WOW TALES: Terrapin Flyer

Thursday, May 9, 2024

Terrapin Flyer


There were some concerns about having two Grateful Dead tribute acts perform only two days apart and three within a couple weeks if you include Jerry’s Middle Finger back in late April, but that worry was quickly quashed when we saw our ever-loyal Deadhead audience show up in force for Terrapin Flyer. No opener was needed, the band played double sets proficiently for an enthusiastic crowd.

The show began with a poem recited by one of the original Merry Pranksters — Ken Babbs — while the band provided musical backing. From there the band went right into a lively performance of the Grateful Dead’s big 19987 comeback single “Touch of Grey” that immediately got the crowd riled up, and the music didn’t stop for hours thereafter. Eugene was a second home for the Grateful Dead for decades, and it’s wonderful to see that while we’ve all gotten a little older and hopefully a little wiser, the bus ride hasn’t stopped yet. Thanks Deadheads for coming out and going further with us for a busy Grateful weekend with Terrapin Flyer Thursday and Steely Dead Saturday.

Check out some photos and video highlights below.



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