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Event Date: Saturday, July 28, 1973
Start Time: 7:00 PM *
Band: The Allman Brothers Band
Venue: Racecourse
Location: Watkins Glen, New York Weather ForecastWeather Map of Venue Map
 
OrderSong or Setlist Comment
1. Wasted Words
2. Done Somebody Wrong
3. Southbound
4. Stormy Monday
5. In Memory of Elizabeth Reed
6. Come and Go Blues
7. Trouble No More
8. Blue Sky
9. One Way Out
Set II:
10. Statesboro Blues
11. Ramblin' Man
12. Jessica
13. Midnight Rider
14. You Don't Love Me
15. Les Brers In A Minor
16. Whipping Post
Jam w/members of Dead & Band
17. Mountain Jam
18. Johnny B. Goode
19. Not Fade Away
The Band, ABB, Grateful Dead
According to a fan, ABB did a sound check
on 7/27/73 after The Band
Played Wasted Words,
Come and Go Blues, Liz Reed, Ramblin' Man
 
GalleryDescription
MemorabiliaWatkins Glen tix
Ticketsrfk stadium 73
Ticketswatkins glen 73
TicketsWatkins Glen '73 ticket
 

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Wow Mountain Jam with the Dead and you can tell. This has tape flaws Ranges from B+ to A+ on the songs well worth having
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not the best quality; the Dead tunes actually come through a tad bit crisper than ABB
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my hometown!!!
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SBD peffered. have the deads set from the same day. lots to trade
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my first Allman, dead, band show, I need to have all 3 please contact
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willing to trade for a copy
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Homeboy's Complete Watkins Glen
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I also accept SBD/FLAC DVD-R Data discs also. Will B&P ASAP for this show!
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Would .love a copy of this show..Have some recent DTB to trade....... Thanks
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Have shows from early 70's, willing to trade
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Hi, of course I'd like a perfect soundboard copy but I'm over 50 and already know not to be picky. Can anyone help me obtain a nice copy of both the ABB and GD sets? thanks!
CDRAelarden
I'll trade all that i got for this show
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would LOVE to get ahold of this one
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Love anything w/ GD + ABB
CDRA-Unknownoggie
looking to jam tis at the track this summer
CDRA-SBDtenroh
I have the Grateful Dead set from same day (four CDR) to trade
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I wasn't around for the show, but I grew up about 45 min. away from the Glen. A little help with this one.
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Looking for CD or Casette of SBD or FM of the Allman Brothers 2 sets on 7/28/73
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the Watkins Glen show was my first ABB concert
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Help! need this one badly.....any help much appreciated, AAAAA
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Have the dead set from the day. lots to trade
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Gift for a friend!
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I've been searching for a copy of this set for 30 years!
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Allman Brothers Band: Watkins Glen, NY (Score: 1)
by cryptical17 (cryptical17@hotmail.com)
on Jan 01, 2002 - 12:00 PM
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The Allmans' Watkins Glen Set is vastly underrated. I believe Butch Trucks mentioned somewhere that he didn't think this was one of their better gigs. However, the opinion of a band member of his own performance can be far from objective


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Allman Brothers Band: Watkins Glen, NY (Score: 1)
by Stephen (garfield_44m@yahoo.com)
on Jan 01, 2002 - 12:00 PM
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Wow -- 28 years to the day later, this remains my favorite all-time concert experience. Everyone, from the concert goers to the locals to the police, was so friendly -- I remember there were jugs of spring water that they were giving away,


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Allman Brothers Band: Watkins Glen, NY (Score: 1)
by Stephen (garfield_44M@yahoo.com)
on Jan 01, 2002 - 12:00 PM
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This was the first Brothers show I ever went to and what an experience it was. Never saw so many people in my life (well in fact there never WERE so many people in one place ever before). The soundcheck was pure magic, particularly the Dead


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Re: Allman Brothers Band: Watkins Glen, NY(Score: 1)
by Ziggy on Mar 04, 2002 - 12:43 AM
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Was there. The Dead's soundcheck the night before was fabulous and their set the next day was decent (I have this Master Reel>DAT>My DAT and any copy of this show probably came through me). ABB show also a lot of fun and I enjoyed it quite a bit.

If anyone has this show (I have the Bros Jam w/Dead) on CDR or DAT I would like to track it down. Thanks.


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Re: Allman Brothers Band: Watkins Glen, NY(Score: 1)
by Bingylandmusic on Aug 01, 2003 - 11:12 AM
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The event it self transcended the music while the musical lineup was at the time a dream line up(btw the band was an addition in place of Leon Russell). My friends and I came over from Ithaca 29 mi(some of them had come up from Binghamton to join us) arriving on Thursday night @ the Glen in the rain, we were just glad to finally pitch our tents and settle in. We woke up not knowing exactly where the show was to be, a state many found themselves in. We then proceeded to the actually concert field that was off the race track by a few hundred yards. Strange scene that Friday, by noon on Friday maybe 100,000 people were starting to mark their concert spots. The field itself had pyramids of boxes of bottle water four one gallon jugs to a box for anyone to take while the 500 or maybe more portable Toilets, which looked adequate at that time.

