Grateful Dead

Kezar Stadium - May 26, 1973

Kezar Stadium

May 26, 1973

San Francisco, CA US

Average: 5 (22 votes)


afternoon concert - billing: GD; NRPS; Waylon Jennings

Set List:

Promised Land
Jack Straw
Tennessee Jed
The Race Is On
Mexicali Blues
Row Jimmy
Looks Like Rain
They Love Each Other
Playing in the Band

Here Comes Sunshine
El Paso
Beat it on Down the Line
You Ain't Woman Enough
Box of Rain
China Cat Sunflower
I Know You Rider
Big River
Around and Around

Mississippi Half-Step
Me and My Uncle
He's Gone
The Other One
Eyes of the World
China Doll
Sugar Magnolia
Casey Jones

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Joined: Jun 6 2007
Wow!! KEZAR 1973!!

If you like long shows this ones a monster. The sound of the instruments on this one are just beautiful esp. Jerry's guitar. China>Rider is one of my all time favorites even with a cut right after China.

Would buy 2 copies of DP's, or even DL's volume #1?!

Joined: Jun 9 2007
2nd Best show ever, best ever w/o a Darkstar

Hey now!
If you have never heard this show you are certainly missing out. For not having a Darkstar, this show hits some of the most amazing spaces. The He's Gone has wonderful Cosmic Charlie phrasing from Bobby and a really funky ragtime injection from Keith. The final vocal chorus from the band on He's Gone is nothing short of mind blowing. Then there's the transition from He's Gone into Truckin' with more of Bobby's "Ode to Cosmic Charlie" and some of Jerry's best playing of the year, just absolutely gorgeous. Only 2-13-70 bests this music, and 2-13-70 should not even count because it is from an entirely different universe. Everything after Truckin' is spot on- including the best Sugar Magnolia ever. Billy just attacks Sugar Mag as soon as Bobby even hints at playing the song and when Bobby yells, "easy now," it is just plain delerium. PLEASE RELEASE THIS SHOW. It would be really cool to see a release of this show co-packed with 5-26-93, the last great jam. THANK YOU GRATEFUL DEAD!

Joined: Jun 13 2007

one of the best shows I ever an unusually hot day in SF....fond memories
I have copies of the show but would treasure an authorized release...please include the NRPS since their set was also choice !!!

Joined: Jun 17 2007
this show expanded my

this show expanded my horizons who knew there were hip country songwriters

Joined: Jun 24 2007
I remember this as a really

I remember this as a really long show on a warm, sunny day. I was sore for a week after from sunburn and sore muscles from dancing and dancing. Jesus, what music.

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Joined: Jun 13 2007
what a day waylon nrps and the boys

played football with Bill and the crew what a great day
the music was was !!!!!!!!!!!^%#@$%#@$$%^%#@

Joined: Aug 5 2007
Kezar 73

It was my first concert and first Dead show. I was 13 years old and made the mistake going with my best friend and my girlfriend. My best friend ended up with my girlfriend, so I hung out with my bro and partied with him and got into the music to forget about it. NRPS, Waylen Jennings were great also from what I remember!! I don't remember much else. My other older brother crashed out on the lawn because the concert was long(thats what I appreciate about the Dead). I remember telling people at school that I went to the concert. Someone replied, "why see the Dead when you could have gone to see Led Zepplin the next week at Kezar. I don't regret it at all now!! KJ

Joined: Sep 24 2007
One of the best

oh yea....this was one show that really stands out in my memory.....waylon and the riders were terrific.....and the boys were really on target the whole show......the billing of waylon and the boys was fantastic.....only foreshadowed by my all time billing duo.....the Who and the Woody Herman Orchestra......look back with such great memories of this show and many others i saw mostly at winterland that year......thanks for peace and long live jerry and the rose boys!!!!...jim

Joined: Nov 17 2009
no joke, this is a

no joke, this is a super-classic show. agree totally with andthelam: a no-brainer for dick's picks or road trips. the china>rider is just stunning.

Joined: Mar 2 2010
i was there too...

...and after that went to see Johnny Winter at Winterland! Was I ever the trooper!


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Kezar Stadium - May 26, 1973