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The Deadpod

May 3, 2024

This week's Deadpod takes us back to Irvine California for the second set of the show from April 23, 1988.

This second set is well-executed, tight yet containing several delightful spacey interludes. The opening 'Playin In the Band', while short, is quite interesting and gives way to an excellent 'Crazy Fingers'. That leads into 'Uncle John's Band', afterwards the band goes into a rather extended Drums and Space, whcih are quite high powered and interesting. 

Post-Drums highlights include a powerful 'Going Down the Road' and an  excellent 'Dear Mr. Fantasy> Hey Jude reprise'. Jerry's ballad slot gives us a sweet 'Stella Blue' and they close the set with a nice 'Lovelight'. A 'Knockin' On Heaven's Door' encore ends the festivities. 


Grateful Dead
Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre
Irvine , CA
4/23/1988 - Saturday

Playing In The Band [7:38] >
Crazy Fingers [8:04] >
Uncle John's Band [8:39] >
Drums [10:05] >
Space [13:09] >
Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad [6:02] >
I Need A Miracle [3:32] >
Dear Mr. Fantasy [5:14] >
Hey Jude Reprise [1:27] >
Stella Blue [8:07] >
Turn On Your Love Light [5:32]

Knockin' On Heaven's Door  

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Sorry - no 'The Race is On' this year, but nevertheless I hope you have a wonderful Derby weekend .. May is a month worth celebrating and enjoying...