Friday was the day the ice was to be used up if you had it and much alcohol flowed freely . As I went to the bummer tent(that's what they called it) to visit some friends from the medical school at cornel who had volunteered to be there, the band opened up to my surprise with" baby don't do it" and the crowd roared and became alive. A very unexpected surprise at the time. After my visit at to the tent(btw I was nursing a sports injury and was trying to be careful not to do much partying early on) so details and memories of this part of the day are better than Saturdays. The band stopped and with no notice or announcements, the crowd roared again as Garcia walked from one side of the stage to meet Gregg Allman in the middle to embrace each other. I knew something was up then. I meandered closer to the stage something that would only possible on Friday and then it took some effort. As I got close maybe 50 yards The brothers Broke out with One Way Out!!!! then Liz reed. and then a new song Ramblin Man, Man ,Only three songs but it was an exciting half hour or so.

I returned to our now little fort of boxes of water surrounding where our group of 14 people would hold up for the next 30 hrs) The dead came on for their sound check later and played an extended set of maybe a hr or so.

Now we were ready for the real show and excitement was running high.We stayed put in our fort of water boxes.

Saturday was hot, Africa hot.. the crowd was now enormous and I could see steams of people still coming from afar. Helicopters were flying in out and planes were circling the area but were not allowed by the state police to fly over the crowd.. To give an idea of how many people were there, it would now take 20 minutes to walk 75 yds to those now inundated toilets. This is where I start to get a little foggy because I was drinking water that had lsd in it and before I was told, I may have drank a lot(scary because I wasn't sure how high I was going to get) This is where friends play a big part and I budded up with one and My best friends younger sister. We watched out for each other after making a pact. I walked with her to the portable toilets just to help with her bearings. As I became somewhat of a space man as the legs and arms were a huge sea. I was experienced tripper but this was tough because of the faces kept coming out of no where. Thank god for the greatfull dead -- I mean it, They have been accused of playing it safe at the Glen and I had seen them before and new they could get wild and experimental, but they played a mellow two set show- It was nice and I felt safe during it. They were ***** great for that day...

The heat and sun were stifling and this fair skinned Irish kid got fried. The Band came onto threatened skies of a thunder storms while in the middle of their set a parachutist and his group broke through the sky barricade and dove over the crowd. One died attempting to Join up with the others for some kind of flare show. His flare blew up on his belt, killing him as he sailed into the trees past the stage. But most people did not realize the seriousness of his situation until much later.

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Re: Allman Brothers Band: Watkins Glen, NY (Score: 1)
by BarrySmith (cryptical70@yahoo.com)
on Oct 15, 2005 - 07:05 PM
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This show is perfect for the next volume of "ALLMAN BROTHERS BRAND" which is the ABB's version of Dicks Picks. I am sure the entire show is available as a soundboard. I have it as an audience and this show is amazing. What are they waiting for? Release Watkins Glen soundboard in its entirety!!


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Re: Allman Brothers Band: Watkins Glen, NY(Score: 1)
by watkinsglen1973 on Jul 29, 2012 - 12:16 AM
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If you were there, surely this date is stamped in you brain as a life-altering event? It forever changed my life, as I am sure it changed the other 599,999 others who gathered for the largest one-day concert crowd ever recorded. On that hot and muggy day we gathered 600,000 strong for our generation’s “Woodstock.” I was way too young in 1969 to make it to Woodstock’s 3 day show, and after hearing all summer long what was planned for July 28th, 1973, I marked that day on my to-do list, made a sign that simply said Watkins Glen, and being more than 250 miles away, yet 5 miles from my house, I through my thumb out and less than 15 minutes later was in a VW mini bus with another guy who was driving, and two very attractive females, headed to what was promise3d to be the concert of a lifetime. I was not disappointed, even after hiking 4 miles uphill to the concert area. Tales of a warm-up sound check had the crowd buzzing, as did the plethora of psychedelics that were dealt in plain view on the last road leading into the concert grounds. At midnight, at least 50 people on each side of the road hollered, mesc, acid, reds, etc., etc., etc and after scoring a few hits of blotter and a hit of what was described as blue mescaline, this freshly graduated 18 year old waded into the concert area checking out where I thought would be a great viewing area for the next day’s show. Tripped all night and into the morning, The Dead took the stage for their 4.5 hour show promptly at noon. A break, then The Band, and finally what I had made the trip for, my first ever Allman Brothers Band concert. Dickey was in great form, and for some reason I remember him wearing a light blue long sleeved shirt. THE LARGEST ONE DAY CONCERT CROWD EVER, WITH 600,000 enjoying The Dead, The Band, and The Allman Brothers Band. If you were there, please share? It was a life changing event in my life, so much so that I have the concert poster, aptly named The Summer Jam, tattooed on my back. 39 years ago my friends! I remember most of it like it was yesterday, and will never ever forget that hot day in July of 1973 when all was wonderful in our world!!!
IF YOU WERE THERE, PLEASE SHARE YOUR STORY??


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