January 10, 1979
Set List:Promised Land
Looks Like Rain
Music Never Stopped
I Need a Miracle
Around and Around
Johnny B. Goode
Previous Show« Madison Square Garden - January 7, 1979
Attendees of this show
My show count is easily in triple digits, but this was my first and still in my top 10, if not top 5 shows I've attended. (I still think 9/18/87 MSG takes top honor...the Dew!!) I remember feeling as if Jerry played only perfect notes this night from start to end. Dark Star...St. Stephen...this was truly a phenomenal show!
I went to this show with my friend Mark and it was five degrees that night. An extra bonus was that this show was not originally scheduled, as the fall '78 tour stopped when Jerry got sick. The Music Never Stopped to end the first set was one of the best ever! This show was the last pairing of Dark Star and St. Stephen.
this was one of the shows rescheduled when Jerry got sick in 1978 , so it fell on my 17th b-day. loved the darkstar
got lucky - only my second show and I got to experience my first Dark Star. The energy from the crowd was like nothing I'd ever experienced.
After the mess in 73 the dead said goodbye
to Nassau. But this makeup show had the star
lined up and BOOM my 1st show sweet. My mom
dropped me off little did she know. 16,000 singing
tenn Jed. Well ok I'm in . The rest of that show
So its early december 1978. The Russian Hockey team is going to play the Rangers at MSG. A couple of friends thought it would be different and I was elected to go to OZROCK in cedarhurst to buy the tickets. At the time I remember the price was steep 40 bucks or so per ticket. So I had plenty of cash. Get to OZROCK and a 12 year old is ahead of me on line waitin for it to open.I ask him what hes waitin for. He tells me the dead at the coliseum. I doubted him until I paid for my tickets. Thats how I got 5th row center both nights. The first set was nice and long. Second set was great start to finish. I was in the fifth row lovin every minute of it. It wasn't that easy buying tickets until years later and GD ticket sales took all the hassle out of it.
A Promised opener, 3 cowboy tunes, and a really screechy Row (both Bobby and Jerry) make the first set underwelming, though the excellent solo in LL Rain and the outro in Music are noteworthy. The second set has great versions of Shakedown and Bertha, an interesting Space (gets really cool and eerie around 4:15 mark), and of course the heavy hitters, Dark Star and St. Stephen, which, though not the greatest versions ever, are post-retirement highlights whenever played. Overall, Good set 1, Great set 2, 8.5/10