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Warfield Theater
San Francisco, California

With only two shows to choose from, our Dead of the Day is February 16, 1982. A solid eighties date with some nice little jams and a fairly healthy setlist, this show kicked off the year for the Dead. Unfortunately, there are only audience tapes of this night floating around, and not too high quality ones at that. But hearing the knowledgable, hometown crowd howl with approval at every turn is a real treat. And there are some beautiful tunes during the evening, especially the four pre-Drums songs in the second set. Throughout the show, Brent is turned up in the mix, and it is a pleasure to listen to him throw down on the keys...