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“Yesterday’s Dead Today”, Monday, June 24th, 7-9pm Eastern

Written by on Sunday, June 23, 2019

“There is NOTHING like a Grateful Dead Concert!”

Grateful Dead
Tower Theater, Upper Darby, PA
June 24, 1976
WMMR FM Broadcast > RTR > DAT > CD-R
> EAC > .SHN

Disc 1 – Set 1:

  1. Cold Rain And Snow
  2. Big River
  3. Friend Of The Devil
  4. Cassidy
  5. Must Have Been The Roses
  6. Lazy Lightning > Supplication
  7. Tennessee Jed
  8. Looks Like Rain
  9. Scarlet Begonias

Disc 2 – Set 1 cont’d.:

  1. Promised Land

Set 2:

  1. Help On The Way > Slipknot >
  2. Franklin’s Tower
  3. Samson & Delilah
  4. Wharf Rat >
  5. Dancin’ In The Streets >
  6. Sugar Magnolia

The band did not play an encore

From other recordings:
This is an explosive show from an up and down early summer run. The soundboard is well balanced and shows
Lesh in a great mood as he plunders through Sacramento cow pastures. The TLEO is the best version of all time.
Lesh and Garcia are playing off each other in a radioactive fashion that could lift skulls to never, never land.
Garica’s solo is creative and goes on forever. The second set is equally hot, with a China>Rider that shows the
subtle interplay between Lesh and Brent as they scorch and sear the Expo. Dont Need Love is a great pre-drums
song and this one features some great “ace” guitar licks as Jerry takes a breather….the preceding jam out of He’s
Gone is bubbly and features several different themes.

REVIEW: Grateful rock
This show rocks!! Love it

REVIEW: It’s definitely speeded up
its definitely speeded up. I checked it against my keyboard. But not much, at least not as much as it sounds on
China Cat – Rider. Its also played faster than usual. Outstanding playing by Jerry, esp. by 1984 standards.

REVIEW: Its not speeded up they are just stoked
From start to finish this is more of a rowdy Centrum or Garden show – Cut Stranger wails and TLEO is perfect
compliment Bird Song, Mwood in fact the entire first set sizzles. I dont think I have ever been to show that
opened a Set II with China > Rider that was not memorable and this is one of the best of the eighties no
exaggeration. Lastly for anyone that listened to the drums when they were using this vibraphone and bouncing
the sounds all over the inside of the arena it was impossible to describe how cool it was. Unreal show.

REVIEW: Not Sped Up!!
Theyre just playing WARP SPEED. 7/21 is similar. A word of caution on the Minglewood Phil is SUPER
SICK!! China>Rider is pure technical excellence.

REVIEW: breakneck
wow, lots of energy on this one. No jerry tunes after space could mean you-know-what, but I love tempo at this

REVIEW: remember the showers
and the purple gel tabs…I was 17 and bought a tye dye on the back fence of the show that looked like a colored
hole into another universe with a turtle in the middle. It spoke to me!! I have seen pix of Jerry at this time and he
appeared to have an unusaul green hue to his skin tone. Glad he mafe it for many more years. I stood at the top
of the stairs on the bleachers and felt like it was an escalator. Fun times for a dancing fool teenager in the sping
sunshine cali style…

REVIEW: Best show of 1984
Can anyone find me a better show from ’84? The band was absolutely flawless this evening (in as much as a
Dead show can be flawless)! The happiness, the synergy, and the pure raw jamming power were in full-force
this evening at the Cal Expo. A magical venue indeed. Each song is fantastically performed. Jerry is in rare
form, Brent is key-clicking his toy piano, Phil’s bass is big and loud; Bird Song, TLEO, Stranger, and even
songs like My Brother Esau and Might as Well are especially hot.

REVIEW: The second of two shows for me!
Yep, it was on a sunday, the devil’s day. I remember it was really windy! For about an hour. Then it settled
down. After that, a really fine day with the dead in fine form. Phil was just great.They had his bass turned up for
a change. That song by Brent… “Don’t Need Love” That one was strange. The crowd was buzzing in
confusion.But all in all…they all sounded like Europe 72! They really did!

A number of unfortunate ‘micro-ticks’ and broadcast artifacts in the first set

“Today’s Dead Tomorrow”, Upcoming Gig Events
As always, verify with the venue…

Kettle Of Fish:
Siesta Key Oyster Bar, Wed., June 26th, 7:00 p.m.
5238 Ocean Blvd, Sarthasota, 346-5443

Marina Jack’s Patio Bar, Thurs., June 27th, 6:00 p.m.
2 Marina Plaza, Sarasota, 365-4232

Cortez Kitchen, Fri., June 28th, 7:00 p.m.
Cortez Fishing Village, 198th Street, Cortez, 798-9404

The Blue Rooster, Sat., June 29th, 8:00 p.m.
1525 Fourth St., Sarasota, 388-7539

Stottlelmyer’s Smokehouse, Sun., June 30th, 3:00 p.m.
19 East Rd., Sarasota, 312-5969

Café In The Park, Fri., June 28th, 7:30 p.m.
2010 Adams Lane, Sarasota, 361-303

Ship Of Fools:
Mattison’s City Grille, Fri., June 28th, 8:00 p.m.
1 North Lemon Ave Sarasota, 330-0440

The Blue Rooster:
Tues., June 25th, Lauren Mitchell, 7:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Wed., June 26th, Al Fuller Blues Jam, 7:30 – 10:30 p.m.
Thurs., June 27th, Paul Duffy/ Sid Wingfield Band w/ Mark Serio, Steve Camilleri * Burt Englesman, 7:30 – 10:30 p.m.
Fri., June 28th, Kid Memphis Trio(Johnny Holiday w/ Steve Camilleri & Burt Englesman),
8:00 – 11:00 p.m.
Sat., June 29th, Kettle Of Fish, 8:00 – 11:00 p.m.
Sun., June 30th, Truality gospel brunch, Noon to 2:30 p.m.
1525 Fourth St., Sarasota, 388-7539

J.R.’s Old Packinghouse Cafe: (new times! Tues., Wed, Thurs., 6 p.m.; Mon, Wed., Sat., 7:00 p.m.)
Mon., June 24th, Open Mic with Rick Alvis, 7:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Tues., June 25th, Greg Poulos, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Wed., June 26th, Wild Horses Acoustic, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Thurs., June 27th, Stumble Creek, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Fri., June 28th, Missing Links, 7:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Sat., June 29th, Frayed Knot, 7:00 – 10:00 p.m.
987 South Packinghouse Road, Sarasota, 371-9358

Sarasota Folk Club:
June’s Sailing Squadron concert is Mon., June 24th, Kevin McQuire/The Ashley Gang.
with no open mic.

Next month’s Sailing Squadron concert is Mon., July 29th, The Dunn Deal/Deserie & Jim,
with no open mic.

1717 Ken Thompson Pkwy. 388-2355

For all information regarding the Sarasota Folk Club, go to their website: