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Robert F. Kennedy Stadium - Washington DC, DC

Set 1:
Morning Dew
Beat It On Down The Line
Ramble On Rose
Jack Straw
Wave That Flag
Looks Like Rain
Box Of Rain
They Love Each Other
The Race Is On
Row Jimmy
El Paso
Bird Song
Playin' In The Band

Set 2:
Eyes Of The World
Stella Blue
Big River
Here Comes Sunshine
Around And Around
Dark Star
He's Gone
Wharf Rat
Sugar Magnolia

Set 3:
It Takes A Train To Cry
That's Alright Mama
Promised Land
Not Fade Away
Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad
Not Fade Away

Johnny B. Goode

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One of the greatest shows they played, here they express their grief at Pigpen's recent passing and their commitment to keep on keepin' on.
The depth of feeling on the music is staggering.

superb show. a must have...

Set 3 with the Allmans is simply amazing.

That's Alright Mama - Hands Down Best Version!! Smokin

It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes A Train To Cry is included on the officially released CD "Postcards Of The Hanging."

Along with 5/8/77 this is one of the best damn shows they ever played.

i was there, my second show, first was the previous day 6/9/73 17 yrs old, and it did change my life.

went on to see Watkins Glen, the two Roosevelt Stadium shows with The Band, and the two Nassau Coilseum shows in September; only made it to 33 shows total but wow - Summer of '73 was the finest1

The Longest Road

Morning Dew-Excellent and comparable to 12/73 Boston shows in slow soulful delivery.

Wave That Flag-last version of 14 before conversion to US Blues.

Birdsong>Playin' is a show by itself with jamming that makes you forget about time.

2nd Set-Big heavies and Bobby ending with a wonderful Truckin>Sugar Magnolia.

Allman is very good on the 3rd set especailly GDTRFB.

If this should not be a official release, then Utica or Kezar of the same year should be in my humble onion.
-Perrinswolf (07/14/2007)

A little bit of stumbling early on. Botched chords by Keith or Bobby, Stella ain't quite right at times.

Bird Song > Playin is indeed awesome. By HCS, they've hit the gas and just never let up. Dark Star what can you say, Phil just unloads.

-Anonymous (02/17/2008)

He' Gone-check out Jerry's slow solos as the song beautifully dripps into Wharf Rat...simply devine with that measured patience to give you goosebumps...the lad could play!
-Brianmerrilyn (04/17/2008)

sick show. i am listening to the third set now and it rocks; the whole show is incredible. I have heard how great Barton Hall 77 and listened to it before this show. it just goes to show how incredible this band is. they never cease to impress.
- (04/21/2008)

This show is off the hook. Fun for the whole family.
-Bamski (06/19/2008)

wow, i was listening to some 77 shows and there was an argument about how great spring 77 is and it is but someone suggested listening to 73. this is such an incredible show and i am blown away by the greatness of this band. yes, fun for the whole family, well said.
- (09/10/2008)

opps, i didn't even realize i had almost the same comments 5 months ago, what a stoner bonehead
- (09/10/2008)

I can't believe no one has commented on the phenomenal Eyes of the World. I mean, it's outrageous. Wow.
-Grateful Fred (09/19/2008)

22Dec08 / 2:45pmEST
They're playing the entire gig on Sirius satellite radio right now! Ch.32: The Grateful Dead Channel. Absolutely INCREDIBLE show!!! Dark Star>He's Gone. Still have a 3rd set to look forward to, also! The ABB sit in! Heck, I'll smoke a stogie to THIS one any day of the week! Ceegar Chris
-Ceegar Chris (12/22/2008)

Dark Star with Phill solo at the begining is fantastic. It set the pace for the rest of the band. One of the best of all time.
-Billy Sunday (10/02/2009)

This show is best known for Set three featuring the Allman Brothers Band, as well it should, but the second set is the real fire! No one has even mentioned the monster 22 minute eyes to start set 2, it is huge! and the Dark star>he's gone>warf rat>truckin>sugar magnolia is the highlight of the show that is a series of non-stop highlights! (don't forget that bird song>Playin either, or the DEW OPENER WTF?!?@!?)

