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03/21/73
Utica Memorial Auditorium - Utica, NY

Set 1:
Bertha
Me And My Uncle
Wave That Flag
Looks Like Rain
Tennessee Jed
Box Of Rain
Jack Straw
You Ain't Woman Enough
Row Jimmy
Beat It On Down The Line
Here Comes Sunshine
The Race Is On
Loser
El Paso
China Cat Sunflower
I Know You Rider
Playin' In The Band

Set 2:
Greatest Story Ever Told
They Love Each Other
Mexicali Blues
Brown-Eyed Women
Big River
Brokedown Palace
Me And Bobby McGee
WRS Prelude
Dark Star
Eyes Of The World
Wharf Rat
Sugar Magnolia

Encore:
Casey Jones

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Comments:

A Monumental Star
followed by a scorching Eyes
-Anonymous


The greatest performance of the Greatest Story Ever Told ever. The band absolutely shreds this second set opener and Jerry takes an impressive solo (too bad Donna wails so loudly, but she must've been feelin it). When they finally reach the end the song the beat hits with such THUMP that it becomes clear this second set opener was fueled by some setbreak coke snorting.
The next song, TLEO doesn't dissapoint!

The Dead never played a bad show in Upstate New York!
-mack daddy


Agreed!

This is one of the finest recordings I've heard of the Dead. Check it out on archive.org.

TLEO, GSET and HC Sunshine are damn good!
-Jake


I like the set break coke snortin comment didnt they do that at every set break during the 70s p.s. Rip ramrod
-Stagger lee (06/28/2009)


maybe this show was so magical because of the solar eclipse that took place on this day.
-cb18201 (01/29/2010)


love the WRS intro to Dark Star
-Anonymous (03/22/2013)


Phil: "For all you St. Stephen fans... we don't do that song anymore. The bitter truth."
Bob: "Yeah we had to quit doin' it cause you liked it too much."
-Just Exactly Perfect Band (04/02/2015)



BIOTL(4 beats)

Loser(no sweet Suzy)+ SBD cuts to only Phil 3/4 of the way mid chorus y Jerry's voice fades in & out (luscious)

LLRain-Very mellow, fat Phil at onset. Jerry chiming in throught with buzzsaw strength. Bobby sings his heart out prolonged vocals

Row Jimmy
You Ain't Woman Enough-Donna's best song. Another 73 only 5/14 times played

Box Of Rain. 3 more months of this currently regular song till Phil's voice gives out till 86. song cuts skips BigXX to last part of SUGAREE


funny Phil's response to crowd banter "that stuff is illegal...we couldn't get some before the show "


-Perrinswolf (11/28/2016)



Set 1

Me and My Uncle - A vocal flub is forgivable.

Wave That Flag - Good lil shuffle.

Tennessee Jed - Jerry's chicken pickin' is totally rad.

Jack Straw - Now THAT'S a Jack Straw!

Row Jimmy - Quite enjoyable.

Here Comes Sunshine - Really well played. Excellent Phil!!!

The Race Is On - Love it. A welcome addition.

Loser - I admit I'm picky when it comes to this song. This one is so somber & sweet.

El Paso - Standard 73ness.

China > Rider - Good Cat with a shaky transition into a good Rider.

Playing In The Band - Psychedelic jazz is always welcome... isn't it ? This is a "standard" Playing for the time period. I'll take it.

Set 2

Greatest Story Ever Told - Beautiful stuff from Jerry. Booty kicker.

They Love Each Other - Standard '73 tempo.

Mexicali Blues - They're throwing down!

Brown Eyed Women - 2nd really good version in a row.

Big River - I give this 10 starched shirts !

Brokedown Palace - Not perfect but perfectly appropriate.

Weather Report Suite Prelude - Cool

Dark Star - Sunday afternoon jazz/vocals/spooky stuff/build. Relaxed and easy to enjoy.

Eyes of the World - Springy Phil & Jerry. Love Bill's attack on his ride cymbal. Bob's work is underrated on almost every version of this song. The 2nd jam is super clean.

Wharf Rat - An early, brief vocal flub and missed change does not remove this tune from my list. Fantastic and serene as it reaches it's conclusion. Welcome back, Wharf !

Sugar Magnolia - Workhorse coming 'round the bend !

Casey Jones - Rocking closer.

Of the 30 songs played the 24 above I would download and spin again.

24 of 30 is a grade of 80.00%

Cheers !

-Bloggy Mcgee (09/16/2018)


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Band Configuration
(07/16/72 - 10/19/74)

Lead Guitar: Jerry Garcia
Rhythm Guitar: Bob Weir
Bass: Phil Lesh
Keyboards: Keith Godchaux
Drums: Bill Kreutzmann
Backup Vocals: Donna Godchaux

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