May 8, 1977
Barton Hall - Cornell University
I'm 28. Been to 1 dead show before Jerry died. But. Listening to all my dad's tapes, all my/his records/cds... Cornell's had the most interaction throughout the band, throughout the song. Sure, Dane County had a better Jerry part that must've blown minds like I can't imagine, but that Cornell show; mind blowing from the beginning. By EVERYONE in the band. It seemed like more of an experiment for the band as a whole, where other versions seemed to be more an Jerry experiment on a Bobby song. I am a huge fan of the songs where everyone loses themselves just as much as Jerry, rather than everyone keeping their jam while Jerry experiments. Dont get me wrong, some of Jerry's jams blow my top, but songs like Estimated, need EVERYONE to lose themselves...in synchrony. Such as what came out of the Cornell show. I dunno. One man's opinion.