“Yesterday’s Dead Today”, Monday, June 21st, 7-9pm Eastern
Written by Mark Binder on Monday, June 21, 2021
“It is said that, if you lined up every deadhead who had ever seen the Grateful Dead live, it would wind around the moon, and about halfway back…”
University of California, Berkeley, California
June 21, 1986
“Discs from Andy L.”(I can only assume this refers to local Deadhead Andy Lemieux…no relation to David).
Bobby’s reference, “this one’s for Len Bias”:
Len Bias – Wikipedia
“Leonard Kevin Bias (November 18, 1963 – June 19, 1986) was an American college basketball
player who attended the University of Maryland. During his four years playing for Maryland, he
was named a first-team All-American. Two days after being selected by the Boston Celtics with the
second overall pick in the 1986 NBA draft, Bias died from cardiac arrhythmia induced by a cocaine
Disc 1 – Set 1:
1. Alabama Getaway >
2. Promised Land
3. Friend Of The Devil
4. C.C. Rider
6. Desolation Row
7. China Cat Sunflower >
8. I Know You Rider
9. “We Want Phil”
10. Saint Of Circumstance >
11. Gimme Some Lovin’ >
Disc 2 – Set 2 cont’d.:
1. He’s Gone >
2. Smokestack Lightnin’ >
3. Drums >
4. Jam > The Other One >
5. Wharf Rat >
6. Throwing Stones >
7. Not Fade Away
8. Brokedown Palace
REVIEW: This one’s for Len Bias
This show shows the dead in typical ’86 form…sloppy but inspiring. Great little first set with a
sorrowful FOTD and a lilting loping C.C. Rider. Second set is fun but unnoteworthy. This is a
master board and the reason why it should be added to anyone’s collection. They loved the He’s
Gone>Stack combo’s in ’86…..
REVIEW: Oh wow, man!
I was there and standing 50 feet in front of Jerry. The sound was dialed in, crisp and clean, as were
the doses 😉 This show was so good I didn’t want to leave.
REVIEW: I love this show
Good, solid ’86 show. The Saint (even if a bit sloppy) and the He’s Gone>Smokestack are standouts.
REVIEW: Good for ’86
And I am sure the Greek was humming that night but this show is lacking the oomph it should have
especially with the setting and the song list. Nice shout out to Len Bias – What a waste..
This show should have more heat. Not bad but not as powerful as it could be. Still remember my ole
mann calling me from work telling me len Bias Overdosed.
REVIEW: Cliff Stoll brought me here
Was reading (for the 10th time) the book “Cuckoo’s Egg” by a Berkeley Astronomer/Computer guy
named Cliff Stoll. In there, he talks about abandoning his search for a computer hacker for an
afternoon because, as he says “no hacker is worth missing a Grateful Dead concert for.” Turns out,
it’s this show here. From what I’ve heard so far, not a bad show at all. I doubt we’ll get to hear the
wicked backbeat Cliff talks about hearing while sitting on the field overlooking the concert, but I can
well imagine it.
REVIEW: i was there! loved the greek shows!
7 stars! Pleaides!!!
REVIEW: Great ’86!
The setlist pretty much speaks for itself. Energy runs up and down this show. Ever listen to a tape
and feel the need to cheer, even though you’re walking down the street with your headphones on, but
then the audience cheers real loud and you feel vindicated? That’s what this China>Rider was like,
for real. Set II has (I think) the first Saint of Circumstance without Lost Sailor, which was probably a
relief for everyone involved. Sweet gospel breakdown in He’s Gone > Smokestack.
REVIEW: nice audience
Had a fantastic night painting my bathroom and listening to this show. Band is rocking, sound is
nice, great songs, beautiful.
“Today’s Dead Tomorrow”, Upcoming Gig Events
As always, verify with the venue…
Remember, folks, to call the venue to see if they are indeed open in the first place, and the event is going on as scheduled, and what protocols are in place.
Kettle Of Fish:
Gilligan’s Island Bar & Grill, Fri., June 25th, 6:00 p.m.
5253 Ocean Boulevard, Sarasota, 349-4759
Stottlemyer’s Smokehouse, Sun., June 27th, 4:00 p.m.
19 East Rd., Sarasota, 312-5969
Captain Curt’s, Wed., June 23rd, 12:00 p.m.
1200 Old Stickney Point Rd., Sarasota, 349-3885
Siesta Key Oyster Bar, Thurs., June 24th, 2:00 p.m.
5238 Ocean Blvd, Sarasota, 346-5443
Schmitz Brothers Band:
Casey Key Fish House, Sun., June 27th, 4:30 – 8:30 p.m.
801 Blackburn Point Rd., Osprey, 966-1901
Ship Of Fools:
Motorworks Brewing, Sun., June 27th, 3:00 – 7:00 p.m.
1014 9th St. W., Bradenton, 896-9892
The Blue Rooster:
Wed., June 23rd, Al Fuller Blues Jam, 7:30 – 10:30 p.m.
Thurs., June 24th, Lauren Mitchell & The Professor, 7:30 – 10:30 p.m.
Fri., June 25th, Ariella Music(Ari and the Alibis), 8:00 – 11:00 p.m.
Sat., June 26th, Ally Venable, 8:00 – 11:00 p.m.
1525 Fourth St., Sarasota, 388-7539
J.R.’s Old Packinghouse Cafe:
Mon., June 21st, Alvis Brothers Band, 600 – 9:00 p.m.
Tues., June 22nd, Chris Connolly, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Wed., June 23rd, Marvin Hagar, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Thurs., June 24th, Gin and Juice Band, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Fri., June 25th, The Missing Links, 7:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Sat., June 26th, Mike Merola & The Allstars, 7:00 – 10:00 p.m.
987 South Packinghouse Road, Sarasota, 371-9358