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 #80821  by gr8fullfred
 Sat May 29, 2010 8:42 am
Speaking of video, I attended a show at Madison Square Garden that was called the "Rain Forest Benefit".
This show has many special guests : Hornsby, Jack Cassidy, Mick Taylor, Susan Vega and possibly others.
I am pretty sure that this show was pro shot video. Brent was still alive, and it might be the first time Bruce played with the Dead. Have never seen any video of this show, but I am pretty sure it might exist.

Date 9/24/88
 #80924  by Cmnaround
 Mon May 31, 2010 7:00 am
Bruce played with the band earlier that summer in buckeye lake Ohio - if I'm not mistaken he also played an accordian at that show - like 2 songs in the first set. First time playing at buckeye - was an awesome east coast summer run all ove the northeast in 1988.
 #80995  by Emoto
 Tue Jun 01, 2010 8:12 am
I was there, too! Remember how the crowd kind of grumbled when they brought out Hall & Oates? :lol:

There was a guy sitting right behind me giving everyone around him whippets during the show. :D
 #81001  by Emoto
 Tue Jun 01, 2010 8:31 am
strumminsix wrote:
willmusic wrote:Went with my mom, I was like 9, and will never forget Hall & Oates!
Was GE Smith on guitar still for them?
No, the gig was that the Dead was everyone's backing band.
 #81016  by jeffm725
 Tue Jun 01, 2010 9:52 am
gr8fullfred wrote:Speaking of video, I attended a show at Madison Square Garden that was called the "Rain Forest Benefit".
This show has many special guests : Hornsby, Jack Cassidy, Mick Taylor, Susan Vega and possibly others.
I am pretty sure that this show was pro shot video. Brent was still alive, and it might be the first time Bruce played with the Dead. Have never seen any video of this show, but I am pretty sure it might exist.

Date 9/24/88

That was one of the most lackluster dead shows I ever attended. That NYC run set a MSG record at the time for length of run and this was the last night. The boys, and jerry in particular, were toast. Very low energy and the prevailing theory also attributed the flatness to not your typical dead head crowd at MSG. There were a ton of mainstream press and people at the gig (iirc tickets to the last night were sold seprately than the rest of the run and the floor seats were an astronomical price that included a band meet and greet after the show).. so the crowd (which usually pumped the boys up in the garden) was just as flat as the band. I also thought it was a very strange mix of guests, and it didnt really gel with the band. Mick Taylor on Little Red Rooster was good, and Suzanne Vega's cover of the Robyn Hitchcock written "Chinese Bones" was interesting.
 #81025  by oconnors_35
 Tue Jun 01, 2010 11:22 am
jeffm725 wrote:
gr8fullfred wrote:Speaking of video, I attended a show at Madison Square Garden that was called the "Rain Forest Benefit".
This show has many special guests : Hornsby, Jack Cassidy, Mick Taylor, Susan Vega and possibly others.
I am pretty sure that this show was pro shot video. Brent was still alive, and it might be the first time Bruce played with the Dead. Have never seen any video of this show, but I am pretty sure it might exist.

Date 9/24/88

That was one of the most lackluster dead shows I ever attended. That NYC run set a MSG record at the time for length of run and this was the last night. The boys, and jerry in particular, were toast. Very low energy and the prevailing theory also attributed the flatness to not your typical dead head crowd at MSG. There were a ton of mainstream press and people at the gig (iirc tickets to the last night were sold seprately than the rest of the run and the floor seats were an astronomical price that included a band meet and greet after the show).. so the crowd (which usually pumped the boys up in the garden) was just as flat as the band. I also thought it was a very strange mix of guests, and it didnt really gel with the band. Mick Taylor on Little Red Rooster was good, and Suzanne Vega's cover of the Robyn Hitchcock written "Chinese Bones" was interesting.
Yeah, I had a tape of that show and it was painful to hear Jerry sing.... his voice was totally shot!
SeanO
 #81028  by Emoto
 Tue Jun 01, 2010 12:05 pm
oconnors_35 wrote:
jeffm725 wrote:
gr8fullfred wrote:Speaking of video, I attended a show at Madison Square Garden that was called the "Rain Forest Benefit".
This show has many special guests : Hornsby, Jack Cassidy, Mick Taylor, Susan Vega and possibly others.
I am pretty sure that this show was pro shot video. Brent was still alive, and it might be the first time Bruce played with the Dead. Have never seen any video of this show, but I am pretty sure it might exist.

Date 9/24/88

That was one of the most lackluster dead shows I ever attended. That NYC run set a MSG record at the time for length of run and this was the last night. The boys, and jerry in particular, were toast. Very low energy and the prevailing theory also attributed the flatness to not your typical dead head crowd at MSG. There were a ton of mainstream press and people at the gig (iirc tickets to the last night were sold seprately than the rest of the run and the floor seats were an astronomical price that included a band meet and greet after the show).. so the crowd (which usually pumped the boys up in the garden) was just as flat as the band. I also thought it was a very strange mix of guests, and it didnt really gel with the band. Mick Taylor on Little Red Rooster was good, and Suzanne Vega's cover of the Robyn Hitchcock written "Chinese Bones" was interesting.
Yeah, I had a tape of that show and it was painful to hear Jerry sing.... his voice was totally shot!
SeanO
Yeah, that show kept me from going to see them live again for a couple of years.