Today’s Blimp Time-Hop: Portland Deadheads Hear “Touch of Grey” Live for 1st Time
35 years ago, the good ol’ Grateful Dead returned to Blimpville for their 3rd of 8 sold-out shows at the Civic Center from 1979 to 1986. The Dead had recently released two live double albums. One was an acoustic record called Reckoning, the other was the plugged in Dead Set.
The circus of devotion was back in town on September 17, 1982. That parking lot behind what is now Brian Boru, was of course transformed into a village called 'Shakedown Street'. (remember that crazy dragon creature that loomed over the lot or was that a hallucination?)
Here’s what they played.