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Fox Theater, St. Louis, MO: March 18, 1971


Exploring the shows on the upcoming 30 Trips Around the Sun box set has admittedly been quite a treat. All the shows to be included are previously unreleased, true, but they’re available on archive.org… So, while maybe not optimum by way of sound quality, most are still very listenable. And besides, isn’t there something kinda cool about the “bootleggy” sound on some of these?

This week, a 1971 show from St. Louis… The second of two nights at the Fox Theater One notable tidbit: The last “Feedback” the Dead ever played. Please enjoy.


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

Fillmore East, New York, NY: November 16, 1970

  This week’s show was inspired by a gift I received recently. A generous and thoughtful friend of mine sent me a “Still-Sealed” condition copy of The Grateful Dead’s seminal 1970 studio album, American Beauty. Holy crap. He’s had it in his collection — where it has remained unopened — since he bought it 37… Continue Reading

Barton Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY: May 8, 1977

May 8, 1977… Not a lot to say about this show that hasn’t already been said. Some say it was THE Grateful Dead concert… the best they ever played. Some say, “Nah. Overrated.” Maybe there were shows you liked better, and maybe this is “The Show” for you. Either way, it was a damn fine… Continue Reading