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09/15/88
Madison Square Garden - New York City, NY

Set 1:
Hell In A Bucket
Sugaree
Desolation Row
Row Jimmy
Cassidy
Deal

Set 2:
Samson And Delilah
Crazy Fingers
Playin' In The Band
Uncle John's Band
Drums
I Will Take You Home
All Along The Watchtower
Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad
Turn On Your Love Light

Encore:
U.S. Blues

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Comments:

Wow...first to comment on this show. Pretty standard show. Crazyfingers...always a treat. Short 6 song first set which didn;t happen all that often.
-rob cal (01/30/2010)


2nd night slump in a long line of average shows; punch-in, punch-out

1st set = 50 mins.

Bucket rocks, Sugaree swings, soulful Row Jimmy, Cassidy crapped the bed, & Deal delivers

2nd set = 72 mins.

weak Samson, Egyptian Fingers, Playing spins like a firework yet never lifts off, Uncle who? barely audible drums, Watchtower picks up where Bucket left off, GDTRFB brings a smile and a bounce in one's step - yet inspiratingly fun songs with no perspiration.

Garcia's tone impeccable, playing with nuance, and singing sweet - the entire band is tight most of the night; however, as a result of Bobby seemingly disappearing after the 1st set opener, the show is unfortunately average and sub-par at times.

- (07/31/2012)


Gotta agree with august west. The previous night was an average show and this one seems to make it a trend for this run. Still good shows, but never reaching that level we all know they were able to achieve. Ya win some, you slide by some. And as i said in my comment on the previous nights show, the Philly and Landover runs were better. More energy and better acoustics. I get why the dead played MSG, cause it made em money and it was the only venue that could accommodate the size the crowds had grown too around this time, but... IT'S A SPORTS ARENA, NOT A CONCERT VENUE! The acoustics suck because the arena was designed to project the crowd, not a band.
-Murphy (04/10/2014)


Playin Reprise after UJB
-Anonymous (09/21/2015)


Hey Murphy, you need to rethink ITS A SPORTS ARENA, NOT A CONCERT VENUE! Iíve seen shows of the dead since 1978, many sports arenas, NY and other states.....poor acoustics? Please.....
- (09/07/2018)


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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

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