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“Yesterday’s Dead Today”, Monday, March 4th, 7-9pm Eastern

Written by on Sunday, March 3, 2019

Grateful Dead
Desert Sky Pavilion, Phoenix, AZ

March 4, 1994

CDR>EAC>WAV>MKW>SHN by Charlie Kidder chaz@take3soft.com

Disc 1 – Set 1:

  1. Mississippi Half Step Uptown Toodeloo
  2. Little Red Rooster
  3. Ramble On Rose
  4. Me & My Uncle >
  5. Big River
  6. Bird Song >
  7. The Promised Land

Set 2:

  1. Iko Iko
  2. Looks Like Rain

Disc 2 – Set 2 cont’d.:

  1. Crazy Fingers >
  2. Estimated Prophet >
  3. Drums >
  4. Space >
  5. I Need A Miracle >
  6. Black Peter >
  7. Throwing Stones


  1. U.S. Blues

REVIEW: Not to be negative…
but from memory this show was one of Jerry’s off nights save for Bird Song and Black Peter… The only other
moment of the night was Look Like Rain…

REVIEW: more than memory
well, i just listened to the show and i think it is good. the sound quality will knock your socks off. turn it up
really loud. does it stack up with other shows? sure. is it the “best of the 90’s” maybe not.
Still, fantastic mix and good tunes.

REVIEW: Fond Memories
I was surprised to see the fond memories of people who broke down a fence and stampeded the show. This
should not be a fond memory for anyone. It was this behavior that lead to the death of the scene and the “tour
from hell”. The Dead were very clear that if you didn’t have a ticket for the show, STAY HOME. They pleaded
with the “fans” to stop ruining the tours for the band and the people who had tickets. This plea for sanity was
ignored by a bunch of drunken veggie burrito eating assholes. It made for a very sad end to what had once been
the last true American adventure. I doubt that those of you who consider gate crashing a fond memory have
much of a conscience or any intelligence, but perhaps my words will make you think about your actions, and
how much they bummed out the band and the true DeadHeads. Shame on all of you.

REVIEW: Only one fond memory of this show
This is one of two shows in ten years that my dog made it into. We were posted in our normal Phil Zone lawn
spot when one of my bros come by and said hey man your dog is in the show. Sure enough her and her dad
were ripping up the hill. Typical lot dogs, smarter than half the rainbows on the lot. It didn’t take much to
wrangle em up and back to settle back in the Phil Zone to puff hard. These were the first shows off the west
coast in almost 3 months. There were some smokin’ hot Warfield shows to start off 94 before we headed easy
again for the spring. Man what a different world it was out there after spending such a long time in The City.

REVIEW: Stupid Drunks
This is why I cant stand alcohol or people who cant control themselfs with there drinking.And not every young
kid there was bad cuz I was only 19 in 94′ and I never had any problems or started anything bad.This show is a
3 I guess

REVIEW: Not all “young Heads” are assholes!
Man, after all of these years, I can’t believe that you assholes are still proud of what you did to this scene!?! My
Dad wouldn’t allow me to go to Dead shows, & he is the same Father who would hitch hike across country with
me on his back! He, also, used to let Rainbow fucks stay with us, until we came home one morning to find an
empty house & a note from the “kind folk” that were staying with us that read, “thank you for your kindness &
generosity” That’s what I remember about Rainbow people?? Anyway, We had tickets to two shows in ’94, but
after some of his friends told him about how bad the whole lot scene was, he gave the tickets away, & instead
we went to a couple bluegrass festivals.You people ruined my chances to see the band that I still dream about
seeing & you seem to be proud of it!! I know that this is supposed to be a review, but I couldn’t help but
comment after reading some of these “reviews” & “fond memories!! You people are supposed to be older &
wiser, but at 30 years young just yesterday, I cannot believe that I used to look up to you guys??? Thank God
for the few truly KIND humans that made it out of this joke with their souls!!! PEACE BE UPON YOU &

REVIEW: Meh….I was there and liked the next two nights better
Hey All-Don’t want to be a wet rag, but I didn’t think this show was all that. I was there and they (I guess
mainly Garcia) just seemed a little tired. JG wasn’t as sharp as normal. Bird Song was not their best and for this
to feature Estimated -> nothing (I mean, drums) and then a set-closing T.Stones? Huh? I was forced to endure
(I mean “I got to see”) more T.Stones than I care to recall and while I indulged Bobby his righteous tune, it got
old in the same place all the time. But for them to close the set on it….as I said in the subject line: ‘meh’. It gets
three stars for the Half Step, the Bird Song and the Crazy -> Estimated. Have a listen to the show before you
down it. I’d give it the “for completists only” recommendation. For the record, however, I saw some great
shows in ’94, with the pre-July 4th run at Shoreline being the best.

