“It is said that, if you lined up all those who have ever
been to a Grateful Dead concert head-to-toe, the line would stretch
around the moon, and about halfway back. And nobody would complain!”
Grateful Dead Miami Arena, Miami, FL October 14, 1988 REPITCHED VERSION (2/22/04) using Charlie Miller’s original SHN’s SBD -> Cassette Master (TDK SA-X90) Transferred By Charlie Miller
Disc 1 – Set 1:
Disc 2 – Set 2:
Of the twelve recordings residing in the Archive, there are almost no reviews. These are from Charlie’s
REVIEW: Hot time in Miami
A very good overall show. China/Rider is possibly the hottest I’ve ever seen. Row Jimmy has always been a fav
of mine, as well as Brown-eyed Women. Real nice Masterpiece, and Dear Mr Fantasy rounds out a very hot
show, gonna give it 5 stars, but it’s really probably a 4 1/2
REVIEW: Fun, fun, fun
I always thought that was one of the most energy-filled China>Rider transitions that I’ve ever heard. You can
just feel it. But I wrote it off to good vibes and warm Florida weather, or the very clean acid we took. Listening
to it now – it really was one of the best I’ve heard. This is the first I’ve heard this since being at the show in ’88
and I can’t wait to get home to listen to it again through my better speakers. Who cares about the lackluster
sound quality – the memories will make up for that. I need to give it a five for nostalgia. Gone are the days…
REVIEW: holy crap this was my first dead show!
I was not a dead head. I knew American Beauty and Skeletons in the Closet and that was it. I didn’t “get it”. I
just knew I had to see them, that’s why I went. I was disappointed. They seemed too country. I saw them when
they returned to Miami in 1994, and was disappointed again. I didn’t “get it” until I saw them in Scranton in ’04
with Warren Hayes. That blew me away. Now I look back at this, my “first show” and am amazed at what I
And the boys come back with a strong start after a 2 week rest.
REVIEW: Yes, they showed up rested and ready for this show!
This show stands out amongst 1988 shows. First set is solid with perhaps TOO many Phil bombs. “Masterpiece”
is sung by Bobby with great enthusiasm, with Jerry adding hs own high-energy vocals. “Bird Song” goes to that
place. Second set pre-drums is very strong all the way through. A highlight is the only 1988 “Saint”, which
blazes along and contains essentially no errors despite its not being in the rotation. Energy stays strong until end
of show. I give this 5 stars in the context of 1988, but in any Brent-era year except maybe 1979 or 1981, this
would make the top 10 shows of the year list.
From other recordings:
REVIEW: one of those high energy shows
Gotta love surfing around for a good show, this one is an 88 show good sound.
REVIEW: wow, from note one.
you know its one of those nights 🙂
REVIEW: Been waiting 20 years for this
Thanx Greg and mtownshend. I went the opposite way, SF to FL, for these shows and have not been able to hear
it since. I like the vocal jam out of He’s Gone and the drums have a unique quality to them. Hey Jude to close
the set is unusual. The Sun Gonna Shine verse in the Rider is very energetic. I’m happy to have this since I was
there. The second set fits easily onto one cd. Peace
REVIEW: Give me five, lets keep them ALIVE
Its Sunday, October 14 2018. I’m writng and jamming to GDTRFB. Groovy.
“Today’s Dead Tomorrow”, Upcoming Gig Events As always, verify with the venue…
Kettle Of Fish: Siesta Key Oyster Bar, Wed., Oct. 16th, 7:00 p.m. 5238 Ocean Blvd, Sarasota, 346-5443
Marina Jack’s Patio Bar, Thurs., Oct. 17th, 6:00 p.m.
2 Marina Plaza, Sarasota, 365-4232
Bayfront and JD Mamel Parks(Island Park), Fri., Oct. 18th, 6:30 p.m.
One Marina Plaza, Sarasota, 365-5318
Island Time Bar & Grill, Sat., Oct. 19th, 7:00 p.m.
111 Gulf Drive S., Bradenton Beach, 782-1122
Passerine: Café In The Park, Fri., Oct. 18th, 7:30 p.m. 2010 Adams Lane, Sarasota, 361-3032
Schmitz Brothers Band: Linger Lodge, Sat., Oct. 19th, 7:00 p.m. 7205 85th St. Ct. East, Bradenton, 755-2757
Ship Of Fools: Darwin’s Brewing Co., Sat., Oct. 19th, 7:30 p.m. 803 17th Ave., W., Bradenton, 747-1970
Stottlelmyer’s Smokehouse, Sun., Oct. 20th, 3:00 – 6:00 p.m.,
19 East Rd., Sarasota, 312-5969
The Blue Rooster: Tues., Oct. 15th, Lauren Mitchell and Bill Buchman, 7:00 – 10:00 p.m. Wed., Oct. 16th, Al Fuller’s Blues Jam, 7:30 – 10:30 p.m. Thurs., Oct. 17th, Murray Kinsley & Wicked Grin, 7:30 – 10:30 p.m. Fri., Oct. 18th, Chris O’Leary, 8:00 – 11:00 p.m. Sat., Oct. 19th, Ari & The Alibis, 8:00 – 11:00 p.m. Sun., Oct. 20th, Truality gospel brunch, Noon to 2:00 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., Oct. 14th Open Mic with Rick Alvis, 7:00 – 10:00 p.m. Tues., Oct. 15th, Key West Dave, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. Wed., Oct. 16th, Rick Miller, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. Thurs., Oct. 17th, Mike Merola & The Allstars, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. Fri., Oct. 18th, Acoustic Therapy, 7:00 – 10:00 p.m. Sat., Oct. 19th, Mumbo Jumbo, 7:00 – 10:00 p.m. 987 South Packinghouse Road, Sarasota, 371-9358
Sarasota Folk Club: This month’s Fogartyville concert is Mon., Oct. 28th, Mike Worrall. Open mic at 7:15 p.m., concert at 8:30
Fogartyville Community Media & Arts Center, 525 Kumquat Court, Sarasota, 894-6469
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