Grateful Dead

Keifer Lakefront Arena - October 18, 1988

Keifer Lakefront Arena

October 18, 1988

New Orleans, LA US

Average: 4.6 (11 votes)


10 beat "BIODTL"

Set List:

Hell in a Bucket
They Love Each Other
Little Red Rooster
Beat it on Down the Line
Greatest Story Ever Told
Bird Song

Scarlet Begonias
Fire on the Mountain
Estimated Prophet
Eyes of the World
I Will Take You Home
The Other One
Wharf Rat
Throwin' Stones
Not Fade Away

Iko Iko
Knockin' on Heaven's Door

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Joined: Jun 6 2007
"Drums" had members of The

"Drums" had members of The Neville Brothers sitting in.
The Bangles sang back up on "Iko Iko". Although, they weren't really audible.

Joined: Jun 16 2007
My first show

Loved the atmosphere and the sound was awesome. I was immediately hooked and thus began my love and life with the Dead. I saw Bobby on Bourbon Street after the show with one of the Bangles just hanging outside. I needed more and headed to Texas for the next two shows.......

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Joined: Jun 4 2007

That's funny about seeing Bobby after the show. I saw Brent on Bourbon St. and had a few drinks right next to him in some bar. I asked him what the deal with the bangles was and he said: "I think Bob is banging a Bangle." Classic.

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Joined: Jun 23 2007
This was my first show ever!

Hola a todos,
just have to say this was my first show. I had been listening to 'skeletons' on cassette in my car all day. I didn't know a lot about the dead, but was at lakefront w/ buddies and none of them wanted to see the scene, so I rolled solo to hang on the best lot ever, on the levee overlookiing the lake. Had i known how lucky I was ....
My younger brother's best friend's older brother had gotten them tix, so I drove them and we hunted for one for me. I got lucky . . . 10 bucks from a roller sk8ng head who dropped something out of his envelope when he handed me the ticket. I advised him of his loss, he smiled, picked it up, cut a square out and gave me it!!!!! and said . . . it goes on your tongue. 'nuf said. I was 15
Then we got home made tour t-shirts (I still have it) and we all went in!
I WAS HOOKED ON THE DEAD AFTER THAT SHOW!!!! WOW!! what a set list, I didn't hear one song from 'skeletons' . . . and it was magical, later on listening to tapes of the show and after having logged 70 shows, I couldn't believe how good my first show was.
The bangles had opened for George Michael in the superdome that night, so it makes sense they would show up. and Bob bangin one makes sense too.
The Nevilles also sang some back up on IKO.
Thanks to DA BOYZ for comin to N.O. at least once in the 80s.
eagerly waiting for your return to the crescent city!!!1

Joined: Jul 5 2007
my first show

My what a great first show it was. Front and center to exerience the thin man spitting. Jerry and Brent were having a great time tonight. To bozo bus Brent was at the Dungeon on the second floor enjoying himself. For over an hour we talked and drank until he had to go. Later Bob was holding court with 2 of the Bangles on Bourbon St.
I was hooked on the greatful dead and the scene until summer tour of 93 when it just wasn't as much fun with all of the ticket hassles, gate crashers, and thugs that joined the circus. I kept going to shows when available but just didn't enjoy them as much. No wonder the band couldn't play some venues(Alpine Valley) in particular.
Loved the group and all the friends made along the way.

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Joined: Jun 5 2007
We were so ,uhh, zinged.....

.....that I remember that I could sense the ghosts down in the French Quarter after the show. We were too out of it to actually get out of the truck we rode for this tour and hit Bourbon St. so we missed seeing Bobby or Brent or any of the other experiences that you people had. We made up for it with other adventures. ; )


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Joined: Jul 24 2007
Fund Raiser for Katrina

This show should come out as a fund raiser for Katrina - with all proceeds going to benefit the local New Orleans musicians (I'm sure the Neville's and Bangles would be on board) we were on the floor, a local news crew interviewed us outside in the parking lot, and we hung with Billy Kruetzman on Bourbon Street - two nights in a row - just happened to bump into him - so it seems the fellas were out playing in the Quarter.

It was a fun weekend (or whatever it was) also the Audubon Zoo Festival with Gatemouth was a great warm up for the show that weekend.

Joined: Jun 13 2007
The Neville Brothers and The Bangles Pushed it Over The Top

This was a damn fine show with a great second-half of the second-set and encore.....not to mention "Scarlet".

This was my first show clean and sober - I remember the folks around us hearing me talk about that and then volunteering to "step out of the row" to smoke so that I didn't get a "Foghat" during the show.

God Bless 'Em! Only at a Grateful Dead concert!

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Joined: Aug 28 2007
1st trip on the bus

18 years old and was getting on the bus. I heard it would be the best of tour and said ok. Was a casual fan and then Jerry blew my mind. 50 shows later I still got it and still do. Called my sister from the French Quarter to say happy b-day and don't tell folks i am at the Dead in N'awlins.
I Remember the 2nd set as transforming... like nothing ever experienced before and Nevilles for encore.
Hey Now!

Joined: Oct 8 2008
Tiny venue

This was the smallest venue I ever saw them in. Most of the shows I saw were at Hampton, because I lived there in the 80's. I remember the soundboard being at the very back of the floor. It got LOUD in there! (in a good way!)


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Keifer Lakefront Arena - October 18, 1988