Grateful Dead

October 10- October 16, 2011

Tapers Section By David Lemieux

Welcome back to the Tapers' Section, and a big Happy Birthday to Bob! Like last week, this week we're going to check out some early, mid and late 80s Dead.

Our first stop this week is on 7/5/81 in Oklahoma City, where we have the last song of the first set and the first four songs of the second set, a different second set sequence: Let It Grow; Samson and Delilah, Don't East Me In, Music Never Stopped, Ship of Fools.

Next is some first set music from 6/30/87 at Canada's Wonderland, just north of Toronto, where we have New Minglewood Blues, Candyman, Far From Me, Mama Tried>Big River. This was the most fun Dead show I ever attended. We all arrived at noon and rode the rides and hung out until show time. It was a Hannah-Barbara-themed park, so all of the giant characters walking around were from H-B cartoons. Trippy to say the least. And the show was extremely good. The tapes have a lot of audience mixed in, but the energy certainly shines through.

Finally this week we have the second set opening sequence from 6/19/89 at Shoreline, China Cat Sunflower>I Know You Rider, Playing In The Band>Crazy Fingers>Playing In The Band. The band had the next night off as preparations were made from the big 6/21/89 pay-per-view broadcast.

Be sure to stop in next week for more tunes from the vault.

David Lemieux
vault@dead.net

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Typo Problem Fix

There is a typo in the URL for the music player for the
7/5/81 Oklahoma City tracks. If you use the URL below,
you can access the stream player without an error.

http://dead.net/sites/default/files/deadtapers/oct102011/let.html

The file name was entered as "letl.html" rather than "let.html."
It looks like the tech staff did not check their work by simply clicking
on the page links before publishing the page to dead.net.

Enjoy,

Ed

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This was the summer after I graduated high school.Two friends and I hightailed it back to Columbus from Alpine to "borrow" my brother's brand new car and take it to Toronto. My family had left for vacation while we were at Alpine. After being at monstrous Alpine the Kingswood Music Center seemed tiny. The lawn seemed like a tiny strip compared to the vast grassy slope of Alpine. What a show! Eleven song first set and a kickass Scarlet/Fire/Estimated/Eyes 2nd set opener, followed by a cool jam with Bob, Brent, and the drummers before drums. GDTS put us in the last row of pavilion seats next to a single guy who passed us hash joints throughout the entire show. He was passed out in his seat when the lights went up. We patted him on the shoulder to say thanks as we headed out for a strange and trippy drive back to the hotel where we ended up on the roof @ 2 AM. My brother came back from vacation and wondered how i put so many miles on his new car. He knows now.

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Same here, missing; but the anticipation is great !

Still the "no-page-found" message on the player link for 7/5/81...still looking forward to hearing that portion. Really enjoying listening to the early Brent days, 79-82, lately.
And anything Jerry, of course. Most especially 72-73, & 78-85. Thanks !

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Wonderland

I wish I knew who GD was back then. I was graduating grade 8 and high on U2 if I can remember. I seen a few really good shows there in the early 90's tho. Dylan, CSN, Moody Blues. They stopped having concerts there a long time ago.(~}:(

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player

Good Morning David, I can't get the download on 7/5/81. Maybe a problem on your end. Thanx for the memories.

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LET IT GROW

Good Morning David, I can't get the download on 7/5/81. Maybe a problem on your end. Thanx for the memories.

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