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04/15/78
William and Mary College - Williamsburg, VA

Set 1:
Mississippi Half-Step
Passenger
Friend Of The Devil
El Paso
Brown-Eyed Women
Let It Grow
Deal

Set 2:
Bertha
Good Lovin'
Candyman
Sunrise
Playin' In The Band
Drums
Not Fade Away
Morning Dew
Around And Around

Encore:
One More Saturday Night

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Comments:

The ONLY Dew of 78! Ass kickin show from start to finish!! Stellar boards are out there! The Dew ranks up as 1 of 10 best ever performed!!
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Years and many roads shows later I look back at this at night as the best-a very very special performance everyone in he house knew it . This was the deads finest tour on the east coast, and this show was it- we danced we cried we smiled and smiled (Brandford's '91 show in Nassau rivals- but 78 tour was hotter)
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My first show and what a show! Start to finish it cooked. Donna's Sunrise was spellbinding. If anyone has this on cd please let me know.
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One of the best shows ever. No; really. Here's why:

The show was held at William & Mary College in Williamsburgh, VA. If you've never been, Williamsburgh is a restored colonial town for the tourists -- everywhere you look is ye olde candle maker and the town crier. This was before the insane mid-80s outburst of MTV Deadheads, but even so, the Deadheads took over the town in our own friendly way. Walk in to ye olde ice cream parlor, and there are Deadheads helping the counter help apply extra whipped cream to sundaes, and discreetly breaking up mushrooms in to their milkshakes.

To add to the adventure, it turns out that besides being income tax day (April 15) it was also parent visitation day at William & Mary.

A beatiful crisp spring day as the sun went down. Suddenly someone appeared in the parking lot with a large bag of rather gigantic blotters for sale at very low prices. The rumor was always that the band was connected in some way to this. Who knows?

Inside, the stage was VERY low to the floor -- maybe a foot off the ground, making for a very intimate setting. The ushers were all college students, and it was refreshing to see that no matter how wasted we were, they were more wasted. John Scher, the east-coast's answer to Bill Graham tried to get us to calm down and move back from the speaker towers, while spaced out ushers tried to whip us up in to a frenzy with their flashlights.

Those who could still talk when the second set started saw Billy and Mickey come out and start swinging their arms back and forth and spinning on their stools before the show even started -- like two wrestlers getting ready to grapple.

The rest of the show speaks for itself in a dozen crackling ways, especialy the Drums (featuring the ENTIRE band in those days, all playing various percussion instruments) and Morning Dew. When they played Around and Around, we really DID believe that they would "never stop rocking" -- they're going to play all night!

Well, no not exactly. I DO miss the One More Saturday Night encore on this tape. The band came out and Bobby said, "Guess what night it is?" and our busy little minds scrambled..."Uh... New Years? Halloween? Someone's birthday?" No, it's SATURDAY NIGHT. Whee!

No room here to tell you how after the show with our faces painted day-glo we wound up at Camp Perry Marine Base instead of our campground. (Camp Perry also being a CIA training center). The nice guard with his nice shiney boots and nice rifle showed remarkable restraint, and pointed us toward our campground.

OK? OK.

Glen

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Some people say the Brown Eyed Women is screwed up timing, oh hell no. Very unique by design and I dig it hugely. Check out the solo into the third verse, one of those small moments the Dead did so well that makes you smile...
-ET (10/01/2007)


Before Good Lovin' Bobby goes "Ya'll got quit crowded around here cuz there's just no more room." Almost as funny as the Jersey City 74 "well don't climb on it idiot" Echo the comments on Morning Dew. One of the first few versions I heard when older tapers got me into the band.
-Brianmerrilyn (04/26/2008)


One of the first Morning Dew's I heard back in the mid 90's analog days. I heard the boys like W&M so much, they hung out on campus and partied througout the night. Not too shabby
- (07/15/2010)


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Band Configuration
(10/20/74 - 02/17/79)

Lead Guitar: Jerry Garcia
Rhythm Guitar: Bob Weir
Bass: Phil Lesh
Keyboards: Keith Godchaux
Drums: Bill Kreutzmann
Drums: Mickey Hart
Backup Vocals: Donna Godchaux

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