September 24, 1988
Benefit for the rainforests: Cultural Survival, Greenpeace & Rainforest Action Network - Bruce Hornsby & The Range opened - FM broadcast WNEW-New York, WMMR-Philadelphia - "West L. A." & "Rooster" with Mick Taylor - "Chinese Bones" & "Neighborhood Girls" with Suzanne Vega on acoustic guitar and vocals - "Every TimeЉ" and "What's Going On" with Daryl Hall: guitar, lead vocals; John Oates: guitar; Tom "T-Bone" Wolk: acoustic guitar, then accordion, then bass; Mark Rivera: saxophone; without Phil - "River Drumz" with Baba Olatunji & Michael Hinton - Olatunji stayed for the rest of the set - "NFA" with Bruce Hornsby on accordion - Both encores with Hall: vocals & Oates: guitar & vocals; Jack Casady: bass; Bruce Hornsby: vocals & electric piano, then accordion; without Phil - "Heaven's Door" also with Suzanne Vega - only "Chinese Bones" - only "Every Time You Go Away" - only "Neighborhood Girls" - only "What's Going On"
Set List:Iko Iko
Feel Like a Stranger
West L.A. Fadeaway
Little Red Rooster
Box of Rain
Ramble on Rose
Don't Ease Me In
Man Smart/Woman Smarter
Every Time You Go
What's Going On
Not Fade Away
Knockin' on Heaven's Door
Attendees of this show
With out a doubt the strangest Grateful Dead show I have ever been too. It was summed up perfectly by "Whats Goin' On". At first I thought it was the acid, then I realized it was actually happening.
I don't recall seeing a might as well in any of the '88 MSG setlists, but perhaps you're referring to '87.
Love this version. Definitely worth a listen. ENJOY!!
keep your character, enjoy living, share your fortune,
OXOX Merple Reddin
I had such a riot at this show. Jerry's voice was shot with laryngitis, VERY hoarse, but his playing was stellar. I was just agog with the night--way fun.
If you seek the mystery instead of the answer, you'll always be seeking... But the job is to seek mystery, evoke mystery, plant a garden in which strange plants grow and mysteries bloom. The need for mystery is greater than the need for an answer. Kesey
Wow. All the special guest. Yeah the banner was a cool deal. And the gorilla with the tie-dye. How can you forget that. That was in 88 right? This run in NYC was the down fall for me in high school. But it changed my life (for the better) Well one thing I will always remember about NYC was tripping my face off on the subway. Man how fucking cool. What a great run of shows for the Dead in 88.