|1984-12-01||Burlington, VT||6:15||Debut at Nectar's in Burlington, VT.|
|1988-08-05||Telluride, CO||4:44||"Dave's Energy Guide" ("DEG") is played towards the end of the song before a brief return to "Cities." "DEG" would be played within "Cities" again on 8/22/88, 9/8/88, 9/13/88, and 3/1/89 in a similar manner.|
|1988-08-05||Telluride, CO||0:37||-> in from "DEG." Returns to "Cities" briefly to conclude.|
|1997-07-01||Amsterdam, Netherlands||9:33||A super slow tempo, groovy straightforward "Cities" -> to an incredible "Jam."|
|1997-07-30||Ventura, CA||5:21||Fantastic -> in from "David Bowie" and -> back to "David Bowie."|
|1997-08-10||Noblesville, IN||23:00||Amazing jam that begins in heavy funk mode and transitions to a more quiet vibe before shifting into high gear with some serious rock and roll. The jam then breaks into some beautiful, peaceful and textured playing ("HOSE") before rebuilding into a powerful groove. -> into "GTBT." Must-hear.|
|1997-08-16||Limestone, ME||13:30||Another SUPER SLOW, funky version from '97. Segues out of "Halley's Comet." The tempo picks up at about 8:40, and the funk comes on even thicker. Gets more rocking and bluesy before -> to "Llama."|
|1997-11-26||Hartford, CT||8:00||Segues out of "2001." Nice mellow groove tacked onto the outro. -> to "Ya Mar."|
|1997-12-28||Landover, MD||8:21||Mike and Page add a lot to the richly funky jam that becomes very repetitious, with Trey playing in a staccato manner.|
|1998-04-05||Providence, RI||10:36||-> in from "Gin." Initially funky, the jam gets a little more rocking before some Mike-led quiet space and a > to "Sparkle."|
|1998-07-06||Prague, Czech Republic||7:18||Great -> into "Cities" from a roaring "Ghost." Starts VERY uptempo, but there's a cool, smooth tempo downshift mid-first verse. Cool little guitar solo at the end taboot.|
|1998-07-31||Columbus, OH||15:17||Outstanding, R&B-esque, and quite melodic jam emerges from "Cities" proper that gets more and more rocking before cycling down. This is what the "HOSE" is all about.|
|1998-12-31||New York, NY||8:31||Segues out of "Tweezer." Good funky version that gets eerie and spacey at the end before transitioning to "Velvet Sea."|
|2000-06-14||Chuo-ku, Fukuoka, Japan||8:54||Very serene and mellow version from a highly regarded show.|
|2000-09-24||Minneapolis, MN||19:05||The jam gets way beyond "Cities" into some very deep, quiet, and contemplative space. Regains some energy in the final four minutes and is must-hear for fans of groove-based jams.|
|2010-08-06||Berkeley, CA||11:04||Some incredible playing by Mike and Page in this extended version that gets into a spell-binding, enchanting groove. A fantastic version that transitions (oddly and arguably abruptly) to "Moma Dance."|
|2010-10-29||Atlantic City, NJ||8:49||All four team up in the well-played, extended jam that gets somewhat spacey at the very end.|
|2011-05-28||Bethel, NY||8:58||Nice little extended outro with a good Trey-led peak.|
|2011-12-28||New York, NY||10:09||The jam soars beyond "Cities" into some rhythmic, exploratory, and gorgeous territory, but seems to fizzle out prematurely.|
|2014-12-31||Miami, FL||10:35||-> from "Theme", this "Cities" jam starts with some nice staccato work from Trey, passes through a Manteca-like section, and settles into the 3.0 Type II bliss zone.|
|2015-08-12||Philadelphia, PA||10:35||Trey's Echoplex leads the second straight solid "Cities" to some extended between-verses jamming, before the whole band picks up where he left off and explores a pulsing, minor mode space before the 'plex is left behind for a more straight-ahead jam that eventually fades out.|
|2015-08-22||Watkins Glen, NY||7:22||Another strong and typically funky "Cities" -> "Mind Left Body Jam" sandwich.|
|2015-08-22||Watkins Glen, NY||0:57||> in from "Mind Left Body Jam." Concluding section sets up a nice transition to a solid "Light."|
|2016-01-16||Riviera Maya, Quintana Roo, Mexico||13:18||After a stretch of perfunctory versions, "Cities" has now gone four for its last four. A laid back tropical vibe yields to a stormy, foreboding jam, before the sun peeks through the clouds and the -> Light grows brighter.|
|2016-07-08||Mansfield, MA||13:47||Early technical issues, a Brian Brown introduction, and a guitar switch do nothing to deter the band from taking "Cities" on a journey across the globe. Some strong but typical jamming leads to more instruments switching and the jam evolves / devolves into highly percussive near free-form jazz.|
|2019-06-26||Bangor, ME||12:50||-> out of a superb "Fuego". Gets deliciously, almost heavy-metal sludgy dark right out of the gate, Mike and Fish really powering this gruesomeness. Fish snaps into a wickedly danceable beat which the band rides for all it's worth (nearly swerving into "Sand" at one point), before they swing into a new key and pull out a sick -> into "The Final Hurrah". A wonderful jam.|
|2021-09-01||Mountain View, CA||16:23||The band moves into a more driving version of the usual "Cities" jam, thanks to Fishman, before Trey makes the move into a brief bit of major key bliss, and then takes the jam into smoother and more relaxed waters. A very nice first set jam, with a wonderful -> into "Passing Through".|
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