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McNichols Sports Arena
Denver, Colorado

There are several good shows from this day in Dead history, including a solid ’92 venture, a great 1980 night, and an incomplete recording from the legendary Swing Auditorium in ’69. But we head to the 1990 evening at McNichols Sports Arena in Denver, Colorado, for our Dead of the Day. The show gets started with a Bruce-heavy Jack Straw right into a seriously jammed out Sugaree that has to be amongst the best of the later years. A bright and shiny Me And My Uncle> Big River lights it up a bit later as well. And then a fabulous Valley Road has Bruce, Jerry, and Vince dishing out a layered and rocking barn burner to see the outstanding set out. The first set might be good, but the Help> Slip> Franklin’s second set opener makes it clear...