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Grateful Dead April 19, 1978
Veterans Memorial Auditorium Columbus, OH | Listen on archive
Always love Garcia's guitar dancing around the vocals in this tune. Listen to the scrub at the end of the first solo break!
This whole first set is played with energy and passion; Deal gets real hot -- heady Donna and Bobby screams at the end!
Really groovy, jazzy Jerry jamming, segues into a nice He's Gone.
14Werewolves of London
First time played often has some magic in it; this is no exception, especially something this cheeky; long, too, like they don't know how to close it
Segues perfectly out of MAMU and rolls along beautifully til Jerry goes ballistic on the last solo. Must hear.
Smooth, pretty, and emotional. Jerry is in top form, singing beautifully throughout.
Great Betty board, no major highlights but recall for sure that Good Lovin'/Bertha smoke
7Pretty Peggy O
Another great version from April '78. The Miller AUD is great too.
1978: Prime weather for Candyman. This performance, like many from then, highlights the bleak world of the narrator. Garcia's break: spidery.
2Me and My Uncle
Garciia packs epic multitudes into his brief guitar solo. Check out this WAY under the radar MAMU>BigRiver pairing. One of the best ever.
4Friend of the Devil
This FotD is a beauty. The vocals are sweet, and the solos flow like butter; just amazing.
1Samson and Delilah
4The Other One
Coming in big after a fantastic Drums>Space.
Rumor has it he’s still gone
setlist is bonkers, they're smashing the first set
elastic, serpentine, walls of the cave smeared with battle stories hidden by shadows.