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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Changing times, same music.

Loved the slideshow, can't wait for my copy to arrive. I enjoyed looking at the photos of the crowd. Seems that most of the crowd had on blue jeans, a little hot for July. Cargo shorts had yet to come on the scene. I just could not imagine wearing jeans at all in July, much less to a GD show.

Glad I got my subscription to Dave's Pick's, this one is awesome. The Dick's Picks collection is disappearing fast, only 9 left to buy brand new. I'm still listening to E72, amazing jam.

Thanks David for keeping it coming, looking forward to the rest of the years pick's.

Jam on.

Phil

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Great Show

Indeed one of those epic Wall Of Sound shows that sounds great. Yep, I'll up grade from the very good CM version to this one when it hits the books. I'm still waiting for some golden gem that no one has, some show, or even parts of several shows with music that never got out there, something really different, something truely cosmic!!! (~);}

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A high point

This was my second-ever Dead show and my involvement with their music (listening to it, talking about it, covering it in a band) was at its peak. I will never forget the experience of hearing the first few warm-up chords that Bob played through the Wall of Sound, followed by Scarlet Begonias, which was my obsession at the time, and then so much more music on into the night. So glad this is coming out in a better-sounding recording than the one I have.

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merritt parkway going to Hatford!!!

Captain Stormfield, that picture is For YOU!!! It just puts a smile on your face!

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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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dillon stadium photo

wouldn't be cool if the dancing dead heads in slide #10 found this picture of themselves..

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Woman?

Who is the very attractive woman sitting off to the side of the stage during the show?

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Love the road pic!

Despite having no pictures of the band, their equipment, or the fans, I especially dig the highway pic! It evokes happy memories from my 70s childhood. Looking at that road, I'm suddenly riding in my dad's 40's era pick-up truck with a Coleman pop-up camper in tow. Not sure how Dad was able to keep that truck running as long as he did, but it was beautiful. And I hear Chuck Mangione's "Feels so Good" playing on the radio, although I don't think that album came out until the late 70s(?).

Now if I could only get that truck back with a nice CD player instead of the old radio, I could cruise around happily, listening to my Europe '72 shows while I wait for Dave's No. 2!

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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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Hartford July 1974

This was my second Dead show. It was 3 years to the day in 1971 @ the Yale Bowl. What a difference in venues! I remember the show started either late in the afternoon or early evening; there was lots of daylight left. Also, it was miserably hot and humid and dusty. Still was a great time.

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