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Oxford Plains Speedway, Oxford, ME: July 3, 1988

OxfordPlainsBig week for us Deadheads, huh? The scuttle all week has been Fare The Well… Two shows in Santa Clara, and this weekend’s triple-whammy in Chicago. At this writing, I’m hours from heading “in ta town” to the State Theatre in Portland, Maine to join the other Deadheads of Maine to watch the simulcast of the opening night at Soldier Field. And frankly, I’m busting. My last show was almost 20 years ago to the day, so I’m beyond ready, especially after the glowing reviews I’ve read/heard about the shows at Levi’s Stadium.

For this week’s edition of The Dead Zone, we’re doing another anniversary show… It was on this date in 1988 that the Dead did the second of two nights at Oxford Plains Speedway in Maine… Both shows were great. Well above-average for the era, IMHO. Plus, this show will also be the featured 1988 show on the upcoming 30 Trips Around the Sun box set. Well worth the listen, and a great lead-in to the holiday weekend, and these final three shows in Chicago. We featured most of set 2 in this weeks edition of The Dead Zone on JEMP Radio, but you can stream the whole shebang below.

Happy holiday weekend, Deadheads! Wave that flag!!!

Photo © 2013 Garry Velletri used by permission.