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Arlington Theater - Santa Barbara, CA

Set 1:
Mississippi Half-Step
Mexicali Blues
Big River
It's All Over Now
Brown-Eyed Women
Beat It On Down The Line
Friend Of The Devil
Lazy Lightnin'

Set 2:
Good Lovin'
Dancin' In The Streets
Wharf Rat
Around And Around

Sugar Magnolia

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I remember the band during 'Dancing' all crazy and wild and Phil plugging away and making magic and me dreaming wierd unknown dreams. I took a lot of acid at this show, in little sunny Santa Barbara. There was nothing better than being a deadhead in California in the seventies. Listen and enjoy and take LSD.
Love and Peace,

My 2nd show - freshman year at UCSB, and the circus came to town... flying on 2 hits of purple microdot - dead center in the 14th row, screaming for GDTRFB... Jerry on fire, flaming during "across the Rio Grande"... as the show went on, Jerry lost his voice , and half way through Wharf Rat, he shook his head, stepped back from the mic, and just jammmed - Bobby wrapped up the show with Truckin, Around and Around, and Sugar Mag. I will always remember Bill Graham coming out after the encore, and telling the crowd he was sorry that the security had hassled people all night, and then inviting anyone who wanted to to bring their ticket stubs to Bakersfield the next night and they would get in free!

after reading the above comments of my fellow heads regarding this show i decided it was worth finding a copy so i set out on a mission to do so and was successful!
well after listening to this one i am now a "true believer" in 1/13/78!! it is just a scorching HOT HOT show from start to finish!! if you can believe it...even "Beat It On Down The Line" catches fire!! they actually go nuts on a song as mundane as BIODTL so you can just imagine how explosive things get in the second set!! an outstanding show! grab a copy if you can!!

Why oh why didn't I drive down the coast for this one
- (05/25/2008)

Comment from Matt Feltz regarding Bill Graham telling folks to bring their ticket stubs to the Bakersfield show and you will get in free - I remember Uncle Bobo (Bill) saying you will get in at half-price....but my friends told me that the folks working the door in Bakersfield were letting people in free with their Arlington Theater stubs.

BTW - The band was arguing with each other between most songs in the first set, going through the motions, etc. etc. and wouldn't you know I brought a date to her first Grateful Dead show (ugh!!!) but at the end of the first set they did a Lazy Lightning>Supplication that was EPIC!

Second set was very tasty. Donna's Sunrise was gorgeous and beautiful. AND the band played a song that my Lady Friend wanted to hear: Truckin. My Date Night was saved! Thank You, Thank You, Thank You ;-D
- (07/23/2013)

instead of dropping acid
drop a big metal ball on your head
from a two story building

it might knock some sense into you
- (09/01/2014)

But if you drop acid you can just visualize the metal ball falling on your head. It's way less painful.

Also, this was Friday the 13th. Wonder if Jason was on the prowl after the show?
-Anonymous (01/13/2017)

Oh Seymour, why must you poke your nose around and judge? I suppose you have the same to say to the band for all the acid they dropped.
- (12/30/2017)

The jamming that happens between Dancin and Wharf rat is absolutely incredible, including some Phil solo stuff with the drummers. They spend a solid 25 minutes in the "jam" headspace and it has to be heard to understand just how good January '78 was. Everything '77 had, with the edge of '78. Tight and hot.
- (04/07/2020)

Dick gave this show a Lightening Skull Award in his 78-79 notes.
- (04/07/2020)

Jerry’s vocals a little ruff. Smoking to much H
-Kdead (11/14/2020)

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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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