Grateful Dead

Madison Square Garden - September 19, 1987

Madison Square Garden

September 19, 1987

New York, NY US

Average: 4.6 (22 votes)


*TV broadcast for Farm Aid III

Set List:

Mississippi Half-Step
It's All Over Now
High Time
Mexicali Blues
Big River
When Push Comes to Shove
Box of Rain
Don't Ease Me In

Crazy Fingers
Uncle John's Band
Playin' in the Band
I Need a Miracle
Maggie's Farm
Black Peter
Around and Around
Turn on Your Love Light

Black Muddy River

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TigerTrance's picture
Joined: Jun 4 2007
Maggie's Farm

I was at this show and thought it excellent. My friend was standing right next to me the whole time and thought it was lousy.

Go figure.

The Maggie's Farm is fantastic but Jerry pulls an all-time bad move when Bob starts The Other One and Jerry overrules him with Black Peter.

Joined: Jun 13 2007
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What A Show!! 1/2 Step, Mexicalli, High Time, Big River, Maggies Farm etc....

captain.dead's picture
Joined: Jun 6 2007
Past life regression

All I really remember about this show is that during "It’s all over now" the music triggered some sort of past life memory in me.

100% drug free.

I do remember Bob plugging Farm Aid in the second set, which sounded horribly cheesy and commercial at the time.

The Black Muddy River was touching.

Joined: Mar 19 2008
One of my favorite shows

We had a sky-box that nite. Maybe up above nose bleeds, but a stocked bar was nice!

drumzNspace's picture
Joined: Oct 5 2007
A good one. Highlights for

A good one. Highlights for me at the time were Mississippi Half-Step, It's All Over Now, High Time, Box of Rain, Uncle John's, Playin', Need a Miracle, Maggie's Farm and Lovelight.

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-enjoyin' the ride

-There'll never be another Jerry

muthafudgical's picture
Joined: Jan 19 2009
black cruddy encore

I remeber a running joke on this tour about that close being either tons of steel or "blck cruddy encore" alot....I like both songs, but there were times that they got old.

smarcus's picture
Joined: May 20 2010
Missed This Show...

My fathers 70th birthday party was on this night in Menlo Park, California. So, I hopped on the earliest flight in the morning went to his party and took the Red Eye back for the 20th...

Oh, what a good son am I...

Thank you, and Stay In Touch!

Joined: Jun 21 2007

Great Box of Rain that night. I remember being stage left and thinking how weird it was to see TV cameras on stage with The Dead.

Only Maggie's Farm was broadcast to Farm Aid, not the whole show. The setlist above is vague.

Joined: Oct 8 2010
I went to 3 of these five

I went to 3 of these five show; I liked this one the most. Nothing like the Dead in NYC. The Band Beyond Description in the City that Never Sleeps.


Joined: Sep 1 2015
This show really blew the lid

This show really blew the lid off. Most of the songs were great, and I really liked “When Push Comes to Shove” and “Black Muddy River”. Two of my favorites since then, and that really was a night to remember.

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Madison Square Garden - September 19, 1987