TBT: Grateful Dead Play Augusta This Week In 1984
October 12th, 1984. The Grateful Dead were on the second night of a two night stay here in the capital. By this time, it wasn't necessarily Jerry Garcia driving the ship. While he was present, any slack was taken up by Bob Weir and relative newcomer, keyboardist Brent Mydland. After opening the previous show with "Shakedown Street." the band plugged in to "Feel Like A Stranger." "On The Road Again," "Jack A Roe," "It's All Over Now," and closing with "Morning Dew." They treated fans to an encore of "Good Lovin'" before pulling out of town.
Jerry's health continued to decline, and he slipped into a diabetic coma in 1986. After recovery, the band were recharged and brought the band to new artistic and commercial heights before Jerry's death in 1995.