Monday, September 30, 2019

The Dead Got Their Vegas Chips Cashed In At Sam Boyd, April 27-28, 1991


After four one-off shows in 1969, 1981, 1983 and 1984, the Grateful Dead came, saw and conquered Las Vegas. The April  1991 shows were the first two of 14 shows between 1991 and 1994 and an important part of the annual Dead schedule to the end.

According to Billboard nearly 40,000 a day paid $23.50 a ticket for a $1,856,000 sell-out box office.

There were 77 shows in 1991, these shows barely scratch the top-20 but I suspect it was an amazing experience followed by all-night wandering in and around the casinos on the strip. There was a nice split Sugar Mag Sunshine. the fourth from the last of these sandwiches. http://www.gratefulseconds.com/2015/10/sugar-magnoliasunshine-daydream-splits.html
Alot of folks think the Foolish Heart, Saint of Circumstance, Crazy Fingers and Truckin predrums is the top part of the weekend.


The shows in mp3

Thanks Deadlists
4/27/91 - Saturday posters tickets, passes & laminates
One Touch Of Grey ; Walkin' Blues ; Friend Of The Devil ; Mexicali Blues > Maggie's Farm ; Loose Lucy ; Cassidy ; Might As Well
Two Sugar Magnolia ; Scarlet Begonias > Fire On The Mountain ; Playing In The Band ; Uncle John's Band > Drums > Space > I Need A Miracle > Black Peter ; One More Saturday Night
Encore The Weight
Comments Carlos Santana opened


4/28/91 - Sunday posters tickets, passes & laminates
Jack Straw ; Candyman ; Wang Dang Doodle ; Althea ; Me And My Uncle > Big River ; Bird Song [17:39] (1) (2)
Two Foolish Heart ; Saint Of Circumstance ; Crazy Fingers ; Truckin' ; Deal ; Drums > Space > The Other One > Wharf Rat > Around And Around ; Sunshine Daydream
Encore Box Of Rain
Comments Santana opened ; (1) Carlos Santana sits in; (2) {shimmery intro [:26] > head & verse 1 [2:38] > extended jam [5:32] > Santana solos and more jam [6:45] > verse 2 & close [2:02]}


















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