I flashed upon December 26, 1980 more than 100 posts ago in post #2 http://gratefulseconds.blogspot.com/2015/01/east-to-west-grateful-dead-live-at.html but when GEMS put up an upgraded soundboard of this up on Lossless Legs yesterday, I felt I had to speak now to my 43rd show (out of 80, so just over the midpoint of my Grateful Dead Journey), but only my 5th show in California, the promised land. I have to say the recording and the performances are just superb. Make sure to listen.
There is a lot to love about this show. Obviously, the SBD is fantastic.
There is a nice Stranger opener followed by a nice 1980 Sugaree>Minglewood, high quality LLR and The Music Never Stopped. And the second set is no slouch, with China>Rider, Estimated>Eyes>Jam, and a nice closing sequence of Space>The Wheel>truckin>Wharf Rat>GDTRFB>Saturday Night.
A funny sidenote is that years later, Sons of Anarchy showrunner Kurt Sutter decided to give the character Juice a nice 12/27/80 tattoo. Considering the fact the show takes place in the East Bay, it makes you wonder.... Such is the world of bike clubs and San Francisco rock bands of a certain era.
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