Week of February 6, 1989
FIrst of three shows featuring music and interviews from the New Year's '88 run.
Grateful Dead 12/28/88 Oakland Coliseum Arena
TURN ON YOUR LOVELIGHT
Grateful Dead 12/31/88 Oakland Coliseum Arena
WANG DANG DOODLE w/ Clarence Clemons
WEST L.A. FADEAWAY w/ Clarence Clemons
WHEN I PAINT MY MASTERPIECE
COLD RAIN AND SNOW
DON'T EASE ME IN
I asked people at the gig to talk about highlights of 1988 and their hopes for 1989. Among the answers was this from the Dead's then-manager:
Jon McIntire “Selling out nine days at Madison Square Garden, the last one being the rainforest benefit that went so well, and doing the press conference at the United Nationns, and actualy entertaining a bunch of folks, and seeming to make some sort of difference internationally for rainforest awareness. That was a gas! We were on the front page of the New Delhi Times, and as we wanted it to be, the emphasis was on the rainforest, rather than on the band - jointly with the band. We wanted to get the limelight somewhere where it could do some good. My wish for ‘89 would be that somehow we can continue to combine entertainment with awareness of things that are important to us as folks who are alive on this earth.”
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Thank you for listening!
- David Gans