Grateful Dead

Robert F. Kennedy Stadium - June 10, 1973

Robert F. Kennedy Stadium

June 10, 1973

Washington, D.C., DC US

Average: 4.9 (22 votes)


Wet Willie, then Allman Brothers Band opened - first "That's Alright Mama" - first "Train To Cry" - final "Wave That Flag" - "Half Step" appears on some tapes but is likely from a different show

Set List:

Morning Dew
Beat it on Down the Line
Ramble On Rose
Jack Straw
Wave That Flag
Looks Like Rain
Box of Rain
They Love Each Other
The Race Is On
Row Jimmy
El Paso
Bird Song
Playing in the Band

Eyes of the World
Stella Blue
Big River
Here Comes Sunshine
Around and Around
Dark Star
He's Gone
Wharf Rat
Sugar Magnolia

It Take A Lot to Laugh. It Take A Train to Cry
That's Alright Mama
Promised Land
Not Fade Away
Goin' Down the Road Feeling Bad
Not Fade Away
Johnny B. Goode

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Attendees of this show

Wharfrat53, RadnipJerry, nestamon, dubai-escorts-bunnies, Michael 'woodymoose' McManus, driscoll1313, JD54, johnzias, newyawka, truecount, HouseWipeDH, wayneoh, fhorak, Jimmymack_49, Mgross1356, Bklyn2SF4Dead, ciscokid42, Goats, Dan from CT, gogoroth, casey nj, butchndad, morloquehamhoquewarloque, vadeadhead, Catatonic-Pilgrim, bklyndead, Raider_4, andychatfield, stooch, astone, blake wood, CuthbertJTwilly, dybbuk9000, strunz4u, Boston-Bob, noreaster, pj1621, virginia blackie, drbubby86, drc456, RickBradford, Greydad1, Flyfishh, Leroi, DeadPaulDavis, InVoluptateMors, midiman007, jrichard, swimdude22, ddam, Sonic72, packer1983, chicagomarc, Ihopedonnajeanshowsup, digitunes, Katimae, lstapes, da roach, Harris, Wharfrat89, billawill, johndnorth, bugsorter, deadheadii, DireWolfStudios, KeithP, Joe Jerry Joe, henma02, taper-dave, DedButt, redeft, iouridr, 1wharf-rat, srdill, Gray_Full_Head, pather, BILLYPRIMO, festival0122, desertgirl, dricey, rfkrox, pn1woody, jocelyn, bronx b.d., mgrdead29, KenG, gwizard, bigstush, jlhsterling, rsberger, Ted S, chipgar, Gladstone, cherub, eclipse, Dire_Wolf_Kpt, deadset101, astone516, albie, PhilNBlanx, geotpet, johnkiely, otto conner, old but not dead, carlaplattwatercolors, mickyfun, raftingfool, SweetMedicine3, jzias, perr8581, wolf, docflywheel, lweingart, Moonshiner, DinoYo, beak, mustawas, JonJll, zibby, TheDireWolf, VitoBad, lonestar, 1DEDHED, wolfdrummer, kenco, paquack, Cryptic_Envelopment, bonz713, Ramblinldy, Bookah, scullroses, gary88keys, suzy creamcheese, stamato, chefg, wineman53, Andpeter, grtfullife, ItsADryHeat, jgproud, Bob Murphy, bigsky, stagger-lee, dmhdead, kenlip, gd4me, tcrawford, wharfratpete, olddeadhead, radar, noyatin, snoone, Chuck, markh, MAXROD, dreamtime, aud


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RickBradford's picture
Joined: Oct 21 2009
Secretariat and The Dead all in the Same Weekend

This was one helluva weekend. I went up to NYC (from Philly) with some friends (who went to Penn and lived in my building) to see Secretariat, and party w/Fats and friends in Manhattan. After that, either late Saturday or early Sunday we drove down to D.C., hung out with some more friends and then went to RFK stadium. After that it was a blur, I was hot, wasted and fadin' in and out all day. All kinds of crazy sh#t went down. At one point some folks wanted to hand me - hand-over-hand - through the crowd to the stage. It was at that point that I went off into the stands. Still was a great experience. the Dead will always hold a special place in my heart...and to Tinker and Freddy, Fats and the rest of you (you know who you are)...Keep on Truckin'


