RFK Stadium, 20 June 1992. Brent Mydland passed away like a rock star two years before after their 1990 tour. History says they invited him, but I know he was a real Dead Head, and, in fact, he reached out to them. Bruce Hornsby joined their 1992 tour. He breathed new life into their show, and they never sounded so good. The first number was Cold Rain and Snow. Jerry sang. The entire field was empty, everyone was in the bleachers. There were many long rows of empty folding chairs in front of the stage. When they started the second number, Wang Dang Doodle, a Willie Dixon cover, Hornsby playing organ sounds like the fans never heard before, a few thousand people poured out of the bleachers and onto the field, and I was with them. My girlfriend at the time was somewhere in the nose bleeds, took her awhile to get down to the field. She was breaking my heart, and I can barely remember anything, but all I have is good feelings about it. Someone got a board tape and uploaded it to Internet Archive
where I pulled this down from, probably the best sounding number of their set that day. But you should listen to Wang Dang Doodle if you get a chance.
Happy Fat Tuesday, CPF!