Ah, Saturday afternoon. A glorious time to kick back and listen to the good ol’ Grateful Dead. Let’s rewind to 1978 and dig on this classic, tripped out show from fall tour in Springfield, MA. The boys are definitely ‘loose’ on this evening, rumored to have taken high doses of peyote or a similar psychedelic. Whatever they’re on, their playing is ON and inspired, albeit with some comical elements added in. Check out the out there Dancin’ In The Streets and the tribal, smoking Scarlet- > Fire set 2 opener. This show is full of fun and surprises and doesn’t read like your average 78′ show. The band brings back some of the more raw energy of their 60s sound mixed with their late 70s precision and catalog and fuses together a truly unique show here.
The Grateful Dead ~ 5/11/1978 ~ Springfield Civic Center ~ Springfield, MA
Set 1: Cold Rain & Snow, Beat It On Down The Line, Friend Of The Devil, Looks Like Rain, Loser, Mexicali Blues-> Mama Tried, Tennessee Jed, Minglewood Blues, Peggy-O, Lazy Lightning-> Supplication
Set 2: Scarlet Begonias-> Fire On The Mountain, Dancin’ In The Streets-> Drums-> Not Fade Away-> Stella Blue-> Around & Around
Encore: Werewolves of London, Johnny B. Goode