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August 1st - 8th Annual Meet-Up At The Movies

Come one, come all! On August 1st, we'll be bringing the boogie back to your favorite local moving picture house for the 8th Annual Grateful Dead Meet-Up at the Movies. This year's special cinema event is the full concert from July 7, 1989 at Philadelphia’s John F. Kennedy Stadium.

The final show at the historic venue, this one offers a peak snapshot of the Dead’s 1989 tour, where the band played to some of its biggest audiences ever, a result of the group’s only Top 40 hit, “Touch of Grey.” On this super-hot night (literally and figuratively), the Dead blazed through staples like "Hell In A Bucket" and "Scarlet Begonias," got in a few Blues, and pulled out a pair from the upcoming Built To Last- the aching ballad “Standing On The Moon” into the poignant “Blow Away,” a song co-written by keyboardist Brent Mydland, who sadly died a year later. And the last song ever performed at JFK Stadium? It was the Dead's cover of Dylan's "Knockin' On Heaven's Door."

Gather up your Grateful tribe and be sure to come on down early - we'll be revealing an exclusive look at the Dead's soon-to-be-announced 2018 boxed set.

Get your tickets here.



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Joined: Jan 13 2010
excellent show

the sound was awesome. nice, rich, full sound.

I enjoyed this much more this time. when I attended a few years ago, I was like, "eh, it's okay..."

thank you, ptb!

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Joined: Feb 1 2014
07/07/89 Theatrical Review

Decent show musically. Especially considering it reached 91 degrees that day and the band seemed like they were sweltering.
As far as the theatrical production, I found it to be flawed in many ways.
I read somewhere that is was remastered but in hindsight, I believe just the promotional video trailer was remastered, not the film.
Phil's bass is very low in the mix, at times barely there at all.
As a professional videographer, I couldn't help but notice the first set was fairly well shot and edited, however, the second set was full of missed shots, blurry focus, and horrible editing. As if some of their cameras weren't in operation during second set because they had no long shots or additional footage to go to when their A camera didn't have a we're left watching drum kit stands, speakers and at times, just a black screen.
Sound quality in our theater was good, not great, not bad.
Certainly wasn't shot with the intention of becoming a theatrical release.
BTW: Six days after this 1989 show, then-Mayor Wilson Goode condemned the stadium due to multiple findings by city inspectors that the structure was structurally unsafe and a potential fire hazard.

Joined: Aug 22 2007

Can't hear Phil at all for the 2nd year in a row here in Stroudsburg, PA. Sucks

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Joined: Jan 21 2015
2 hours 17 minutes to go

Happy Birthday Jerry

waving that flag wide and high brother

Can't wait to see this show tonight. Movies are fun but extra fun when the boys are on screen.

Have a save and grateful show everyone.......

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Joined: Jun 5 2007
Ha! Marye...

I'll be 2.500 miles away but sitting right next to you just the same!


Happy B=Day Jerry!

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Joined: May 26 2007
if you're going to Walnut Creek

Come find me! I'm the old one with the glasses... Which is sorta like saying I'm the one in the tie-dye, but still.

Joined: Jan 13 2010
looking forward to this

after last year's sound debacle (don't get me started), I am looking forward to this being sound in sound and vision.

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Joined: Jan 18 2015
be dancin in the seats well as the aisles, lines, lot...well, you get the gist.

Multiple venues to see the boys in the DFW environs, we'll be there, and be not square.

Happy Birthday Jerry, cya downtown.

Joined: Sep 4 2017
Already Released

They already released this as a DVD and 3 CD set in 2010.

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Joined: Jun 5 2007
Release of 1989 summer tour content

What makes me think a box set may be in the long-term plan of archive releases?


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