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Bayfront Center Arena - October 16, 1988

Bayfront Center Arena

October 16, 1988

St. Petersburg, FL US

Average: 4.1 (11 votes)


Bob Weir's 41st birthday - "Happy Birthday Bobby" before the encore

Set List:

Mississippi Half-Step
Good Time Blues
Feel Like a Stranger
Friend of the Devil
Stuck Inside of Mobile
To Lay Me Down
Don't Ease Me In

Box of Rain
Victim or the Crime
Foolish Heart
Looks Like Rain
Terrapin Station
The Wheel
Gimme Some Lovin'
All Along the Watchtower
Morning Dew

Quinn the Eskimo

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Attendees of this show

tn2nadoes, pbw002, mitchw41, dubai-escorts-bunnies, Melissaaaaa, philsfriend13, jerryskid420, crazyfingers88,, gratefulseedsaver, Ruff Barker, scottjindra, zephram, PT Barnum, jlaibson, Jules N Binokulas, GainesvilleGreen, jodisalmonson, SeminoleSteve, scottfry, Jason Wilder, tea2trey, JohnL, pbyrne, ptown phool, dnelse51, gratefulgregv, andychatfield, Perfunct, One Man, Phinnegan, thelahun, gmjbeachside, Geodye420, sweetiemama, RippleV, wonko13, CarrionCrow, downwithJGB, larsfarmer, morgancreaney, Dpwilljr, william_O, tcmarbles, pbyrnestudios, gordy, lotsofgreensmiles, Sela, gman87, samchaz, CherylB, greeksam78, DavAlan, buckterry, darkstarcrashes, BIODTR58, dr zevon, rodiebluez1, cmcguire, Missing Jerry, duppree, WillieB1969, Fred The Head, terrapintom, olin preston grant, Disco Stu, ellis d, czarboy, Zman420, skess64, vashgrmag, TennesseeTed, AndIgoton, Wharfrat89, LowE, Hair Dog, VikkiM, lemond, rondboyer, FrenchToast, unkle sam, Lostsailor86, Peppermint Patty, deserthippie, zerwe, harryz, thehagg01, MissReddin, BarefeetBob, gdtrfb65, BigBuffalo, lamarred664, Tom Mittemeyer, lazy_lightnin38, beandog22, Tommo, cepx, Lodgecamp, mountainlynx, don of the dead, WaywardBill, cosmicloyed, quinnever, althea86, darkstar stu, Dashoesoff, planlorr, anamchara, ticket lee, beckstei, tcc, songsfrown, Duude, estimatedprofits, Bluz4Jody, rastarick, romp711, giotti, JGonlygirlie, picnic, ravenward, Mythical Ethical Icicle Tricycle, Yippierb, klaussmith, Gr8fulIra, MikeyC, Sluys Guys, lisainpotown, Bear, MoonshineCito, BlondeJim, Geronimo1, mary-sunshine, jackerowe, JackStrawfromOttawa, jackstraw_35, purplesunflower11, Harpersedg, walkersmoon, Oroborous, hezgone, jonnyy, nalex, wolfdrummer, shugamag, JOEG, dead4days, kjackstraw, papajohnny, gdgroupie, Fillmore Midwest, marian, stellablu11, Cosmiccharlie, BTW, Cookbitch, Jodester, matilda, peachtruck, deadheadead, darrrkstarrr-billy, jkelley, skrletbegonia, Tony_S, c1042, mudfish, Tampa Red, direwolf23, bill642, bkind-fg2all, PsillyJim, rainbow-trout, Lake, catspit, Gr8fulbluz, mightzwell, mato1949, prentsloan, golfndive, gr8tfulfan, Zippatron, Duggles, deal47, ratskrad, Bozo Bus


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Joined: Aug 6 2007
Stellar show

This was the last time I travelled to see the boys. I had basically been turned off by the scene of ticketless people but had a good friend I needed to travel once with and boy did we choose the right shows. Both sets of this show were excellent and Florida was a perfect place to let go. Unforgettable To lay Me Down.

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Joined: Jul 25 2008
Ayres 24-Hr Diner, St. Petersburg, Fl. (funky delight)

...and the marquee outside sez, "special $2.73: eggs/bac/ or sau Pot or Grits"

keep your character, enjoy living, share your fortune,
OXOX Merple Reddin

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Joined: May 17 2011
St. Pete Two-Fer

I'm pretty sure this show was the better of the two-night run. I don't have a strong memory of it but I will check it out on Archive. It was my penultimate show. I lost track of them for a couple of years and then, even though not a huge Brent fan, could not imagine them without him. I went to one more (4/9/91) and was so disappointed I didn't even go down the street to see them with the Black Crowes in '95. I regret not going to that even if the show was terrible.

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Joined: Nov 4 2012
great capper to an amazing weekend

As I already said on the Saturday show’s page, this was a special weekend and the St Pete scene was fantastic. This is, IMO, the best show of that weekend. I remember I had some sort of euphoric outburst during Terrapin. I walked out of this small arena after Quinn the Eskimo, on a Sunday night in Florida, a full-blown Deadhead. I think we headed back up to school in Gainesville at some point the next day.


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Bayfront Center Arena - October 16, 1988