June 09, 1973
Set List:Promised Land
Looks Like Rain
They Love Each Other
Box of Rain
Beat it on Down the Line
China Cat Sunflower
I Know You Rider
Playing in the Band
Me and My Uncle
Eyes of the World
Attendees of this show
Six or seven of us headed in a VW van to Washington, DC to see the Dead and Allman Brothers (from Rhode Island)...Junior year, college.. I was happy to be going on a trip anywhere, much less to a stadium named after Robert Kennedy, Jr. We camped in an open field nearby that seemed to "appear". I remember hearing Truckin and singing it all night long...I remember hearing Jessica and watching Dickie Betz (?) and needing water. I didn't think I would ever stop laughing/THE BEST entry!
I had just graduated from high school and went with friends from Philly. Still have a picture. Would not have remembered the set list though!
the temperature, I mean! I just have snapshots in my mind of moments from that weekend. Like a fever-induced dream.
We drove down from the Bronx the night before, and slept under the shade of the Washington Monument.
I had never seen DC before.
All I remember of the concert is the HEAT...well, I DO remember Doug Sahm, I liked the song Mendocino...but I think I was asleep when the Dead came on.
Well, I do remember waking up at "Playing in the Band".
I know at the time I thought it was a GREAT "PITB".
But....damn it was HOT that weekend!
On the way back up to NYC, we ran out of gas money for the van, and had to panhandle at a rest stop in Maryland.
A nice couple on a motorcycle gave us FIVE DOLLARS, which seemed like a LOT of money at the time!
Drove to this concert with my brother Rick and 2 girls from Carteret,NJ. I got separated from them going in to the concert. They went on the field while I found a shady spot sitting behind the stage. Doug Sahm Band opened, then the Grateful Dead played, followed by the Allman Bros. It was a hot and sunny day in DC.
Stories I won't put in writing. Entirely too much fun. Life altering event. Good Times with Good Friends (who still talk about it today......2011 !!)
6-10-73 was the better show but not because this one didn't try hard. It pales to 6-10 and that's it. I seem to remember orange barrels, window pane and bottle rockets shot into the hot soupy over RFK. Second set highlight included Playing and Eye's. The 6-9 Eye's pales in comparison to 6-10 version. IMHO.