This week we're treated to the second set of October 2nd, 1977 from Portland OR.
I think you'll find this to be a a real treat - a wonderful Samson kicks it off, followed by a nearly perfect Scarlet->Fire. I think you'll love what Garcia does here - especially in the transition!
The Playin' that follows becomes gloriously out there - I think you'll find Phil is really taking the lead here and in the great jams that follow - the Truckin' and Other One are really fabulous examples of this era of the Dead at its best..
Grateful Dead Paramount Theatre Portland, OR 10/2/77 - Sunday
Samson And Delilah [6:31] ; Scarlet Begonias [8:57] > Fire On The Mountain [11:45] ; Funiculi Funicula [0:36] ; Playing In The Band [8:59] > Drums [6:02] > The Wheel [5:20] > Truckin' [8:53] > The Other One [7:18] > Wharf Rat [10:53] > Sugar Magnolia [8:50]
Encore Johnny B. Goode [4:09]
I wanted to take a moment to thank all of you who made contributions during my pledge drive - once again I can only express my thanks and tell you that Deadheads are the kindest folks around.. I'll have those Egypt CD sets out to you as soon as I get them in from Rhino (and I'm back up and around)..
speaking of up and around, there won't be a Deadpod next week - I have to get some surgery done on my leg next week and know I won't be back in time for next Friday's show.. sorry about that.. hopefully I'll feel up to it for the week of the 24th...
You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:
Be well and thanks so much for picking us up!