Happy almost Labor Day weekend. Unfortunately, we don’t have any new Grateful Dead shows to talk about today. Fortunately, the Dead played a very good show in Rochester on this date in 1979 and, if you want a serious dose of Dark Star>St. Stephen>The Eleven, then we’ve also got a nice performance of that sequence from Baton Rouge in 1969. Enjoy the long weekend – we’ll talk some time next week.
Alas, another August day without any new shows to talk about. The only show the Dead played on August 11th was in 1987 at Redrocks. It wasn’t great. See you next week.
Today is one of those days when the Grateful Dead never played a show. We’re all going to have to find other things to do instead. Enjoy the day.
The Grateful Dead only played one show on August 7th. Thankfully, it’s an early 80’s masterpiece – 8/7/1982 from Alpine Valley. Opening with The Music Never Stopped>Sugaree>The Music Never Stopped and proceeding to rock an intense Let It Grow, one of the best China>Riders of the 80’s and a huge Playin’ sandwich with a Morning Dew desert, this show, released as Dick’s Pick’s 32, is worth every second of your time and then some. (I wrote my previous review in a barbershop on my phone, so it’s not much better than this). See you tomorrow.
Well, it had to happen. Even during the busy summer touring season, the Grateful Dead only played one show on July 20th, and it was at Deer Creek in 1994. It’s probably not worth your time, but if you’re interested, I reviewed it here. See you tomorrow.
I’ll be away next week, but you can listen to Bruce Hornsby give some hints of what’s to come when he sits in as a guest at Carter Finley Stadium on 07/10/1990 or you can check out the only version of the Everly Brothers’ So Sad To See Good Love Go Bad and the first Rosalie McFall from 07/11/1970 at the Fillmore East. After that, why not slow things down a little with the first night of the Dead’s epic six night run at the Orpheum Theater in San Francisco on 07/12/1976? Let’s get the mid-90’s into the mix with the “good” Highgate show on 07/13/1994 and end the week with a mellow night at the Greek from 07/14/1984. Sound good? Good.
See you soon.
For the second day in a row, we’re confronted with a date where the Grateful Dead only played one show, this one a messy 1995 night at the Shoreline Amphitheater. You can read all about it in my post from 2015. Enjoy the weekend.