• The Omni - March 24, 1988

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  • Touch of Grey
    Walkin' Blues
    Candyman
    Queen Jane Approximately
    Loser
    It's All Over Now
    Far From Me
    Cassidy
    Don't Ease Me In

    Mississippi Half-Step
    Looks Like Rain
    Terrapin Station
    drums
    Truckin'
    I Need a Miracle
    Wharf Rat
    Turn on Your Love Light

    Black Muddy River

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Touch of Grey
Walkin' Blues
Candyman
Queen Jane Approximately
Loser
It's All Over Now
Far From Me
Cassidy
Don't Ease Me In

Mississippi Half-Step
Looks Like Rain
Terrapin Station
drums
Truckin'
I Need a Miracle
Wharf Rat
Turn on Your Love Light

Black Muddy River
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This was my first first show. The Truckin' is incredibly short. A nice sound check for the beginning of a long modern day career at the Omni. Due to really bizarre circumstances, we ended up in the front row. As a newbie, I recognized only a handful of songs and Jerry winked at us during Black Muddy River.
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This was my first show as well. Not to pester you, but this new Dead site opens up all kinds of easily researched scenarios. I noticed that we both started at the same show, followed similar paths and coincidentally were both at Shoreline in '94. Peace - David
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Was it just me or do you remember this show being incredibly LOUD?
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We drove in to atlanta from ole miss to see our first show, we get onto the floor by just walking in after checking cameras, just walked right onto the floor found some seats and did not leave the whole show. what struck me was how much better the band sounded live than anything I had ever heard before, blew me away to see quad sound for a concert. after the show we just went right by the circus outside, we looked but did not understand what the scene was about. we later learned and have not been the same since.peace to all, barksdale
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What a long strange trip this show was.....
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My first show too! I guess this was the beginning for many In the Dark era southern deadheads. I'll never forget the sight of Jerry holding his guitar vertical during the Half-Step jam. I do recall Space being much louder than subsequent shows (to the point of almost having to cover my ears) and Truckin may have been short, but the segue into Miracle shook the house.
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Like many of you, I've heard many a Half-Step...this one's got to rank among the absolute best. Granted, you've got like their sound at this particular time (marked especially by changes in the sound of the percussion section and Brent, and Jerry's use of MIDI). But one can hardly fault Jerry for not trying...his solo (long and intricate) has not one but two truly intense 'peaks'. The Looks Like Rain that followed is also remarkable. Peace, Harper
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I drove down from the Nashville area with a good friend of mine and was totally blown away. Truly unforgettable!!! This show made me a Deadhead for life. Peace Jerry
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I was lucky enough to find a bootleg of this show. What a CRAZY AWESOME night! Do any of you remember the cop on the bench when the show let out? Someone through a pack of fire crackers behind him and when they went off he busted his ass... I've never laughed so hard in my life ;) (wouldn't seem so funny today- lol) "Looks Like Rain was epic at this show" This show made me a Dead Head for life as well. I've always said, "Everybody likes The Dead, some just don't know it yet". Peace I look around and all I see are self centered people stairing back at me. I look in the mirror and see the same, so tell me, who's to blame? -Dave http://www.ratebarbands.com
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CosmicloyedMy daughter Cassidy was born 2 weeks prior to this show, so missing my first Hampton show since '81, However i was able to recruit this "Southern-Belle", who believe it r not she was better looking than I. New mom could not stop the success of shirt sales, so off I went to one of my top 7 venues (actually 2) Hampton. Had not missed a show in Ga. from '8? to '91. After the show you could race helium balloons in the express elevators from lobby to 43rd floor.
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This was hands down the best Mississippi 1/2 Step ever played, and the jam in it may be the best pure guitar work i have ever heard from Jerry. Check it out if you can and want a true taste of why he was the best ever.
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The miracle of being inducted into the world of the Dead! The bus came by and I got on... in every way!
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We always referred to this as the Tidy Bowl show due to the first indoor Quad. sound set-up and Healy's flash and flush effects throughout. Well, and some other incidents which shall remain secret. We flew in on the Gooney Bird express. Not particularly a big scene. Got into the show quite early. The mellow nature of things really was impressive. It was like a giant cocktail party. Not sure I remember any other show where they served mixed drinks. People were hanging out everywhere with plastic stemware in true Southern style and comfort. This 2nd set really kicks ass. Perfectly Southern in every way. The emotion is incredible with STRONG voice from the Jer Man. You know when you can hear the crowd this much on a board it was good. Half Step launches into an unreal LLR that works the quad sound like crazy at the end. Nice exploratory Terrapin into some drumz with some creepy voices etc. The Spaceship grabs another gear into truckin', leaving Bobby gawking at the sites of Hotlanta and forgetting the lyrics. He gets bailed out by Jer with Miracle into a nice Rat that terminates into Lovelight, where Bobby finally redeems himself in out-of-tune glory. BMR is a letdown, but what else is new. Truly an amazing show and experience.
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First year of college. Drove up from Gainesville, FL with 2 buddies. Tripping hard and didn’t know that Drums > Space was a thing. So lost my mind a little at that point, haha. This night set me on my path as a Deadhead. edit to add: my profile pic is from this show (credit to Robbi Cohn).
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    My first show
    First year of college. Drove up from Gainesville, FL with 2 buddies. Tripping hard and didn’t know that Drums > Space was a thing. So lost my mind a little at that point, haha. This night set me on my path as a Deadhead. edit to add: my profile pic is from this show (credit to Robbi Cohn).
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    Tidy Bowl
    We always referred to this as the Tidy Bowl show due to the first indoor Quad. sound set-up and Healy's flash and flush effects throughout. Well, and some other incidents which shall remain secret. We flew in on the Gooney Bird express. Not particularly a big scene. Got into the show quite early. The mellow nature of things really was impressive. It was like a giant cocktail party. Not sure I remember any other show where they served mixed drinks. People were hanging out everywhere with plastic stemware in true Southern style and comfort. This 2nd set really kicks ass. Perfectly Southern in every way. The emotion is incredible with STRONG voice from the Jer Man. You know when you can hear the crowd this much on a board it was good. Half Step launches into an unreal LLR that works the quad sound like crazy at the end. Nice exploratory Terrapin into some drumz with some creepy voices etc. The Spaceship grabs another gear into truckin', leaving Bobby gawking at the sites of Hotlanta and forgetting the lyrics. He gets bailed out by Jer with Miracle into a nice Rat that terminates into Lovelight, where Bobby finally redeems himself in out-of-tune glory. BMR is a letdown, but what else is new. Truly an amazing show and experience.