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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Wish I was there !

I didn't get on the bus till '79. I was only 11 years old in '74 - MAN I wish I was there. Enjoy the music ...

Nothin' Left to do but Smile Smile Smile

:>)

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Dillon Stadium '74

I'm glad everyone is enjoying the photo's. It's amazing what one can find in their closet after all these years. Peace.....

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Summer '74 Dead memories...

I agree, there was something special about those summer '74 shows. I was fortunate to be at the 7-21-74 show at the Hollywood Bowl just 10 days before this show. Just seeing the audience brought back memories of what a sense of community and mello love that was present in the bowl that day. Jer was in cosmic exploritory mode... just melting your sense of what you thought 'music' could do. But, unfortunately, all things must pass. Although '76 thru '78 was great, something changed and something was lost. Still waiting for the second coming of that truly extraordinary creative force that was Jerry Garcia. We are so fortunate for these magnificent recordings and the folks that make them available to all.

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Joined: Jun 13 2007
daves picks packaging

dont know about you guys but i like the packaging of the road trips cds alot better than vol 1 of daves picks. seemed a little low budget

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Joined: Oct 20 2007
Tunnel

I live about 5 minutes from there, and was at the concert. This is East Rock Tunnel on Rt. 15 (Merritt Pkwy). It's at the top of the hill in Woodbridge looking east towards New Haven and Hamden. Once you're through the tunnel you're in Hamden. Hope that helps.

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it is actually south of

it is actually south of hamden ct. the picture shows the boys headin north on rt 15 the merrit parkway. once u got thru the tunnell you were in hamden ct. at the bottom of the hill is an exit which if you bear right would take you to yale and long island sound. other than the amount of traffic in photo not much has changed. takes me back for sure. my cousin atteded the show an asked me to go n said no. oh well

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Just North of Hamden -

Just North of Hamden - Woodbridge, I think?

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It's on rt. 15 south of

It's on rt. 15 south of Hartford.

Link:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wilbur_Cross_Parkway

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Joined: Jun 4 2007
Was nearby

Can anyone tell me where are the two highway tunnels in the photo? I grew up just south of Hartford but don't recognize them?

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Still deep into Vol. 1

...and along comes Vol. 2 in a month or so. Sounds superb! Cannot wait!

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