April 27 - May 01, 2015
Welcome back to the Tapers' Section, where this week we have music from 1973, 1991 and 1993, a broad range of three versions of the Grateful Dead lineup.
Our first stop this week is on 3/16/73 at Nassau Coliseum, the second night of a three night run at Nassau, the Dead's first-ever stop there. From this show, we have the first set opening sequence of China Cat Sunflower > I Know You Rider ; Jack Straw ; Wave That Flag ; Looks Like Rain ; Ramble On Rose ; Box Of Rain ; Beat It On Down The Line ; They Love Each Other ; El Paso ; Row Jimmy, including a very rare show opening China>Rider.
With a more traditional second set opening China>Rider, from 3/17/91 at the Capital Center in Landover, MD, we have the start of the second set, featuring China Cat Sunflower > I Know You Rider ; Man Smart (Woman Smarter) ; Crazy Fingers ; Truckin' ; New Speedway Boogie, including the first east coast New Speedway Boogie in 21 years.
Our final selection this week is the start of the second set from 3/11/93 at Rosemont Horizon near Chicago, where we have Iko Iko ; Wave To The Wind > Truckin' > Spoonful > He's Gone. Wave To The Wind always offered up a nice jam, which reminded me of Eyes Of The World.
Be sure to join us next week for more music from the vault.
Where the fuck did I park the car. After what seemed like almost forever, driving out of parking lot told my buddies, "don't make eye contact with the cops". Sometimes amazed I lived to tell about those days. Went to at least two of those nights. Venue seemed like a giant cave after Fillmore/Capitol Theater days. Cold, impersonal. Anyway the music sure peaked.
Nassau cops arrested a lot of heads at this run and the fall run, needless to say the dead did not return until 79.
The Dark Star>Trucking, Dew, Sugar Mags to close the show is a sweet listen if you have an hour.
My First show !! wow how fun it is to listen again. Remember it like it was yesterday.
How many more after this - well more than one and less than too many !!!
Lucky to have seen some great shows with my lifelong friends
cuts off at 21:00 I know it's strange but I work thru these backwards in time - I had never read such kind words about "Wave to the Wind" as those that Dave wrote.
It's great to sit at home and listen to the Dead play in 1973.