Grateful Dead

Kezar Stadium - May 26, 1973

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Kezar Stadium

May 26, 1973

San Francisco, CA US

Average: 5 (15 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: Nov 6 2011
My last bay area show

What a fun day, sunny, in the park, with Waylon and NRPS the country/bluegrass vibe was in the air. You could tell the next day who had attended, the sunburned faces attested to looking into the setting afternoon sun behind the stage. Yes, it would be nice to have this released, there is so much good music from this day.

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Joined: Jul 18 2007
bad sunburns on the part in my hair!

Great day. Waylon was awesome, and credited the Dead with opening him up to a whole new audience. Lots of great memories, but certainly Phil's quadraphonic bass solo was pretty unique! One of the most impressive China Doll's in memory.

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Joined: Oct 15 2013
Killer show!

Enhanced by purple microdots which were going around. Jerry said that's some good acid. One of the best concerts I've ever been to, that and the closing of Winterland, the tapes back that up! I know the tape has a splice, but this show is too great to go unreleased. I would buy it even with the glitch.
Anyone with pictures from this show please message me.

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Joined: Dec 11 2011
The Sun blazed accross the sky from morning to sunset...

Came up from Monterrey where I (19-yrs old) was visiting some friends half-way through a 5000+ mi trek hitching from Chicago. As I recall, we were in the stadium early, like ~10:00AM for an 11:00AM start. At ~10:30AM someone from NRPS (Marmaduke?) called over the PA "you don't mind if we start EARLY do ya'?" Of course we all went nuts and they started playing!--Then there were these sheets of translucent-blue, 4-sided pyramids(1200 mc) with a little dip at the top, kinda like 3-D windowpanes -- Waylon fit right in after NRPS country-rock set, then the Dead started sometime early afternoon (at which time I was already seeking shade from an unrelenting Sun) and played ~5-hours (of course, always taking long breaks between songs, or string of songs). The entire show was AWESOME, UNFORGETTABLE and full of LOVE...Oh, take me back!!

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Joined: Oct 15 2013
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You have to hear it there, it's the only way. Tapes got a glitch so that is that. I doubt it gets released.


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Kezar Stadium - May 26, 1973