Every Deadhead knows the significance of 5/8/77. The Barton Hall show at Cornell is considered one of the greatest moments in live music history and the night that the Grateful Dead achieved perfection. Let's face it... the entire month of May 1977 was a magical time when the Dead were simply... on fire. They tore it up every night they took the stage.
Anyway, the night after Barton Hall is just as special. Buffalo. May 1977. Sickness. Some Deadheads think that the Buffalo version of Help > Slip > Frank was among the best ever performed...
Grateful Dead - 5/9/77 - War Memorial Auditorium - Buffalo, NYClick here to download 5/9/77 - Buffalo, NY(via Archive.org)
Set 1: Help On The Way > Slipknot! >Franklin's Tower, Cassidy, Brown-Eyed Women, Mexicali Blues, Tennessee Jed, Big River, Peggy-O, Sunrise, The Music Never Stopped
Set 2: Bertha, Good Lovin', Ship Of Fools, Estimated Prophet, The Other One > Drums > Not Fade Away, Comes A Time, Sugar Magnolia
Encore: Uncle John's Band
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