shirt and for the rest of the night we worked back stage escorting VIP's from the limo to the back stage area....... I like the Dead .... but i'm a metal head however my farther is the worlds hugest dead head of all time and when he saw the shirt he flipped out ... but not as much as he flipped out a week later when I sold it for a bag of pot.
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I was 19 and me and my friend Chris ( who's older brother is Larry LaLonde - lead gituarist for Primus )were invited to work for Bill Graham's "Staff Pro" for the entire show that night as security....... we started off posted at the concourse between the two stadiums... that is until a gigantic crowd stormed the fence across the concourse trying to get into the show.... we were kids and I didn't know what to do... but I knew I wasn't going to listen to this old jerk who was our supervisior yell at us to F*** up them damn hippies. Well that was it me and my friend threw off our gold staff pro jackets and told the old coot you handle it were outa of here. when we made it back over to the main bosses trailer and told our account of why we did,nt have our jackets he vary sagely and with a slight smirk said " that guy had no business working for us with his attitude.... and then he handed us each perhaps the most memorable and valuable item of clothing I've ever owned..... a 1989 new year's eve father time grateful dead back stage pass T-shirt and for the rest of the night we worked back stage escorting VIP's from the limo to the back stage area....... I like the Dead .... but i'm a metal head however my farther is the worlds hugest dead head of all time and when he saw the shirt he flipped out ... but not as much as he flipped out a week later when I sold it for a bag of pot.
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This was my last show on the balloon crew, waaa... What a show and Bonnie Did knock it out of the park! Love to you All
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  • stuart walker
    4 years 2 months ago
    Beautiful
    This was my last show on the balloon crew, waaa... What a show and Bonnie Did knock it out of the park! Love to you All
  • uturnhuggybear…
    5 years 4 months ago
    89 new years show chek this out
    I was 19 and me and my friend Chris ( who's older brother is Larry LaLonde - lead gituarist for Primus )were invited to work for Bill Graham's "Staff Pro" for the entire show that night as security....... we started off posted at the concourse between the two stadiums... that is until a gigantic crowd stormed the fence across the concourse trying to get into the show.... we were kids and I didn't know what to do... but I knew I wasn't going to listen to this old jerk who was our supervisior yell at us to F*** up them damn hippies. Well that was it me and my friend threw off our gold staff pro jackets and told the old coot you handle it were outa of here. when we made it back over to the main bosses trailer and told our account of why we did,nt have our jackets he vary sagely and with a slight smirk said " that guy had no business working for us with his attitude.... and then he handed us each perhaps the most memorable and valuable item of clothing I've ever owned..... a 1989 new year's eve father time grateful dead back stage pass T-shirt and for the rest of the night we worked back stage escorting VIP's from the limo to the back stage area....... I like the Dead .... but i'm a metal head however my farther is the worlds hugest dead head of all time and when he saw the shirt he flipped out ... but not as much as he flipped out a week later when I sold it for a bag of pot.
  • uturnhuggybear…
    5 years 4 months ago
    89 new yaers eve show at collosium
    any one know anything about the extremely rare father time backstagepass t-shirt from that night? I was 19 and me and my friend Chris ( who's older brother is Larry LaLonde - lead gituarist for Primus )were invited to work for Bill Graham's "Staff Pro" for the entire show that night as security....... we started off posted at the concourse between the two stadiums... that is until a gigantic crowd stormed the fence across the concourse trying to get into the show.... we were kids and I didn't know what to do... but I knew I wasn't going to listen to this old jerk who was our supervisior yell at us to F*** up them damn hippies. Well that was it me and my friend threw off our gold staff pro jackets and told the old coot you handle it were outa of here. when we made it back over to the main bosses trailer and told our account of why we did,nt have our jackets he vary sagely and with a slight smirk said " that guy had no business working for us with his attitude.... and then he handed us each perhaps the most memorable and valuable item of clothing I've ever owned..... a 1989 new year's eve father time grateful dead back stage pass T-shirt and for the rest of the night we worked back stage escorting VIP's from the limo to the back stage area....... I like the Dead .... but i'm a metal head however my farther is the worlds hugest dead head of all time and when he saw the shirt he flipped out ... but not as much as he flipped out a week later when I sold it for a bag of pot.