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Capitol Theater - Port Chester, NY

Set 1:
Dire Wolf
I Know You Rider
Dark Hollow
Rosalie McFall
El Paso
Friend Of The Devil
Wake Up Little Susie
Uncle John's Band

Set 2:
Morning Dew
Me And My Uncle
Mystery Train
My Babe
Around And Around
New Orleans
It's All Over Now Baby Blue
Casey Jones
Dark Star
The Main Ten
Dancin' In The Streets
Not Fade Away
Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad
Not Fade Away
Good Lovin'
Good Lovin'

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This is not really a comment on the show since I wasn't alive to witenss it, but a question for all Deadheads who might have an answer. How come the Dead only played Operator 4 times? Did the band members hate it or were there personal issues associated with it? b/c not even the present band members play it. If someone has any ideas please comment or e-mail me. I dig that song very much.


it's probably just a little ditty they didn't care for particularly enough to play regularly

This was my first show ever and after this on i got on the bus for 25 years and saw many shows...i couldnt remembre this show cause i was strung out on LSD but if any one has it send me a comment
-andy taylor

could be bc this is a pigpen tune and honestly theres isnt much music to it, unlike lovelight, good lovin and schoolgirl which bob was able to bring back years later.

In my opinion, this is the best of the 1970 acoustic sets. Great renditions of Rosalie McFall, Dire Wolf, and El Paso are the standouts

dont forget "king bee" which bob also brought back much later. i was there 12/8/93 when it appeared after a 20+ year absence, and it was played (and sung) fantastically well!!
-gdjake (02/29/2008)

One helluva show! Bob is on serious fire during the 2nd set. New Orleans>Searchin' could scare a tropical storm into a light drizzle! Get this show!!
-Dave (04/15/2008)

My all time fav GD Show!!
-Stevie G (07/21/2008)

That Godzilla is a mean motherfucker! haha!
-Stevie G (07/21/2008)

Managed to download this song before they (?) closed access to all the soundboard recordings. You can tell the band had worked on El Paso and it it quite good.The crowd is frying! Listen to the banter and howls between songs.The band may have been high, too?!? Very strange set lists but just listen to Garcia rip during Truckin'

- (07/31/2008)

My Mistake!!! You can still download this early gem by clicking onto the link. Do it NOW! Parts of this concert were in a bootleg I had in the late 70's. I remember this 'I Know You Rider' version and searched high and low til I found it here. This is Electric Dead at their 70's BEST!

- (07/31/2008)

I just revisited this show last week. I ahve a composite copy frm several sources. Anyway, I thought I was gonna have an early thing I know I was u until 1:30AM, I HAD to finish listening to this show in its entirety.

The crowd is the best part of this show, they are making tons of funny comments, and I love when the guy says "Play your guitar" during Jerry's break on Mystery Train. The New Orleans is epic and they should have kept that around, Bobby would have rocked that in the 80's and 90's.

Finally, the space interlude in the Dark Star is some of the scariest Dead I have ever laid ears on. Its like the Book of Revelation--it'll scare the crap out of you. Listen to it at one in the morning with no lights on, at a loud volume, alone, and check back with me. WOW!

It's November, put this one one and dig in deep.
-Anonymous (11/24/2009)

I love Operator too, but I guess you're right it was just a simple little ditty in the end, and they had no burning desire to keep playing it. Still, nice to hear it here.
- (09/26/2011)

Morning Dew opens the 2nd set. Very rare indeed. I was at Greek 6/14/85, which I think is the next time it happened.
- (08/14/2014)

there were tons of songs like Operator wish they kept they kept in their repertoire

That would have been so cool if they did a Golden Road, Viola Lee Blues, etc. after their original run
-Anonymous (12/17/2015)

Pigpen's stage fright and general lack of interest in performing in front of huge crowds may have had something to do with them dropping Operator.
-A. Nonamouse (06/13/2017)

the first Around and Around?

One of my favorite shows... unique and wonderful. Not to be missed.
-Just Exactly Perfect Band (08/07/2018)

Back in '08, Phil & Friends performed several albums and he sang Operator on the Workingman's Dead and American Beauty night.

They did:
Debut album/Anthem
Workingman's Dead/American Beauty
Skull & Roses/Dead Set

I guess they would have gone overtime if they'd done all of Europe '72.
-Anonymous (09/03/2020)

The journey from Dark Star post verse to Dancing is like taking a train from the fiery pits of hell to the beyond blue joy of the sky.
-Lou Siffer (02/17/2022)

Furthur played Operator at the Oakdale Theater in CT. It was the “Abby Road Tour.” The CT show, between Boston & NYC fell on Mardi Gras and the anniversary of Pig Pen’s death.
- (04/16/2023)

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Band Configuration
(01/25/70 - 02/18/71)

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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