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Uptown Theater
Chicago, Illinois

There are only a handful of shows on this date in Dead history, and none of them really stand above the rest. Thus, for our Dead of the Day, we go to what we think is the best of the lot, a 1978 evening at the Uptown in Chicago. There are a few different sources for this show, but the recordings are either missing tunes - like the first to the left - or are sub-par audience recordings - as the second one on this page is. Even with the rough audio, you can still hear a solid opening Minglewood. Then, a few tunes later, a brilliant They Love Each Other comes out. Keith is always assailed for falling asleep at the keyboard in late 1978, but he plays really well on several songs here, including providing a brilliant...