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The Deadpod

Jul 24, 2015

This week I'm going to start to present the Grateful Dead's performance at the famous Watkins Glen racecourse from July 28th, 1973. Not only was this the largest rock concert attendance wise ever up to this point, it of course is most famous perhaps for the soundcheck the band did the day before the actual performance which I'm going to showcase these next 3 weeks. I think that is somewhat unfair, as this is a great show, as most are from 1973, and I think it is a fine show to use to celebrate Jerry's Birthday coming up as it does on August 1st.

This first part which I'm bringing you this week starts out with\ a hard charging 'Bertha' - Phil is leading the pack here, followed by a great 'Beat It On Down The Line', with some very nice keyboard work by Keith. Brown-Eyed Women follows, then a very fast tempo'd Mexicali Blues. Box Of Rain is very nicely done, and "Here Comes Sunshine' showcases Jerry doing some very nice explorations. Row Jimmy and Jack Straw follow, and then an explosive Deal is where we will leave off this week's Deadpod, with more to follow in the next two weeks.

Grateful Dead

Grand Prix Racecourse, Watkins Glen, NY (7/28/73)
set 1 - partial

Beat it on Down the Line
Brown Eyed Women
Mexicali Blues
Box of Rain
Here Comes Sunshine
Looks Like Rain
Row Jimmy
Jack Straw
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