Grateful Dead

The Spectrum - October 20, 1989

The Spectrum

October 20, 1989

Philadelphia, PA US

Average: 4.4 (24 votes)


first "California Earthquake" - final/last "Other One Jam": 08-13-75 [959]

Set List:

Touch of Grey
Greatest Story Ever Told
Picasso Moon
Just a Little Light
Tennessee Jed
Stuck Inside of Mobile
Stagger Lee
Promised Land
California Earthquake

Hey Pocky Way
Scarlet Begonias
Fire on the Mountain
The Other One
I Will Take You Home
The Other One
Wharf Rat
Sugar Magnolia

Brokedown Palace

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Joined: Jun 5 2007
I remember liking this show

I remember liking this show better than the night before. I think Jerry had a complete and total meltdown during Fire. The lyrics completely escaped him. But the rest of the show was well played. I really had fun during the first set as I got two of my favorites, Candyman and Stagger Lee.

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Joined: Jun 8 2007

I remember trying to understand why the heck they were playing a song about an earthquake until my brain could put it all together. Brent was awesome at this show and I really like the way he belted out his songs. It was also nice to hear Stagger Lee.


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Joined: Jun 9 2007
Nosebleed seats

I remember being afraid to move - our seats were so far up. But, hey, at least we got to be there, right?!

I also remember them wishing Brent a happy birthday. His birthday was the next day.Liz

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Joined: Jun 11 2007
What a tour

89 was the highlight of my 75 or so shows. From JFK in the summer to the end of this run of Philly shows, the boys were simply on fire. This is an overlooked gem. I have intense memories of the MASSIVE Other One they dropped this night. Between this and the Dark Star on 10/09 I felt like, at 17, I was back in 1968. Incredible stuff!

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Joined: Jun 13 2007
i thot the 1st set was over ....

after "promised land" but then the california earthquake.....

Joined: Nov 3 2011

I was one of the many that was assuming that promised was the first set closer,but I can still remember the sudden quiet that fell upon us all wondering what is this ? and by the end of Cali. Earthquake there was not a dry eye around.

Joined: Jan 27 2009

There is Phil, then there is Phil, then there is this show.


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The Spectrum - October 20, 1989