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Thursday, December 22, 2016

The Grateful Dead Might Live Forever in Philly, January 5, 1979

Philly loves the Dead. Always. And the papers loved the band too.

Just another show, but fun , good and rocking. This was a set of two shows in Philadelphia held one week apart 1-5 and 1-12-1979.  I had last seen the band at my 19th show in Rochester 11-21-78 and would see my 20th-23th starting a few nights later in Utica.

It's the first show after the very very famous 12-31-78 Closing of Winterland showSugaree
New Minglewood Blues
Mama Tried
Mexicali Blues
From the Heart of Me
Brown Eyed Women
It's All Over Now
Stagger Lee
Music Never Stopped

Good Lovin'
It Must Have Been the Roses
Estimated Prophet
Eyes of the World
Nobody's Fault But Mine
Black Peter
Around and Around

Johnny B. Goode

Here they are at the first of four shows at The Philadelphia Spectrum in 1979.

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