On the latest new archival video just published today on the Grateful Dead YouTube channel, the band shared a highlight from their New Year’s Eve show back in Oakland on 12/31/87. It’s a fitting throwback given that Dead & Company will be spending their New Year’s Eve in the Bay Area this year with two shows in San Francisco.
Here’s what David Lemieux had to say about this:
“Debuting in September 1982, Throwing Stones rather quickly found a home as the penultimate song of many Grateful Dead second sets in the final decade+ of the Dead’s touring activities. Usually followed by Not Fade Away, Throwing Stones was a powerful Weir-Barlow song with a political message, a rarity for the Grateful Dead. Now, nearly forty years after its debut, its message still resonates, perhaps more strongly than ever.”
Watch the Bob Weir In The Dark masterpiece “Throwing Stones” below.