Welcome back to the Tapers' Section, where this week we have Grateful Dead music from 1974, 1982 and 1984.
Our first stop this week is on 7/25/74 at the Universal Amphitheatre in Chicago, IL, featuring the big sequence of Dark Star>Stella Blue. If you go to enough concerts at places called "amphitheatre," you get a sense of what one looks like: outdoors, covered sloped seating, open lawn at the back. If you get a chance, take a look at this venue online, as it's nothing like that. At all. A neat place.
Next we have the start of the first set from 7/27/82 at Red Rocks, featuring Jack Straw > Sugaree; On The Road Again ; It Must Have Been The Roses ; Me And My Uncle > Big River. This was the Dead's return to Red Rocks after four shows in 1978 and one in 1979 (a longer run cut short by poor weather).
Lastly this week is the entire first set from the second night at Ventura in 1984, on 7/22/84, featuring Dancing In The Street > Bertha ; My Brother Esau ; Loser ; Cassidy ; Ramble On Rose ; Hell In A Bucket > Keep Your Day Job.
Be sure to join us next week for more tunes from the vault.