Grateful Dead

Tacoma Dome - August 26, 1988

Tacoma Dome

August 26, 1988

Tacoma, WA US

Average: 3.1 (13 votes)

Set List:

Hell in a Bucket
Good Time Blues
Iko Iko
Walkin' Blues
When Push Comes to Shove
Row Jimmy
Music Never Stopped

China Cat Sunflower
I Know You Rider
Playin' in the Band
Uncle John's Band
Touch of Grey
I Need a Miracle
Black Peter
Turn on Your Love Light

Black Muddy River

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Attendees of this show

PotterJohn, dubai-escorts-bunnies, Flatbed Floyd, Morning Dew Train, msmiranda, JennD, bryan9661, dbdweller, dahainer, Dead82, skidog7, notime2hate, darkstaroregon, olybear23, zephram, TaulPaul, nitecat, wilderth, rainshine, gypsyta2r, scottocs, lehua, bluewater, rlrs, gggrove, LongHammer6, Martolli, dancin dean, Phinnegan, puroshaggy, blake wood, grammack57, revelation bus, southbayrik, Sustainabill, honestbob, davidadoan, jewkondead, gordy, nipsyhustle, Trailedby20, jimpeckham, Doctorpat, darkstarcrashes, firemountainman, guitarcharlie, downtownbear, Boris90, AlaskaDeadHead1, taperjeff, fellow deadhead, jondog, Ramboorider, ChantalAndGeorge, DIreCoyote, lemond, MagicPEZ, johnnyhub, Mr.SanJose, deadheadfrom76, 4 Rivers, deadinmadtown, gr8flwlf, bobbyb, Brooklyn Peach, LooseLucyMingus, scarletfireSLC, Jazzmaze88, bearly, leftcoastbound, Ms. Cindy, Sleepingdragon777, aivy, neeserbean67, nassau73, yoshi2bast, WaywardBill, BoSoxMatt, quinnever, alltheyearscombine, dave h, nextshow, BEGGERSPAY, supagaijin, harry blotter, DissN00, Tenner, slimpickens, johnnybgoode, romp711, jdascout, jdarr, annagura, JGonlygirlie, Drumhead, ravenward, StAlphonzo, lisainpotown, Rum Jungle, gr8fulpair, mrgreg, drkstar69, major, Bear, tdub, tommygutt, Olalla Girl, Terrapin1, weird72, Valerie Stevenson, bsea41, Josef, badtpyist, misngfingr, lionheart, thfalk, copleyjh, terrapin222, tdewey, SweetWilliamO, OBY-BEN-WAH-KENOBY, keepergary, capt tapes, Barbara, probable cosby, Cliph55, drkstrcrashes, bassspace67, Charlies_Pasture, robcork, masonskids, purpledeadhead, dead4days, peace, Cosmiccharlie, TouchOGrey420, MattMan, Won-I, aaron, NorthwestMichael, theoneandonlycorky, tommyfogarty, Zomby D Wulf, dalton, markmurg, Old Nughuffer, PsillyJim, Hank Stamper, zygster, themusicarchive, Far-L, drkstr98204, skioa, eelpie62, crazyfingers, Zippatron, Ski_Nose, scozac, spam, prunevine, fogzone, amellowd


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Joined: Jun 4 2007
Another Disappointment

This was an awful show, too, and my last Grateful Dead concert. Having seen/heard them many times during the late 60's, 70's, and early 80's it was at the Tacoma show that I finally decided that I'd had enough and that the band's best days were behind all of us. Tacoma was the last in a chain of bogus 80's shows.

Joined: Nov 7 2011
Horrible Venue

Santana was great! I think it was some of the members from Santana's Woodstock band and his band he was touring with at that time. The set break was to long and there was a lot of shitty acid going around. When the Dead came out Jerry's hair looked like Don King. The sound was horrible and to loud. They weren't into and it wasn't a very good performance.

Joined: Jan 13 2010
I was so glad to have them in Washington

that i thought the show was ok.

BUT i tossed the cassettes a few years back.

Touch out of Space was a good thing to behold, considering they did Way to go home out of Space 6/14/94.

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Joined: Jul 31 2015
Terrible Sound

Sound was terrible. Tacoma Dome has the worst acoustics.

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Joined: Jan 2 2009
Bad Show, but Good Friends and Fine Time!!

Yep, the only place to be was right up front and I was glad to get the stage sound and dance my butt off. I definitely had the best part of the show with Santana and luck for me I had a backstage on this tour so I got to meet him with a good friend Randy Hurley, one of the early Diggers who helped Carlos back in the day. Things went downhill fast and at least I enjoyed the ride like nothing you can put into words.

We had a good Olympia, Seattle and Eugene crew of friends there, so that was good and the goods in the Shakedown Street were entertaining. I have had some major good times since with The Other Ones, Further and Dead and Company. When they came to The Gorge two years ago, my mom had just passed and I had a great seat in front of the walkway, so I was spinning and dancing up and down it all show long. A good group of folks, young and elderly if you can imagine it, formed a circle of us throwing energy off each other. The second Oteil stepped up for the second set, our energy synced in what I have always craved and sometimes tasted. I just exploded with the bass, the drums guitar notes and memories of the music my mom brought to me and I bore down on it with everything, closing my eyes seeing beautiful purple mandala's undulating through light, sound, motion- evolving into an all encompassing flow of atomic sparkles of more purple light flowing through, around and without end that I believe is truly the essence of being that is so often imagined, described, painted, but can only be an experience that a death might bring. I have had my share of time standing still and flowing in the cosmos, but this was the best ever, crying, crying tears of sorrow and tears of joy, ecstatic joy.....we will survive, we will get by. Glad I could finally get that out there.....


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Tacoma Dome - August 26, 1988