Pink Floyd Concert Outside Washington, DC in 1973

This photo shows one of the greatest bands of all time, Pink Floyd, playing a concert at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Maryland, just outside Washington, DC. This was either June 20th or 21st of 1973.

Roger Waters, David Gilmour, Nick Mason, and Richard Wright made up the psychedelic British rock band and that spring they released what possibly is the best rock album of all time: The Dark Side of the Moon.

Pink Floyd concert in 1973

Source: U.S. National Archives

The picture above shows the long-haired Gilmour in his mellow, tranced way of strumming guitar while Roger Waters hair-covered face is in the background as he lays down a hypnotic bass line.

According to setlist.fm, below were the songs they played those two nights.

  1. Obscured by Clouds
  2. When You’re In
  3. Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun
  4. Careful with That Axe, Eugene
  5. Echoes
  6. Speak to Me
  7. Breathe
  8. On the Run
  9. Time
  10. Breathe (Reprise)
  11. The Great Gig in the Sky
  12. Money
  13. Us and Them
  14. Any Colour You Like
  15. Brain Damage
  16. Eclipse
  17. Encore: One of These Days

And here’s the second night.

  1. Echoes
  2. Obscured by Clouds
  3. When You’re In
  4. Childhood’s End
  5. Careful with That Axe, Eugene
  6. Speak to Me
  7. Breathe
  8. On the Run
  9. Time
  10. Breathe (Reprise)
  11. The Great Gig in the Sky
  12. Money
  13. Us and Them
  14. Any Colour You Like
  15. Brain Damage
  16. Eclipse
  17. Encore: One of These Days