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The Deadpod

May 13, 2016

Friday the 13th finds us featuring the second set from the band's performance 30 years ago at Cal Expo on May 3rd, 1986. A nice bouncy Scarlet starts us off, with some pleasing trills from Brent (if  you enjoy his additions).. the transition into Fire is one of the highlights of the set.. quite unusual.. Jerry gives a great reading of 'Fire on the Mountain', his voice in relatively good condition, just a bit strained.. They follow with 'Man Smart, Women Smarter'.. which always got the crowd up on their feet then an unusually placed 'Goin' Down the Road Feelin' Bad' leads us into Drums.. Long and quite interesting I think you'll enjoy the energy here. they glide into 'The Other One' out of Space.. at times I wonder if they will find the 'one' but they do..and times I wonder where Garcia has gone.. . This leads into a slow and introspective 'Comes A Time'.. Jerry sounds quite nice here.. they follow with a set, and show closing, Sugar Magnolia.. it ends with some wierd Healy effects and an announcement about broken guitars and frozen fingers and no encore tonight.... given what happens to Jerry in a cou ple months (his diabetic coma) we have to wonder if this was a foreshadowing.. 

Nevertheless this is quite good for the time period and I sure hope you enjoy it! 



Grateful Dead 

Cal Expo Amphitheatre Sacramento, CA  

5/3/86 - Saturday 


Scarlet Begonias [9:40] >

Fire On The Mountain [9:46] ;

Man Smart (Woman Smarter) [7:18] >

Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad [6:17] >

Jam [0:57] >

Drums [4:48#] >

Space [7:14] >

The Other One [7:53] >

Comes A Time [7:52] >

Sugar Magnolia [9:44]  


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Have a wonderful week my friends!