• Madison Square Garden - September 24, 1988
    Benefit for the rainforests: Cultural Survival, Greenpeace & Rainforest Action Network - Bruce Hornsby & The Range opened - FM broadcast WNEW-New York, WMMR-Philadelphia - "West L. A." & "Rooster" with Mick Taylor - "Chinese Bones" & "Neighborhood Girls" with Suzanne Vega on acoustic guitar and vocals - "Every TimeЉ" and "What's Going On" with Daryl Hall: guitar, lead vocals; John Oates: guitar; Tom "T-Bone" Wolk: acoustic guitar, then accordion, then bass; Mark Rivera: saxophone; without Phil - "River Drumz" with Baba Olatunji & Michael Hinton - Olatunji stayed for the rest of the set - "NFA" with Bruce Hornsby on accordion - Both encores with Hall: vocals & Oates: guitar & vocals; Jack Casady: bass; Bruce Hornsby: vocals & electric piano, then accordion; without Phil - "Heaven's Door" also with Suzanne Vega - only "Chinese Bones" - only "Every Time You G

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  • Iko Iko
    Feel Like a Stranger
    West L.A. Fadeaway
    Little Red Rooster
    Box of Rain
    Ramble on Rose
    Masterpiece
    Don't Ease Me In

    Chinese Bones
    Neighborhood Girls
    Crazy Fingers
    Man Smart/Woman Smarter
    Every Time You Go
    What's Going On
    drums
    The Wheel
    Throwin' Stones
    Not Fade Away

    Good Lovin'
    Knockin' on Heaven's Door

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Benefit for the rainforests: Cultural Survival, Greenpeace & Rainforest Action Network - Bruce Hornsby & The Range opened - FM broadcast WNEW-New York, WMMR-Philadelphia - "West L. A." & "Rooster" with Mick Taylor - "Chinese Bones" & "Neighborhood Girls" with Suzanne Vega on acoustic guitar and vocals - "Every TimeЉ" and "What's Going On" with Daryl Hall: guitar, lead vocals; John Oates: guitar; Tom "T-Bone" Wolk: acoustic guitar, then accordion, then bass; Mark Rivera: saxophone; without Phil - "River Drumz" with Baba Olatunji & Michael Hinton - Olatunji stayed for the rest of the set - "NFA" with Bruce Hornsby on accordion - Both encores with Hall: vocals & Oates: guitar & vocals; Jack Casady: bass; Bruce Hornsby: vocals & electric piano, then accordion; without Phil - "Heaven's Door" also with Suzanne Vega - only "Chinese Bones" - only "Every Time You G
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Iko Iko
Feel Like a Stranger
West L.A. Fadeaway
Little Red Rooster
Box of Rain
Ramble on Rose
Masterpiece
Don't Ease Me In

Chinese Bones
Neighborhood Girls
Crazy Fingers
Man Smart/Woman Smarter
Every Time You Go
What's Going On
drums
The Wheel
Throwin' Stones
Not Fade Away

