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Roscoe Maples Pavilion - Palo Alto, CA

Set 1:
Promised Land
Row Jimmy
Black Throated Wind
Me And My Uncle
Looks Like Rain
Loose Lucy
Mexicali Blues
Brown-Eyed Women
El Paso
Here Comes Sunshine
Playin' In The Band

Set 2:
China Cat Sunflower
I Know You Rider
Jack Straw
They Love Each Other
Eyes Of The World
China Doll
Big River
Ramble On Rose
Box Of Rain
Wave That Flag
Sugar Magnolia
Uncle John's Band
Around And Around

Casey Jones

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Best Show Ever!

first time they ever played row jimmy, loose lucy, here comes sunshine, eyes, china doll, wave that flag, and they love each other.

please!!! please!!! somebody get me a copy of this show im dying for it...will trade ....please...thanks!

yeah, me too. can someone email me re a trade for this show?

Some one please get me a copy of this show, like now!!!!

first eyes

get it of FURTHURNET

Interesting Row Jimmy. I never liked the slide solos on the Row Jimmy, but rather the flute-sounding lead and the distorted guitar. This looks like a great show, wish I could have been there, trippin' my ass off. I was at the '94 show with the cosmic charlie tease, on acid, and it was nuts!

I liked the fast shuffle of They Love Each Other early in the song's repertoire


This was the first bootleg I ever got and to this day it is still one of my favorites especially that version of They Love Each Other. Anyone who needs a copy can download it from

people who make comments like nick's are fucking tools

people who make personal attacks are just as foolish. Please tone it down.

people who make personal attacks are just as foolish. Please tone it down. Comment on the music.

People who make personal attacks are just as foolish. Please tone it down. Stick to commenting on the music. Be kind.

i jsut got this show and was not impressed, to be honest. it seems unpolished and fragmented. most other shows, especially from their November '73 run were much cleaner and much more cohesive. so sorry y'all, but i cant jump on the bandwagon this time.

Yo, I gots this one, and what a sweet bitch of a show it is! Email me for a trade or B&P.

There's much, MUCH to love about this show I agree, and it's historically important for all the reasons listed by others, but it's definitely overrated. Seriously, can you even listen to that Box of Rain? One of the most painful experiences I've had listening to GD. The vocals are horribly off-key through the whole thing, Phil is just awful, and the harmonies made my cat run away!

Sorry, but I'd rate this show a solid "B", for its occasional stellar moments, but not higher!

I'm gonna agree here. This show is historically significant, but in the grand scheme of things, isn't really so great. Definetely a B. Reminds me 2/26/77 in terms of it being the first display of great things to come, but all in all just an above average show. Glad it happened though!

I usually beat off during set break. I beat off during Deal and Loose Lucy. That's twice in the first set. It was sore at the break.
-Art Glass

awesome and inspiting loose lucy... the new PA system really stood up and grew some hair... evry note crystal clear

friggin' awesome show, also the most amazing version of suger magnolia ever! i've heard almost every versions of that song over the years...this one has the best solo!

good show, ranks somewhere in the top 40 in the dead life, certainly not number one. now, everyone go to the toilet and do a number 2.
-peaches and daddy

i love the dead,but would never beat-off to it.i'd grab a hippy girl and fuck her.ignorance isn't always usual,not perfection,but bamm!i just came all over the anonymous haters.i will soon.i will fuck you up.i knew sandy alexander.lucy is loose and we are lucky to here it.73 is the all the funny clowns-thats it for the gay ones.tweakin birds.tis no time to hate,can't hardly taw-logical one.
-mr taw

this is an excellent show. the second half is face-melting. both eyes and plain' have great jams (and i'm picky with jams during playin'). the box of rain is prolly the best one i've heard (though 6/22/73 was pretty sweet). archive has a good version of it.

What the bootleg tape cannot convcey is the total sense of panic I and everyone else felt when the floor started to bounce up and down in time to the music. Maples is a basketball pavilion, and the floor is sprung. The crowds jumping up and down set off a harmonic wave in the floor, which began to rock the makeshift stage very nearly brought the wall of sound down onto the audience! I assume the bootleg tapes have that moment when the band tried to quiet everyone down so that the amps wouldn't topple....
- (04/10/2007)

Probably the best show in by far my favorite year.
- (10/05/2008)

A show of firsts, and the first show of 1973. Jerry unleashes what... 5 new tunes, or is it 6? Download a nice sounding board of this show at
Relax, buckle in and enjoy...
-Krafty (09/02/2009)

people who make comments like nick's are fucking tools

I'm not one for put downs either but this guy Nick is ridiculous. I've been on this site for years, I've seen DOZENS of reviews from him and EVERY SINGLE REVIEW is nothing more than him telling us what drugs he took and how high he was. Honestly I'm amazed he mentioned the music at all. That's a step up for him. I hate to say it but he really is a tool and the kind of "fan" that gives the rest of us a bad name. All about the drugs and the music is a DISTANT second if it matters at all.

P.S.- Yes great show. :)
-gdjake (05/20/2010)

For a number of years I lost my way and listened to a lot of crappy music.

However, I have found my way again over the last 2 years and am back as strong as ever.

The funny thing to me that was illuminated during that process is we take ourselves way too seriously.

While the gig is certainly about the community, it is and always will be first and foremeost about the music. Not the drugs or the Deadheads.

I love and take pride that I am a Deadhead. People on the outside, like my fiance, don't get it.

