Band Grateful Dead
Venue Avalon Ballroom
Location San Francisco, CA
Date 8/28/68 - Wednesday posters tickets, passes & laminates
One [43:41] ; Dark Star (1) [#10:38] > Saint Stephen [3:30] > The Eleven [10:35] > Death Don't Have No Mercy [6:20] ; [0:25] ; Turn On Your Love Light [11:55]
Two [39:03] ; Good Morning Little Schoolgirl [15:36] ; Cryptical Envelopment [1:57] > Drums [0:13] > The Other One [10:55] > Cryptical Envelopment [10:08#]
Comments (1) the first two bars of Dark Star are clipped. In the first verse, Jerry sings: "Dark star crashes, pouring its light into ashes. Reason tatters, the forces tear loose from the axis." and then, instead of "Searchlight casting for faults in the clouds of delusion" he sings: "Glass hand dissolving... recedes in the nights of goodbye". He realizes he's out in no man's land as he sort of trails off a bit while singing "goodbye". The next verse is: "Shall we go, you and I while we can, through the transitive nightfall of diamonds?" He sings "transitive NIGHT fall of diamonds" as if expecting Phil to hit the high harmonies, but realizing as soon as he sings "night" that no one's coming to the rescue. (2) the fragment of Bill Graham's intro on Side B of the tape preceding Schoolgirl runs: "...this whole thing, it's like 900 years old by now, the grateful Grateful Dead." The best, oldest copies of this recording have Bill Graham's intro before Schoolgirl at the beginning of Side B, and there is no splice between the intro & the tune. This insures that at least Side B (if not the entire tape) isn't from 8/28/68 at the Avalon at all! they did play at the Avalon on 8/28/68, but the venue for this recording would have to be the Fillmore West. The most likely correct dates for this recording are Fillmore West shows such 8/20, 8/30, 8/31, 9/1, and 11/7,8,9,10/68. DeadBase used to erroneously list the Schoolgirl as the encore, since many cassette tapes do have it at the end of Side B. They have just dropped it from the listing entirely in recent editions. This Schoolgirl is one of several Schoolgirls also circulating mislabeled "Fillmore Aud 2/12/67."
Recordings 83 minute SB
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