Grateful Dead

Boston Music Hall - November 14, 1978

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Boston Music Hall

November 14, 1978

Boston, MA US

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Average: 4 (3 votes)

Set List:

Sugaree
El Paso
Candyman
It's All Over Now
Loser
Passenger
Stagger Lee
I Need a Miracle

Bertha
Good Lovin'
From the Heart of Me
Ship of Fools
Estimated Prophet
Eyes of the World
drums
Wharf Rat
Not Fade Away
Goin' Down the Road Feelin' Bad

Johnny B. Goode

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drums seastones like?!

I thought the drums jam went into deep seastones space odd sounds and Phil hitting some low notes that made the whole place resonate. Am I at the right show?

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Very tight show

This was the second of two nights at the Boston Music Hall to open an East Coast run, and the first night was pretty flat, so they came out with something to prove. First set was note perfect, as tight as I've ever seen them, and it ended with them chanting out "I Need a Miracle" and walking off one by one, Bobby going last and saying they'd be back after a short break. The second set was great, due more to superior song selection than actual onstage energy (though the playing was very good). Any set that ends with Wharf Rat>Not Fade Away>Goin' Down the Road is a classic for me.

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Was Jerry sick at this show?

I don't mean to disparage this show in any way, but the Sugaree is very weird. Not typical for the time; Sugarees were typically smokin to the highest degree '77-'82 particularly. I was not there; a friend who was told me the show is a must-have. I read in the books by Jackson, Lesh and Parrish that Garcia's work ethic would not allow him to "relax" too much whilst performing and I definitely believe that, so I'm thinking he's maybe under the weather? Garcia as a player had impeccable timing, but it seems a bit off here at times. He does start playing hot on Candyman, but everything is slow and spacey on the first set and Garcia's voice is more '88 than '78 - which is good, don't get me wrong. Just curious if anybody else has a similar observation. Peace and good to all.

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Boston Music Hall - November 14, 1978