Hot Tuna: 1/24/1988

I’ve seen Hot Tuna a lot of times, so the shows tend to blend together in my memory, but this one stands out. I went with my friend Jon to this one, and Jon was also a huge Tuna fan, so we were pretty psyched.

The Carefree Theatre was an old movie theater in West Palm Beach that opened in 1947 and was converted to become a venue for smaller acts. It was a really cool place for a concert, because every seat was a great seat. That said, we had sixth row, so we were close to the stage.

This was the classic acoustic Hot Tuna duo, with just Jack and Jorma. They played a long time and the crowd was really into it. Great selection of songs, including “Good Shepherd,” which hearkened back to Jack and Jorma’s days with the Jefferson Airplane.

I was able to find a partial setlist on tunabase.com. Sorry I can’t fill in the blanks, but it was over 30 years ago. Rock on!

Set 1:

  • I Know You Rider
  • Hesitation Blues
  • Walkin’ Blues
  • I See The Light
  • Candy Man
  • 99 Year Blues
  • Killing Time In The Crystal City

Set 2:

  • Keep Your Lamps Trimmed And Burning
  • Ice Age
  • Too Many Years
  • Sea Child
  • Trial By Fire
  • San Francisco Bay Blues
  • How Long Blues
  • Good Shepherd
  • I Am The Light Of This World

(missing rest of set)

10 thoughts on “Hot Tuna: 1/24/1988

  1. Man – I grew up in WPB from 1980-1988 . . . but I was 10 y.o. in 1980, so my concert days didn’t even begin until some years later. But I sure do remember the Carefree Theatre, home of the local Rocky Horror screenings and complete with the stage in front of the screen to allow the audience to become the show as well. Saw Steven Stills and Robby Krieger there (separately), and Tinsley Ellis downstairs in the comedy club area, and Bobcat Goldthwait down there too. Didn’t hurt to have a friend working down there either that would bring us free buckets of Rolling Rock. Good times! 😀

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