The only Dark Star i really loved that was split was the first one at Oakland with the Dark Star v1> Welcome To The Dance > Dark Star v2.
on a side note. i would really love to hear yall play Welcome to the Dance more. its a GREAT tune. if played more id say it competes with Mountain Song as my Favorite new Phil tune. Saw it in SF for Pre NYE and i saw the first one in Oakland. that intro work JK did on the Pre NYE show was AMAZING just mesmerizing LOVED IT.
OK I'll safe my Dark Star Essay for later. 1 last thing. ive noticed especially during summer tour the dark stars were SHORT. i miss the days when Dark Star was always a LONG tune...i remember Phil n Friends did a 45 min Dark Star! would love to see some versions over 20min or even over 30! anyways just one Deadheads hopes.
Hope ya read this guys (from Furthur, or Mgmt)