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Friday, June 8, 2018

Looks Like Rain for the Versatile Grateful Dead in Tempe, November 25, 1973

I woke the day 45 years ago (i wish), felt your  side of bed (wished even harder), the covers were still warm. I was dreaming it was raining in Arizona.  Pure fantasy right?

Not true, I was cold in Maine in the attic, but I was four days past my first true Trip.
So I was heading towards the bus, which would stop in Boston in exactly 23 months.

Meanwhile, the Dead were amidst Maybe The Best Tour Ever, starting with The Seven  and making the Magic Winterland shows in November and the Delightful December in Boston, Ohio, ending up with Florida.  Tempe is not considered in the top-tier of these shows but I would gladly trade many of my tourdates for this Rainy Arizona Afternoon.

A typically wonderful 14 sing set-one ends with a typically wonderful Playing In The Band.  You can have the 320s heres.

And although the second set play have been shortened to the weather, it is a wonderful Eyes of the World>Weather Report Suite that starts the set.

Archive's Chris U says the band woke up on the right set of the bed here. Give it a listen.  Less known is not lesser quality

 Promised Land
Beat it on Down the Line
Don't Ease Me In
Black Throated Wind
Tennessee Jed
Mexicali Blues
China Cat Sunflower
I Know You Rider
Big River
Row Jimmy
Me and My Uncle
Brown Eyed Women
Playing in the Band

Eyes of the World
WRS Prelude
WRS Part 1
Let It Grow
Casey Jones
Sugar Magnolia
Goin' Down the Road Feeling Bad
One More Saturday Night

We Bid You Goodnight

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