Yesterday in Grateful Dead History: August 7,1982 – Alpine Valley Music Theater, East Troy, WI

I didn’t have time to post this yesterday and now I’m writing on my phone but I would be remiss if I didn’t highlight this exceptional performance that has been released as Dick’s Picks Vol. 32.  

The show starts off with an amazing sequence – The Music Never Stopped > Sugaree > The Music Never Stopped.  The unexpected detour into Sugaree is incredible and the transition back into The Music Never Stopped is sublime.  

Other highlights include a first set ending Let It Grow that is simply masterful and a China Cat Sunflower >I Know You Rider that rivals the band’s best from the 70’s.  But all this is just the lead up to Playin’ In The Band-> Drums-> The Wheel-> Playin’ In The Band-> Morning Dew  which is just about as masterful a sequence as you’ll hear the band play in the 80’s.

If you don’t already own this you owe it to yourself to check it out: https://archive.org/details/gd82-08-07.sbd-streeter-wise.unknown.7689.sbeok.shnf

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