Grateful Dead

April 1 - April 7, 2013

Tapers Section By David Lemieux

Welcome back to the Tapers' Section, where this week we've got some more recent offerings than usual, from 1982, 1991 and 1993.

Our first selection this week is drawn from the cassette master from 3/14/82 at Recreation Hall at U. Cal Davis, and features the end of the show: Space>Not Fade Away>Wharf Rat>Sugar Magnolia, U.S. Blues.

From just about nine years later, we have the end of the show from the first show of the Spring Tour of 1991, on 3/17/91 at the Capital Center in Landover, MD. This show featured a very long pre-Drums sequence (which we've played here before), and this very hot show-ending sequence: The Wheel>All Along The Watchtower>Black Peter>Around and Around, US Blues. This show features Bruce and Vince on the keyboards. That Around and Around includes the “new” arrangement debuted a year earlier on Spring Tour of 1990.

From two years later, we have music from 3/9/93, the first show of the very good Spring Tour of 1993, at the Rosemont Horizon near Chicago, featuring Space > The Last Time > Black Peter > Sugar Magnolia. There are a few repeated songs this week at the Tapers' Section, but all are very different.

Thanks for stopping by, and we look forward to seeing you here next week.

David Lemieux


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jacksteel's picture
Joined: Sep 16 2008
Rosemont 3/9/93

This was the first time I ever showed up without a ticket. I got to do the whole finger-in-the-air thing for hours, until a scored a sweet ticket, literally. Spent the evening hanging in the Chicago Sun Times corporate suite enjoying complimentary munchies and beer. Fun show, especially appreciated the Here Comes Sunshine.
(holy crap, 20 years ago?)

Joined: Jun 8 2007
UC Davis

Went to this show, sitting in parking (Slushmud) lot and Bill Graham pulls up next to us in his Jag. He left it open and unlocked. Show was great for a small basketball arena.

wilfredtjones's picture
Joined: Jun 4 2007
'82 UC Davis clip

Bob is rather boisterous on the Davis clip. It's funny, I don't remember him being so over the top energetic in earlier portions of the show. It's not bad for this rather hackneyed sequence of songs (especially over the later years). How many times can you recall writing: NFA>WRAT>SMAG -e- US BLUES on those little Maxell cards for the tapes we used to spin? It sure seems like a lot...then again, we made a lot of tapes!!

Joined: Jun 13 2007

Good Morning
Thank You!

Starting this day
in Space, xo!

Have a excellent day-
Everyone, xo!


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