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10/12/68
Avalon Ballroom - San Francisco, CA

Set 1:
Dark Star
St. Stephen
The Eleven
Death Don't Have No Mercy
Cryptical Envelopment
The Other One
Cryptical Envelopment
New Potato Caboose
Thirteens Jam
Drums
Caution (Do Not Stop On Tracks)
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Comments:

Hot, hot, hot!

The Dead's best earliest performance.
-Wahoo wahoo


Totally agree with the other comment, this show is on fire!
-Grand Chawhee


A really smokin stephen if I might say
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Get this show- it's amazing. It tastes like superman ice cream with lysergic sprinkled on top.
-doug-man (05/25/2007)


Heavy Jerry. I think this was the time was Pigpen was kicked out of the band.
Dark Star-has nice buzz saw/jug band jam in the soft middle.

St. Stephen-poised and purrrfect

The Eleven-best song of show witout a doubt. Mean and muscular with Phil providing crystal clear lyrics towards the end.

Death Don't-Whispered last words of each verse. Various tones of Jerry's voice to give you goosebumps. I can't help but think of how Vietnam resonating with some of the audience with regard to the lyrics.

Cryptical-before it the tape cuts into it, you hear Jerry go "we are having some problems, so you can wander around all you want"

13 Jam-never heard, mainly string pulling for 2-3 minutes.

An HCL show no doubt Dougman
-Perrinswolf (06/01/2007)


A must hear show despite Pigpen being MIA. Apparently Pigpen's girlfriend had suffered a stroke causing him to miss the run at the Avalon. That and his position in the Grateful Dead, along with Bob Weir's was in question. Jerry and Phil talked of firing the both of them.

Pigpen is missed, however the guys make up for his absence with some fantastic playing. In fact these are some of the heaviest and headiest jams of the year. The interplay between the various members is nothing short of miraculous and Jerry is sublime.
-Anonymous Euronymous (02/09/2012)


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Band Configuration
(09/29/67 - 11/22/68)

Lead Guitar: Jerry Garcia
Rhythm Guitar: Bob Weir
Bass: Phil Lesh
Keyboards: Ron "Pigpen" McKernan
Drums: Bill Kreutzmann
Drums: Mickey Hart

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