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Fillmore Auditorium
San Francisco, California

There are some great shows from this date in history, but we cannot pass up a crisp and complete 1966 show for our Dead of the Day. Right out of the gate the band plays an otherworldly version of I Know You Rider with an unfamiliar verse and that carnivalesque, sing-song early Dead sound and strong hints of psychedelia, so different than the Riders we are all familiar with from later years. The Big Boss Man that comes next pulls in Pigpen and shows a bit of the Dead’s blues chops, though it is still so far from the early 70s Workingmen's Dead sound. Following Big Boss Man, the boys go into Standing On The Corner, which is both lofty and easily accessible. On nearly every tune...