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Club Melk Weg
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Our Dead of the Day takes us across the pond to Amsterdam and the middle of the 1981 fall European tour (because there had been an earlier ’81 European hop). After their shows in France were cancelled, the Dead announced from the stage in Russelheim, Germany, that they would be playing two low-key shows back at the Milky Way club in Amsterdam, where they had sat in for an impromptu acoustic set about a week back. With their equipment already in transit to the next set of gigs, the boys played on borrowed instruments. The first night was great, but the next - our Dead of the Day - blew the doors completely off. There is something fabulous about the Dead trekking halfway across...