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The Deadpod

Jun 11, 2021

This week we bring you a fine recording of an often overlooked gem from the Summer of 1973. This comes to us from RFK Stadium in Washington DC on Saturday, June 9, 1973. This date is often overlooked in favor of the next day (which we played back in '08). On both dates, the band shared the bill with the Allman Brothers. On this very hot day, the Dead opened, and played two excellent sets. 

The first set, which we'll hear this week, while not featuring any extended jams, nevertheless delivers some fantastic versions of many of their favorites. As with most shows from '73 there are too many treats to mention here, however I would advise you to listen in particular to the 'Loose Lucy'. With a flub on the last verse, Garcia leads the boys on an excellent blues flavored jam, which for me is the highlight  of the set. Phil delivers a wonderful vocal performance on 'Box of Rain' as well.


Grateful Dead
RFK Stadium
Washington, DC 6/9/73 - Saturday 


The Promised Land ;
Deal ;
Looks Like Rain ;
They Love Each Other ;
Jack Straw ;
Loose Lucy ;
Mexicali Blues ;
Row Jimmy ;
El Paso ;
Box Of Rain ;
Sugaree ;
Beat It On Down The Line ;
Tennessee Jed 

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here: 

A great example of the wonders of the Wall of Sound! 

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