On March 6, 1987, the Jerry Garcia Band played a gig at probably its most unexpected location, aboard the U.S.S. Carl Vinson, which was apparently harbored in Alameda.
There's a tape of it, available in a basic version and a remastered version, done by sirmick.
etree user jg714829 comments on the basic version that
jerry had to play this show as part of his comunity [sic] service for getting arrested the year before in golden gate park.
etree user STICKMON63 relates the following:
I have a friend of a friend, named Matt who was the photographer for "The Eagle" the ship's newspaper who took some photos of this show and had a hand held tape recorder that he had recorded the show with. He had sent us a copy of the tape but the quality was terrible. He said there were only 20-30 in attendance, mostly officers who were required to be there and most looked like they were not having a very good time. Matt said he had a blast & danced his ass off. He sent us a copy of "The Eagle" dated 3/10/87 that had a short interview w/Jerry and a couple of photos from the show......this show was supposedly part of Jerry's "comunity service work" as a result of his drug bust in SF back in 85I have just put in a Navy FOIA request and hope to learn more. I'll update if/when I hear anything, but in the meantime I am all ears for any info that might come up!