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The Deadpod

Jan 31, 2020

As we close out the month of January, I decided to feature the first show the band performed back in 1989. This one comes from the Henry J Kaiser Convention Center in Oakland California on February 5, 1989. 

While there was alot of anxiety among the faithful that this might be the last time the band would be allowed to play in the relatively intimate confines of the Kaiser, the band came out this night determined to put on a show. They feature a number of relative 'new' tunes, including the first time the Brent song 'We Can Run' was played. The 'Touch of Grey' opener was a great start, then a energetic 'Stranger' into a smart 'Franklin's Tower'. I even think the 'Rooster' here is quite good with Jerry adding some really nice sounds. 


We'll hear the second set next week, including another 'first time' played.. 



Grateful Dead
Henry J. Kaiser Convention Center
Oakland, CA 2/5/89 - Sunday
Touch Of Grey
Feel Like A Stranger >
Franklin's Tower ;
Little Red Rooster ;
Althea ;
We Can Run* ;
Desolation Row ;
Don't Ease Me In 


You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:


"Winter gray and falling rain, we'll see summer come again,

Darkness falls and seasons change (gonna happen every time).
Same old friends the wind and rain, Summers fade and roses die,
You'll see summer come again, Like a song that's born to soar the sky."