@ajroach42 I've been terrified to do a thorough enough survey to have a favorite show for fear I'd end up living in a rusted out vw microbus like my uncle Scott tbh
@djsundog @ajroach42 I wish I could find my favorite again. It was a Winterland show, mid 70s I think, with a version of Broke Down Palace that raised goosebumps. A friend of mine and occasional road crew, who lives in a broke down VW microbus, used to play it on band road trips. But last time I asked, he says he has no memory of it. But then, he has no memory of the entire 90's, so no surprise there.
@djsundog I'm only slightly joking. It's not a VW microbus, it's some kind of 80's Dodge van, the sort you expect to find on suspiciousvan.com. He lives somewhere on the outskirts of Austin, where it broke down on the way back from a Phish show out west a few years ago.
@ajroach42 @djsundog ack phfft, I can't find it - it probably wasn't even Winterland, knowing my friend's memory. Although my search did lead me to this rather tasty Winterland version of it (not the one I'm thinking of though, which had Godchaux playing B3, not piano).
@djsundog more or less same.
That’s why I’m asking for others favorites.
I know three or four shows fairly well, but I’ve never ventured beyond that.
@pierrecalmeilles That's hard to say, because I'm not ... I'm not really a Dead Fan, you know?
I listen to them casually, and occasionally, but I barely know the canon.
I have a cassette of a performance they did in the early 90s with Ornette Coleman that I really like, and listen to often. I have a few tapes of 70s shows that get occasional rotation as well, but I can't pinpoint which off the top of my head.
I'm a little afraid to *really* jump in to the archive, because I know that I wouldn't emerge for months or years, and that I would emerge a different person.
This one, though, Veneta 72, is pretty damn good.
@ajroach42 Glad that you found it good ! Maybe you know the mythical Cornell 77 ? But if you don't, you should try.
And yeah, you might become a different person. Welcome among the Deadheads !
@pierrecalmeilles I've heard it a time or two, but it's not one I know very well. I'll give it a spin today.
Thanks for the suggestions, and I welcome any others.
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