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Dark Star played Boulder last night.  The show was: 11/24/72 (Fri) Dallas Memorial Auditorium - Dallas, TX

Set 1: Don't Ease Me In, Me & My Uncle, Brown Eyed Women, Black Throated Wind, Bertha, El Paso, Deal, Beat It On Down The Line, Tennessee Jed, Jack Straw, Sugaree, Playing In The Band

Set 2: China Cat Sunflower > I Know You Rider, Box Of Rain, Truckin', Ramble On Rose, Big River, Casey Jones, Sugar Magnolia, Not Fade Away > Goin' Down the Road Feeling Bad > Not Fade Away

Reportedly nearly 20,000 people came together in upstate New York for The Gathering of the Vibes' Tenth Anniversary, which juxtaposes the tenth anniversary of Jerry Garcia's death and Saturday night will p

Where else but at a Dark Star Orchestra show does the cryptical reciting and mind-changing on years and dates in the mid seventies occur with such frequency.

December.

Sometime in the summer.

February.

Each month is cause for consideration as some pattern of songs specific to a fall, a summer, a spring of a given year passes through memory.

Oakland.

Rochester.

Richmond.

DSO played Denver, CO last night.  The show of choice was Rochester, N.Y. -11/21/1978.  Great version of Truckin' to end set 2. Other highlights include Bertha>Good Lovin, & Estimated>Eyes.  Lots of good folks sweating & dancing  till 2AM..

I made a deal with my wife that if I could get the kids to bed, so that everything at the ol' homestead was settled and peaceful, then I could go to the show.  So I went, though I was delayed enough by my two daughters that I arrived at the tail end of Dark Star Orchestra's first set.  DSO is not just your average

Grateful Dead Hour to Celebrate Twenty Years On Air With KPFA Radio Marathon Feb. 19 - Sixteen Hour Radio Program Hosted by David Gans to Feature Grateful Dead and Dead-Related Music; Will Host Live Music by Dark Star Orchestra.

The Grateful Dead Hour radio program will celebrate its twentieth anniversary of weekly, nationwide broadcasting on Saturday, February 19, 2005 with a radio marathon from 9 a.m. to 1 a.m. PST consisting of sixteen hours of Grateful Dead and Dead-related music.

Dark Star Orchestra at Cervantes in Denver.  2nd night of three.   

Passenger
Brown Eyed Women
Race is On
Dire Wolf
BIODTL
Row Jimmy
Minglewood
Mission in the Rain
Masterpiece
U.S. Blues

Dancin
Terrapin
Other One
Dark Star
D/S
Dark Star
Other One
Standing on the Moon
Good Lovin

E: China>Rider

There are a lot of cover bands around and a lot of those are Grateful Dead cover bands. You've seen them, they're good. Most include the music of Jerry Garcia, Bobby Weir et al with other cover songs and some originals mixed in. DSO is a different breed of "Dead" band. What Dark Star Orchestra does is recreate the Grateful Dead. Not with hippie wigs and fake beards but through the live music. They play the setlist song for song in the same arrangements used by the Dead members of that period.

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