Today in Grateful Dead History: Alpine Valley 1988


Alpine Valley Music Theatre
East Troy, WI

Words By J-man


I'll be honest, the 80's was not my favorite era for the Grateful Dead, or music in general for that matter. How ever, it's important to recognize the importance of that time period in regards to the band's progression. The synth-heavy material crossed with raspy vocals as the Dead's sweet sound took a side-step for raw gritty jam/rock. There is nothing all that impressive about the setlist for today's pick other than it exemplifies the material of that era. The sound is excellent, the instrumentation adventurous and by all accounts that vibe that night was very loose. Enjoy this pick from "Today in Grateful Dead history," Alpine Valley 1988!

Grateful Dead Live at Alpine Valley Music Theatre on June 23, 1988.



Set One: Iko Iko, Minglewood Blues, It Must Have Been The Roses, Me & My Uncle-> Mexicali Blues, Stagger Lee, When I Paint My Masterpiece, Bird Song, Promised Land

Set Two: Hey Pocky Way, Believe It Or Not, Women Are Smarter, He's Gone-> Drums-> Jam-> I Need A Miracle-> Gimme Some Lovin'-> All Along The Watchtower-> Morning Dew

Encore: Blackbird -> Brokedown Palace

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