Dead-A-Day: On This Day in GD-Land

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Re: Dead-A-Day: On This Day in GD-Land

Post by patchthenation » Mon Apr 03, 2023 1:24 pm

This one's Grate: 4/3/85 in Providence RI, with highlights being Sugaree, Row Jimmy, and Terrapin set 2 opener!

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Post by patchthenation » Wed Apr 05, 2023 10:48 pm

5 years ago, John Mayer played FOTM with his solo band. Sure enough, there's even a multicam video to boot! You may only ever hear JM do this one at 4/5/17 at MSG:



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Re: Dead-A-Day: On This Day in GD-Land

Post by Tone Weaver » Wed Apr 05, 2023 11:27 pm

On April 5th and 6th, 1989 the boys paid their last visit to Ann Arbor. And it was sweet and glorious.

Someone reported Phil had injured his ankle, but it didn't slow his fingers down.

The first night kicked off with a rocking Feel Like A Stranger with Bobby testifying later about "Wolverine fiilles" knowing what to do.
The Terrapin was majestic with a nice jam going into drums.

Many liked the next night even better.

The UofM basketball team won their championship the day before they rolled into town on the 4th, and the streets were packed with revelry.
Naturally the rowdy students left some wreckage in their wake, which some local stiffs tried to blame on Deadheads. Never mind the Dead were in Pittsburgh at the time.

According to Cameron Sears, he had to correct Micky when he was excited to see the crowds "welcoming them". Sorry Mick, different fans. And not as cool.

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Post by patchthenation » Wed Apr 05, 2023 11:59 pm

I was thinking about trying to find a source with both shows, lo and behold YouTube comes through! Love the post, TW! I listened to Cumberland on the way to work this morning.

4/5-6/89:
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Re: Dead-A-Day: On This Day in GD-Land

Post by Tone Weaver » Thu Apr 06, 2023 12:09 am

patchthenation wrote:
Wed Apr 05, 2023 11:59 pm
I was thinking about trying to find a source with both shows, lo and behold YouTube comes through! Love the post, TW! I listened to Cumberland on the way to work this morning.

4/5-6/89:
Awesome. That was just put up three days ago!

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Post by Tone Weaver » Thu Apr 06, 2023 11:52 am

April 6, 1989 was was the second time the Dead played a two-nigher in Ann Arbor since December of '71 at Hill Auditorium.

Their energy from the previous night was still on display. I've always felt the best shows of the era had a Bird Song in the first set. It meant Jerry was there to play. I consider this version a quintessential epitome of the song. Pardon my redundancy, but it was soooo sweet. But then, I LOVE the Bird.

And the same holds true for a second set that launces from a Scarlet>Fire into Playing in the Band. A searing Other One iced the cake for me.

A warm and soothing Brokedown Palace was the gentle cap to their Ann Arbor sojourn.

04/05/89 (Wed) Chrysler Arena - Ann Arbor, MI
Set 1: Feel Like A Stranger > Franklin's Tower, Minglewood Blues, Candyman, Stuck Inside of Mobile With The Memphis Blues Again, Far From Me, Dupree's Diamond Blues, Let It Grow > U.S. Blues

Set 2: Samson & Delilah, Cumberland Blues, Women Are Smarter, Terrapin Station > Drums > Space > China Doll, Throwing Stones > Not Fade Away, E: Mighty Quinn
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04/06/89 (Thu) Chrysler Arena - Ann Arbor, MI
Set 1: Touch of Grey, Little Red Rooster, Brown Eyed Women, Mama Tried > Mexicali Blues, Althea, When I Paint My Masterpiece, Bird Song, Promised Land

Set 2: Scarlet Begonias > Fire On The Mountain, Playing In The Band > Built To Last > Drums > Space > I Will Take You Home > The Other One > Wharf Rat > Around and Around > Playing In The Band, E: Brokedown Palace

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Re: Dead-A-Day: On This Day in GD-Land

Post by Tone Weaver » Fri Apr 07, 2023 5:10 pm

51 years later and still powerful. The Dead kicked off their incredible Europe '72 tour at Wembley Empire Pool 4-7-72.

I've been plunging into the 11 Dark Stars of the tour. I keep being distracted by the just as fantastic Other Ones. Playing In the Band really blossomed on this tour as well. These were the big JAM tunes, apart from Pig's own special takes on Caution, Lovelight and Good Lovin'.



04/07/72 (Fri) Wembley Empire Pool - London, , England
Set 1: Greatest Story Ever Told, Sugaree, Chinatown Shuffle, China Cat Sunflower > I Know You Rider, Big Boss Man, Black Throated Wind, Loser, Mr. Charlie, Beat It On Down The Line, Tennessee Jed, Playing In The Band, Casey Jones

Set 2: Truckin' > Drums > The Other One > El Paso > The Other One > Wharf Rat, Ramble On Rose, Sugar Magnolia, Not Fade Away > Goin' Down the Road Feeling Bad > Not Fade Away, E: One More Saturday Night

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Post by patchthenation » Fri Apr 07, 2023 8:34 pm

Thank you TW!! Does anyone have the 2023 GD calendar? They still list the Europe 72 dates as 50th anniversary. Major oversight.
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Post by Tone Weaver » Sat Apr 08, 2023 10:24 am

Dark Star had it's spacey voyages previously, but by '72 Keith blended perfectly into the cosmic mix that would break the 30 minute mark.

I've been binging on the 11 versions they played on that tour. By the time I circle back for another spin, they are still fresh and amazing.

This fantastic version launches the long strange European trip of their psychedelic symphony through the "transitive nightfall of diamonds".

"Shall we go" through those 11 intergalactic movements of their magnum opus?

4-8-72: First epic Dark Star crashes in Europe.


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Re: Dead-A-Day: On This Day in GD-Land

Post by patchthenation » Sun Apr 09, 2023 3:04 pm

Happy Easter! :hop :pinkbunny earlier this morning, I enjoyed listening to the holiday-appropriate GSET > Promised opener (and the rest of the show) from 4/9/87 at UIC Pavilion in Chicago.



And in the spirit of the day/holiday

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