Dark Star Orchestra – Philadelphia, PA – 5/30/09

Last Saturday at the Electric Factory in Philadelphia, Grateful Dead Jedi-Knights Dark Star Orchestra went to intergalactic war with a classic early 80’s Dead show – 10/15/83 from the Hartford Civic Center in Hartford, CT and what a treat it was.



Rarely heard gems like ‘Wang Dang Doodle’ and ‘Keep Your Day Job’ were intermingled with classic rockers ‘I Know You Rider’,  ‘Throwing Stones’, and a ‘One More Saturday Night’ that almost tore that ol’ building down. Other highlights included a lightning speed ‘Let It Grow’, a Phil-Bombtastic ‘Minglewood Blues’, and a ‘Playing In The Band’ that went to the depths and beyond. As if that wasn’t enough, the band finished off the show at 1:00 AM and then capped things off with a with a complimentary ‘filler’ of ‘Midnight Hour’, ‘Easy Wind’, and the famous Blues For Allah Medley ‘Help/Slip!/Franklin’s Tower’. Check out the setlist and original Grateful Dead bootleg from the show below.

Dark Star Orchestra


Dark Star Orchestra performing:
The Grateful Dead
Hartford Civic Center
Hartford, CT

Set 1
Feel Like A Stranger
Dire Wolf
New Minglewood Blues
Brown Eyed Women
Wang Dang Doodle
Big Railroad Blues
Let It Grow ->
Keep Your Day Job

Set 2
China Cat Sunflower ->
I Know You Rider
Playing In The Band ->
China Doll ->
Drums ->
Space ->
Throwing Stones ->
One More Saturday Night

Brokedown Palace

Midnight Hour
Easy Wind
Help On The Way ->
Slipknot! ->
Franklin’s Tower

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1 Comment »

  1. Ryan Said:

    Hey! I was at this show. Totally gone on some magic chocolates. I DO remember the killer Help>Slip!>Frank as a filler. That was sooooooo smokin! Seeya at phish @ camden!

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