Thursday, February 25, 2021

Grateful Dead, Frost Amphitheater, Stanford, April 27-28, 1985

On the beautiful spring weekend of 27-28 April, 1985, The Grateful Dead played two concerts at Frost Amphitheater on the Stanford campus. After a first set whose highlight was a lively "Brown-Eyed Women" and Phil Lesh responding to "We want Phil" chants with "Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues",  the Saturday show featured an unusual sequence to start the second set: "Scarlet Begonias", "Eyes of the World", "Goin' Down the Road Feeling Bad", and "Man Smart, Women Smarter". But the highlight of the weekend was the especially gorgeous version of "China Doll" on Sunday, and the jam out of it into "Drums", which my friends and I immediately knew was something special. (Andrew Shields, #111words, 25 February 2021)
Phil Lesh sings "Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues", Saturday, 27 April, 1985

Photo credit:

S., Eric, “Grateful Dead: Phil Lesh and Bob Weir,” Grateful Dead Archive Online, accessed February 25, 2021,

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