On July 19, 1974, the Dead returned to their home state between trips east with the Wall of Sound. Watch out for the insanely smooth segment that closes the second set: Weather Report Suite > Spanish Jam > Eyes of the World > China Doll.
Author: J Freitag
On July 12, 1990, the Grateful Dead played RFK Stadium in Washington, D.C. The first set was marred by weather-related delays, but still featured a nice Bertha in which the drenched crowd roars at the “caught in a rainstorm” line and an excellent Cassidy.
It’s the Fourth of July, that one hot summer day when everyone gets together to try and recite the “Fourth of July bicentennial brouhaha” line from Dazed & Confused. And to celebrate the birth of a nation. Here’s some quality tune-age to go with it.
This weekend, Phish is hosting Super Ball IX, a three-day festival in Watkins Glen, NY. This is fest #9 for the band, and to commemorate it, they’ve released a fantastic (and free!) compilation of highlights from the previous eight. Download/stream it here.