September 03, 1988
last acoustic "Ripple":10-16-81  - final/last electric "Ripple": 04-29-71  - "Dixie" tuning after "Peggy-O" - "Mexicali" intro after "Me & My Uncle"
Set List:Let the Good Times Roll
Feel Like a Stranger
Little Red Rooster
Me and My Uncle
Box of Rain
Victim or the Crime
Man Smart/Woman Smarter
Eyes of the World
Goin' Down the Road Feelin' Bad
I Need a Miracle
One More Saturday Night
Attendees of this show
The ripple encore was cool. Would like to get a tape of this show as I can't remember enough about it. I do remember that Eyes was not the greatest rendition.
I/we were front row for this one! I had a telepathic conversation with Jerry as he tuned his guitar behind one of the amps, onstage. It was, in spirit at least, my "last" show. I would see them several times more, before Jerry's passing, but it would be the last time I made my "connections" in more ways than one. The good news is that I've had equal the experience at Phil & Friends shows, on more than a few occassions.
"We must become ourselves, before someone else does." Robert Hunter
this was my first show-been on the bus ever since...
so was Mornging Dew and what a treat the Ripple was.
This show also stands out a bit because we were having a great time and I couldnt stop laughing at my friend Dirt imitating Bobby on the slide during Rooster.
It was another great DEAD memory.
“The Omnipotent Grateful Dead!”
...they dedicated Ripple to some girl in a wheelchair at the show!...clams unleashed!
Ripple was special.
I remember the first set being so over the top with energy, especially the Stranger->Tower segment. Totally blew me away. The vibe seemed to carry throught the rest of the set to the point that the band had a hard time holding it together during Birdsong. It seemed like they flew off all in different directions and almost had to stop mid-song to pull it back together.
Maybe I should just go listen to the tape!
I do recall the encore, but not much else. My friends said I had a good time, which is good enough for me. What a long strange trip that night was, as well into the next day. I remember the group behind me just could not stop giggling thru the whole show.
The Dead was mean the buds were green and the doses were clean, what more do you want F@ckin' want Ripple!
Nothing to tell now, let the words be yours I am done mine
I had at that point in my life heard Garcia play Ripple once on Broadway. I seriously never thought I'd hear the Dead do it. That was major for me a true milestone. Thank you.
One of the finest Bird Songs ever. Check it out!