March 19, 1986
first "Visions Of Johanna"
Set List:Hell in a Bucket
Cold Rain and Snow
Beat it on Down the Line
Big Railroad Blues
Looks Like Rain
Visions of Johanna
Music Never Stopped
Don't Ease Me In
China Cat Sunflower
I Know You Rider
Playin' in the Band
Around and Around
Johnny B. Goode
Quinn the Eskimo
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Attendees of this show
the best venue ever, the setssometimes went on so long they wore me out often
This was my 1st show. It really was an amazing experience for me. It changed my life in many ways. I'll never forget it.
It seemed like the Playin' in the Band went on and on. Worth a listen if you can get a copy better than my piss-poor cassette.
I was looking ahead at the set list from the 21st. It looks like Playin' went on for about 48 hours.
Before the dangers of Ex were widely understood and appreciated...
Ah, The Hampton Coliseum in the fog, in the 80's. With the exterior lights happening Jerry was preparing us for lift-off.
Also this was the start of Dan Healy dodging the FCC, with a stealth FM broadcast.
I made a great tape of the 2nd set of this show from my Panasonic boom-box at the Sheraton.
I also used Tully's D6 recorder for patching-in to some Nakamichi 300's mikes on the floor. Recently I heard that the tree-lined walkway that takes the most-stoned of Heads directly to the front doors, is No More. Too bad.
Oh well. . . the Visions of Johanna was another historic milestone that the Grateful Dead just laid down, and flawlessly perfect too with all of Dylan's 16 verses.
We also got to hear The Mighty Quinn that was encored with at the New Years show. Tully got that recording too.
Ralph & John, I hope you are both well.