Heading into the afternoon here on the East Coast, and coasting through the morning on the Left: you need a Dead show, Enthusiasts. Coffee will only take you so far on a Thursday.
Try this one on for size: 3/24/73 from the Spectrum in Philly. This show’s got everything that the label of “1973” promises: big-ass China>Rider, 20-minute Playing, front-loaded Dark Star (all the jam is before the lyrics, instead of the usual “Garcia sings the head and then they play for a half-hour,” He’s Gone>Truckin’, plus Phil does an interpretative dance to Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah.
Life is short; listen to ’73. Plus, remember what Diego Rivera said:
La forma más adecuada para celebrar el Cinco de Mayo es una caliente ’73 .
You gonna argue with Diego Rivera?