Favorite 1977 Show?
1977 was a great year for Dead Shows. They may of never had a tighter sound than that year. And for whatever reason, the quality of the bootlegs you can get from that year on average is unrivaled. Many people, myself included, that their best show may of been the 5/8/77 show at Cornell University. That's almost a given for most people's favorite.
So, what's your 2nd favorite then?
My vote goes to 2/26/77 show at Swing Auditorium in San Bernardino, CA.
1st Set - Terrapin Station, New Minglewood Blues, They Love Each Other, Estimated Prophet, Sugaree, Mama Tried, Deal, Playing In The Band>The Wheel>Playing Reprise
2nd Set - Samson and Delilah, Tennessee Jed, The Music Never Stopped, Help On The Way>Slipknot>Franklin's Tower, The Promised Land, Eyes of The World>Jam>Dancing In The Streets>Around and Around
Encore - US Blues
A great quality soundboard kicks off with the first ever Terrapin Station, followed 3 songs later by the first ever Estimated Prophet. A hot Playin>Wheel>Playin closes a fun, tight first set. The second set includes a great Help>Slip>Franklin's and a scorching Jam between Eyes and Dancin led by Phil Lesh.
This is one of my favorite set lists of all time, including 4 of my favorites (Terrapin, Playin, Help>Slipknot>Franklins, Eyes). The fact that they are tight throughout, even with 2 new songs and this was the first show of the year, just reinforce the greatness of this show.
Any other '77 favorites? Love to hear your opinion.