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P.N.E. Coliseum - Vancouver, Canada

Set 1:
Beat It On Down The Line
Mexicali Blues
Box Of Rain
Bird Song
The Race Is On
Looks Like Rain
Row Jimmy
Jack Straw
China Cat Sunflower
I Know You Rider
Big River
Tennessee Jed
Playin' In The Band

Set 2:
Here Comes Sunshine
Promised Land
Brown-Eyed Women
El Paso
Black Peter
Greatest Story Ever Told
Big Railroad Blues
He's Gone
Nobody's Jam
The Other One
Wharf Rat
Sugar Magnolia
Casey Jones

Johnny B. Goode

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Bah, no comments at all. This show is extreeemely excellent. Very thick groove deal, solid for this period. The Bird Song is incredible, and then of course...He's Gone>Truckin>Nobody's Jam>TOO>Wharf Rat>Sugar Mags is jaw dropping...this is up on etree right now as well.

...........and an incredible 18 minute Playin'.

A very together Truckin' jam here, unbelievable guitar riffs -- if your into thick, exploratory jamming that never gets tedious, find this show!
- (12/04/2007)

Truckin goes places, and then the show just leaves Earth totally. Pack a lunch for the voyage. Amazin...
-Anonymous (02/24/2008)

Its true what they say about this show, my second pick for all time fav

-Stevie G (07/23/2008)

No mention of the tripped out, freaked The Other One? It's 3 for 1973, top ten overall in the life of GD.
-Steve (09/25/2008)

Outstanding in all respects. Go for the Charlie Miller version. Top 5 1973 show, no question.
- (04/11/2009)

rik81h: here I am. Post your email here and I'll contact you. We will chat.
- (12/04/2009)

Thats my actual email for contact so you don't have to give up yours. Use it wisely. PS- this is a FANTABULOUS show if you are into jam rock! It's down loadable, too! Click the link if you are interested. Peace.
- (12/04/2009)

Ps- I think this is literally the very best show of 1973. The Bird Song is INCREDIBLE and the second set is for the ages.

Peace and jerry beary love, all! :D
-deadhead (12/04/2009)


Truckin' >>
Nobody's Jam >>
The Other One

I am pretty sure this is the ONLY time this actually occurs! Correct me if I am wrong, someone? Thanks.


-deadhead (12/04/2009)

This is a classic 73 show- best bird song of the year. Best show of 73? Maybe. Best for the month? DEFINITELY !
-sograteful (12/05/2009)

So many people commenting on this show all of a sudden! What's up with that?

It IS a great show, but the BEST? MAYBE for 73 but not the all time best. Not that Cornell crap, either. I'm talking 3-1-69!!!
- (12/05/2009)

We here at BCE rated this show as TOP 64 shows of all time!
- (12/06/2009)

BEST show of the period- period! LLR is amazing but the second set takes it to the limit!!
- (12/06/2009)

awesome show. Saw the link on another site and came here. THANKS SETLIST!
- (12/08/2009)

The playing is fantastic. Top three for sure. Why isn't this a DP? Stupid people; too back DL isn't still alive. Oh well.
-anonymous (12/08/2009)

WHAT A SHOW! I agree with the previous posters that this playin' is the BOMB!

I saw this on archive and came here. AWESOME SITE!
- (12/08/2009)

Yeah it is (to bobby) but you're missing the best part of the show- the second set!!! SERIOUSLY check it out!
- (12/08/2009)

How many times was this show played live? They did only 3 in Alaska- how about van couver?
- (12/11/2009)

Here comes sunshine is the best song of the best era! LISTEN to this versioN! Its gotten a LOT of talk on other boards. Just... DOWNLOAD it before it becomes an official release!!!
-Anonymous (12/12/2009)

Why is it that the Wharf rat is SO overlooked on this show? The whole d*mn show is BEAUTIFUL but the second set it where it's at- I'm not even kidding!
-Anonymous (12/13/2009)

To anonymous: NO ONE is overlooking the wharf rat, but come on! We discussed this on TWO boards and you know VERY WELL that HCS is amazing and puts wharf rat in the DUST! Not trying to be a prick but it's true.
- (12/13/2009)

This show is overrated.
-Anonymous (12/13/2009)

OK anon, I know who you are. OK I know how you feel about 73'... but OVERRATED?!? Are you even serious!!?? Look at the second set and say it's true. I know this show has got a LOT of discussions on the three various dead boards, but PLEASE- let's be REAL here- this is ONE OF *(if not) THE best show of 73'. None of that phil and ned seastones crap- just hours and hours of the good ol' grateful dead. Can you PLEASE revise your comments?!??
- (12/13/2009)

I'm the one that originally FOUND this show and recommended it to you all. NOTICE that there has been MORE comments on THIS show in the past TWO weeks than any other show on this site??? That alone should tell you something.
-drflashback (12/13/2009)

(sorry to the admins for the double post) but SERIOUSLY...

The second set is one solid jam. SHN/FLAC has talked about it, and just look at the ratings (including MINE) on archive and you'll see the truth. Anon: i am not trying to put you down, but PLEASE- get real!
-drflashback (12/13/2009)

Dr Flashback- is this REALLY you from the other board? If so, identify yourself with your FIRST post on archive. I'm following your comments on the other board; I find it hard to believe that it's really you. Either way, YES the second set rocks, but what about the first set? You can't rank a dead show by saying ONE set is good; the WHOLE SHOW has to be GREAT! That's all I have to say about it, and if it IS really you, then you know who I am. That's all. Take care.
-Anonymous (12/13/2009)

-Anonymous (12/13/2009)

sorry actually the row jimmy is just... OK i MEANT no one is talking about the BIODTL! OK there I've said my peace. BTW- this show is getting a LOT of talk!!! I'm glad./ I saw this discussion on the listening board at BCE and TS and SHN... and then I listened on archive and ... wow! How come CORNELL has like over a hundred comments and this has like 25? That's crap!! OK I've said what I needed to,. DOWNLOAD THIS SHOW- IT IS THE *VERY* best of 73 ... NO JOKE! It's one solid jam! This is what deadbase had to say about it:


06-22-73 P.N.E. Coliseum, Vancouver, B.C., Canada (Fri)
1: Bertha, BIODTL, Deal, Mexicali, Box Of Rain, Bird Song, Race Is On, Sugaree, L. L. Rain, Row Jimmy, Jack Straw, China Cat> I Know You Rider, Big River, Tennessee Jed, Playin
2: H. C. Sunshine, Promised, B. E. Women, El Paso, Black Peter, Greatest, Big RxR Blues, He's Gone> Truckin> Nobody's Jam> Other One> Wharf Rat> Sugar Magnolia, Casey Jones
E: Johnny B. Goode
I mean... the second set is a solid jam from He's gone through sugar...

and btw.. what band do YOU know of that actually play THREE+++ hour shows, jams them out (in style), and hits every major deadhead song (with maybe the SOLE exception of DS?) but they make up for it with a PRIMAL TOO and the Nobody's Jam isn't to be taken lightly, either!! Seriously! You've got the best of the OLD (IKYR, TJ, BRxR Blues,) and then you have the best of the NEW (a SCORCHING HCS, BoR, B.E.W., Bird Song - which, btw, wasn't played after this "era" till' the 80s acoustic gigs...)) so EITHER WAY this show has (lemme count) 30 songs PLUS a Johnny B. Goode encore. The ONLY thing missing is a Dark Star, but like I said, other stuff makes up for that.. like the playin', which is... what?!? that's right...18 min. and 49 seconds! That's the FOURTH longest Playin' in DEAD HISTORY! HOORAY for the P.N.E. show!!


(Playin..... the band... )

-Jim (12/13/2009)

this show got popular quick!
-Anonymous (12/15/2009)

(must have been the three boards and the listening party!!)
-Anonymous (12/15/2009)

AMAZING quality from mr. miller!!! :D
-Anonymous (12/21/2009)

One of my first bootlegs, on 8 track!!
-old school (06/04/2010)

Not THE best of 73, certainly very good though. I'll nominate 11/17 or 11/11 for the best.
-Ben (06/22/2010)

Box of Rain and then a stellar - drippy, Bird Song...
-Rob (06/25/2010)

Too much going on with this one... so in tune... chills throughout my body... the show of shows...

"It's just a box of rain
I don't know who put it there
Believe it if you need it
or leave it if you dare" - Hunter/Lesh
-Rob (06/25/2010)

I used to have an 8 track bootleg of this
-2hurt (11/05/2010)

Beautiful >

The He's Gone vocal jam 8:00 minutes in is a pleasant surprise.

There is a great Charlie Miller SBD show i am listening to , although this show has to someday become an official release... They played for over 4 hours swagger and rhyme.
-Anonymous (01/12/2011)

Wonderful, wonderful show. I don't know why I didn't give it more attention until now. The jams are powerful and fluid. Not a weak link or dull moment anywhere. HCS, Bird Song, and the 2nd set jam deserve special mention. Charlie Miller's remaster shines.
-Doug (08/04/2011)

I used to have this on 8 track. oh how fortunate we are these days
-Pistol Pete (01/14/2013)

I was there. My first and only Dead show. Living in Victoria at the time. Made the trip to the mainland in an old green janitor's van-with my two best friends at the time. I was blown away.
- (11/03/2014)

this is my first comment on this site


Truckin' >>
Nobody's Jam >>
The Other One

I am pretty sure this is the ONLY time this actually occurs! Correct me if I am wrong, someone? Thanks.


-deadhead (12/04/2009)

the 11/14/73 has a Truckin' >Nobody's Jam > Other One >.......... the Nobody's is not listed but its about 9-10 minutes from the start of Truckin.
- (02/26/2015)

Official Release: Pacific Northwest 1973-1974 (September 2018)

Disc 1

Bertha 6:30
Beat It On Down The Line 3:41
Deal 5:00
Mexicali Blues 4:02
Box Of Rain 5:47
Bird Song 14:29
The Race Is On 3:17
Sugaree 8:05
Looks Like Rain 7:34
Row Jimmy 9:22
Jack Straw 5:01

Disc 2

China Cat Sunflower 8:39
I Know You Rider 5:48
Big River 5:01
Tennessee Jed 8:00
Playing in the Band 18:59
Here Comes Sunshine 12:25
Promised Land 2:58
Brown-Eyed Women 5:30
El Paso 4:33

Disc 3

Black Peter 9:23
Greatest Story Ever Told 5:00
Big Railroad Blues 3:56
He's Gone 11:24
Truckin' 26:06
The Other One 15:22
Wharf Rat 8:05

Disc 4

Sugar Magnolia 9:57
Casey Jones 7:31
Johnny B. Goode 3:56

-Bookkeeper (06/13/2018)

Set 1

Bertha - Funky/mid-tempo. Love this kind.

Beat It On Down The Line - Fun stomper.

Deal - Well played. Nice Bob.

Mexicali Blues - Energy abounds.

Bird Song - A blistering Bird. A fan favorite. Tasty.

The Race Is On - Vibrant and fun despite a botched solo by Garcia.

Sugaree - This is what I want from this song.

Row Jimmy - Magnificent version. Jimmy's & Sugaree's for me our masterpieces and on this night they performed 2 stunning versions.

Jack Straw - Warbles but it's rock n roll.

China > Rider - They're on it ! Great stuff here. Jammy Cat/Sweet Rider.

Big River - I give it 10 moose antlers.

Tennessee Jed - Textbook/Jedness.

Playing In The Band - Hang this one in the hall with the other 73's.

Set 2

Here Comes Sunshine - A mighty fine version...Indeed!!!

Promised Land - Super charged boogie.

Brown Eyed Women - Standard/Whiskyness.

El Paso - Tight

Greatest Story Ever Told - Good energy.

Big Railroad Blues - Fun rocking.

He's Gone - Good take.

Truckin' - Rocking/Nobody's Fault/Bill&Phil/Phil solo (kinda boring at times)/Conclusion

The Other One - Great job, team !

Wharf Rat - Melancholy/Sweet

Sugar Magnolia - Standard/Rocker

Casey Jones - Terrific take.

Of the 30 songs played the 26 above I would download and spin.

26 of 30 is a grade of 86.67%

-Bloggy Mcgee (09/25/2018)

My first comment here, so here goes. I had this tape of the 1st set for 30 years and it has accompanied me on more Deadhead journeys than I can count. This one seriously launches me into a stratospheric dimension.

The Birdsong just DRIPS with tripping energy especially thanks to Keith's rarely played Hammond. Bobby's Looks Like Rain is sublime and was the soundtrack for several college relationships. The China Rider jam is all Bob; I think Jerry must have been fiddling with his gear because he is completely absent, but Bob just SLAYS it. But then when Garcia comes, in the Rider is smooth as buttah.

This recording is seriously connected to my youth as much as any piece of music. Now I can listen to it in Charlie Miller crispness that puts the ol' Maxell II-S to shame. (Though I also loved the Jeff Beck Blow by Blow filler on the old tape.) AND now I have the Playin' and the whole 2nd set to put me on course for a whole new appreciation of this moment 30 years later! Thanks, and Long Live the Good Ol' Grateful Dead!
- (10/10/2019)

Thatís not a Hammond Keith is playing, itís a fender electric piano which he played all the time from 73-76.
- (09/21/2020)

Never was a big Row Jimmy fan but this is a most excellent version.
-fz (01/06/2021)

6/20/83 only other time they played

He's Gone >
Truckin' >
The Other One >
Wharf Rat >
Sugar Magnolia
- (07/20/2021)

Wrong setlist
-Mack (03/17/2022)

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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

Note: Band configuration is across specified time period. Configuration for particular show may have differed.

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