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Tuesday, June 20

Dead and Company Deliver Perfection in Saratoga Springs Setlist Video and the 411

Dead and Company Deliver Perfection and the show of the summer in Saratoga Springs. Setlist Video and the 411
   The new phrase should be never miss a Tuesday show. Dead and Company performed a near perfect show for the second week in a row. The Setlist they delivered at S.P.A.C this evening literally offered something for every Deadheads musical pallet and is now my favorite show of a loaded summer. They opened up the night with arguably one of the best openers in the Dead's catalogue with a smoking version of "Hell in a Bucket". Next satisfying their blues tooth was a cover of "Next time you see me". The band was firing on all cylinders for both sets of this masterpiece and a first set version of "Looks Like Rain" let the N.Y fans know this evening was going to be special. The epic first stanza came to a close with the classic pairing of "Lost Sailor">"Saint of Circunstance". 
    The second set of what is the show of the summer had arguably the best "China Cat Sunflower" into "I know you Rider" musical sandwich ever. While the set opened with "China Cat" it took an epic turn into an other worldly version of "Deal". John Mayer has really turned the song into a jam veichle and his guitar playing is explosive, turning this classic on its head. Oteil then delivered the song of the summer with the most haunting version of "China Doll" yet. Next was the Tuesday "Terrapin Station" as this night has become your best bet at hearing this gem. After an eventful Drums and Space was a welcome cover of Dylan's "All Along the Watchtower" and it did not disappoint before melting into a breathtaking version of "Black Peter". This Jerry ballad then went into an "I know you Rider" to complete one hell of a China>Rider. This monument of a show offered the perfect encore in the form of "Going Down the Road Feeling Bad".  With the tour coming to an end soon and with this band literally making magic each night this cover was very appropriate. We still have a few shows left in the summer tour that time forgot. Dead and Company are truly a marvel and at least we are enjoying the ride......YEA! 
Kevin Long

The first 30 minutes of set one

Setlist (thanks to Setlist F.M)