Nov. 26, 1972
San Antonio Civic Auditorium
So much music packed in here. From the very start you know it's going to be adventurous. There are a few seconds at the beginning where Jerry plays with his tone that you'd usually associate with the whale song segment of a big big Star. Then a big, colorful and coherent jam with a unique (?) melodic 16th note section that flutters and buzzes around the 8 minute mark. The vocals are pristine, and then Phil hits the hyperspace warp overdrive and even the meltdown is precise and purposeful. A great great Dark Star.