This was a great place to experience the dead. I caught five shows there; 77, 81, 82, 83, 85.
I loved the outdoor shows, no echo. I could almost picture the notes skipping off over the hills, running free.
I'm sure they are still out there; frollicking in the morning dew.
On this date in Deadhead history:
- In 1969, the Grateful Dead played the Electric Theater in Chicago.
- In 1981, the Grateful Dead played Manor Downs in Austin, TX.
- In 1984, the Grateful Dead played Five Seasons Center in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
- In 1986, the Grateful Dead played Rich Stadium in Orchard Park, NY. Cold Rain > Fire opens the 2nd set.
- In 1987, the Grateful Dead played Schaefer Stadium in Foxboro, MA.
- In 1989, the Grateful Dead played Rich Stadium in Orchard Park, NY. [Truckin’ up to Buffalo]
- In 1990, the Grateful Dead played Sandstone Amphitheater in Bonner Springs, KS.
"In 1995, the Grateful Dead DIDN'T play Deer Creek Amp in Noblesville, IN"
...and that SUCKED and still does, and to me always will.
“The Omnipotent Grateful Dead!”
On this date in Deadhead history:
- In 1966, the Grateful Dead played the Fillmore Auditorium in San Francisco, CA.
- In 1969, the Grateful Dead played Reed's Ranch in Colorado Springs, CO.
- In 1970, the Grateful Dead played McMahon Stadium in Calgary, Canada.
- In 1978, the Grateful Dead played the Civic Center in St. Paul, MN.
- In 1984, the Grateful Dead played the Starlight Theater in Kansas City, MO.
- In 1988, the Grateful Dead played another fun show at Oxford Speedway in Oxford Plains, ME.
- In 1994, the Grateful Dead played Shoreline Amphitheater. Eyes>Fire is kinda cool.
- In 1995, the Grateful Dead DIDN'T play Deer Creek Amp in Noblesville, IN.
What a pity!!! I was 14 at my first show (7-18-72) and remember that summer with fondest memories...
And to top it off, the Sullivan Stadium show in '89 on the same date was the first show I attended! Though I had no idea it was called that, it was and always will be Foxboro Stadium to me. :-)
The only regrets I have in life are those things that I did not do. The Oxford Plains Speedway shows are at the top of the list. And the fact that today happens to be the first day I look at this “Today in the history of GD” and it just so happens to be on that fateful day in ‘89. I was supposed to go, had a ticket, was ready and waiting. This was to be my first Dead show. My older cousin got me a ticket, as well as one for my older sister who was to go as my ‘babysitter’ since I was only 13; this was the only way my parents would let me go. To make a long story short my sister made the decision not to go (that B*tch!). Anyway, I had to wait till the following summer to see them for the first time. I have always been upset about this since they were phenomenal shows. (I haven’t let my sister forget it either, and she now regrets it as well! lol) I was thankful that my neighbor was able to get me the tapes of the show within a week but …..the dead were never allowed to come back to Maine, and I feel that I missed something really special. So, I hope you all who had the good fortune to attend it treasure your memories because from everything I’ve heard (tapes and personal stories) it was definitely one to go down in the history books of great shows. Cheers!
Just thought I'd remind folks here that Aud's doing this because she rocks.
Today is July 2. On this date in Deadhead history:
- In 1971, the Grateful Dead played their last show at the Fillmore West in San Francisco. Other One dedicated to Owsley.
- In 1981, the Grateful Dead played The Summit in Houston, TX.
- In 1985, the Grateful Dead played the Civic Arena in Pittsburgh, PA.
- In 1986, the Grateful Dead played the Rubber Bowl in Akron, Ohio. Dylan sits in on Don't Think Twice and Baby Blue.
- In 1987, the Grateful Dead played the Silver Stadium in Rochester, NY.
- In 1988, the Grateful Dead played a fantastic show at the Oxford Speedway in Oxford Plains, ME. Great Iko>Jack Straw in the first set. A really good Blow Away and a nice Foolish Heart end the set. Set II has a great Crazy>Playin>UJB>Terrapin. Aside from the traffic and the fact that Maine is a long way from everything not named "Canada" or "New Hampshire," this was a pretty great weekend to be a Deadhead.
- In 1989, the Grateful Dead played Sulivan Stadium in Foxborough, MA. Playin>Crazy Fingers opens the show.
- In 1994, the Grateful Dead played a nice show at the Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View, CA. Good Music>Sugaree>Music starts things off and a good H>S>Frank starts the second set.
- In 1995, the Grateful Dead played Deer Creek Music Center in Noblesville, IN. Death threats, riots, gate crashing, oh my! The Summer of Death tour rolls on.
July surely is a good month for Dead show history...but I was at the Ventura shows in 87...and they happened a couple weeks earlier...Did I miss one? BTW...they were EPIC!!!!!!!! How much better can you get than the Dead at the Beach?! Ok...the sound was blowing around a bit, but the scene was so cool!