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Shoreline Amphitheatre
Mountain View, California

With no obvious standout shows on this day in Dead history, we head to an overlooked gem from 1989 at Shoreline for our Dead of the Day. The boys open up with Feel Like a Stranger, stretching their legs a bit as they go (watch out for the early static). By the time they segue into Franklin’s Tower, though, they are firing on all cylinders. Jerry’s guitar is brilliant and Brent’s keys are magnificent, but what really makes you know it will be a special night is the way the whole band comes together perfectly in seeming mind-meld form, as they were so wont to do in the late eighties. At the end of Franklin’s, they transition seamlessly into Walkin’ Blues, continuing the incredible playing with...