Show Details


RFK Stadium

Washington, DC

USA

Grateful Dead

June 10, 1973

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Set List

Set 3

  1. It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes A Train To Cry*
  2. That's All Right, Mama*
  3. The Promised Land*
  4. Not Fade Away* >
  5. Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad* >
  6. Drums* >
  7. Not Fade Away*
  8. Johnny B. Goode*

Show Notes

* w/ Dickey Betts, Butch Trucks, and Merl Saunders


  • Jerry Garcia guitar, vocals

  • Bob Weir
    guitar, vocals

  • Phil Lesh
    bass, vocals

  • Bill Kreutzmann
    drums

  • Keith Godchaux
    keyboards

  • Donna Jean Godchaux
    vocals

Additional Acts:
  • Wet Willie
  • The Allman Brothers Band

Show Facts

First "It Takes a Lot To Laugh, It Takes a Train To Cry".
First "Thats All Right Mama".

Final "Wave That Flag"

* "Wave That Flag" was played 15 times between February and June of 1973. The lyrics varied somewhat from performance to performance until they were solidified and the song renamed to U.S Blues.



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4 Comments

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Don Kain | Monday, May 25th, 2015

My first Dead show. I was there for the ABB and had no idea what the Dead were about. Wet Willie opened, followed by the Dead, with ABB taking the nightime slot.
I wandered right up to the stage to get a good look as they were tuning up. Jerry had his hair in double-sided pony tails. A friendly stranger told me “you can trust your head to Jerry.” It took me years to appreciate the wisdom of that statement, but I got it.
I was impressed by how soft and gently they opened up the show with Morning Dew with Jerry sensitively sprinkling tones over the gathering. Not what I expected from what I thought were just a bunch of crazy acid-heads.
Jerry and the Dead performed their brain surgery on me and opened up lots of new space. And I’m still trusting it.

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Jenna Rose | Sunday, April 26th, 2015

I remember the railroad had to add more trains in NYC as there were so many of us going, we packed in like sardines, even taking up the luggage spaces. Amazing experience, amazing show.

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Aziz Dehkan | Saturday, January 17th, 2015

The Dickie Betts jam still rings in my ears today.

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Stephen Dill | Wednesday, October 29th, 2014

My first Dead show, I came for the Allman Brothers.