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The Deadpod

Jun 26, 2020

This week on the Deadpod we have another monumental set from the seminal year of 1974. This week of course from the show in Springfield MA, on June 30, 1974. 

Following Seastones, the boys came out with a fine 'China>Rider' a combo often used to good effect as a second set opener. The transition is quite fine. 'Big River' follows and shows the spark it had which made it an excellent second set tune. A stand-alone 'Scarlet Begonias' lets Jerry stretch out a bit next. The meat of this set however is the 'Truckin'>Eyes>Stella Blue'.. as always during this period 'Truckin' lets the boys take things to unexplored dimensions, but the 'Eyes' here is perhaps my favorite. 'Stella Blue' is sung very well also. A strong trifecta of 'Not Fade Away>Goin' Down the Road>One More Saturday Night' closes the set, which even without an encore comes in at just slightly less than two hours. 




Grateful Dead
Springfield Civic Center Arena
Springfield, MA 6/30/74 - Sunday

China Cat Sunflower [11:12] >
I Know You Rider [5:12] ;
Big River [5:00] ;
Scarlet Begonias [7:52] ;
El Paso [4:06] ;
U.S. Blues [5:35] >
Truckin' [13:22] >
Nobody's Fault But Mine Jam >
Eyes Of The World [23:47] >
Stella Blue [7:15] ;
Not Fade Away [10:24] >
Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad [7:34] >
One More Saturday Night [4:56] 


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