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Tuesday, September 11, 2018

The Wine Pairing Show, September 12, 1981 at the Greek: China>Rider Scarlet>Fire and Estimated>Eyes

This is the famous, or not so famous as the case may be, "Hey Phil, what's happening!" show. As [the Band] came out for a second encore...Lesh was missing. So Weir got us all to shout at the top of our lungs, "Hey Phil, What's Happening!"

Yes, there is another. February 3, 1979, but that's the only other show were the three big pairings of China Cat Sunflower>I Know You Rider,  Scarlet Begonias>Fire on the Mountain and Estimated Prophet>Eyes of the World were played in the same show.  Note there were four shows with China Rider, Scar Fire and Lost Sailor Saint 11-8-79, 10-22-80, 12-31-80 (mine) and 7-8-81.

September 12, 1981 goes a bit further but playing this pairing in a row, with an added C.C. Rider between Fire and Eyes

Everything that nice was paired from the get-go with extra sauce at every corner

Shakedown Street>Greatest Story Ever Told
Friend Of The Devil> El Paso
Bird Song> Cassidy [electric]
Tennessee Jed> Looks Like Rain
China Cat Sunflower> I Know You Rider
Scarlet Begonias> Fire On The Mountain [paired with} C C Rider
Estimated Prophet> Eyes Of The World
Space> Drums
Not Fade Away> Wharf Rat
Around And Around> One More Saturday Night
It's All Over Now, Baby Blue>Good Lovin'

Also my first electric Bird Song, my first and most beautiful Baby Blue and my first
Saturday late-afternoon sunset at the Greek.

SF Examiner, 9/12/81
The music for this run is here

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