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09/16/88
Madison Square Garden - New York City, NY

Set 1:
Hey Pocky Way
New Minglewood Blues
Mississippi Half-Step
Me And My Uncle
Mexicali Blues
To Lay Me Down
When I Paint My Masterpiece
Bird Song

Set 2:
China Cat Sunflower
I Know You Rider
Ship Of Fools
Estimated Prophet
Terrapin Station
Drums
I Need A Miracle
Dear Mr. Fantasy
Hey Jude Reprise
Sugar Magnolia

Encore:
Baby Blue

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Comments:

This was my first show. We drove up from Virgina in a Jeep and got stuck in traffic. When we got to the Garden the show was already up and going. An usher escorted us through a completely empty lobby area and then drew back the doors. It looked like the freaks were hanging from the ceiling. We caught the last song of the first set and then settled in for the second. It was so intense I though everyone would rush out and riot in the streets. But Jerry came back with the soft Baby Blue slow-down and everyone managed to keep their head. If anyone can help me get a hold of this show, I'd be much obliged.
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Didn't get to the show until the middle of Mexicali Blues. When we entered the arena, the audience all looked like Pop Rocks bouncing up and down.

The closed the second set with a TREMENDOUS version of Sugar Magnolia.
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Anyone willing to do a B&P for this show? Have been looking for it for ages.
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Yo analsack! I've got this show and it is a damn good one!!! If you want it, email me.
-Anonymous


One of my best shows. Front row, in front of Brent. They took my weed but couldn't get the 'shrooms out of my system.
-Spleef


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wish i ws there to hear To Lay Me Down
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Only time this sequence played!!!
China Cat Sunflower
I Know You Rider
Ship Of Fools
Estimated Prophet
Terrapin Station
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This was a phenomenal show. First set was very good, especially Cowboy tunes and the Pocky Way. Second set was ridiculous. The best I Know You Rider ever played and a Sugar Mag that blew the roof off. Bob was on his knees by the end of Terrapin. Get an audience tape, you will be amazed!!
- (03/07/2008)


Estimated Plunket!
-ray sunshine (05/09/2009)


wow- what a smoking Sugar Mags. Their cranking so hard in the jam they start playing another song. What is the song?
- (10/22/2009)


Go to archive and stream an audience tape of this one. Jerry played Baby Blue to calm the place down. Unbelievable east coast energy, start to finish.
-Anonymous (08/25/2010)


Rick...they briefly break into Passenger
-Anonymous (01/08/2011)


Greatest Story Ever Told during Sugar Mag
-Anonymous (01/08/2011)


this is a reason that Sugar Mag should precede GSET in Furthur shows. They fit perfectly together! Plus the arrangement Bob plays Sugar Mag nowadays includes the GSET anyway!
-Anonymous (09/16/2011)


Wow! This was my first show, and I was 15 years old. I met a taper on the train on the way home to CT that night and he mailed me a copy of the show later. Sadly I can't find those cassettes now, but I used to listen to it so much that I still recognize every single note and yell from the audience. It's so great to hear it here now, gives me chills! I couldn't appreciate it at the time but am glad to see that many of you thought this was such an excellent show, because for me it will always be THE best! :)
-Anonymous (03/25/2012)


On Sirius, prefer audience tapes, but the soundboard is as good as it gets. Jer was on his game all nite.
-Anonymous (04/13/2012)


Marked improvement from the previous two nights. although the 18th is even better. Seems like the vibe was growin a lot slower then normal. But that might have been intentional since they were there for 9 shows and 11 days, they didn't wanna blow their load too soon, so they took each night in baby steps.
-Murphy (04/11/2014)


First time I heard this set was driving back from Vermont after a month of skiing between there and NH. I had one J for the ride home that I was going to wait for the two hour mark to spark. But then I had the urge to listen to the Grateful Dead station so I put that on and this set was just starting. It was 15 minutes after I started driving and I sparked that J right there and it was the best drive of my life. Listened to both sets, and I continue to listen to the last four songs of the concert daily. As I was driving, whether it was sitting in traffic or cruising on the freeway I was screaming at the top of my lungs and almost crying as they closed the concert with "It's All Over Now, Baby Blue"
- (07/28/2014)


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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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