Good Lovin'
Knockin' on Heaven's Door
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...if the tie-dyed banner hung that night to mark the 25th sell out is still hanging at MSG?
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It was great seeing it hung up there with the N.Y Rangers yellowed with age Stanley Cup Banner. I really enjoyed this show and I've become more & more a fan of Bruce over the years. I caught Bruce opening for Ratdog in Central Park Thur Sept 1st Labor Day weekend 2005 Bruce was great and Ratdog did an amazing set with Bruce joining them on stage for a few tunes.
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How I really dug Suzanne Vega doing "Chinese Bones" and I love Baba Olatungi along with Jack Casady being one my favorite Bass players it was an all star cast for a great cause.
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tj crowley the banner and award no longer handing...there is one at philly's spectrum tho jerry was VERY tired by this show
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I remember going to a Rangers game around 1996 & my friend remarking "where is the banner". 2 years later I was @ a Knicks game & it was there. not sure what the story is. Another interesting thing is that MSG has a walk of fame honoring the most memorable performers/players etc & that a plaque honoring the Dead had been made & somehow disappeared, never to be seen again. this came up in the MSG channels 50 most memorable Garden moments which of course included the Dead. One of the coolest things about the memorable moments w/ the Dead was somebody commenting on how when Phil Jackson played on the Knicks & the Dead would be playing @ the Felt Forum (right under MSG) he would want the game to be over so that he could change & rush downstairs to see the Dead after the game.the last time I went to the garden was in 2004 & the banner was there. in addition to the Spectrum I believe one was also put in Boston garden. Man, they had attendance & # of performance records @ so many venues, but the most special has to be MSG. The final record of I believe 52 shows has since been broken by Springsteen & Elton John :-( but keep in mind that it took both at least ten more years & both had also performed @ the Garden before the Grateful Dead, so IMO it's still the Dead's record & always will be.
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HippieChuck-during this run of shows i could swear i heard a rockin' version of "might as well".do i have the wrong year.maybe it was 87.love to get a copy of this one though!!!nothin' else shakin so.......
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i was at this show,mail order.some dont care for this show but i really liked it!great vibes.only time i heard jerry talk from the stage.
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With out a doubt the strangest Grateful Dead show I have ever been too. It was summed up perfectly by "Whats Goin' On". At first I thought it was the acid, then I realized it was actually happening.
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I had such a riot at this show. Jerry's voice was shot with laryngitis, VERY hoarse, but his playing was stellar. I was just agog with the night--way fun. ============================================== If you seek the mystery instead of the answer, you'll always be seeking... But the job is to seek mystery, evoke mystery, plant a garden in which strange plants grow and mysteries bloom. The need for mystery is greater than the need for an answer. Kesey
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Wow. All the special guest. Yeah the banner was a cool deal. And the gorilla with the tie-dye. How can you forget that. That was in 88 right? This run in NYC was the down fall for me in high school. But it changed my life (for the better) Well one thing I will always remember about NYC was tripping my face off on the subway. Man how fucking cool. What a great run of shows for the Dead in 88.
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Interesting evening. Paid for a pricey Circle of Gold ticket. Saw an ok show but contributed to a good cause. Got to go to the afterparty and met Brent, Jerry and Bobby. Looking back on the encounter with Jerry always makes my cheeks redden with embarrassment. Did not make the most of my limited time and blabbed like the starstruck idiot I was. Shameful. Got a cool poster and the boys autographed my program. I did have a nice moment. Talked to Brent about his singing I Will Take You Home to his daughter while she was on his lap. Such a good guy.
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No, The dead hardly ever left thing behind. However they left a lot of music. I was home for this show....if I couldn't get tickets i would not go so it was live on the radio and i tapped it, Lost it also. I would love to get a copy of this show on CD. Does anyone know what it may be listed under? if it's the show or a picks.
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  • ripplejack
    7 years 4 months ago
    Banner.
    No, The dead hardly ever left thing behind. However they left a lot of music. I was home for this show....if I couldn't get tickets i would not go so it was live on the radio and i tapped it, Lost it also. I would love to get a copy of this show on CD. Does anyone know what it may be listed under? if it's the show or a picks.
  • Jackstraw1963
    8 years 2 months ago
    Interesting evening. Paid for
    Interesting evening. Paid for a pricey Circle of Gold ticket. Saw an ok show but contributed to a good cause. Got to go to the afterparty and met Brent, Jerry and Bobby. Looking back on the encounter with Jerry always makes my cheeks redden with embarrassment. Did not make the most of my limited time and blabbed like the starstruck idiot I was. Shameful. Got a cool poster and the boys autographed my program. I did have a nice moment. Talked to Brent about his singing I Will Take You Home to his daughter while she was on his lap. Such a good guy.
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    TrippyPete
    10 years 6 months ago
    The last night. fucken a im burnt out.
    Wow. All the special guest. Yeah the banner was a cool deal. And the gorilla with the tie-dye. How can you forget that. That was in 88 right? This run in NYC was the down fall for me in high school. But it changed my life (for the better) Well one thing I will always remember about NYC was tripping my face off on the subway. Man how fucking cool. What a great run of shows for the Dead in 88.