Today’s Blimp Time-Hop: 30th Anniversary of Night 2 at Oxford
On Sunday July 3, 1988, We took my red Volkswagen Rabbit held together by Dead stickers up Route 26 for the second time from Portland. The 'Grateful Bunny' got us there for the closing night of two days of peace, love and music.
Our radiator blew up as we were leaving the dusty parking lot. Good thing we had AAA! The little aggravation at the end of the party was worth suffering, considering all the magic musical power we received. Thank you, boys.
It was Maine’s own Woodstock! The weather was great, the scene was still very cool, and the Grateful Dead played what would be their last shows in Maine.
Here's what they played on Night 2. I'll never forget how on fire Dear Mr. Fantasy into Hey Jude was! Then Not Fade Away! Best weekend evah!
Listen to the whole show from 7/3/88 right here!
Check out this audio! Legend has it that this recording was left behind on cassette by the Dead at The Inn by the Sea in Cape Elizabeth. They stayed there the weekend of the Oxford shows.