Jerry’s hair blowing in the wind—check. Bobby’s wearing short shorts—check. Bruce Hornsby on the accordion—check. The early 90’s were a magical period in the Grateful Dead’s tenure. The latest installment from All The Years Live catches the Dead at one of their favorite 90’s stomping grounds—RFK Stadium in Washington D.C.
During the 1993 Summer Tour, the Dead kicked off the June 26th show at RFK with a smokin’ “Feel Like a Stranger.” Jerry’s guitar work is simply phenomenal.
Here is what Grateful Dead archivist David Lemieux had to say about the show: “Bob Weir and John Barlow’s wonderful 1980 song was mostly played as a show-opener, and allowed the Dead to jam powerfully to start the show. Like Shakedown Street, Feel Like A Stranger had a long, extended jam after the vocals, and gave Jerry unlimited space to explore his musical ideas. Always a favourite opener of mine, and this one features Bruce on accordion more than a year after he’d left active touring with the Grateful Dead.”
Thanks to the Grateful Dead for the footage!