By discounting, segregating, ignoring and classifying a whole group of people, one shall never see its full value. The lumping together, of so many by so few, fosters a generality preventing us from seeing the collective individuality which is the motley, the fabric, that makes society what it is.
- R. Bradford (1999)

Joined: Feb 20 2011
Drove up from Atlanta, in '73 Red Toyota Wagon w/lotsa crazies

"Wet Willie" (great Southern Band)opening, and two really HOT DAZE wl/ "ALLMAN BROS" and "DEAD",, when DUANE was still Livin' remember Jams and MMDA (???) wahat;;;;;;;;;;;;;

cub's picture
Joined: Mar 20 2008
GD Radio 2011 playback of entire show

Thank You for Re-Occuring Good Times !

During the midst of a November FURTHUR east coast Tour 2011, on the first "day-off" for the band,crew & fans since the tour started last Thursday. This morning we were treated to hear this entire show-playback started before check-out.. All 3 sets plus a Grateful Dead Head hour break included.

The 1st song of set 3 is famous for the Bob Dylan cover with Dickey Betts: "It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry. but I never heard Elvis Presley's "That's Alright Mama" too.

Great sounding soundboard recording, no hi-cupps. Clean n Mean.

Cheers !

mojoman's picture
Joined: Jun 16 2009
RFK 73

please please make this a HDCD release!!!

Joined: Mar 27 2008
Hot time in the Nations Capitol!!!!!!!!!!

Hot summer by the Anacostia River!! My favorite Eye's of the world out of a number of regularly jammed Eye's in 73. Fourth set store the show with the Allman Bros. and the Dead ripping it up. Great show, they don't build them like this anymore!!

Joined: Mar 27 2008
My Favorite please give us this one beautifully remastered!!!

Can we get this one on Cd, DVD or any other format you can think of. The nasty heat and humidity were mitigated by a great set list and superior versions of many songs. My favorite is the Eye's contained within. It was rocking and thoughtful and went places that others do not. Birdsong always pleasure and a Playin while not the all time best has many treasure imbedded. The Truckin is an underrated gem to be sure but it's the fourth set that makes this show. The Allman Brothers returned to the stage to join the Dead whose many parts were already well lubricated and simmering just below a boil. Jerry and the gang coaxed the Brothers into a full set of familiar songs play at a nice full pace. It was all quite well done and not to be missed!!!


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Joined: May 15 2015
It was very hot

I remember being on the field near where second base would be, it was very hot. I left my shoes at my spot and started walking around during the Allmans set. Toward the end of the night when the Dead and Allmans were jamming on Going Down the Road Feelin Bad I went back to my spot and there were my shoes where I left them. They had there own little space and were never disturbed. I just remember it as a great show.

KeithFan2112's picture
Joined: Aug 6 2014

I will buy it

JeffSmith's picture
Joined: Jun 9 2014
Release This Show!

Free RFK 6/10/73!

I'll buy it!

Born Cross Eyed in 1956's picture
Joined: Aug 25 2008
My 1st show, too

I was with older friends, aka chaperones, as I was only 16 years old going on 17 in October, but yet I really don't remember much of the actual show. I do remember the Morning Dew opener and there were 2 long songs better known as Playing In The Band and, at the time a very weirdly played, Dark Star. I later grew to love Dark Star and this 6/10/73 performance of it.
The third set was with some of the Allmans and I thought that was real cool of them to stick around for a show closer set.
This event made me a Wet Willie fan for several years, along with being a newly minted Allman Bros. fan too. Now a days, I rarely listen to either, but I recently found a stash of Wet Willie on youtube. Ramblin' Man & Elizabeth Reed are amongst my ABB all-time faves.
I really fell in love with this show in 1998 when I got my 1st tape of this show. Later I was able to download a fine Charlie Miller re-master, "...89730...", which is near excellent.

If the-powers-that-be ever decide to release this show, I hope it is complete with the third set with some members of the Allmans because I think it is an essential part of this show.

I would buy this release in a flash.

I also understand that Capricorn Records did not allow the Dead's recording system to capture the live Wet Willie. I have yet to hear any audience recordings of their set on that hot and humid day/night.


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Robert F. Kennedy Stadium - June 10, 1973