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Baltimore Civic Center
Baltimore, Maryland

The show gets right off the ground with a furious Promised Land, followed up by Sugaree. A song later, Jerry plays a plaintive, repeated progression to open Friend Of The Devil, sounding like a railroad car going down the track, a sort of tempo and ambiance that stay with the song the rest of the way. After El Paso, the Bird Song is beautiful, really marking the first moment in the show when Jerry unleashes on the guitar. A bit later in the first set, China Cat Sunflower is also lovely, which gives way to a majestic Rider, soaring with Jerry’s guitar work while Bobby and Keith - with twinkling runs on the keys - provide lustrous accompaniment. Immediately afterwards, the boys and Donna break into...