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The Deadpod

Dec 10, 2021

This week we continue with the second set from the band's performance at the Long Beach Arena in Long Beach California on December 13th 1980. 

The set starts with a wonderful Scarlet>Fire. In particular I love the transition here, unique and rhythmic to a high degree, flows into a an excellent Fire, nice Brent highlights.  Jerry has some wonderful solos in the coda here which results in prolonged applause following the conclusion. The pre-drums portion continues with an uptempo 'Playin' In The Band'. This slows into a nice dreamy jam leading into a most excellent Drums and Space made special with the addition of Airto Moriera and Flora Purim during the long drum segment. Space leads into a notable and unique 'Not Fade Away' - I dig it. 

In the ballad slot Jerry gives us a soulful 'Black Peter', before the band takes us out with 'Sugar Magnolia' and of course, given the day, a 'One More Saturday Night' encore. 



Grateful Dead
Long Beach Arena
Long Beach, CA      12/13/80 - Saturday


Scarlet Begonias [11:14] >
Fire On The Mountain [10:05] ;
Playing In The Band [11:24] >
Drums (1) [13:25] >
Space [3:50] >
Not Fade Away [6:35] >
Black Peter [9:05] >
Sugar Magnolia [8:13]

One More Saturday Night [4:26]
(1) with Airto Moriera and Flora Purim

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