Grateful Dead

County Fairgrounds - June 13, 1987

County Fairgrounds

June 13, 1987

Ventura, CA US

Average: 4.9 (9 votes)


first "Masterpiece"

Set List:

Mississippi Half-Step
Walkin' Blues
Row Jimmy
When Push Comes to Shove
Friend of the Devil
Let it Grow

Shakedown Street
Saint of Circumstance
Ship of Fools
Estimated Prophet
Eyes of the World
The Other One
Morning Dew
Sugar Magnolia

Black Muddy River

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Attendees of this show

dubai-escorts-bunnies, Forrest George, seastones79, Brad125, Amy from New York, gerryg2012, jillerator, msmiranda, JennD, dbdweller,, pulsarvoodoo, msharvey, julex, scoobiedew, nitecat, lafingh2o, davidonna82, hollywood74, bluehun, MDB52, peetstr50, rlrs, crazy4golf2003, Canady, timilick1, hockey_john, jonney, reidsville, GregWalter, Grateful Mike, andychatfield, chrisr777, DANNG, Phinnegan, Badassbatik, Sugarmagkauai, shrinkrap50, nealbwhite, puroshaggy, stuart walker, RayDad, ChinaRider77, southbayrik, bubu13, grateful hawaiian, bolted, 123IBT, smarcus, Peisenberg, chyams, Trailedby20, mematrix, DavAlan, darkstarcrashes, HowldaMoon, teslaphysics, joebroomhead, Kblair, Enjoyintheride, AlaskaDeadHead1, bobert951, Gr8ful Dean, HelenABucket, SBG, goodoldays, Tennessee Russ, alovours13, 4everagratefuldeadhead, W.A.L.S.T.I.B., shockman, Jerrys Kids, deadheadned, Smileebear, Sir Smile, lucky mahone, x76, melanie11, docmark, ChantalAndGeorge, hbajams, kirasma, tcrider, Iggy, ratterd, maschae, Oldneumanntapr, talkingdog, m23, GratefulLeo, goodlivin, superwelz, neilwine, abbilu, MagicPEZ, LadyoftheIsland, dknaturally, Auxerre, serenegreen, scottrost, pleaseunme, Ramble On Randy, FlyinEye, Susie Q, Mick Flaire, stonerucsb, moses, mary meet, 4fryng, trout, hoffmnj, guitarmanbilly, trippy, jerome_baker, Christo, bongo-fury, dalillamma, MissReddin, dbest, The_Music_Danced_Me, BarefeetBob, wilsdad, kym, jlg3rd, pavlovsdog, kcjonez, skunjelefeti, cosmic_skye, BornXeyed64, rami, red feather, RythmDevil, Tommo, bodie390, Jimmy C., Jonny Neuspeed, WaywardBill, cosmicloyed, Upstate NY, HaraldPlays, teachpeace, johnman, JMY714, I B DEADN, nextshow, scarletb, mastinch13, Johnny_A, ginsu710, BigDog, NickPannozzo, patdog, saint michael, GratefulGary420, stormin norman, romp711, ketch22, pchasmar, hamal, darkstarjedi, Mike N Stien, phlpsvll, goldgreek, bjessen, Darkstar65, laura.christine, Skjellyfetti, Tuna, umadeadfan, HartwickWildMan, GreensAndNettles, HighValor, lisainpotown, jolie, Rum Jungle, tommygutt, SoulshineDeadream, cactus420, bshaky256, rreid, treesdream, GaryHartman, BlondeJim,, ratly-simms, Josef, mary-sunshine, grahamalx, dead2ns, mcow1, jed06, oldcoot, misngfingr, thfalk, jblotter, Walstib, OscrDGrch, JohnDillinger, Dire Wolff, ALA, softmonkey, wharfrat8199, Strider 88, Barbara, KoHoSo, richthephotog, johnieappel, taz buddddy, probable cosby, Gregster, drkstrcrashes, spudvw67bus, nalex, granfallooon, stlyrface, That Treb Guy, Terrapin_Tommy, dead4days, ecmitch, Danger, mksmile, warnold420, OrygunFreebird, kentmitchell1961, sfwhip, billman, wolff, jimmyrowed, Japegirou, matilda, phishstyx, garrynet, kutsavi, Tom Thumb, scamperoni, AJ, Staggerlee, thefine, mapfreak, Barch, curtisguttry, ifeelitall, theoneandonlycorky, tommyfogarty, Columbia, dalton, Stephen J, Thorock, blewis2460, markmurg, manacatsunflower, kezardead, NYsteve, tramp, rleeb727, bozospace, Far-L, dennisdster, Hlpslpfrnk, Skywithflame, rorty, jonesgang, BlackandWhite.Peter, Shady Backflash, cpousen, JackStraw_1969, Zippatron, Steve in Singapore, bradleyg, Johnnycable, TigerTrance, deanopper, kuu