Top 5 all time show here, arguably the best show of 73 which is arguably the band's best year. If your into big jams (I bet most of you are), then get this show now. This is the only show I know of with 7 songs of more than 10 minnutes long in sets 1 and 2 alone (3 more in set 3), with eyes and DS both over 20 minnutes. A true classic!
-jt (12/24/2009)

Is the popping sounds fireworks? Seems like it would take away from the moment of the show. Still a great show.
-wierd bill (06/10/2010)

Third set is awesome w Dickey Betts (not Duane Allman). You can hear his country licks rocking out especially on GDTRFB
-Mark (02/19/2011)

The first RFK shows rank with the April '71 Fillmore appearances in the east coast pantheon of decidedly-dead shows. More than a band and one of a kind. While they are missed, we have them still.
-DobbsBaby (04/03/2011)

I remember! The weather was HOT; the band HOTTER.
-Chicky Sweet (04/03/2011)

A fantastic show that opens with a stunning Morning Dew and never lets up.
- (11/20/2011)

Ah, here's the hard part. I was there for the first show, but had to hitchhike home on Sunday (this show) so I could see my godfather, who was in from Denver. Missed this one! I was 15 and it was a bit much to be hitchhiking 100s of miles for a band as notorious as the Dead, but I don't remember my folks saying anything negative (or I didn't hear it). That was a good year for shows. I went to my first one in Sept. '72 and in '73 hit RFK (dbl bill with Allmans, then Watkins Glen (triple bill with Allmans, The Band), then Roosevelt Stadium for two nights (dbl bill with The Band), then two nights at Nassau Coliseum that fall. And this year is the 40th anniversary of those shows. Funny, I don't feel that old.
- (01/18/2013)

OK I finally had a chance to listen to this today, to be honest the 1st two sets. From Bird Song through Sugar Mag is just mind blowing. Of course I had to DL the AUD recording so I could listen at work and it's really good quality for the most part.
There's two observations I'd like to make. First,at these early 70's shows, people really liked to clap along to the beat, especially the uptempo songs. Second, at RFK stadium that day, to whomever had the firecrackers, I wish somebody would have gone up to those dumb kids and said,"Listen man, some people 40 years from now are going to be pissed off at you for lighting those things off ALL DAY." Seriously you know who you are, probably in your 60's now thinking "gee, I ruined somebody's recording".
Oh well, it is amazing regardless. That Dark Star is in its own category.I can't wait to listen to this again. I can't believe ther's a third set. Barton Hall 77 doesn't have anything on this show.

- (05/16/2013)

We drove down from Ct. O see the show and I , being an inveterate fan of the Grateful Dead was reluctantly willing to listen to the Allmans set over the positive assertions of a friend (anABb fan ) to give them a chance . In spite of my reticence it was really the Allmans that stole the show, I would have to equate them that night to a churning , burning Rock & Roll freight train - the sheer energy was amazing.
The grateful dead were hot /Allmans hotter!!
Great show worth the 5 hour drive .
There were many 5- hour drives
- (01/23/2014)

Listening to this show for the umpteenth time, this time as I sit in Guangzhou, China. What a tremendous fury of bliss ... brings me back to my Berkeley days decades ago. Peace!
- (05/24/2015)

I heard this show on the GD Channel last night on a long drive home. Instantly became a favorite after Pigpen. "He's Gone" may be the best they ever played it.
-CLR (07/17/2015)

Arguably a top 10 show, maybe top 5. The highlights are endless. A very transitional time for the band and you can hear it in each song. You can hear them as individuals very clearly and they spend most of the night finding that 'just right' place where they also sound perfectly entwined. Each set gets better than the last. The Eyes is smoking'...
-ScottieR (01/29/2016)

So a lot of people will agree that Closing of Winterland was the longest show, but the official release is about 4hrs 10mins while this one clocks in at 4hrs 35mins; at least my tape does.
- (06/19/2016)

I only have from Dark Star on....and love every second of it
-rrw580 (11/07/2016)

Set 1

Morning Dew - Nice opener.

