The Weight – Grateful Dead – 7-23-1990 – World Music Theatre, Tinley Park, Ill. (set 2-11)

Already posted (!) as a “complete” show. Here, I broke down the show into individual song/uploads (with some slight visual changes).

Proshot : Low gen video (thanks Brokedown House Productions).

Show comments : This last show of the 1990 spring/summer tour gets very mixed reviews. Beyond its being Brent’s last (RIP), some find the show particularly strong, others poor or simply standard (evoking the end of a grinding tour : 38 shows, March to July with only brief breaks in parts of April & May). Bobby Weir seems, nonetheless, to be in good spirits as well as the two drummers and even Brent (despite the probable despair) seems truly on target. Ok, Jerry and Phil don’t have their best “sway” or “smiles” of other shows…
Also, most Heads convene that this venue (World Music Theatre) was less than gracious nor even welcoming (no wonder the band never returned there as The Dead had been banded from their “preferred” Alpine Valley Music Theatre venue) AND that “bad vibes” were immediately felt upon arrival. Was that with hind-sight, with the passing of Brent just three days later ? or just the end of another Tour ? Others also evoke the arrival of punky “non-Heads” polluting the scene. Well, for YOU to judge.

PS : You’ll notice Jerry’s using his “Wolf” (guitar)
PS : I used my pictures/images to mask SOME of the original & cheesy computer fillers (start of “Foolish Heart”, “Women are Starter”, “Terrapin” …
PS : However, I’m NOT responsible for the other, original, cheesy visuals added here & there and notably during drums & space !
PS : Yes, Brent was probably the most complete pianist for the GD !, musically, vocally and inspirationally.

1st Set
Cold Rain and Snow
Picasso Moon
Good Times Blues
Stagger Lee
Truckin’ ~
Nobodies Fault jam ~
Smokestack Lightning

2nd Set
Victim or the Crime ~ (missing video)
Foolish Heart ~
Women Are Smarter ~
Terrapin Station ~ (original visuals 6:20-7:12 and end of song …)
drums ~
space ~
All Along the Watchtower ~
Standing On The Moon ~
Around and Around ~
Good Lovin’
encore : The Weight (little Brent tribute prior, then he sings : “I got to go …, but my friends can stick around”. whow, chills)

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