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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pyro513's picture
Joined: Mar 24 2012
Dillon Stadium!

In '74 I was 12 and this was the one place my parents just wouldn't let me go................what a loss, just 7 miles from home. ugg at least I'll be able to enjoy now.

Joined: Feb 3 2012
Never Too Late for Time Travel

Such a fantastic set of photos!

Having been born in 1980, I was sadly born a bit late to experience the wild and crazy '70s, which I find to be a terrific era for the 'Dead. It also didn't help that I didn't get into their music until the late '80s/early '90s. However, I do find these retrospectives to be rather exhilirating in getting a true feel for such a legendary band.

I just wish we didn't all have to wait until May to hear this show....

carlaplattwatercolors's picture
Joined: Jul 5 2007
did the whole east coast tour that summer

Jerry's birthday celebrated right after the show. Partied with the entire band at the Sonesta, the band plus Jerry's girl and my friends Sharon, Renee and I..What a crazy night. Great great show!

Joined: Jun 4 2007
So cool

Garcia looks great. Kind of shocking how healthy he looks. They all look good. Definitely sounded good of course.'s picture
Joined: Mar 23 2012
3 sets!!!

Set 1
1. /Scarlet Begonias
2. Me and My Uncle
3. Brown Eyed Women
4. Beat It On Down the Line
5. Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo >
6. It Must Have Been the Roses
7. Mexicali Blues
8. Row//Jimmy
9. Jack Straw
10. China Cat Sunflower >
11. China-Rider Jam >
12. I Know You Rider
13. Around and Around

Set 2
1. Bertha
2. Big River
3. Eyes of the World >
4. China Doll
5. Promised Land
6. Ship of Fools
7. WRS Prelude>
8. WRS Part 1>
9. Let It Grow

Set 3
1. Seastones
2. El Paso
3. Ramble On Rose
4. Greatest Story Ever Told
5. To Lay Me Down
6. Truckin'>
7. Mind Left Body Jam>
8. El Jamo Espanol >
9. Wharf Rat
10. U.S. Blues
11. One More Saturday Night
12. Uncle John's Band

Joined: Nov 5 2010
the man could play under "pressure"! :)

gotta love the 70's hottie checking out Bill in slide #37!!'s picture
Joined: Mar 23 2012
Great shots

Thanks for the pics/sounds, I cant wait to listen to the entire show. Sounds like its going to be a good one....

amdew122's picture
Joined: Sep 25 2008
(((((Hartford love))))

I was only 10 years old this summer but do remember hearing about the show on WNCN or WCCC.I only lived 10 minutes away too.This slide show was a great treat, to see the Wall of Sound in all its glory on a hot humid day in July....very cool and ofcoarse the band. Are you sure Phil proofed these photos lol? I mean that Gilligan hat is hillarious. The quality of the sound is as good as the Cow Palace Dick's Pick from March that year.

I would have my firs real GD moment in the summer of '77 at Musicland at WestFarms where they had a big display of Steal Your Face record and I was like this is so cool and went over and picked up an album and was just so struck by it.It was beautiful. I did not buy the album that day but three years later it was a different story.

Joined: Jun 4 2007
I'm not getting sound... might be my slow connection - - definitely not lightning fast. I'm not too worried though, I can wait 'til May. After that, the wait is over!

Joined: Mar 23 2012
also at show

cant say how excited I am for this release....i was there and it was just great, quick story...I never ever yelled out a song request at a concert ever...but for some reason while the boys were huddling i yelled "us bluuuues!" I was right up front on the jerry side he looked me smiled hit a pedal and launched into


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