Band Grateful Dead
Venue Capitol Theater
Location Port Chester, NY
Date 3/20/70a - Friday posters tickets, passes & laminates
Comments We have concluded that the tape in circulation labeled "Capitol Theater, Port Chester 3/20/70 Early Show electric set is actually the Early Show electric set for June 24th -- see 06/24/70a. If this is correct then as far as we know there is no tape currently in circulation of the 3/20/70 Early Show.

The Village Voice ad for the March 20 & 21 Capitol Theater shows lists the Dead, with Catfish opening, shows at 8:00 and 11:00. The Early Shows appear to have consisted of a 70-minute electric set; presumably Catfish played an opening set. It isn't clear whether they also opened the Late Show. The Dead's Late Show set was considerably longer than the Early Show's, with a short acoustic mini-set inserted in the middle.

The acoustic set listed as "6/24/70 Late Show Set 1" (also at this venue) sometimes circulates labeled "3/20/70 Early Show" but this seems quite improbable.

The soundcheck listed as "Capitol Theater, Port Chester 11/6/70 SET 1" sometimes circulates labeled "3/20/70 soundcheck;" this seems very unlikely, however.
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