The Grateful Dead - Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View, California, June 2, 1995
We made it to the end of the Summer of Dead, brothers and sisters. Finally. Please enjoy this totally grody mid-90s gig poster. The show? It’s good! The first set has a bunch of nice stuff — Garcia really digs in to “Candyman” and I don’t even mind “El Paso.” The second set is less exciting, though it’s livened up by the mid-“Space” appearance of some throat singing Tibetan monks. So far out. Full disclosure: I skipped “Show Me The Way To Go Home.”
Is there a better way to finish up this decades-spanning journey through the Dead’s live trip than with a completely awful rendition of “Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds”? I don’t think so. Until next summer!
Choice Cut: Perennial favorite “Bird Song” gets an excellent outing here, with some truly “out” playing in the jam section.