Grateful Dead

Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome - June 26, 1986

Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome

June 26, 1986

Minneapolis, MN US

Average: 1.9 (14 votes)


Dylan, Petty & The Heartbreakers played second

Set List:

Gimme Some Lovin'
Little Red Rooster
Iko Iko
My Brother Esau
Tennessee Jed
Me and My Uncle
Mexicali Blues

Terrapin Station
Estimated Prophet
The Wheel
Black Peter
Around and Around
Sugar Magnolia

Brokedown Palace

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Attendees of this show

dubai-escorts-bunnies, gtoguy, jeffmpls01, Amy from New York, casinodead1, ST-3PO, dilutetrips, LorenSR, ljkenne, subdog, zoyd1962, Bunko, hupiper, vikered, pukegrub, scottjindra, dhead1965, bodegahwy, mysterycat, dhaivyd, Steveinkato, bluewater, miltonmutant, JohnL, hockey_john, cosmicsushi714, cbNEAL, skydog0223, smwagner21, njlostsailor, Phinnegan, juddh1, dogwoodgirl, minutemouse, blacksharpie, fifty lakes, rndyw1968, boomerangy, coveralls, thismikebenz, cryptl1028, ocean, moogirl, jackstrawtom, Dolabella, 123IBT, nipsyhustle, lotsofgreensmiles, hippierob, greeksam78, DavAlan, tpenn, Boilerguy56, Big_river, grubstake, AlaskaDeadHead1, Half-Step Charlie, illicoug, midiman007, Bartkowski, Flickster, alovours13, CrazyJane, gdopus, hillndale, 5ugaree, JCM, mercurygd, UncleJohnsBand7, Big Black Peter, croixwood, cool colo. rain, ladnarc, jsomoza, spaceyoface, wriglyville, jordanj420, chloecat, paulsig, Susie Q, Mick Flaire, deadinmadtown, gratefultrip, regblue, The_Music_Danced_Me, Birdsong1969NJ, fishbach, leshphilling, pavlovsdog, kcjonez, BigBuffalo, Wharf Rat 12-28-82, rami, Sleepingdragon777, cub, hippiedino, D from KS, WaywardBill, llib mharg, Denali, scarletfire16, NM-MCS, Bettylou, bqleatherlady, ticket lee, Meige, Bluebird3434, woodyt1, osborne fitzgerald mcclintic, Ungnome, Wandering Soul, novakm1, 1965, witchydbear, hamal, goldgreek, Drumhead, goverlid, capntrips, sack, Yippierb, b1ackpeter, sequoiadean, stacyscott26, archer, mtutts, Majuroguy, MoonshineCito, Valerie Stevenson, BlondeJim, Handgathered, mkav, Josef, mary-sunshine, Guitartad, catchmohl, Saintoc, firemanmike, JackStrawfromOttawa, Kima, acehigh53, OBY-BEN-WAH-KENOBY, PACKCAK, Gr8fulDon, rlrs, texasdragonfly, granfallooon, shugamag, Big E, Fillmore Midwest, fishman, natn, Heat, theob, Hal R, pdb, MktoSteve, ray, Jack_O_Roses, juddcbrown, Lorenr, mksmith, Sinc6, cyberdelica_space, markmurg, paulb, aikomule, 333mike, rainbow-trout, sgolston, Far-L, mflinsch, Forrest, Toothoftime, Richter, dsjam, Trueski, thecaptaintrips, Zippatron, Duggles, boxorain62, Half-step


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UncleJohnsBand7's picture
Joined: Jan 15 2009
Went for Dylan Left a Dead

Went for Dylan Left a Dead Fan. Even with the poor sound.


gratefultrip's picture
Joined: Sep 7 2008
My home town

Worst show ever! And the media made it sound like it would be the best ever. Thank god for the alpine shows the next few days!

Big_river's picture
Joined: May 17 2009
Homer dome

This show happened before the Twins won their first World Series in 87. One of my favorite parts of the World Series highlight film is seeing the Dead banner hanging up in the Metrodome stands. Dead tour had been part of my summer ritual for a bunch of summers in the early 80's, especially since the Twins stunk so BAD. The tide was turning, as the team was building for that championship year, and a new "fat man" (KIR-BEEE Puckett) was rockin' my life pretty hard. Jerry was going through some tough health and legal trouble then, but when the Boyz came to town, ya had to show support! Come on, it was Dylan & the Dead--with a radical new venue. The band organization was still up to a few new tricks at that time--supposedly some modern sound approach to fill the arena. Fluffiest sonic garbage I'd ever heard! Lots of anxiety to see the show and very little payback. Couldn't tell what "Tennessee Jed" was. Second set was a little better--I would have liked to better hear "Terrapin," I remember. "Black Peter" was prophetic. Couldn't make out any of the Dylan part, as I roamed the concourse. Petty was the only one whose music was listenable. Simple arena rock. It felt like the wheels were coming off that night. I do remember scoring a sweet steely/dylan shirt from a friend I went to New Years 83/84 with... I'm glad there were more shows, as it would've been a horrible way to end my Dead run. Way below the "Mendoza Line" that night.

archer's picture
Joined: Jul 17 2007
God Awful!

