Band Grateful Dead
Venue Boston Tea Party
Location Boston, MA
Date 12/30/69 - Tuesday posters tickets, passes & laminates
One [1:30:32] ; Intro [1:31] ; Good Lovin' [1:43] > Drums [1:16] > Good Lovin' [6:08] ; [1:27] ; Mama Tried [2:29] ; [0:30] ; New Speedway Boogie [8:33] ; [1:04] ; Casey Jones [3:57] ; [0:39] ; Black Peter [12:35] ; [0:34] ; Me And My Uncle [3:02] ; [1:02] ; Midnight Hour [10:01] ; [1:01] ; Cumberland Blues [6:00] % [1:01] ; Cryptical Envelopment [2:03] > Drums [4:54] > The Other One [13:11#] > Cryptical Envelopment > Cosmic Charlie [#7:35] ; [0:18] %
Two [1:07:46] ; Uncle John's Band [7:36] > Mason's Children [7:13] > China Cat Sunflower [2:47] > Jam [2:37] > I Know You Rider [4:11] ; [0:14] ; Dark Star [19:00#] > Alligator [#0:19] > Drums [2:#55] > The Eleven [11:05] > Jam [4:53] > And We Bid You Good Night Jam [1:17] > Alligator reprise [1:00] > Caution Jam [1:00] > Feedback [1:00] > And We Bid You Good Night [0:46] ; [0:48] %
Comments Total time [2:38:18 +]. The circulating soundboard cuts just as The Other One's last vocals are ending, and resumes immediately afterward near the beginning of Cosmic Charlie. Though it's missing on the tape, it seems almost certain that they went on to play the Cryptical reprise before transitting into Cosmic Charlie. Since this reprise varies from 2 minutes to 12 or more, it's difficult to say how much music is missing here.

Dark Star cuts as they are gliding down toward the second vocals ; probably around 3-4 minutes are missing before the end of the tune. After this cut the tape splices to the tag end of Alligator. It is usually assumed that the set ran Dark Star > Alligator, but this is a short set as the circulating tape runs, even after adding 3 minutes of Dark Star and 4 of Alligator, and it seems possible that more than that is missing here.

There is a tape flip at 1:40 into the following Drums, but little is lost here. In the Jam in 8s out of The Eleven there are hints of Caution and of The Other One, but just hints.

The Eleven analyzes: Drums > Eleven Jam [6:50] > Eleven vocals [0:41] > Eleven Jam [2:32] > Eleven 2nd theme Jam [1:02] > Jam in 8s ...

Eaton lists:

12/30/69 Boston Tea Party, Boston Ma - complete
4.2, 178min, Sbd, A1D0, Cass M->Cass 1->Dat 0, 44k,
Ampex C-90 Master Cass/no dolby->Tascam 122mkIII Cass 1st Gen->3800 x 0

If Eaton's timing is correcty 20 minutes of this show still isn't circulating.
Recordings 180 SB
Master recording source(s): Ampex C-90.Master Cass/no dolby
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