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 #110670  by TI4-1009
 Wed Mar 07, 2012 7:50 am
Went over to Rochester on Monday to hear acoustic Hot Tuna in a small concert hall. Jack &Jorma had Barry Mitterhoff with them playing mandolin, banjo, and other assorted graceful string instruments. Good time, good music, J&J are always fun.

"Keep those lamps, trimmed and burnin..." "I know you rider..." "or must I hesitate..." Plus quite a few from their new CD.

As a side trip, I stopped over at U of R and revisited the Palestra, where I went to one of my first Dead shows in November of 1970. Drove over from Oswego in an old VW microbus on a first-date with my first-wife. It was an epic show, got done about 2:30 am. The Airplane was playing that night somewhere else in Rochester and a few of them(J&J?) came over when they finished and jammed on a third set with the Dead. Pigpen show, of course.

The soundboards of that show were lost, and there is only one audience recording floating around. I have very vague memories of standing up in the bleachers talking to Linda and there was a guy next to us with a tape deck holding a microphone. He would give me dirty looks if I talked too loud (this was well before the taper section started). When I listen to the recording of the show I can hear crowd talking and I wonder.... I remember getting back to Oswego as it was starting to get light. Going back to the Palestra was like going back to your grammar school- it's amazing how small it is! Funny how the Dead used to play such small places, but then they had only been the Dead for 4-5 years at that point. This was, uh, shall we say, "before Touch of Grey" :-)


The Palestra, U. Of Rochester - Rochester, NY
Set 1:
Cold Rain And Snow
Me And My Uncle
Next Time You See Me
China Cat Sunflower
I Know You Rider
Sugar Magnolia
Friend Of The Devil
Mama Tried
Good Lovin'
Good Lovin'
Cumberland Blues
The Other One
St. Stephen
Not Fade Away
Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad
Not Fade Away
I'm A King Bee
Casey Jones
Set 2:
It's All Over Now
Around And Around
Darlin Corey
Uncle John's Band

(I think that was the only "Darlin Corey" ever played)
 #110687  by Charlie
 Wed Mar 07, 2012 2:41 pm
A memory like that is worth $1 million in the bank bank man.
 #110688  by Tennessee Jedi
 Wed Mar 07, 2012 2:45 pm
What a great experience !
Wish I was there you are a lucky dog
 #110702  by Octal
 Wed Mar 07, 2012 7:58 pm
Even if you were talking on the recording, do you think you'd recognize your voice from 40 years ago?
 #110731  by mttourpro
 Thu Mar 08, 2012 12:08 pm
Not counting drums and only counting G Lovin once, that is a 19 song first set---possibly a record?
 #110746  by TI4-1009
 Thu Mar 08, 2012 8:10 pm
Looking in DeadBase, the NRPS opened, I don't think the Dead came on until about 8:30? So they may have just skipped the break. Man those were the days, 7 or 8 hours of Jerry..... 8) I caught a few shows back then where the NRPSs opened.
 #110773  by Mr.Burns
 Fri Mar 09, 2012 7:54 am
wow, what a setlist. It's like they were planning the perfect 1970 show. This just went to the top of the list. :cool:
 #111032  by TI4-1009
 Tue Mar 13, 2012 9:49 am
Mr.Burns wrote:It's like they were planning the perfect 1970 show.
"Planning? Planning?? We don't do no steeenking "planning". "