Baltimore Civic Center - March 26, 1973
March 26, 1973
Wolfman Jack introduced the band before the second set
Set List:Promised Land
The Race Is On
Wave That Flag
Box of Rain
Beat it on Down the Line
Brown Eyed Women
China Cat Sunflower
I Know You Rider
Looks Like Rain
Don't Ease Me In
Playing in the Band
Ramble On Rose
Here Comes Sunshine
Greatest Story Ever Told
Me and My Uncle
Me and Bobby McGee
Eyes of the World
One More Saturday Night
Attendees of this show
truecount, Blue42, Jimmymack_49, firstname.lastname@example.org, mindglow, dybbuk9000, gbenn52, walbers23, drc456, DeadPaulDavis, Mr-Charlie2, gcubed1156, Katimae, bobbyozz, tommynine, redeft, Uncle Deuce, sunkota, Sam228, Rock Bottom, S Grey, fatmanrocks, Ted S, Tuna, steve73, eclipse, otto conner, old but not dead, carlaplattwatercolors, wolf, DinoYo, TheDireWolf, churninern, Ramblinldy, scullroses, stamato, jdwilgus, dmhdead, noyatin, markh
This was the first time I saw the Dead and.....along with 2 other friends I went with, I took the first girl I had sex with to this show.
What a show! It was the first of many...(girls and Dead concerts) I was a young un' ;)
Great show. I was also at the September 1972 show, which is now a Dick's Pick Vol. 23.
I think of the two that I saw in Baltimore the 1973 show was better. Donna Jean belted out Playing in the Band, and one extended Jam really tore the house down.
That summer I saw them at RFK.
Good year for Concerts.
We were so far up front you could lift your feet off the ground and stay upright. These kids (maybe 13 years old - black city kids) pushed their way up to the stage, then turned around and came charging back. I felt a hand in my back pocket but by the time I reacted the kid was ten people back and gone. I was in no condition to attempt a chase. Fuck it. the show was great and this was in the days before credit cards.
I still remember the revolving mirror ball during "Playing in the Band" that evening, but Wolf Man Jack introducing the second set was an amazing way to lead into the line honoring him in the next song. I'm listening to this show right now for the fist time since that evening all those years ago and being very grateful for the archivists who made this possible. Thank you all--and congratulations on the big article in today's NEW YORK TIMES. I'm also thankful I got to see Mr. Garcia play with Old and in the Way here in my home state of Virginia...but that's another story...
This was my first show while on spring break with my freshman year college Deadhead buds. Great show and seeing Wolfman Jack in his heyday was one of the highlights of the night. The music was blowing my head off from start to finish as to see, hear, and FEEL "Playing In The Band", "Candyman", and "Morning Dew" right in front of me was overwhelming. The one song that hit me in the head, heart, and gut was "He's Gone" dedicated to the passing of Pigpen who we had never seen but felt his presence on stage and in our souls that glorious night. It took me 42 years to post this but it still seems like last night.
We had gone to see Neil Young in January and he walked off the stage like the diva he is. We were very disappointed but the next day, Dead tickets were going on sale. We trudged up to the Civic Center from the University of Baltimore, finagled our way to a good "number" on the waiting list, and were able to score 10 seats in the 8th row. I had Workingman's Dead, American Beauty, The Skull and Bones album but from the first tune, "Promised Land", I was hooked. I thought "This is what it's all about. Play music, don't bullshit with the crowd." Forty-two years ago today. Thanks, guys.