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Kezar Stadium
San Francisco, California

From 1972 to 1995, there are five very fine shows on this date, but our Dead of the Day is the uneblievable three-set Kezar show from 1973. The night begins with Bobby coming in a half beat late on Promised Land, but the band just blistering the rest of the song and setting up a phenomenal night of music. In that first set, the Sugaree glistens with bright vocals from Jerry and some great work by the entire band, especially Phil’s occasional bombs, Keith’s lyrical fills, and Jerry’s glowing guitar work. The Mexicali that follows could not be more different, but is still just as exquisite with a twinge of New Orleans jazz inflecting the Bobby cowboy tune. With Row Jimmy, the Dead pick up right where they left off...