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Grateful Dead May 11, 1978
Springfield Civic Center Arena Springfield, MA | Listen on archive
11Friend of the Devil
Only 3 versions have been called out?? Does not compute... Excellent version
57Dancin' in the Streets
All around nuts
27Werewolves of London
Wow, totally baked and then they played this tight version....
You can hear the emotion in Jerry's voice...extremely emphatic vocals on this one
36Lazy Lightnin' -> Supplication
April and May 78 versions are huge! From the famed Mescaline show...the band kills it in this rendition.
27Cold Rain and Snow
That bass drum just thumpin' on this one.
Great version from a great show, I love how Jerry growls the “Last fair deal…” line great stuff, foreshadowing the Werewolves to come.
6Johnny B. Goode
really rockin encore version
8Beat it on Down The Line
perfect to me from the intro to the ending
36Scarlet Begonias -> Fire On The Mountain
This one has to be on the list, the jamming is not great, (They were very, very high), but the vocal finale is off the charts, just beaming with fun.
11Looks Like Rain
Like this more than alot of the 77 versions. Seems like Bob is more into it vocally at end and Jer giving better fills.
Great blending with Bobby and Donna. Good energy on this one, it doesn't drag.
9Around and Around
This one never stopped rockin
Jerry sings so powerfully in this version. Easily my favorite version of all time. This was the "Mescaline Show
Jerry sings so powerfully in this version. Easily my favorite version of all time. This was the "Mescaline Show" so it was pretty damn sweet
Nice, bouncy upbeat tune.
5Pretty Peggy O
Has no one listened to how beautiful the guitar work is here??? Wow, just gorgeous!!!
10Not Fade Away
Like most everything else from this show, this one is raucous and passionate, like all great NFAs.
4New Minglewood Blues
Bobby's the hypeman for lightning rod Minglewood jamming in Springfield Mass.