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Providence Civic Center, Providence, RI: May 14, 1978


Our first featured show from ’78 is another from the 30 Trips box set… A fast-paced tear through the second half of Set 2 from the Providence Civic Center. A pretty straightforward “Estimated Prophet” gives way to the fastest “Eyes of the World” I’ve ever heard, but that doesn’t mean it’s any less cerebral. “Not Fade Away,” “Goin’ Down the Road Feelin’ Bad,” and “Around and Around” round out the set. We even saved room for dessert, with a “U.S. Blues” encore.

Not much commentary this week, but not much is called for. It’s high-energy fun start to finish. So sit back, relax, and stream the whole cocaine-fueled magilla below.

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San Diego Int’l Sports Arena, San Diego, CA: November 14, 1973

Our first Dead Zone post/episode in the PFTW era (Post-Fare Thee Well)… I thoroughly enjoyed every last note of the Chicago shows, with Friday being my favorite night of the run… My wife and I went to a local theater that showed the simulcast, and had an absolute blast… It was a right-sized crowd, and… Continue Reading

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

Big 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… Continue Reading

RFK Stadium, Washington D.C., June 10, 1973

A ridiculously long show, clocking in at an insane 4 hours and 35 minutes. This monster took place in the summer of ’73, when long shows were part of the norm for The Grateful Dead. They played three huge sets this day, the second of two double-bills they played with the Allman Brothers Band. I… Continue Reading

County Fairgrounds, Des Moines, IA: June 16, 1974

Another iconic show that’s been commercially released as part of the “Road Trips” series. This marathon 3-hour show from the summer of ’74 absolutely deserves the full “remix and release” treatment. However, like many of the commercially-released shows on dead.net, this one’s sold out, too. To boot, only a handful of tracks from this show… Continue Reading