Band Grateful Dead
Venue McFarlin Auditorium, SMU
Location Dallas, TX
Date 12/26/69 - Friday posters tickets, passes & laminates
One [02:14:44] ; Intro [0:49] ; The Monkey And The Engineer [1:36] ; [0:14] ; Little Sadie [3:30] ; [0:13] ; Long Black Limousine [4:38] ; [1:26] ; All Around This World [3:44] ; [1:51] ; Gathering Flowers for the Master's Bouquet [2:35] ; [0:15] ; Black Peter [9:28] ; [1:52] ; Uncle John's Band [6:10] ; [0:15] % Casey Jones [#4:03] ; [0:20] ; [0:20] ; Hard To Handle [4:28] ; [0:06] % [0:16] ; Cold Rain And Snow [5:35] ; [0:16] ; China Cat Sunflower [2:29] >Jam [3:36] > I Know You Rider [4:20] > High Time [7:08] ; [1:05] ; Me And My Uncle [3:03] ; [2:42] ; Dark Star [26:00#] % New Speedway Boogie [#3:44] ; [0:39] ; Turn On Your Love Light [14:21] ; [0:32]
Comments Introducing the set, Jerry says that Billy has been delayed somewhere and that meanwhile "Bobby and I are going to regale you with some old standards ... while we're waiting around." Monkey & The Engineer through Uncle John's Band are acoustic (the whole times 38:36), and Billy makes his appearance -- "There he is!" -- immediately afterward. The next scrap of tape is the Drums soundchecking, and then the electric set follows. Probably this was all one set, with a pause of a few minutes after Uncle John to clear the acoustic mics and get the entire band on stage.

Before All Around This World Jerry answers a request from the audience: "Hey it's not my fault if you watch TV, man. I know lots of people who don't watch any TV at all."

On the circulating tape Dark Star cuts about 2 seconds before its conclusion.

Eaton lists:

12/26/69 McFarlin Auditorium, Dallas Tx - complete
4.8, 122min, Sbd, A1D0, Reel M->Cass 1->Dat 0, 48k,
7inch Master Reels@7.5ips 1/2trk->Tascam 122mkIII Cass 1st Gen->3800 x 0

Recordings 135 SBD
Master recording source(s): 7inch Master Reels@7.5ips 1/2trk
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