Welcome back to the Tapers' Section, where this week we have music from 1972, 1987 and 1991.
Our first selection this week is from 10/2/72 in Springfield, MA, the show that wrapped up the first leg of the fall tour of 1972, featuring Jack Straw, Don't Ease Me In, Playing In The Band, Casey Jones. There's a reel flip in Playing In The Band, but otherwise this sounds great.
Next up is the start of the second set from 6/14/87 in Ventura, CA, the last Grateful Dead show at Ventura County Fairgrounds, featuring Scarlet Begonias > Fire On The Mountain ; Playing In The Band > Terrapin Station.
Lastly this week is the end of the show from the Dead's first-ever appearance at Soldier Field in Chicago, on 6/22/91, featuring Space>Dark Star>Playing In The Band reprise>Black Peter>One More Saturday, The Weight. This was an appropriate encore of The Weight, the same encore played in Chicago a year earlier at Brent Mydland's final show.
Be sure to join us here next week for more tunes from the vault.