30 years ago today, the Grateful Dead descended on the Richfield Coliseum in Richfield, OH to kick off their 1991 fall tour in fine fashion. After a few weeks off the road, the band was eager to get back into action and delivered quite the memorable barn-burner for their Ohio fans with this performance.
Opening with “Let The Good Times Roll”, the Dead settled in with Deadhead favorites including “Jack Straw”, “Walkin’ Blues”, “Friend Of The Devil”, and “Tennessee Jed”. The second set that night, however, was a heater from start to finish and heard the band tear through a nearly-30-minute rendition of their classic “Scarlet Begonias” > “Fire On The Mountain” combination, an especially psychedelic “Drums” > “Space” segment, and some uplifting energy during the jams of “The Wheel” and “Not Fade Away”.
Fortunately, fan-shot video of the entire second set and encore has survived for Deadheads to enjoy to this day. Relive the entire second half of the band’s 1991 fall tour opener below
Grateful Dead – Richfield Coliseum – 9/4/91 [Full Second Set]
Fans can also stream the full show below.
The Grateful Dead – Richfield Coliseum – 9/4/91 [Full-Show Audio]
[Uploaded by Jonathan Aizen]
Setlist: The Grateful Dead | Richfield Coliseum | Richfield, OH | 9/4/91
Set One: Let The Good Times Roll (Sam Cooke cover), Jack Straw, Jack A Roe, Walkin’ Blues, Friend Of The Devil, Black-Throated Wind, Tennessee Jed, When I Paint My Masterpiece (The Band cover), Cold Rain & Snow > Promised Land
Set Two: Scarlet Begonias > Fire On The Mountain, Estimated Prophet > He’s Gone > Drums > Space > China Doll > The Wheel > Throwing Stones > Not Fade Away (Buddy Holly cover)
Encore: The Weight (The Band cover)
[Originally published 9/4/16]
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