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Providence Civic Center, Providence, RI: May 14, 1978

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Our first featured show from ’78 is another from the 30 Trips box set… A fast-paced tear through the second half of Set 2 from the Providence Civic Center. A pretty straightforward “Estimated Prophet” gives way to the fastest “Eyes of the World” I’ve ever heard, but that doesn’t mean it’s any less cerebral. “Not Fade Away,” “Goin’ Down the Road Feelin’ Bad,” and “Around and Around” round out the set. We even saved room for dessert, with a “U.S. Blues” encore.

Not much commentary this week, but not much is called for. It’s high-energy fun start to finish. So sit back, relax, and stream the whole cocaine-fueled magilla below.

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