Grateful Dead

Robert F. Kennedy Stadium - June 9, 1973

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Robert F. Kennedy Stadium

June 09, 1973

Washington, D.C., DC US

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Set List:

Promised Land
Deal
Looks Like Rain
They Love Each Other
Jack Straw
Loose Lucy
Mexicali Blues
Row Jimmy
El Paso
Box of Rain
Sugaree
Beat it on Down the Line
Tennessee Jed
China Cat Sunflower
I Know You Rider

He's Gone
Truckin'
Playing in the Band
Loser
Me and My Uncle
Mississippi Half-Step
Big River
Eyes of the World
China Doll
Sugar Magnolia

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Attendees of this show

Shades242, Michael 'woodymoose' McManus, mindglow, stephengilligan, vadeadhead, TVLibby, Catatonic-Pilgrim, Rbriank, Raider_4, Malbuff, marijuanabob, stooch, astone, blake wood, jerrydog69, CuthbertJTwilly, Spilly72, drmck, strunz4u, TDIman, virginia blackie, brooklinme, rocknreel, drbubby86, drc456, Greydad1, Flyfishh, Leroi, DeadPaulDavis, midiman007, jrichard, swimdude22, Sonic72, packer1983, chicagomarc, Ihopedonnajeanshowsup, digitunes, Katimae, Sir Smile, lstapes, da roach, Harris, Wharfrat89, billawill, aiq, emdeadhead, johndnorth, Ridergirl, deadheadii, DireWolfStudios, gratefulbehr, biodtl5, redeft, Park Ranger, Uncle Deuce, jasia52, Raeb Gnicnad, einarb, Gray_Full_Head, ChinaCatSon, pather, festival0122, Beautyanddabeast, rfkrox, laser, jocelyn, bronx b.d., 10sejed, KenG, gwizard, S Grey, bigstush, bettydog, country-don, Ted S, cherub, eclipse, astone516, brcbmpgh53, geotpet, old but not dead, carlaplattwatercolors, mickyfun, raftingfool, perr8581, wolf, docflywheel, Moonshiner, DinoYo, beak, JonJll, LazyLightning, rwij, softmonkey, VitoBad, lonestar, bearcat81, RowJimmy70s, clementinejam, Mind Bender, kenco, ImTheDude54, Cryptic_Envelopment, bonz713, Ramblinldy, Bookah, scullroses, gary88keys, Terezi, suzy creamcheese, stamato, stevejna, chefg, wineman53, ChakraDocMyles, mcleary, Andpeter, Protender, jmd77095, bigsky, cryptical1, stagger-lee, terpstation, htsspaul, dmhdead, kenlip, vinp1954, gd4me, tcrawford, olddeadhead, hotrats9, snoone, Chuck, markh, MAXROD, dreamtime, drm, aud

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Joined: Jun 13 2007
Heat and the Parking Lot

Arrived the night before with a cousin of my friend Jack. She was really short and I lost her for most of the show (a GOOD thing). Up all night drinking and trippin'. Mad rush to get in. General Admission. Dead opened that night for the Allman Brothers, who were outstanding. They hosed down the audience on the field every 30 minutes. Must have been 110 degrees; at least. Decided to lay down on the field during China>Rider; (lucky I didn't get trampled). Finally had to make it to the stands durin the Allmans. Doug Sahm band was annoying

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Joined: Jun 16 2007
A Hot Day

Great show, drove down early from Philly, The Dead played a very good show, we hung on the field, Allman Brothers were excellent too.

John 3:16

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Joined: Sep 12 2007
1st dead show

Hooked the first time! Still got the program. I remember that they passed out garbage bags after the show and if you filled one up you got a free ticket to the next days show.

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Joined: Nov 10 2007
Great show!

This was my first Dead show. Attended the next day show as well. If I'm not mistaken, this show began around 11:00 a.m., lasted all day, and didn't end until after midnight, or something. The Dead and Allman Brothers were alternating throughout the day, and Wet Willie played, too. We were on the field of RFK about 1/2 way back, and everyone was wasted. I remember ending up with about 4 roachclips, and didn't take any to the show. lol

These were the days when the Dead seemed to play forever. You could go for a pretty cheap price, and listen to awesome music all day long. Plus you could take coolers into the stadium back then. Nothing like attending a Grateful Dead show, especially at one of the best football stadiums in the U.S.A. Too bad the Redskins don't play there anymore!

1973 was one of the better years for the Grateful Dead, if you liked some of their more mellow music.

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Joined: Dec 29 2007
First Show

I took the train down from Jersey, I skipped the last week of Freshman year in H.S. to attend the show. I didn't know much about the Dead or The Allman's other then the lead members were Jerry and Greg. This was an experience for me and a life time of memories. As it turned out my life long buddy attended the same concert that weekend, prior to us meeting. we since attended some 75 shows together, We still talk about the awsome weekend and the heat of RFK stadium. Funny thing, we went on a bus trip some 15 years or so later to see the dead at the same place and it was just as hot, so much so our, coke salitified in our pockets, major bummer!!!...lol

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Joined: May 11 2008
I remember the heat

Hitched a ride with my friend the do dah man, we both had an oz with us. Slept on the grass before the show, baked all day long, good times

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Joined: Jul 18 2008
RFK was smokin'

Hot day, the Dead played ALL day from noonish well into the evening. The Allmans came out did thier show, which was great. Then a combined jam which I remember as "One Way Out".

It was general admission, we walked around RFK and at one point made our way to the stage, stepping over bodies... quite the obstacle course in the infield. When we exited back to the stands we again tippy toed through the prostrate bodies and after we "made it" through the field, it was a GREAT relief.

Hot, yes indeed. But D.C. is alway hot in the summer time.

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Joined: Dec 20 2007
One of my favorites

What a weekend! Went with friends - we did it up right and got a hotel room. Opened the blinds on the room to discover we were directly opposite a window in the police station - at least that's what I think I remember........
Just out of High School - not a care in the world - seeing my two favorite bands together - couldn't get much better!

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Joined: Jan 13 2009
My First Show, too

Traveled up from Florida with a few friends....stayed at buddy's parents house in Maryland (in the basement) Great show, I still have the program. Had some wicked Orange Barrel....My well meaning buddy's mom came to the basement sometime after our return from the show and all I can remember her saying was, "I hope you fellows had something for your head!!" (referencing the sun)...We all laughed so hard, I thought I was going to puke. I also remember all the skyrockets being shot at the stage....at least, I think I saw them. I'm 61 and headed for Greensboro..

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Joined: Jan 18 2009
GOOD TIMES----

CRIUSED DOWN FROM PEQUA L.I. --TO M-NOW DECEASED BUDDY--HE'S UNCLES; PLACE----YOUNG RAGING LOOOOOAAA TICKS TO SEE A CONCERT IN RFK STADIUM WASH, D.C.------OOHH I FORGOT TO MENTION MY FREIND;S UNCLE A PRIEST R.C.--IN A TOUGH SIDE OF TOWN----DIDN'T MATTER TO A BUNCH OF INDUCED AMEAOBAS---2 DAYS OF "DEAD" ANDOTHER MUSIC!

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Robert F. Kennedy Stadium - June 9, 1973