The SetList Program allows you to search through the Grateful Dead's setlists for shows between 1965 and 1995. It also allows users to comment-on and share their experiences for each show. Find a show you've attended, and leave some comments for other users!

< Back · Home

1 Show Found

04/22/88
Irvine Meadows Ampitheatre - Irvine, CA

Set 1:
Mississippi Half-Step
Feel Like A Stranger
Franklin's Tower
New Minglewood Blues
Candyman
Queen Jane Approximately
When Push Comes To Shove
Let It Grow

Set 2:
China Cat Sunflower
I Know You Rider
Louie Louie
Estimated Prophet
He's Gone
Drums
The Wheel
Gimme Some Lovin'
All Along The Watchtower
Sugar Magnolia

Encore:
Black Muddy River

Download/Listen to this Show at Archive.org

Comments:

Mississippi -> Stranger -> Franklin's - Second time this little combo played, other is 4/13/1988 - Rosemont. Great way to open a show. The resst of set two was kinda mondane after that triple opener. The China->Rider to open set two was pretty fire, with jerry pushin the transition jam pretty hard. Then Louie Louie made the crowd laugh and gave em a chance to chill a minute before the Estimated -> He's Gone. The rest of the set post drums isn't something to write home about, nor complain about. Like the rest of set one, they start out groovin hard, and then by the end it's just business as usual. The black muddy river was also a mondane trip. And the end is funny. In the middle of a monster build towards what you think is the outro, Jerry just randomly ends it... like, "Ok, i'm done... bye!" Truely, no fucks were given this night, or any other on this spring tour for that matter. This was probably the least interesting tour i've heard so far. the Centrum run was probably the highlight of the tour. 4/15 Rosemant could also be up there. The unusually large "Frat Brah" presence is really starting to effect the music. i truely thought this was a myth, heads just thinking the bad vibes from the crowd ruined the show. But i was VERY VERY WRONG!!! The Frat infestation has made a good amount of '88 shows sound like they are running on autopilot.

So to anybody reading this whom also might have read one of my previous comments about this vibe, i was wrong, making an assumtion based on what i had already heard. I can definitely see how people wouldn't notice. If you were new to the scene you wouldn't have known what came before, but the music was still headier then anything else out there at the time (Or now for that matter) so you were still having your mind blown, but it was all instintive formulated progressions by this time.

Common combos for this time:
Hell in a bucket -> Sugaree
Space -> Wheel -> Gimme some lovin'
Cassidy -> Don't Ease me in

i could go on, but the point is that even during jerry's heroine binge days ('84 - '85) the shows were still more free flowing and jammed out then now. I don't remember who said it, but there was a comment on a previous show which said it sounded more like a regular rock show then a dead show... and they were right. They weren't really jamming, just playin tunes. So i'm hopin the vibe of the Frat Brahs goes away (i've been told it will) and the headiness comes back to town. So don't tell me this town ain't got no heart, I just gotta poke around.
-Murphy (03/28/2014)


Calm the frick down brah.....'88 was a great year.
-Frat Daddy (04/22/2015)


This was my first show so I didn't have anything to compare it to. Other than Touch and Truckin I didn't know one Dead song from another. 26 years later I have a more discerning ear and true this isn't one of their better shows, but it holds up over time.

A week later I saw them at the frost and wow what a show 4/30/88 is. Didn't realize what a rarity a China/Rider encore was at the time, and it's a smoker, definitely the highlight of the show.
-duppy (07/17/2015)


Comment on this Show!

 

Band Configuration
(04/16/79 - 07/23/90)

Lead Guitar: Jerry Garcia
Rhythm Guitar: Bob Weir
Bass: Phil Lesh
Keyboards: Brent Mydland
Drums: Bill Kreutzmann
Drums: Mickey Hart

Note: Band configuration is across specified time period. Configuration for particular show may have differed.

The SetList Program is Copyright © 1996-2018 Madhu Lundquist. Band configurations compliments of .
Direct all questions/comments to
Send all corrections to