If I can pose a question it would be, why no "Dupree's" or "Mountains of the Moon?" Both songs fell out of their brief rotation in July of this same year. Did they have to play Country & Western songs? Too bad I wasn't backstage to ask.
The band goes "Full Psychedelic" as they slide in to a 23 plus minute "Dark Star." The full super powers of this "Dark Star" unfortunately fall victim to the tape change in the middle of the second verse. Before that their is beauty and fear in the catechism of the musical landscape. As the tape cuts back in the band is in the middle of "Speedway." This version features the short lived background vocals. They got dropped faster than "Sweet Suzie." Pigpen was then given a chance at redemption, as the "Lovelight" rift lifts the roof off the place.
After this lone night in Texas, the band went on to play three nights in Boston, which included a New Years show. This is the only New Years show that the band played outside of the greater San Francisco/Oakland area. My next post will feature at least one of the fantastic New Years show the band played.
Acoustic: Monkey & Engineer, Sadie, Long Black Limousine, Around This World, Master's Bouquet, Black Peter, Uncle John's
Electric: Casey Jones, Hard To Handle, Cold Rain, China Cat, Rider, High Time, My Uncle, Dark Star, Speedway, Lovelight