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August 28 - September 03, 2017
Welcome back to the Tapers’ Section, where this week we have music from 1972, and a double dose of late-Brent material, from 1987 and 1988.
Our first stop this week is on 9/9/72 at the Hollywood Palladium, a very cool building that brought out something great in the Grateful Dead. From this show, we have the classic 1972 jam sequence of He's Gone > Truckin'> Drums > The Other One.
Next is the start of the show from 9/11/87 in Landover, MD, the first show of a three night stop at the Capital Center, where the Dead hadn’t played since 1982. From this show, we have Bertha >Promised Land; Candyman; New Minglewood Blues; When Push Comes To Shove.
Lastly this week, from a year later on 8/28/88 in Eugene, OR, we have the start of the second set, featuring an uncommon second-set opening sequence: Jack Straw > Bertha ; Truckin' > Terrapin Station.
Be sure to join us here next week for more music from the vault.
I will read this book, thanks !
I was fortunate to see both Palladium shows in 1971 and then in 1972. I have a clear memory of Weir telling the taper to move his equipment back a little bit for better taping. It was so easy to wander around the floor area. There was even a bar upstairs overlooking the floor. You had to be 21 to go up there - I was only 19 in 1972 and couldn't go upstairs. The things we remember.
Thank you for prompting the memories that bring a smile.
I'm so excited !
8/28/88...what a waste of a show.
those who love it...I am happy for you.
but to me...so sad.
that Jack Straw just lies there like a fat pig.
I was there, and wasn't impressed even then.
Robert Cray, then Jimmy Cliff, then the GD.
sheet, man, I can't listen to any more...
Correction... not good, but Grate!!
I'm really diggin this Eugene show and enjoying Brent's contributions to keys, but, especially vocals. Jerry's got a little energy in this Bertha- Good stuff! Cheers.
The 2 1972 shows must've been wonderful at this small venue on Sunset Blvd. Lawrence Welk played there often and Tommy Dorsey, with Frank Sinatra, were early performers.