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Shea's Theater - Buffalo, NY

Set 1:
Promised Land
El Paso
It's All Over Now
New Minglewood Blues
Stagger Lee
Jack Straw

Set 2:
I Need A Miracle
Good Lovin'
Estimated Prophet
The Other One
The Other One
Dark Star
Not Fade Away
Sugar Magnolia

One More Saturday Night

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donna was AWOL...there was a raging snow storm going on that caused the dead to be very late...BUT when the boys finally arrived they came to play!
a smokin' show from start to finish...the show's "zenith" though is acheived on the concluding Other One>Dark Star>NFA>Sugar Mag jam!! by that point they were into overdrive!!


I was at this so but was so wasted that I haven't a clue how it sounded

wow!!!!...the GD at shea's....i couldn't even imagine....seems as if the song selection and style of playing were very much geared toward the acoustics of the venue as it's a very spacey show,,,and i don't mean spacey in the "drums->space" sense of the's that there is literally a ton of space in the music on this night...
the show starts out a bit slowly with jerry in total creeper mode until "stagger lee"....the momentum does build in the 2nd set after a perfuntory triad of "miracle->bertha->good lovin'"....a VERY HOT, rare, 2nd-set "loser" is followed by an even hotter "estimated"....on the heels of the post-"prophet" jam comes a mind bending "other one" which is kindly interrupted by a very unique (to these ears at least) "drum" session...finally, phil blows us back into "the other one" which eventually dissolves into, what i would imagine to have been, a very unexpected "dark star", some say this "star" is wonderful while others say that it's complete shit...well, i firmly believe this "dark star" was played by the venue....and by this i mean that shea's is a special kinda place and i'm quite sure it was the venue that commanded this version of "dark star"....and who can complain with a closing 1-2 punch of "nfa->sugar mag"???....not conclusion, not the gretaest show ever but for the time (jan '79), its certainly head and shoulders above most, if not all, of the rest.....
- (03/01/2008)

Yeah i live in Buffalo, didnt attend this show but I could only imagine what a strong sound this was in Sheas. Pretty damn rediculous
-beardy (07/16/2008)

All i can say is that dark star was so rare by this point that the energy from the folks listenin was enough to say this was a damn good Star. It doesn't have that same weirdness as '74 and before stars, but for the time, it was a beautiful change up from the usual set progression. I still have a bit of shell shock from the surprise of dark star. This show is definitely one that all who attended would have been in heaven walkin' out into the cold snowy world.
-Murphy (04/26/2013)

Funny thing about the tape i have, you can clearly hear some people not happy to hear estimated AGAIN. their discouraged comments were along the lines of "ANYTHING BUT THAT!!! PEEAASSEEE!!!" guess the boys did do requests every once in a while. Twas really funny that i was laughin at the guy one minute, then later on down the road i was thankin him for his suggestion. definitely worth a listen.
-Murphy (05/18/2014)

Loser in set 2 - the last time. Out of the 351x, it was a set 2 song only 19x (16 in 71-73). Really unexpected
-AlabamaMark (01/20/2021)

I saw the bulk of my shows from 83 - 87 and Estimated was one of the tunes that I always hoped for. Reading Murphy's post, I was like "what the fuck?", then doing a bit of digging, I figured out that nearly 50% of the shows in '78 had an Estimated in them (38 of 82) compared to 15 of 75 (that's 20% if you're scoring at home... even if you're alone) shows in '85. They did EP more in '78 than Me and My Uncle!!
- (01/20/2021)

One of those stories that MIGHT be true:

Deadhead friend had seen a couple show in a row and it was time to head home. Ran into Jerry at the airport. Jerry said, "Go to Buffalo." Deadhead demurred but Jerry insisted, and it was Dark Star night (which was indeed rare in these times).

If that story's not true, it should be!

- (02/01/2022)

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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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