Week of December 28, 2020-January 3, 2021
Welcome back to the Tapers’ Section, where this week we head into 2021 with Grateful Dead music from 1984, 1988, and 1989.
Our first selection this week is the end of the second set from 6/27/84 at Merriweather Post Pavilion, where we have Space > Morning Dew> Throwing Stones > Not Fade Away.
Next is the first set from 6/26/88 at Pittsburgh Civic Arena, where we have Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodleloo> Little Red Rooster; When Push Comes To Shove ; Mama Tried > Big River ; Cumberland Blues; Gentlemen Start Your Engines; Big Railroad Blues; The Music Never Stopped, including the first of only two Grateful Dead performances of Gentlemen Start Your Engines.
Lastly this week is the end of the show from 7/2/89 in Foxboro, MA, the first show of the Summer Tour of 1989, where we have The Wheel>Dear Mr. Fantasy>Hey Jude>Sugar Magnolia, Mighty Quinn.
Be sure to join us here next week for more music from the vault.
Thank goodness for the air conditioned hockey arena, after cooking in the heat and humidity the day before @ Buckeye Lake. This was certainly a day of recovery, for me and the band. The 1st set was a bit rough, especially the start of Cumberland. I didn't see another show for 2 years after this one... Sandstone on 7/4/90.
Another MONSTER 1984 Dew jam!
Listening to 1984 NYE now - Happy New Year's, everyone!