Dead Show/podcast for 8/22/14
A classic second set from 1989 on this week’s Deadpod, marking the band’s final appearance at the Alpine Valley Music Theater and, in a way, the end of an era, as the scene was becoming so large that places like Alpine Valley felt they had no choice but to ban the band from returning.
The second set took place in a downpour, and it’s reflected in some of the song choices. A beautiful Box of Rain to start the set, then the band goes into one of my favorites that I always felt they didn’t explore long enough, Foolish Heart. Looks like Rain follows, and Weir does a great job on the vocals here. Garcia takes the band to Terrapin Station, then a nice drums and space foreshadows The Other One. Brent and Phil do a nice job on this one and it dissolves into The Wheel. Morning Dew puts a cap on the night and the Midwest Summer Tour. The band comes out for a spirited Lovelight encore before departing from the big bowl for the last time.
Alpine Valley Music Theatre
East Troy WI
Box of Rain
Looks Like Rain
The Other One
Turn on Your Love Light
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