Sept. 19, 1970
Definitely my top DS. BUT, it's so hard to rate this DS in general, compared to countless other greats. What this DS is really about is the fact that it kicks off probably one of the finest 45 minute (or so) segments of Grateful Dead Music ever played. DS through Lovelight is just great GD synergy. If there's a top ten list of 45 - 60 min. segments of GD Jamming, then this set is easily in the top 5 for me. I weep at the beauty of Garcia's tone in DS, and marvel at Weir's magical rhythm guitar, and also of course at Pig's lovelight rap.