Its all about the music!!!!! The music can transform your life. We all know no other band can do that.

As for the music, sometimes its good, sometimes its not, but its always better then anything else.


- (10/22/2010)

Night before I was born!
- (02/21/2011)

Isn't this the show where they debut the. Nrw sound system and blow have of the system with the first notes of promised land? How did they still play cuz it sounds fine even after blowin $10,000 worth of tweeters and speakers
-Anonymous (08/16/2012)

Wave That Flag-One of the last versions
Box Of Rain-One of the first versions
Sugar Magnolia-perfect harmonies
-Perrinswolf (08/31/2012)

Second show i "took the bus" to, :-), walked into the place right after the sound system blew up, had no idea till years later what had transpired, do remember lots of comments from the stage about trying to get it right. Playin' in first set and the Truckin'>Eyes>China Doll in set II are gems.
-Anonymous (12/04/2012)

Any show with a beer barrel polka is ok by me. This one grooooooozes baby!
-80s head (01/10/2013)

Interesting to hear them begin to explore both Eyes and Sunshine. Both first versions, and amazing to hear as they are just setting out to define the songs. TLEO is solid as well - they play the shuffle tempo like this for at least a few more shows.
- (10/06/2017)

wavy gravy does intro on the tape I made from the g dead hour. funny, saw wavy again on 4 20 18 in SF, at slims with big steve...45 years? wow
-jim (05/15/2018)

Why they will never create a commercial release of this show, I’ll never know? There were some rough edges especially with the record “tying” SEVEN (7, yes SEVEN) songs that premiered at this show; however, the entirety of the show speaks for itself.

The boys seemed well coked up and with barrels out. The beginning of the eventual (temporary) end. Garcia flashes some of his “coke” noodles.

But, oh man, the Sugar Mags!!!! Holy motherfucking shit, it has to be arguably the best ever ripped!!. Garcia testimony is in the harmonics he hits. My God!!! Out of your socks!!

Everything about this show is off the chain! Needs a commercial release; it needs it like yesterday, IMO!!

Listen Bitches!!!!!!!!!!!

- (07/04/2018)

Roscoe Maple Pavilion/Palo Alto, CA


Promised Land
Row Jimmy
Black Throated Wind
Me & My Uncle
Looks Like Rain
Loose Lucy
Mexicali Blues
Brown Eyed Women
El Paso
Here Comes Sunshine
Playing In The Band


China Cat Sunflower >
I Know You Rider
Jack Straw
They Love Each Other
Truckin' >
Eyes of the World >
China Doll
Big River
Ramble On Rose
Box of Rain
Wave That Flag
Sugar Magnolia
Uncle John's Band
Around & Around
Casey Jones

If I don't talk about a song consider it a standard performance. (Not a bad thing)
There were 28 songs played. This show was treated as a warm-up


Loose Lucy - debut. Bill plays a standard beat opposed to the swing feel on the lp.

Mexicali Blues - Air Tight

Brown Eyed Women - Chilled out. Sweet.

El Paso - Fantastic Jerry. Energetic

Here Comes Sunshine - Debut. Wow. Love it!!! Jerry holds back and lets the rhythm do the talking.

Playing - One of 2 of my favorite Dead tunes. Both have many great versions in 73/74. This version is no exception. Smooth, jazzy, trippy Dead. Nice set closer.

Set 2

China > Rider - Brief but lively.

Jack Straw - Standard goodness.

They Love Each Other - debut. Really fast. Springy. Not perfect but fun.

Truckin' - Very good Jerry licks during the "What in the world ever became..." section. Cuts

Eyes of the World - This is my other favorite Dead tune (see why i love 73/74) The debut of Eyes is 18 awesome minutes. You can feel their collective joy. Has a song ever jammed so effortlessly so quickly ? The first of many great versions of a instant classic.

China Doll - debut. Eloquent. A little flawed and somewhat faster than later versions.

Big River - So tight !!!!

Wave That Flag - this is U.S. Blues before it's reworked. Different lyrics in the verses. Different feel musically.

Grievance - Box of Rain was a Fucking train wreck.

Of the 28 tunes played only one was "bad". 12 were standard performances & the 15 tunes above I would download and spin again.

15 of 28 is 53.57%. That's my system and final grade for this "Warm Up" performance. Cheers! Me&bloggyMcGee. Out !
-Anonymous (09/11/2018)

9/14/2021 - Hey now, you can Leech an excellent SBD of this show here >>
- (09/14/2021)

hey now!

the eyes (the 1st time played!) is very loose and jumping...the coda's chord shifts are more suggestions rather than direction at this point. very fluid
-deirdre (10/25/2021)

Wavy gravy intro is far out
-Anonymous (02/10/2022)

I would have to agree with my namesake that Box of Rain is awful. The track on American Beauty is perfection and they couldn't replicate it live back then. It was wise to drop it at the time and it was much improved when it was resurrected in 1986.
-Anonymous (04/13/2022)

One of my 1st shows on tape. There ain't nothing like a '73 or '74 Dead show
-Ray (07/08/2022)

The new songs, especially Eyes of the World, make for an interesting transitional show. By November 73 the change in style to an almost rock-jazz band would be complete. The sound would be completely different from this show, let alone 71.

73 (and 71) are two of my favorite years because those were the 5 piece line ups (Donna doesn't count). Bill's drumming was outstanding and you can really hear it with no Mickey.

I wish they would have sometimes played the fast They Love Each Other in the later years.

I miss 'em.
- (02/09/2024)

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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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