This was maybe the worst show ever in the entire history of rock and roll music, certainly in the top 5. Being from MN we didnt like the idea of the Dead in the Dome from the start. You cant even understand the baseball announcer let alone a band in that place. But the radio said that the dead were sending in their 'Special' sound people ahead of time to make sure everything went smooth. Either that never happened or they came to town dosed to the hilt because the sound just SUCKED!
We started on the upper level because I was seeing some friends up there, and I moved within 5 seconds because the sound was so bad that you couldnt make out anything, just sounded like a bunch of 18 wheelers starting and revin it up. We got to the lower level where it wasnt much better but you were able to make out that a concert was taking place at that level. We saw people jumping the wall to the floor so my wife and I did just that before security put an end to it. On the floor, the sound was at least bearable, but still bad. We made the most of the Deads part, but it was just really really bad.
When Dylan and Petty came out after the Dead, we moved back to the lower level to find the friends we came with and the sound seemed to have gotten even worse than before.
I remember my wifes favorite Dylan song is of course 'like a rolling stone', and during the last chorus, she realizes what song it is and she says "Oh, I like this song" and a few seconds later, the song was over. And so were we. We left early and wondered why we ever trusted that the Dome would be a good place to see the Dead in the first place.

marye's picture
Joined: May 26 2007
this is giving me flashbacks

to the justly notorious Moscone Center show with Jefferson Whatever. Let's just say there's a good reason Moscone is not a concert venue...

Joined: Jan 28 2011

This was the worst sounding show I have ever been to except for maybe something in some sh*thole bar with a crappy sound system and a leather-eared sound man. It was also one of the lamest Dead shows I've seen. I don't remember there being a set break-- seems to me that they went right from Mexicali into Terrapin, and we knew it was going to be a truncated show.

hockey_john's picture
Joined: Aug 25 2012
Dylan Petty

1 So Long, Good Luck And Goodbye 2 Positively 4th Street 3 Clean-Cut Kid 4 I'll Remember You 5 Shot Of Love 6 We Had It All 7 Masters Of War 8 Straight Into Darkness (Petty) 9 Even the Losers (Petty) 10 The Waiting (Petty)

1 Breakdown (Petty) 2 To Ramona(acoustic) 3 One Too Many Mornings (acoustic) 4 A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall (acoustic) 5 I Forgot More Than You'll Ever Know 6 Just Like A Woman 7 When The Night Comes Falling From The Sky 8 Lonesome Town

1 Ballad Of A Thin Man 2 So You Want to Be a Rock & Roll Star 3 Spike (Petty) 4 Bye Bye Johnny (C Berry) 5 Refugee (Petty) 6 Rainy Day Women # 12 & 35 7 Seeing The Real You At Last 8 Across The Borderline 9 I And I

11 Like A Rolling Stone 12 In The Garden 13 Blowin' In The Wind 14 Let The Good Times Roll 15 Knockin' On Heaven's Door

hockey_john's picture
Joined: Aug 25 2012
4 17 2014

Came here this morning and really am struggling to listen to it but wanted to listen again to see just how awful this sounded. I do not think the masters from this show would sound good. Tough place for sound.
All that said I remember Shawn " the Duke " Elfie and I were all in the way back of the floor . Best part was Shawn flopping around on the ground drunk and goofing around. We knew back then it was a real bad sound , hence getting drunk and messing around as best we could.
Am really trying to get threw it only into Tennessee Jed might not make 2nd half. Correction, did not make it past estimated just to shallow a sound nothing to it . As far as the sound goes in 86 there were times they sounded crystal clear. Check out the Frost shows and Greek. Another place in time seems like. Hard to believe the very next night they were the good ole Grateful Dead. Much better sound.

Joined: Nov 11 2014
My 1st show-- drove from

My 1st show--
drove from Chicago-wrecked mt car-was dropped off in front of the stadium by tow truck driver--sat at the back of the stadium. As bad as it sounds, These are some of my fondest memories, of being in an atmosphere of what I have made my life, since that day!!

mkav's picture
Joined: Jun 30 2007
very poor

it is interesting to hear that EVERYONE felt the sound was horrible at the dome. for many of the songs...i didn't even know what they were playing. much better in Bloomington in 88 and 89.


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Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome - June 26, 1986