DeadTest™ Vol. 31 – The Setlist

by Peter Wendel
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Welcome to the 31st installment of the DeadTest™ collection! It’s time to assess your knowledge of the band’s setlist structure. That is, the sequencing of songs during live performances.

Although The Grateful Dead’s setlist remained fluid throughout the long strange trip, there were some standard song pairings and positions within the band’s typical two-set format. You’ll need to know them to get a passing grade.

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DeadTest™ Vol. 31 – The Setlist

Welcome to the 31st installment of the DeadTest™ collection! It’s time to assess your knowledge of the band’s setlist structure. That is, the sequencing of songs during live performances.

Although The Grateful Dead’s setlist remained fluid throughout the long strange trip, there were some standard song pairings and positions within the band’s typical two-set format. You’ll need to know them to get a passing grade.

WARNING: This one ain’t for the faint of heart.

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Peter Wendel is a journalist and PR consultant. He's attended hundreds of concerts and festivals, including the Peach, Mountain Jam, the All Good and Lockn'. He's ridden legendary Grateful Dead runs from Ventura County Fairgrounds to Irvine Meadows (CA) from the Nassau Coliseum (NY) to the Boston Garden (MA). Peter is a former U.S. Marine who – after running into trouble with every last one of his commanding officers – received an honorable discharge and a direct order never to return. Born in California and raised in New Jersey, Peter lived in Boston and Joshua Tree (CA) before settling in the nation's capital. Find him on tour at PWendel@SongMango.com.

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