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The Deadpod

Jul 31, 2020

This week we hit the beach for a most excellent time with the band as they play the Sunday show at the Ventura County Fairgrounds in Ventura California on July 22, 1984. 

This is a fine recording of a very energetic set which I am sure you'll enjoy. We start appropriately enough, with 'Dancin' In the Streets' - a better than average version in my opinion. The boys keep rockin' with 'Bertha'. Weir brings out 'My Brother Esau' - which debuted back in '83 but wouldn't be released until 'In The Dark' in '87. A powerful 'Loser' follows, and its not an exaggeration to claim this is probably the best version of this tune this year, at least. Jerry keeps up the voltage in 'Ramble on Rose', another highlight. Bucket into the infamous 'Keep Your Day Job' follows to close the set.. I must say hearing 'Day Job' again brought a smile to my face.




Grateful Dead
Ventura County Fairgrounds
Ventura, CA 7/22/84 - Sunday     posters    
Dancing In The Street [9:01] >
Bertha [6:20] ;
My Brother Esau [4:43] ;
Loser [7:01] ;
Cassidy [5:52] ;
Ramble On Rose [7:27] ;
Hell In A Bucket [6:20] >
Keep Your Day Job [4:23] 


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