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King's Beach Bowl - Lake Tahoe, CA

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One of the great Dead shows ever.... the one against which I judged all other shows. This was - as I recall - a weekday show - Wednesday - I remember driving to the show with some buddies at who like me were 'young hippies' in High School at South Lake Tahoe... and we were all high on some damn fine acid.
Since this show was a Wednesday it was very sparcely attended... I brought a blanket to put on the floor, we had a great spot front center with perhaps one row of others in front of us.
The Dead came out individually and began tuning, then two tuned together, and amongst all the tuning, undiscovered and unrecongized, they were already playing a song... such a smooth transition the point upon which the tuning stopped and the playing began was impossible to discover. The night was filled with parts of their first album - Morning Dew and a couple others, then much if not all of the great "Anthem" album (Partially recorded at these shows) and an early version of Dark Star... just imagine the kazoos and vibraphones of 'Aligator' and other such delights all throughout the night.
The show was finally stopped when the powers that be turned off the electricty to the stage... otherwise it would have gone on for hours upon hours into the early morning. Bobby came forward and appoligized for not being allowed to play longer since they wanted to... This was one of those shows Jerry played 'to you' and everyone was close enough so that he would stare you in the eyes and play parts directly to and for you, it was magic in all the correct senses of the word. Everyone was in top form... listen to the Dick's Picks CD from these performances... perfect live dead. I saw the next evening's show, but it wasn't as instense as this evening's performance.

Songs played I remember:
Moring Dew
St. Stephen
Early version of Dark Star
a blues tune sung by Pigpen
New New Minglewood Blues
Drum solos - led into ???


An mp3 from the now-defunct's Tapers Section lists Dark Star > China Cat > Eleven > Caution.
-Anonymous (08/23/2011)

You can't have heard St. Stephen as they didn't debut that until 5/24/68.

False memory.
-St. Stephen? (10/29/2021)

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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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