Listen To This 1988 Maine Grateful Dead Concert
Audio from a Maine Grateful Dead has surfaced online.
Nearly three hours of audio from the Grateful Dead's tour stop in Maine has been released on Youtube. The show was at Oxford Plains Speedway July 2, 1988. The show featured a massive 19 song double set, with an encore cover of "The Mighty Quinn." Little Feat opened the show.
Comments from concertgoers on the video reminisce of it being a cold summer night when the jam band visited the state. Others remember the show as a "mini Woodstock," as thousands of fans flooded into town for the concert. One fan went on to say it was their first show, and the first time dropped acid. Groovy, man.
The show at Oxford Plains Speedway would ultimately be one of their final Maine concerts.
Bob Weir and other members of the band have continued touring over the years as Dead & Company. The group was to bring their 2020 Summer Tour to Boston this past summer. The tour included two nights at Fenway Park, Aug. 7 and 8. The tour was scrapped back in April amid concerns over the global COVID-19 outbreak.