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Carousel Ballroom - San Francisco, CA

Set 1:
Turn On Your Love Light
Dark Star
China Cat Sunflower
The Eleven
New Potato Caboose
Born Cross-Eyed
Spanish Jam

Set 2:
Beat It On Down The Line
Morning Dew
Cryptical Envelopment
The Other One
Cryptical Envelopment
Good Morning Little School Girl

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First China Cat! wowwwwwwwwwwwie, great show, sick jams, another sick show from early dead!

Also first The Eleven and Dark Star, for all intents and purposes. Dark Star can be found a few months earlier, but those are not real shows. This is the first one where Dark Star was played in a show.

Actually there was an actual Dark Star at the 12-13-67. Not made up. I know.
-Anonymous (08/10/2012)

The '67 Dark Star was probably part of an Acid test. Unless there is a recording of it out there in the stratosphere, i'm calling some serious bull shit on it being an actual show. I wouldn't doubt that bear dosed mad heads and threw em in a room with the dead. So someone enlighten the world with this Mystery Dark Star.
-Anonymous (11/02/2012)

There are no solid facts about Dark Star other then it does exist. Weather or not this is the first one will never be answered. Because you don't know if they had developed the jam over '67 and just added the peom in '68. Who knows, and frankly, who cares. Just listen and enjoy i say.
-Murphy (04/29/2014)

The Dark Star single was recorded in late '67, so this can and very well may be the first Live performance of the tune, but i think it was developed during acid tests. The records of the early days of this band are spotty. just adds to the mystic of the early dead in my opinion though.
-Murphy (05/18/2014)

Why is it so hard to believe that Dark Star debuted on 12/13/67 at the Shrine in Los Angeles?

And who cares if it was part of some acid tests?

Simply because the show is not available to listen to doesn't mean it never happened.
-Anonymous (09/07/2019)

"The dance earlier in the week at the Carousel with the Grateful Dead, The Quicksilver, and the Abrams Headlights was a great success and one of the grooviest evenings in some time. The Dead are in excellent form and the Quick are at their best now, having just finished their Capitol album. Jerry Abrams' light show was first rate. For the opening set of the Dead, he ran a long sequence of film loops concentrating on eyeballs that was in perfect synchronization to the music and one of the most effective devices I've seen. Robert Nelson's award-winning film on the Dead was shown in the intermission and is intriguing, a montage, impressionistic visual extension of the sound track.
The Carousel is a great ballroom (it's the old El Patio at Market & Van Ness) and the bands will return there in mid-February again. Meanwhile, they are now touring the Pacific Northwest (they played to 2,000 people at Eureka Saturday night)."

-Ralph Gleason, January 24 1968
-Klaus Kaputnik (01/21/2020)

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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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