Boston Music Hall - November 14, 1978
November 14, 1978
It's All Over Now
I Need a Miracle
From the Heart of Me
Ship of Fools
Eyes of the World
Not Fade Away
Goin' Down the Road Feelin' Bad
Johnny B. Goode
Attendees of this show
detroitligtn, hitmeister, Debdeadhead, stooch, jonbaker, nedchomer, martiniolive, drc456, Collins, madbonger618, Ihopedonnajeanshowsup, ppkgmsy, drjass57, jackstraw27, areno, grtfuld, leghold, Phaldo, Dead-A-Head, gratefulbehr, bobby, lamarred664, markovitch, woodman, aliceDmillionair, billdrumz, lobsterman5831, mobay2001, Mr. Pid, Russell Levine, emoto, dloehr, pieface, HONDO, cosmicdave, Brownie, grapefuldave, umadeadfan, eddpao, HowardH, jolie, heliotroupe, croc, Jack King, nickster, aligator, bigdancingbear, jzias, craig maceachern 2 dustyrose, gooney1956, gregp123, Terry Tolkin, softmonkey, gr8flsquid, direwolf02, Eli Polonsky, Cosmic Chas, levitonjl, Cloud37, deadheadead, bluesdad, djgold14, ronzoid, paulspon, zach, Andpeter, grtfullife, Hawilo, cryptical1, georgewweir, ikofun, Edwin, Mark_W, bolzee, BlackandWhite.Peter, deadhedave, Post N. Steiner, firstname.lastname@example.org, Sueshi
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?
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.
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.