Saturday, July 09, 2005

Ten Years Gone

Today is the ten year anniversary of the last Grateful Dead concert. Held on July 9, 1995 at Soldier Field in Chicago, IL, this show will never be remembered as one of their better concerts. Jerry's health was clearly fading at this point, and the year had been difficult for the band in general. Interesting irony in this show ranged from Touch of Grey ("I Will Survive!") to Box of Rain (written for Phil's dying father).

This year, we remember the beginning and the end of The Grateful Dead, 30 years of magic, mystery, madness and most of all, music. Even though they have been gone for 10 years now, the music still lives on, as do our memories.

Note: Picture is actually from Soldier Field on 7/8/95. Closest I could find.

Set 1
Touch of Grey
Little Red Rooster
Lazy River Road
When I Paint My Masterpiece
Childhood's End
Cumberland Blues
The Promised Land

Set 2
Shakedown Street
Samson and Delilah
So Many Roads
Samba In The Rain
Unbroken Chain
Sugar Magnolia

Black Muddy River
Box of Rain


At 7:38 PM, Blogger Mark said...

Thanks for the reminder, Ben.


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