Grateful Dead

Pirates World

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Dania, FL
United States

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Pirates World - March23/24 or 24/25, 1970

There were actually 2 shows at his venue, and this is a fact cause I remember them vividly - The first night the Dead (preceded, unfortunately, by a local band who did a cover of "Goin' Home" by Ten Years After, something that we had to sit/stand through on both nights the Dead appeared!) opened with Casey Jones, then Black Peter, and thirdly Me & My Uncle (which was indeed a revelation! at least to me - I immediately fell in love with the song and have been ever since...) after this, my memory of the set list fails me, but I remember for sure Hard to Handle, Good Lovin' and Cold Rain and Snow.... the band didn't do any > that eve if I remember well but they cooked enough that at the end I was more than ready o take Phil's counsel that "If you want more, come back and see us tomorrow night... " No Encore, which I indeed admired (there were maybe 1000 people there - those were the days!)

Well the next night was a Concert for the Ages, probably one of the best Dead shows ever, anyway certainly the most memorable for me... Starting with an intro by Sam Cutler, then a great Morning Dew full of tension , after which a short Cumberland (like a nod to the coming album) and then an incredible 30 minute version of Dark Star > The Other One>St.Stephen>The Eleven>an incredible Lovelight and seemingly out of the blue>Me & My Uncle which came to a thundering crash an hour later, after which we gave this most amazing band a 10 minute ovation( and finally Garcia, Lesh and Weir came out and gave us We bid you Goodnight) the likes of which I haven't experienced since (this was before the days the band became "popular" and there was a notable difference in the audience - true, I'd toked up quite a bit on one of the Amusement park rides pre-show and during but this show was indeed magical - a truely inspiring/transporting musical experience, and I was up there for days after - a true believer in the expansive /inspirational powers of the band - it seemed like anything was musically possible after this concert... So the set listed above is somewhat of a compilation of the 2 nights that the Dead appeared at Pirate's World (where I indeed saw many other great shows first and foremost The Allman's,Spirit, Beefheart, Quicksilver, TajMahal,,Jeff Beck, Traffic, Zepellin, Tull.... but none came close to matching the Dead in dexterity/mobility, and inspiration! (As if I need to say that!)

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