Al Di Meola....April 7, 1978 (8:45 PM)
D.A.R. Constitution Hall, Washington, DC, USA

Al Di Meola - guitars
Phillippe Saisse - keyboards
T.M. Stevens - bass
Robbie Gonzalez - drums
Vlodek Gulgowski - keyboards
Eddie Colon - percussion

Taper: bpthree
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Length: 57:00 minutes
Artwork: none.
Samples: none.

Set List:

01. Egyptian Danza
02. Chasin' The Voodoo
03. Dark Eye Tango
04. Short Tales Of The Black Forest
05. Senor Mouse
06. Midnight Tango
07. Introductions
08. The Wizard

Taper's Comments:

1 - HELP!! If you have any uncirculated SPIRIT shows, or better quality FM
broadcasts than what's been posted here before, please share them. If you
know anybody who has shows that fit this category that aren't on DIME, please
dub off their stuff and share it. I'm trying to write a book on SPIRIT and need
all the information I can get. I have a database of over 1500 gigs 1967-1996, and
want to find as much information as I can to add to it. If you have any memories
of where you saw SPIRIT, the more specific the better (venue, city, date, supporting
bands, etc.), I'd love to know that as well. Please leave that in the comments
section or PM me. Thank you!

2 - Show description & comments follow:

D.A.R. Constitution Hall (Daughters of the American Revolution) is a fairly large venue,
seating about three to four thousand. Fairly classy joint with nicely dressed ushers.
They tended to book only classy acts as well, but that could have changed over the
years since I went there. Al Di Meola, yes. SLAYER, no. I mostly saw jazz and Prog acts

This was the first time I saw Al Di Meola. He was opening here for RENAISSANCE.
I went with my good friend Bob, and we came specifically to see Al. A great show!
There was a real funny moment during "Short Tales Of The Black Forest". Some
guy yelled out "The Gypsy Man!!", to which Al just turned his head toward the guy
and nodded! Everybody laughed their asses off! Bob and I stayed for some of the
RENAISSANCE show, found them not too exciting, and left. It was later we found
out that Annie Haslam was performing sick, and was unable to do an encore. Enjoy!


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