Thoughts On The Dead

Musings on the Most Ridiculous Band I Can't Stop Listening To

The Promised Land

In keeping with local tradition, Bobby took multiple stone-cold foxes back to his room that evening.

Also: that’s Robert Vaughn on the balcony. Honest.

(This pic is from 9/4/83 at the Park West Ski Resort in Park City, Utah. The Dead played there once again in ’87 and then three shows at the Delta Center in Salt Lake City in ’95. When you think Utah, you think the Grateful Dead.)


  1. Luther Von Baconson

    January 4, 2017 at 9:06 pm


  2. Utah Jazz…

  3. Ummm . . . Wow . . . . Phil . . . . . Errrm . . . . Wow . . . .

  4. Tried to spot the Heineken but all I saw was Finger Ease. Or maybe it’s Cheez Whiz.

    • Thoughts On The Dead

      January 5, 2017 at 12:27 am

      I looked, too. When was the stop date of the Heineken Years?

      • Suspect the Heineken is out of frame. I love that someone else recognized Finger Ease and knows its name. Anyone know the purpose of the little button on top of Bob’s amp that he would go tap-tap on?

  5. I was at the ’87 show, it was really long for the era and pretty good. Weird space for a show, right on the ski slope with gravity pulling everyone to the front, but a good time nonetheless. Beautiful and pretty laid back, the vibe was more “generic ski area” than Utah, if you see what I mean. Funny the SBD has never surfaced on archive, it circulated pretty widely on cassette

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