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The Deadpod

Oct 30, 2020

We close out October.. and welcome Halloween :) with a great second set from October 21st, 1971 in Chicago. While this may be Keith Godchaux's second night of his tenure with the band, he sure doesn't sound tentative here - especially on his first 'Dark Star'! This one is made even more unusual when the band goes into 'Sittin' On Top of the World' then back into the Star.. (the first Sittin' since 11/5/70).The 'Brown Eyed Women' is only the 3rd time they've played it, and this is the second time for 'Ramble on Rose'.. The band is clearly stretching out and trying those new tunes that will come to perfection in the great shows of 1972. 

An unusual 'St.Stephen' leads into 'Johnny B.Goode' as a double encore - they'd only play Stephen twice more in '71 before putting it on the shelf until its return in 1976.


Grateful Dead
Auditorium Theatre
Chicago, IL 10/21/71 - Thursday    
Casey Jones ;
Me And My Uncle [2:48] ;
Dark Star [15:09] >
Sittin' On Top Of The World [3:16] >
Dark Star [2:03] >
Me And Bobby McGee [5:56] ;
Brown Eyed Women ;
Ramble On Rose [6:06] ;
Sugar Magnolia [6:08]
Saint Stephen [5:49] >
Johnny B. Goode [3:54] 

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