Grateful Dead

Capital Centre - September 12, 1987

Capital Centre

September 12, 1987

Landover`, MD US

Average: 4.4 (19 votes)

Set List:

Hell in a Bucket
Me and My Uncle
Big River
Ramble on Rose
Tom Thumb's Blues
Hey Pocky Way
Might As Well

Cumberland Blues
Samson and Delilah
Ship of Fools
Man Smart/Woman Smarter
I Need a Miracle
Morning Dew
Turn on Your Love Light

One More Saturday Night
Black Muddy River

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Attendees of this show

corrina23, tkaplan, dubai-escorts-bunnies, Brad125, Amy from New York, Ejlesq, GeoffHarrison, gbenn52, LorenSR, gabbertw4, notime2hate, tat2inmd, basementdweller1618, Bill388, mobay2001, DonkeyOdie, MikeOMikeO, emudd,, jabruzzo3, fcbrew, neotis, kking, pacoperu22, Lorenr, hockey_john, 84-95, gratefulgregv, LongHammer6, cardinal4, docjbf, Eastcoast65, WNCmtnman, ststephenwillis, Phinnegan, Roes, chuckebbets, deepsouthgent, Runk, Tufnel, radiator9987, ChinaRider77, yodel9, tashwolf, stevevan33, jpruitt53, CarrionCrow, dmille22, Dpwilljr, cdmckinzie, Sequitor, 123IBT, meepzort, lotsofgreensmiles, jilleh, rainman67ko, hippierob, Esparka, Gr8fulGlenn, Richy-twotimes, legalmist, DavAlan, drc456, gpeach, spacewalker, lazy, BIODTR58, tpenn, swiecima, Westy-Pearl, rodiebluez1, joebroomhead, Mr.Natural, johnnytreeman, stroukoa, jsginbull, dpito, foreverahead, Superman, Gr8ful Dean, HelenABucket, zebadya, cbchess, Rickyspill, radley17, greg.dowling, Tweety42, Dan the Dog, sugarmag68, alovours13, wonderbred, gdeadicated, junglejim, RaymondMBrown, olin preston grant, Disco Stu, GTLTBP, photoleon, vashgrmag, ChantalAndGeorge, AndIgoton, JohnDC, lonesomejohnnie, hardroxx, jerryme, jrbird419, VikkiM, gatzapaul, K1ndZ0n3, Martin G. Knott Jr, janeklightfoot, caseybloo, sherg09, shakedave, chaoslodge, BurntDawg, aap526, wharfrat1016, b3nd3r, WALLMEISTER, Jakat, terrapinbill, scottrost, deadheadii, deadheadfrom76, budda-08, chloecat, gr8fulcraig, Beadwhisperer, ruk1nd, tomsned66, MustveBeenTheDoses, Lostsailor86, Peppermint Patty, voodoonola, NNJDEADHEAD68, TommyHolland, Rusty88, redeft, the bone, grateful head, The_Music_Danced_Me, aikox2, squ1rr3l, MICKE527, zig zag man, lamarred664, iggy62, walstibjoe, Amitayus, Tom Mittemeyer, lazy_lightnin38, rami, beandog22, brookeok, Karl Mattson, nickelless, cepx, gdtrfb_9, aliceDmillionair, snowindian, erickat, jimi864, don of the dead, GratefulPANIC, WaywardBill, Brother Esau, Upstate NY, donophonic, skullfu, scarletfire16, whirlwinddreamer65, EcoBen, sakparadise, Bettylou, anamchara, Michael German, Thomas Shields, Sprybert, sammyr, AlanSheckter, Cableguy, 143or245, Sleepy Monkey, Tigerman, wheels69, gfr, Mr.Skjellyfetti, ginsu710, songsfrown, 10sejed, Duude, rangerjoe, gr8fulpete, Still_Dead, rastarick, romp711, jeff bovee, Felix, giotti, theleven, hamal, Scarlet88, Greatful Greg 61, dmason, rgreene, Rossboy777, picnic, potterfield11, Babuyaya, FingersOfSkill, SocietysPliers, gratefultm65, loulazz, mrkaos63, JMRDead, eclipse, flyingdonut, notbetty, jackandceleste, lisainpotown, carlroeser, chinacatcumberland5, Space69, mrellis, gr8fulpair, willdup, cmnaround, shorebilly, blondon1, MoonshineCito, DFBWM, Longnook, DedHedMom, sycobilly, tenecjedhead, BlondeJim, andrewmyers, tapertim, Shimanto, Josef, CatfishJohn, mary-sunshine, sugarmagnolia817, Uncle Jimmie, buz_73, kegger, catchmohl, Superbengoshi, jbirdme, raven,, carmotor, Moonshiner, ez2lovu, Forever_Deadicated, CaptainCaveman, jerryskid, wharfrat8199, Ginsengsully, terrybear, Ozhead, skinheadwilli, AikoBearzly, chichester, Bob Minkin, dharmagum, carob, OwenRB, taperdave, phillipblackman, nalex, ParticoRomulus, scottlovett, MovinGroovin, deadeloc, Symmetry, sugrmag66, JOEG, tommythrock, gdgroupie, crazycatpeakin, Cosmiccharlie, greggm65, cosmictattoos, WWTyson, scullroses, ScottL57, shasty, Alpo_va, jodoyle, SkookS, mcleary, mapfreak, walstib3, c1042, Tampa Red, austindead, jillstraw, jmd77095, IntoAshes, modeblee, gratefulfrank, Raff, fenario420, cyberdelica_space,, tphokie1, johnlo, dharmadawg, Penn Dead, JerryisaJedi, Lazy-Supp-Deal, cumberlandcase, Alex_Rio, gd4me, Kenpb, gratefuljo, grateful tar heel, maredwar, fpellc, DaffyDuff, tcrawford, ricflower, Hank Breeze, GrandMasterG, billyschools, jonesgang, taperchef, tse, skioa, LENDEAD, Thom, crazyfingers, Zippatron, Duggles, tbsjr65, Larntz, boxorain62, Stealth, cod, PhilZone, jergirl61, markh, antonjo, jcmpbl, augustwest, johnnyg, ratskrad, REK, Spender, Jerry Garcia, dogsinapile, Alsflorida, Patrick Robey, unkljohn, caribouh


