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The Deadpod

Jan 5, 2018

We usher in the New Year with a long, fantastic second set from the Dead's performance on 12/30/78 at the Pauley Pavilion in UCLA, Los Angeles, CA. The bands opens with a trifecta of rock and roll - 

'I Need a Miracle' (check out Weir's shouting here) into 'Bertha' into 'Good Lovin'. This leads into a fantastic, long Scarlet > Fire (almost 18 minutes). You might think they'd head into Drums and Space but no, tonight we get both a 'Playin' in the Band' AND a 'Shakedown Street' pre-Drums. This Drums is no slouch.. and leads into Hamza el-Din joining the band for 'Ollin Arrageed'. Jerry rather flubs the intro to the first 'St. Stephen' since January 78, but still great to hear, as is the 'Not Fade Away'>Goin' Down the Road'>'Around and Around' which closes this excellent set. They return for the obligatory 'One More Saturday Night' encore capping off almost a 2 hour set. 



Grateful Dead

Pauley Pavilion - University of California

Los Angeles, CA

12/30/78 - Saturday


I Need A Miracle [4:12] >

Bertha [6:34] >

Good Lovin' [7:02] ;

Scarlet Begonias [9:31] >

Fire On The Mountain [9:34] ;

Playing In The Band [7:54] >

Shakedown Street [8:57] >

Drums [10:46] >

Ollin Arrageed (1) [14:03] >

Space [2:06] >

Saint Stephen [8:03] >

Not Fade Away [7:35] >

Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad [6:39] >

Around And Around [9:08]


One More Saturday Night [4:34]

comments (1) with Hamza el-Din


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