West, High

by thoughtsonthedead

A brief respite for the negativity and disappointment: join me, won’t you, in Anchorage for the rubber show of the Dead’s only Alaskan run. 6/20/80 may or may not be the best of the three; it may also place second or third: I’m not taking anyone else’s word for it, and though I’ve certainly listened to all three I have no memory of any of them besides that both the band and the announcers keep yelling at the crowd to stop smoking inside.

It’s a well-recorded 80’s show and I’m sure there a highlights and lyrical flubs, but who cares: listen to the Grateful Dead; their music makes people happy.