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Joined: Jun 10 2007
thats right its saturday nite!!!

hot show best of the three i saw this run loved friday nite
what are you doing tommrow going to see the dead!
what are you doing on sunday going to see the daed!
my first 3 show run iwas in heaven in 87!
not a bad song in this set had grate seats row dd stand up and your stage level phils side mid way back this was beter than being on the floor in front of the sound board in my first ship of fools.....
morning dew you cant go wrong pgc police thrying to clear the parkinh lot said dump out the beer witch we did get in the car and wait for the driver to come back from the dirt over flow lot where people were camping cause were hear for three days and dont have any where else to the police moved on and we got another beer all is well!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i need a time machine so i can go back
we should pool our money togeather so we can all go back. aiko aiko

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Joined: Jun 10 2007
My very first & it was a

My very first & it was a smokin' show. Got to see everyone sing that night, Tom Thumb & Hey Pocky Way. One of only two Might As Well's that I saw.

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Joined: Jun 4 2007
Smokin Hot - Start to Finish

Not only was it played to absolute perfection, the set lists were right up my alley. Remember that I am a sucker for a hot first set, and this was a bullseye!
Huge energy from the band and the crowd was drinking it down.
And the Double Encore was a treat I did not expect.

It was just one of those nights for me where every song was the one I wanted to hear at that exact moment.

Cap Centre gets a bad rap due to the cops (pretty accurate unfortunately), but the band sure seemed to like it there all those years.

“The Omnipotent Grateful Dead!”

Joined: Sep 29 2007
Just Dew It!

The Morning Dew ranks up there with the best of 'em. The tapes rarely lie.


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Joined: Jan 13 2009
Just heard agian on XM

Dew put chills down my spine!! I was on the floor. Remember seeing 2 ushers after Dew w/ thier mouths wide open in amazement. Loved the Crap Centre!!

Joined: Jun 11 2007
Cap Center (Oops, actually, Cap Centre)

My first show after an almost ten year hiatus. (Jobs, marriage, living in Arizona, etc., etc.) My younger brother was part of a "second generation of Dead fans", partially due to me, but a lot of influence from his prep school days, too.

So, first show for me and Tim to go to. Working for an airline and got my brother a pass to fly up to the show. My brother's bragging on me in the line, waiting to get in: "Yeah, my brother's first show in 10 years, he was at RFK when they played with the Allman Brothers, saw the Wall of Sound Tour, right here at the Cap Centre".

Almost immediately upon entering the arena, I found out what a flashback was well about. I'm really pretty sure that my brother didn't dose me, but in any case, I was immediately paranoid and entering that other world, where you're not sure of what is real, and what is not.

So, I didn't really get into the show until after intermission, after making sure that all parts of my world were in place.

It seemed that they had decided to play all of my favorites: Loser, Cassidy, Me and My Uncle, Morning Dew, and on and on.

I was really glad to hear the show on XM last year. I had just turned on the channel to listen on Saturday morning, and immediately knew that it was this show. Amazing Morning Dew, as already mentioned, and double encore with Black Muddy River.

What more can I say? Not a lot of music details, but it was a great sure, and if there is anything that I regret about moving to Houston, is that the dead didn't play there after 1987, I believe. I flew up to D.C. at least once a year for an RFK, or a Cap Centre show.

Glad that I rediscovered the Dead, and was able to see 5 or 6 shows before the end.

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Joined: Aug 8 2013
Hey Pocky Way!

pivotal Brent moment...his vocals were so powerful...I think this is when I realized that permanently.

Can't forget about Phil either...Tom Thumbs Blues was a serious treat.


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