Well,well,well, so this is where all the heads a been hangin'. Lenny, that Standing from the Gahden is awesome. I actually have on my wall in VT tickets for the FALL 1995 Boston Garden run!! Jerry died only a couple days after they had started to send mailorder out, and I was lucky enough to get the actual tickets. They have a little stamp of Jerry on the back.
I agree, the 92-95 shows were very hit or miss. I saw them indoors at Albany during the summer 95. Jerry was hurting to be sure, and on that second night, he reached deep and pulled out some shit despite his health. He was leaning over his amp during drumz/space for awhile tinkering and trying to get his sound right. He looked like he'd collapse at any moment, and ya know what he pulled out? Black Peter. "I was layin' in my bed and dyin'..." Blew my mind. A couple of songs later and he finished with my all time favorite, and the only time he pulled it during summer 95....Morning Dew.
I know it's fairly popular nowadays, but Pembroke Pines, FLA 5/22/77 (Dicks picks #3) is my all time favorite. I love how Jerry says, "I'll take it from here gang..." and in the 2nd set goes from Estimated-Eyes-Wharf Rat-Terrapin-Morning Dew. No encore, just a synapse crackling Dew ender. And for the Terrapin fans, Terrapin just beautifully comes out of Wharf Rat, but only the last verse...INSPIRATION....
As for other gems in the memory roledex: Vancouver '73 China-Rider; The whole damn Alpine Meadows 82 (a gem of a year), the China-Rider has Jerry doing some sweet tweeks that has his guitar sounding like he's at a Lou-ow in Hawaii during the bridge.
Most memorable image? Jerry, in shorts and tee-shirt dancing to CSN on stage at Buffalo 1990. He looked truly happy. Later, the Loose Lucy was the ducks nuts. Thanks guys for getting this thing rolling. Most of my dead/jerry is in VT right now, with just enough to get me thru here in NZ on my ipod.
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