May 22, 2020
This week we are treated to the second set from the band's performance in Troy NY at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute on May 7, 1978.
This is a solid set throughout, featuring the opening Scarlet>Fire which clocks in at over 20 minutes with some exceptional Garcia licks. The 'Estimated Prophet' that follows features some nice Garcia work on the wahwah as well. 'He's Gone' slows things down a touch and leads into Drums.
A great 'Iko, Iko' comes out of drums - and I read that Donna and Bob were doing a hulu dance during it ;) 'The Other One' that follows has some nice Phil bombs. 'Black Peter' follows and is as charged with emotion as any you'll hear. 'Around and Around' closes the set, and they come back for a 'U.S. Blues' encore.
Field House - Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
5/7/78 - Sunday
Scarlet Begonias [10:50] >
Fire On The Mountain [10:00] ;
Estimated Prophet [12:26] >
He's Gone [12:14] >
Drums [17:33] >
Iko Iko [9:39] >
The Other One [8:17] >
Black Peter [12:27] >
Around And Around [8:37]
U.S. Blues [5:52]
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