The Grateful Dead opened the concert; here is their setlist:
Dupree’s Diamond Blues
My Brother Esau
Touch Of Grey
Cold Rain And Snow
Fire On The Mountain
Samson And Delilah
I Need A Miracle
Uncle John’s Band
Gimme Some Lovin’
Goin’ Down The Road Feeling Bad
Turn On Your Love Light
I really enjoyed their performance; it sure suited my mental state at that moment. In retrospect, now that I know the state of Jerry Garcia’s health that week, I have pretty sentimental feelings about being present that day. There is some really great audio available from their portion of the show here:
So welcome! Listen to some tunes and enjoy the rest of this archive!
For the Bob Dylan/Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers part of the show: I wouldn’t have had it any other way. The cover songs are charming, the backing vocals powerful, and Dylan’s voice is strong and cuts through the haze. Whether or not it worked for someone who had taken too much LSD is another story. Thirty years later, some people would still be pissed that he’d be doing “cover” songs on his 2016 tour. Whatever. But to attribute this to some kind of “arrogance” when the act is, by definition, a gesture of reverence and humility is beyond the pale.