September 24, 1988
Benefit for the rainforests: Cultural Survival, Greenpeace & Rainforest Action Network - Bruce Hornsby & The Range opened - FM broadcast WNEW-New York, WMMR-Philadelphia - "West L. A." & "Rooster" with Mick Taylor - "Chinese Bones" & "Neighborhood Girls" with Suzanne Vega on acoustic guitar and vocals - "Every TimeЉ" and "What's Going On" with Daryl Hall: guitar, lead vocals; John Oates: guitar; Tom "T-Bone" Wolk: acoustic guitar, then accordion, then bass; Mark Rivera: saxophone; without Phil - "River Drumz" with Baba Olatunji & Michael Hinton - Olatunji stayed for the rest of the set - "NFA" with Bruce Hornsby on accordion - Both encores with Hall: vocals & Oates: guitar & vocals; Jack Casady: bass; Bruce Hornsby: vocals & electric piano, then accordion; without Phil - "Heaven's Door" also with Suzanne Vega - only "Chinese Bones" - only "Every Time You Go Away" - only "Neighborhood Girls" - only "What's Going On"
Set List:Iko Iko
Feel Like a Stranger
West L.A. Fadeaway
Little Red Rooster
Box of Rain
Ramble on Rose
Don't Ease Me In
Man Smart/Woman Smarter
Every Time You Go
What's Going On
Not Fade Away
Knockin' on Heaven's Door
Attendees of this show
...if the tie-dyed banner hung that night to mark the 25th sell out is still hanging at MSG?
Kermit the frog said a few words before the show
It was great seeing it hung up there with the N.Y Rangers yellowed with age Stanley Cup Banner. I really enjoyed this show and I've become more & more a fan of Bruce over the years.
I caught Bruce opening for Ratdog in Central Park Thur Sept 1st Labor Day weekend 2005 Bruce was great and Ratdog did an amazing set with Bruce joining them on stage for a few tunes.
How I really dug Suzanne Vega doing "Chinese Bones" and I love Baba Olatungi along with Jack Casady being one my favorite Bass players it was an all star cast for a great cause.
the banner and award no longer handing...there is one at philly's spectrum tho
jerry was VERY tired by this show
Good show, great guests with the AMAZING DRUMZ, Olatunji, say no more !
Kickin' it at the show with my best bro Jason !
I remember going to a Rangers game around 1996 & my friend remarking "where is the banner". 2 years later I was @ a Knicks game & it was there. not sure what the story is. Another interesting thing is that MSG has a walk of fame honoring the most memorable performers/players etc & that a plaque honoring the Dead had been made & somehow disappeared, never to be seen again. this came up in the MSG channels 50 most memorable Garden moments which of course included the Dead. One of the coolest things about the memorable moments w/ the Dead was somebody commenting on how when Phil Jackson played on the Knicks & the Dead would be playing @ the Felt Forum (right under MSG) he would want the game to be over so that he could change & rush downstairs to see the Dead after the game.
the last time I went to the garden was in 2004 & the banner was there. in addition to the Spectrum I believe one was also put in Boston garden. Man, they had attendance & # of performance records @ so many venues, but the most special has to be MSG. The final record of I believe 52 shows has since been broken by Springsteen & Elton John :-( but keep in mind that it took both at least ten more years & both had also performed @ the Garden before the Grateful Dead, so IMO it's still the Dead's record & always will be.
Incredible! I was drawn in, taken, and forever in love.
HippieChuck-during this run of shows i could swear i heard a rockin' version of "might as well".do i have the wrong year.maybe it was 87.love to get a copy of this one though!!!nothin' else shakin so.......
i was at this show,mail order.some dont care for this show but i really liked it!great vibes.only time i heard jerry talk from the stage.