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Madison Square Garden
New York, New York

For our Dead of the Day we go to another one of the excellent fall shows at Madison Square Garden, in this case from 1993. The Help> Slip> Franklin’s opener is really sweet with the Franklin’s rising above the rest from the very first hint of it coming out of Slipknot!. In the middle of the tune, Vince starts in on a few beautiful fills to which Jerry responds with a scintillating jam before coming back for another verse. But really the entire song is just out of sight with a mellow, but amazingly special feel about it. The Minglewood that comes out next confirms that the Dead were on this evening, as they kill it with Phil bringing it on bass, Vince going nuts on the keyboard, and Jerry and Bobby putting in their turns on the guitar. After a long tuning break...