Grateful Dead Hour no. 562
By David Gans
Week of June 28, 1999
The GD played a supremely generous first set at Winterland on March 19 1977, the middle show of a three-night run that introduced the hometown crowd to two instant masterpieces, "Estimated Prophet" and "Terrapin Station." The second set, which begins here and concludes in next week's GD Hour post, was shorter than usual, but no less interesting and creative.
Also included here are side 6 of the original Europe '72 - a classic jam and one of my all-time favorite performances of "Morning Dew" - and Robbie Robertson's original recording of "Broken Arrow," which Phil Lesh learned from Rod Stewart's cover (on Vagabond Heart) and introduced to the GD repertoire in 1993.
Grateful Dead 3/19/77 Winterland, San Francisco
EYES OF THE WORLD->
DANCIN' IN THE STREETS
Grateful Dead, Europe '72
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- David Gans
[copying this from having just posted it in the show's page here, http://www.dead.net/show/march-19-1977]
"Dancin' in the Streets" featured a tall aerobic yogini (long-blondehaired, if I remember right) dancing at the front of the stage (slightly stage-left? of center) (in a maybe silvery-light-bluish leotard). In quick rhythm momentum with the tune's backbeat (I think; that seems to match my visual memory with listening to the performance again these years later), she alternately swung each leg upward, SIDEWAYS, to complete vertical extension above her head, throughout? the jam if not during the entire tune. (I can't recall that I saw her from the beginning of its playing or not.) An amazing demonstration of limber and mighty power and joy. I don't know who she was.