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Fillmore West
San Francisco, California

On this night, the Dead began their first set by blasting into a Cryptical sparking what is arguably the best Other One suite ever. From there, the New Potato Caboose starts out slow but gathers tremendous momentum with Jerry painting some beautiful streaks across the sky before ending the tune on a ferocious note. The Doin’ That Rag - a wonderful psychedelic trip of a song - that follows is another first set standout, surely working the crowd into a writhing mass of dancing hippies. A Cosmic Charlie closes out the first set, beginning in its calliope fashion before exploding into pure frenetic energy. The second set begins a little slower before coming to that monumental Dark Star...