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The Deadpod

Mar 10, 2023

This week we move onto the second set from this massive show that took place on March 16, 1973 at the Nassau Coliseum. When you look at the setlist and the timings you might be tempted to think that the first half of the show is just a warm up to the huge Dark Star jam that takes place in set 2, but that would be a mistake. The band screams during these first three numbers in particular! I love the Bertha here, and when Jerry gets to Loser he really lets looks on the 'Sweet Susie'! 

The aforementioned Dark Star starts off methodically, but gradually picks up momentum and moves into unfamiliar spaces. The drumming is superb here in my opinion, and when the band finally move back to Earth on 'Truckin' with an explosion of energy you think that surely this must be the finale, but no, a wonderful Morning Dew follows to close the set. 



Grateful Dead
Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
Uniondale, NY 3/16/1973 - Friday


The Promised Land [2:51] >
Bertha [5:38] >
Greatest Story Ever Told [4:57]
Loser [6:39]
Big River [4:15]
Don't Ease Me In [3:06]
Me And My Uncle
Dark Star [26:30] >
Truckin' [8:26] >
Morning Dew [11:33]

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