May 22, 2015
As we turn the corner this weekend into the unofficial start of summer, we have a smokin' hot set of Dead music to serve as the soundtrack. This is set 3 of the band's performance on May 26th, 1973 at Kezar Stadium in San Francisco. The boys open with a straight ahead rockin' version of 'Mississippi Half Step'.. some beautiful Garcia licks there in the closing.. then 'Me & My Uncle', then we get into the heart of the matter.. a nice, stretched out 'He's Gone'.. including some great Phil bass and baritone vocals.. then we go into a wonderful stretch of music, one of the best of a very good year as the band dissolves He's Gone into Truckin'.. then we go into a great Other One intro and jam, then a beautiful Eyes of the World->China Doll.. what a day! Keith is on the money here and Billy is as always, outstanding.
As I sit back and enjoy this I marvel at the band's energy here after already having played two smoking' sets. Is it one of the best of that very good year? prehaps.. but it is not worth the argument, it is a pleasure to behold..
Kezar Stadium, San Francisco, CA (5/26/73)
Mississippi Half-Step Me and My Uncle He's Gone Truckin' The Other One Eyes of the World China Doll Sugar Magnolia Casey Jones
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Have a safe and fun-filled Memorial Day weekend..
take a moment to reflect on the men and women who lost their lives in service to the country.. and work for peace..
thanks for your support.