Friday, May 18, 2012

Dead Shows

Today I want to know more about Stephanie's interest in the Dead.  After all the book is titled Scarlet Begonia's after one of their best songs (IMO).  So I asked her to tell me about her favorite show/shows or favorite moments.

I know I’m kind of rambling, but it’s just stream of consciousness. A funny thing about that Las
Vegas show was that I met a guy named Vince who came to the show from San Diego with a girl
who was the ex-girlfriend of my boyfriend’s frat brother. Anyway, I’d been reading the Carlos
Castanedas books like a fiend and was in the middle of ‘Journey to Ixtlan’ and was all jazzed up
on talking about dreaming and finding my hands and stuff, and this guy Vince “got it”. After
that night I never saw him again. Years later, Kim (you) were working at Bed, Bath, and Beyond
and said that you worked with an artist who used to live in San Diego and I knew right then that
it was the same guy – and it was

Another particularly stellar moment that came to mind was version of ‘Matilda’ played at
the Pyramid (Tennessee?) in 1994 or 1995. There was a guest drummer and my mind was
completely blown away – I’ve never heard it again since then, but I’m pretty sure they were
whipping up some mighty magic there. If anyone has a copy, I’d love to check it out.

GD Ticket Stub – 1991 Las Vegas (copied from internet, mine were mail-order)
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Sam Boyd Silver Bowl
April 27, 1991
Las Vegas, NV US
Touch of Grey

Walkin' Blues
Friend of the Devil
Mexicali Blues
Maggie's Farm
Loose Lucy
Might as Well

Sugar Magnolia
Scarlet Begonias
Fire on the Mountain
Playin' in the Band
Uncle John's Band
I Need a Miracle
Black Peter
One More Saturday Night

The Weight

April 28, 1991

Notes: "Casino Space" during "Drumz" - last "Sunshine Daydream": 07-16-90 [61] - Carlos Santana opened

Set List:

Jack Straw
Wang Dang Doodle
Me and My Uncle
Big River
Bird Song

Foolish Heart
Saint of Circumstance
Crazy Fingers
The Other One
Wharf Rat
Around and Around
Sunshine Daydream

Box Of Rain

1 comment:

  1. I wanted you to tell the 'UP' story. And since you already wrote about it so vividly, I wanted you to add it. Just that part, not the whole thing.