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TigerTrance's picture
Joined: Jun 4 2007
The Burnin Shore

Top Notch shows from Ventura.

Joined: Jun 5 2007

Before The Beachside venue was desicrated by cement & rules... Not EXACTLY certain this was my 1st. Dead show, but I do know this was the 1st. PLACE I actually saw them perform in person. I also recall hearing someone other than the author do a Dylan song live, could have been "Masterpiece", not sure. All was vibrant. All were happy. Musical aboundedness surrounded us. THAT much, I am sure of...

ifeelitall's picture
Joined: Jun 10 2007
My first show!!

I'll never forget everybody getting down to Shakedown street.

Steve in Singapore's picture
Joined: Jun 4 2007
There was a way-cool

There was a way-cool backdrop with the Steal Your Face with a sailboat's picture
Joined: Jul 4 2007
team dead easten sierra beach campout

all the ventura fairground shows were good The best camp out shows ever ,park it at the coast with the most A-1
bless dangerous doug and danno

GaryHartman's picture
Joined: Jul 4 2007
My one and only CA shows

All three shows were red hot..........A real funky shakedown.You can feel the good vib from the west coast heads................alot different from east coast shows.........I got some pic's that I will scan and post soon.
A+ shows!

Joined: Jan 25 2009

When they returned to the stage and were kind of tinkering with their instruments and amps, the entire crowd was giggling... a high time was had by all... most excellent...

kuu's picture
Joined: Jun 4 2007
someday everthings gonna be different

Beach, sand, sun, with Jerry back and lookin' good. All was right with the universe.

hockey_john's picture
Joined: Aug 25 2012
Year of the DEW

1987 to me was a fun year and also the year of The Dew. we got 17 Morning Dew's. My favorite being the march 2nd Dew because Jerry sounds as if almost in tears the way he sings it,always loved the emotional Dew's
One that note this was last year the boys played the beach at Ventura.I am so lucky to have caught every year. I remember back in late spring of 1982 when the dead hot line announced the Grateful dead will play two shows at the Ventura county fairgrounds in Ventura California.
EXCITING time back then when we could call the hot line and get the future dates for upcoming shows and tours. Loved those days of my life .

peetstr50's picture
Joined: Jun 25 2009
This Ventura Show is one of the Best!

One of my favorite shows from my local stomping grounds. The first set is relaxed and very well-grounded. You could tell the entire band was having fun. Masterpiece was truly a masterpiece, Bobby W.'s vocals doing it justice. Let It Grow was glorious!

But the second set was the centerpiece. Opening up with Shakedown Street was the perfect choice for all of the visiting Dead heads that had been tripping around downtown Ventura for the previous 2 nights and for the local Heads that had been hanging out with their Out Of Town Comrades, it was good vibes all around! Estimated>Eyes>Drums>Other One>Morning Dew>Sugar Mag. OMG! Need I say more?

At the beginning of Shakedown Dan Healy gave the green light to the tapers and a daisy chain of tape machines formed up behind the mixing board, there were quite a few 2nd set board tapes of this show in circulation later on.


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County Fairgrounds - June 13, 1987