REVIEW: Phenomenal (~);}
Are You Guys Sure Your Listening To The Same Thing. DANK . . .The Comments On Here Are Slamming
This Show. I Think It Is Amazing . . I Would Have Just Been Thankful To Have Been There Listening To Jerry
Play (~);)

REVIEW: Coming Around
I have to say that coming back to this show it is far better than the first time I heard it, although it is the only
show I took from this run. It sounds great and Jerry is firing off some very tasty stuff. He really kicks it on
Black Peter’s coda, he leads the Estimated Jam and well…I like this one. There are shows later in the year that
are regularly trumpeted where he is not as sure and competent. I won’t mention them here but I have them. This
was the last year where he could still surprise me with his dexterity (check out the Eugene Other One) and
power. It is a disappointment that the show proper ends with Throwing Stones, but I think the Crazy

Estimated and a pretty hot Miracle>Peter make it all right. A short Drums for this time period really. And
those first sets were getting shorter but this show’s a great late show. Special note, that Vince’s terrible tendency
to take a good thing and screw it up is held firmly in check here. Three and a half for sound and performance
weighed against others in the year, but certainly not say…oh…Paris ’72. 😉

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

Florida Mountain Boys:
Linger Lodge, Sat., Mar. 9th, 7:00 p.m.
7205 85th St. Ct. East, Bradenton, 755-2757

Kettle Of Fish:
Siesta Key Oyster Bar, Wed., Mar. 6th, 7:00 p.m.
5238 Ocean Blvd, Sarthasota, 346-5443

Marina Jack’s Patio Bar, Thurs., Mar. 7th, 6:00 p.m.
2 Marina Plaza, Sarasota, 365-4232

Clancy’s Irish Sports Pub & Grill, Fri., Mar. 8th, 6:00 p.m.
6218 Cortez Rd., Bradenton, 794-2489

”Jerry Garcia and Tom Petty Tribute”
The White Buffalo Saloon, Sat., Mar. 9th, 7:00 p.m., with Ship Of Fools
5377 McIntosh Road, Sarasota, 927-6655

Stottlelmyer’s Smokehouse, Sun., Mar. 10th, 3:00 p.m.
19 East Rd., Sarasota, 312-5969

Schmitz Brothers Band:
Casey Key Fish House, Sat., Mar. 9th, 4:00 p.m.
801 Blackburn Point Rd., Osprey, 966-1901

Ship Of Fools:
Eagles Aerie #3171 Bradenton, Fri., Mar. 8th, 6:00 p.m., with limited seating
5831 15th St. E., Bradenton, 756-2113

”Jerry Garcia and Tom Petty Tribute”
The White Buffalo Saloon, Sat., Mar. 9th, 7:00 p.m. with Kettle Of Fish
5377 McIntosh Road, Sarasota, 927-6655

The Blue Rooster:
Tues., Mar. 5th, Lauren Mitchell with Bill Buchman, 7:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Wed., Mar. 6th, Al Fuller Blues Jam, 7:30 – 10:30 p.m.
Thurs., Mar. 7th, Markey Blue Ric Latina Project, 7:30 – 10:30 p.m.
Fri., Mar. 8th, The Jimmys, 8:00 – 11:00 p.m.
Sat., Mar. 9th, Beautiful Bobby Blackmon, 8:00 – 11:00 p.m.
Sun., Mar. 10th, Truality gospel brunch, 11:30 a.m. 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., Mar. 4th, Open Mic, 7:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Tues., Mar. 5th, Steve Paradis, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Wed., Mar. 6th, Frankie Lombardi, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Thurs., Mar. 7th, Heather Downie, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Fri., Mar. 8th, Gracie Maple & The White Crowe Band, 7:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Sat., Mar. 9th, Fancy Larry and The Plain Jaynes, 7:00 – 10:00 p.m.
987 South Packinghouse Road, Sarasota, 371-9358

Sarasota Folk Club:
This month’s Sailing Squadron concert is Mon., Mar. 25th, The Squirrel Hillbillies.
Open mic at 7:15 p.m., concert at 8:30

1717 Ken Thompson Pkwy. 388-2355
For all information regarding the Sarasota Folk Club, go to their website: