Grateful Dead

Dave's Picks Volume 2 Gallery

Get on the bus back to the summer of '74 as we explore the exceptional 7/31 show from Dillon Stadium, Hartford, CT - the selection for Dave's Picks Volume 2 - with a groovy gallery of photos taken by Jim Anderson and John Cantamessa. One of the longest, most exceptionally well-played shows of the entire year, the limited-edition 3-disc set will feature the complete performance and is due early May.

Launch the slideshow. (And don't forget to turn up the volume to hear a track from 7/31/74 while you're viewin'.)

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What a week

My buddy and I had the wrong start time apparently and walked in during Around & Around. We were disappointed until set 3 came along. Quite the week, Dillon Stadium, two at the Philly Civic and then back up to Roosevelt Stadium. I know it was darn good, barn burners for sure, I just wish I could remember how good. I can only get so much reality from a cd but it sure beats nothin'. Thanks Dave for starting out with some gems.

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Dillon Stadium

My 7th show, and all told, of the 200 I eventually saw, my favorite of all time. A scheduled 6:30 start - but Phil walks out at 6:00 and says, "looks like everyone's here, so we're gonna get started". The band was raring to go, as was the audience on this beautiful summer day. I remember the crowd hooting' & hollering' at Me & My Uncle. Later, a great Jack Straw followed by a China-Rider for the ages. Through a great 2nd set highlighted by a fine Eyes, and concluded with a gorgeous Weather Report Suite. And then Jerry steps out and says "we're gonna take ANOTHER break. Set 3 full of delicious jamming, concluding with a raucous Saturday Night. Back for the encore they tune for a while before Phil tells us that it will sound a lot better if it's in tune. A beautfil Uncle John's Band finally ends it at 11:30 - 5 1/2 hours of bliss as the sun set behind them. Can't wait for the release.

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Dillon Stadium

My 7th show, and all told, of the 200 I eventually saw, my favorite of all time. A scheduled 6:30 start - but Phil walks out at 6:00 and says, "looks like everyone's here, so we're gonna get started". The band was raring to go, as was the audience on this beautiful summer day. I remember the crowd hooting' & hollering' at Me & My Uncle. Later, a great Jack Straw followed by a China-Rider for the ages. Through a great 2nd set highlighted by a fine Eyes, and concluded with a gorgeous Weather Report Suite. And then Jerry steps out and says "we're gonna take ANOTHER break. Set 3 full of delicious jamming, concluding with a raucous Saturday Night. Back for the encore they tune for a while before Phil tells us that it will sound a lot better if it's in tune. A brautiful Uncle John's Band finally ends it at 11:30 - 5 1/2 hours of bliss as the sun set behind them. Can't wait for the release.

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Holy Cow first the Mosque now Hartford

I was lucky enough to be at both of Dave's first 2 releases. Both were incredible shows. Thank you so much for bringing back the memories.

Kevin

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Holy Cow first the Mosque now Hartford

I was lucky enough to be at both of Dave's first 2 releases. Both were incredible shows. Thank you so much for bringing back the memories.

Kevin

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hartford 74

too young to have attended this show in my home town but thanks to the vault i'll be transported back in time and thanks to hdcd space.
I still cant belive that its taken this long to release another complete show from 74 after the cow palace from 3/23 sure we've had had three discs from the alexandra palace run from september 74, three discs from boston&providence from the previous month three discs from philly and jersey from the next week and five discs from the october 74 winterland run and even a mutilated compilation of 6/16 and 6/18/74 BUT nothing was more than one complete set not a complete show and not one that contained a ned and phil set outside a few minutes. why? 74 to me was one of the best years the band played. they had completely integrated all elements of their influences and played with panache and were backed by the ultimate pa. phew!!

let it rock

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another day, another spammer. Take no notice, they soon get swept out with the garbage.

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Dead 74

Soccer fans are insidious. They'll stop at nothing to infiltrate anywhere, even dead net. They say Jerry was as dexterous with his toes as he was with his magic fingers. He would have given Pele and Messi a run for their money. First show for me was Hollywood Bowl as a kid. The music changed my life for the better. Never got the soccer thing. Maybe I'll try it. Can't wait to get my copy.

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Hacked

It appears Dead Net has been hacked! Soccer Cleats???

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74!

I saw a few shows that year....UCSB Campus Stadium - May 25, 1974
Winterland Arena - October 19, 1974
Winterland Arena - October 20, 1974
But....the real highlight for me was my 1st show on 2/9/73 at Stanford.
Wall of Sound. New songs being tossed in. You know the rest of the story!!!

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