The Grateful Dead – Red Rocks Amphitheatre – Morrison, CO. – Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday – August 11, 12 & 13, 1987 – 25th Anniversary – “From The Shrine” Edition # 17

Editors Note:  We are pleased to be able to bring you an installment from photographer  Lynn Richter’s coverage of the Grateful Dead, this special edition marks the 25th Anniversary of the band’s visit to Red Rocks in Morrison, Colorado.  This is #17 in a series, with a little luck we may publish some more from this series.  A special thanks to Lynn Richter for sharing. Enjoy.

    “When it seems like the night will last forever
And there’s nothing left to do but count the years
When the strings of my heart start to sever
And stones fall from my eyes instead of tears

I will walk alone by the black muddy river
And dream me a dream of my own
I will walk alone by the black muddy river
And sing me a song of my own
And sing me a song of my own”

“Black Muddy River” – Robert Hunter & Jerry Garcia

Edition # 17 in my “From the Shrine” series……………it was twenty five years ago today……….The Grateful Dead at Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison Colorado.

1987 was a good year for seeing the Grateful Dead……….10 shows………….three shows for Chinese New Year in San Francisco……..two shows for my 40th Birthday in Chicago………….couple shows at Alpine and finally three shows at Red Rocks……….my only Grateful Dead shows at Red Rocks.  The Grateful Dead were on top of their game………….In the Dark and a Touch of Grey had rewarded them with well deserved recognition and sold out show’s.
Red Rocks shows and eventually all Grateful Dead shows blend together in my mind………….waiting in line for hours to get in……..always wondering if this was the “right” line……….meeting old and new friends………then in a few minutes you are into this spectacular space…….wait a couple more hours for the music………..then the magic of the show………never a bad show and some were spectacular……..breaking free of the bounds of reality to a place that only Jerry could take you………….over in a moment………..back to planning for the next show.  Forever grateful for the tapers and the record keeping of Deadheads……….look at those set lists, listen to the shows and then you know what really happened on the rocks in 1987…………it wasn’t just a dream.
http://archive.org/details/gd87-08-11.sbd.miller.14944.sbeok.shnf
http://archive.org/details/gd1987-08-12.aud.painoman.17354.sbeok.shnf
http://archive.org/details/gd87-08-13.sbd.larson.21348.sbeok.shnf
The last of the anniversary shows that I have to offer for this year.
Well love is love and not fade away!!
~Lynn

The Grateful Dead
Red Rocks Amphitheatre
Morrison, CO
August 11, 12 & 13, 1987

08-11-87 Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, Co. (Tue)
1: Cold Rain> Rooster, Tons Of Steel, High Time, Masterpiece, Push, Let It Grow
2: Crazy Fingers> Samson, Ship Of Fools, Playin> China Doll> Drumz> Watchtower> GDTRFB> Around> Sugar Magnolia
E: Black Muddy River

“Funiculi Funicula” tuning before “Masterpiece” – last “High Time”: 05-03-86

“Jerry on the Rocks”

08-12-87 Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, Co. (Wed)
1: Bucket> Sugaree, Good Times, Cumberland> Mexicali, FOTD, Esau, Bird Song> Music
2: China Cat> I Know You Rider, Woman Smarter> Terrapin> Drumz> Other One> Mr. Fantasy> Wharf Rat> Lovelight
E: Mighty Quinn
“Camptown Races” tuning before “Good Times”

08-13-87 Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, Co. (Thu)
1: Big Boss Man, Jack Straw, Row Jimmy, All Over Now, Loser, Cassidy, Far From Me, Box Of Rain
2: Uncle John> Estimated> He’s Gone> Drumz> Wheel> Gimme Some Lovin> Stella Blue> Throwing Stones> NFA
E: NFA> Touch> Heaven’s Door
last “Big Boss Man”: 04-08-85

“I will get by / I will get by
I will get by / I will survive
We will get by / We will get by
We will get by / We will survive”
“Touch of Grey” – Robert Hunter & Jerry Garcia

Other articles by Lynn Richter:

From the Shrine Anniversary Series
#1 The Grateful Dead / New Riders of the Purple Sage / Waylon Jennings – Kaiser Stadium – San Francisco, CA.5-26-73 – 35th anniversary issued 5-26-08
#2 The Grateful Dead – Five Seasons Center – Cedar Rapids Iowa 7-4-84 – 25th anniversary issued – July 2009
#3 The Grateful Dead – Hollywood Bowl – Hollywood CA 7-21-74 / Deer Creek Music Center 7-21-94 / John Dawson 7-21-09 – 35th and 15th Anniversary and John Dawson Passing issued July 2009
#4 The Grateful Dead – Oakland Coliseum – Oakland CA 2- 25/26/27-90 – 20th anniversary issued 2-27-10
#5 The Grateful Dead – Irvine Meadows Amphitheater – Irvine CA 4-14-85 – 25th Anniversary issued 4-14-10
#6 The Grateful Dead – Alpine Valley Music Theater – East Troy, WI – June 22, 1985 – 25th Anniversary issued 6-22-10
#7 The Grateful Dead – Kaiser Convention Center – Oakland CA – November 21 & 22, 1985 – 25th Anniversary issued 11-21-10
#8 The Grateful Dead – Oakland Coliseum Arena – Oakland CA – February 19, 20 & 21 1991 *** Jerry Garcia Band – Warfield Theater – San Francisco, CA – February 28 & March 1 & 2 – 1991 *** 20th Anniversary Edition issued 2-19-11
#9 The Grateful Dead & Bob Dylan with Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers – Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome – Minneapolis, MN – Thursday June 26, 1986 *** 25th Anniversary Edition issued 6-26-11
#10 The Grateful Dead – Civic Center Arena – St. Paul, MN – Friday July 10, 1981 *** 30th Anniversary Edition – Issued 7-10-11
#11 Go Ahead – The Cabooze – Minneapolis, MN – Thursday October 23, 1986 *** 25th Anniversary Edition Issued 10-23-11
#12 The Grateful Dead – Civic Auditorium – San Francisco, CA – January 28, 29 & 30, 1987 – 25th Anniversary Edition issued 1-28-12
#13 The Grateful Dead – Oakland Coliseum Arena – Oakland, CA – February 22, 23 & 24 1992 – 20th Anniversary Edition issued 2-22-12
#14 The Grateful Dead – UIC Pavilion – Chicago, IL – April 9 & 10, 1987 – 25th Anniversary Edition issued 4-8-12
#15 The Grateful Dead – Alpine Valley Music Theatre – East Troy, WI – Friday & Saturday – June 26 & 27, 1987 – 25th Anniversary Edition issued 6-26-12
#16 The Grateful Dead – St. Paul Civic Center – St. Paul, MN – Friday – August 6, 1982 – 30th Anniversary #### Summer of Love – Panhandle Park – Haight – Ashbury – San Francisco, CA – August 1967 – 45th Anniversary – Issued 8-6-2012
#17 The Grateful Dead – Red Rocks Amphitheatre – Morrison, CO. – Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday – August 11, 12 & 13, 1987 – 25th Anniversary – Issued 8-11-12
To be continued………..


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