Band Grateful Dead
Venue Thelma Theater
Location Los Angeles, CA
Date 12/11/69 - Thursday posters tickets, passes & laminates
One [1:43:52] ; Tuning [1:36] ; Casey Jones [4:50] % Cold Rain And Snow [5:09] ; Mama Tried [2:42] ; [0:03] % Yellow Dog Story (1) [2:31] % [0:05] ; Dire Wolf [4:18] % It Hurts Me Too [5:06] ; [0:04] % China Cat Sunflower [3:20] > Jam [3:53] > I Know You Rider [4:12] % Black Peter [11:09] > Me And My Uncle [3:10] % [0:25] ; Hard To Handle [5:37] % [0:31] ; Dark Star [19:42] > St Stephen [7:25] > The Eleven [12:#21] > Cumberland Blues [4:43] ; [0:13]
Two [1:28:19] ; Morning Dew [10:11] ; [0:53] ; Next Time You See Me [4:44] > Sittin In Top Of The World [3:27] ; [2:55] ; Beat It On Down The Line [2:34] ; [0:26] ; Big Boss Man [3:52] ; [0:40] ; Good Lovin' [1:39] > Drums [3:57#] > Good Lovin' [#2:58] ; [0:26] ; High Time [7:31] ; [0:09] % [0:09] ; Dancing In The Street [9:26] ; [0:18] ; Easy Wind [6:14] ; [0:06] % [0:06] ; Cryptical Envelopment [2:06] > Drums [7:46] > The Other One [8:50] > Cryptical Envelopment [1:17] > Cosmic Charlie [6:18] ; [0:18]
Comments Total time [3:12:11 +]. T.C. plays Bach [1:05] before Yellow Dog Story. The 45-minute cassette side containing Casey Jones through I Know You Rider usually circulates separately from the other tapes for this date, often mislabeled "12/10/69," sometimes labeled "AUD." The SBDs for this run have an unusual amount of hall presence -- audience noise, stage banter -- and others sometimes circulate labeled "AUD" as well.

The Eleven analyzes: 1st vocals [1:10] > transition Jam [4:16] > Eleven Jam [1:04# + #0:44] > Eleven vocals [0:43] > Eleven Jam [2:43] > Eleven 2nd theme Jam [1:28] > transition Jam in 8s [0:03] > Cumberland Blues ...

As much as 2-3 minutes of Jamming is lost in the cut at 6:40 in The Eleven.

Someone proposes 35 beats for BIODTL but Jerry claims he can't count past three. After further debate they settle on 21.

The Good Lovin' Drums sound like they're starting to wind up when the tape breaks off. Several minutes of Jamming must be lost here. The concluding fragment of Good Lovin' appears to circulate only in very degraded form. The rest of the show, from High Time through Cosmic Charlie (complete), now circulates in very low gen SBD ; formerly only very degraded copies were available and some still circulate (find the good copy). The circulating tape ends after Cosmic Charlie with Jerry saying "fuck it."

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