Orpheum Theatre - July 13, 1976
July 13, 1976
Set List:Mississippi Half-Step
Let it Grow
Let it Grow
Might As Well
Music Never Stopped
It Must Have Been the Roses
Samson and Delilah
Not Fade Away
Dancin' in the Streets
Attendees of this show
jamessoai, chocolope023, purplekush023, deschamp52, ziphler, nitecat, Canady, ccsunshine, Malbuff, Calif Bill, stevenmorley, jerryskid1974, JimmieJi, meggyo58, Katimae, mcrosno, jonod, Missi Lynn, touchofgrey, Jimmy C., Rainbowjohn, hmdavis, tilesteve, the phone guy, westking101, Gypsy Cowgirl, Skjellyfetti, Scarf-Juggler, bsea41, King Bee, crypticalenvelopmint, mustawas, granfallooon, Wino, cutter, dupreediamond, drchampagne, Zomby D Wulf, tonstar, DarkStar-TheOtherOne, mandala, almanac, pauli
My first show after the break. I was working at Hearst Castle as a tour guide and left work at about 7 pm the night before to drive up to my friend's house in Napa. Got there about 1 am. Slept in and then drove over to Vallejo to meet him after he got off work. We then drove into the city. A fun show - it was great to see them again. I have a pretty vivid memories of the Might as Well first set opener, the St. Stephen>NFA>St. Stephen>Sugar Magnolia>Stella end of the 2nd set, and the Dancin' encore. I then drove back that night to be at work the next morning. Got to the beach near San Simeon as the sun was coming up. Fortunately I didn't have to give tours just do guard duty and follow behind some tours. The songs going through my head made it possible to get through a long day.
My second show of the Orpheum run. My first High Time, and they brought back Saint Stephen, I was a happy camper, also my first. And a Dancin' encore, YOW!
From the first note of Jerry's first solo on "Mississippi," we all could tell the band was ON this night.
During a particularly long tuning-or-whatever break after "Samson and Delilah," with the stage lights down and the band members hardly visible, somebody yelled out, "Anybody got a trouble light?" Everyone laughed. A few minutes later, another called out loudly, "High Time!" Everybody laughed again. A few minutes later they launched into "High Time."
"St Stephen" brought the house down.
"Stella Blue" was as good as it gets.
They should have released the live "Dancin' In the Streets" from this show on the _Terrapin_ album. It's the only time I ever heard it work.