Beat It On Down The Line - It sounds like a fun sing along.

The Race Is On - see above review, add heartache.

Bird Song - Another glorious Bird ! To me this set is highly overrated up to this point. They wrap this baby in bacon and throw it on the grill !

Playing In The Band - A MASTERPIECE. Mind boggling musicianship. You'll listen again and again.

Set 2

Eyes of the World - The soundscape is stretched in all directions with this one. A focused sound.....but still rambling and free. It's super tight but there's so much room to explore. The energy is palatable. Gets funky around 8 minutes in....then it shifts gears again. Bill and Phil's foundation is solid as limestone. A 74ish kinda sound emerges. This is when I say to myself "They were better as a 5 piece". Either way.....Must Hear Version !

Stella Blue - Another blue light special.

Big River - I give it 10 Rodeo Bulls.

Here Comes Sunshine - Clean take. Patiently played. Strays from home a little. Good.

Around and Around - Bob rocks it! Part 1 of a 3b.

Dark Star - Delightfully Dead. Just listen. Phil !

He's Gone - Ambled out of a Dark Star and found itself in the company of a Wharf Rat.

Wharf Rat - Sounds like a drug induced dream.

Truckin' - Straight forward rocking trucker.

Sugar Magnolia - Standard/awesomeness.

Set 3

It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes A Train To Cry - Tight and crisp.

That's Alright Mama - So rhythmic. Shake your bones.

Promised Land - Part 2 of a 3b.

Not Fade Away - A lot of talented musicians playing a Buddy Holly classic. Great version.

Going Down The Road Feelin Bad - Another classic given the 5 Star treatment. Fun stuff.

Drums - Bill. Butch. Enough said.

Not Fade Away - The homestretch.

Johnny B. Goode - Rowdy. Part 3 of a 3b.

Of the 31 songs played the 23 above I would download and spin again.

23 of 31 is a grade of 74.19%


Note: The 74.19 grade includes the entire 2nd and 3rd set.

-Bloggy Mcgee (09/23/2018)

Overrated. Great 2nd set though.
-RFK (11/02/2020)

Scary good show. Favorite NFA. Probably top show of the year.
-Dolores is Not Dead (10/15/2021)

Maybe I missed it but I didn't see one comment about how long this show is. I'm listening now and it's about to hit 4 hours (not including set break) and NFA>GDTRFB>NFA hasn't even started. Longest show ever?
-August West (04/13/2023)

Here Comes Sunshine 1973

Disc 1
Morning Dew 11:55
Beat It on Down the Line 3:41
Ramble on Rose 6:59
Jack Straw 5:30
Wave That Flag 6:14
Looks Like Rain 8:03
Box of Rain 5:12
They Love Each Other 5:23
The Race is On 3:34
Row Jimmy 9:36
El Paso 4:34

Disc 2
Bird Song 12:08
Playing in the Band 18:01
Eyes of the World 22:06
Stella Blue 8:14
Big River 5:17
Here Comes Sunshine 10:54

Disc 3
Around and Around 6:16
Dark Star 26:37
He's Gone 14:34
Wharf Rat 8:04
Truckin' 7:53
Sugar Magnolia 9:51

Disc 4 (w/ Dickey Betts & Butch Trucks)
It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry 8:12
That's All Right 12:52
Promised Land 4:49
Not Fade Away 11:27
Goin' Down the Road Feeling Bad 10:36
Drums 5:52
Not Fade Away 3:33
Johnny B. Goode 3:18

-Bookkeeper (07/07/2023)

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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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