Grateful Dead

Meadowlands Arena - April 6, 1987

Meadowlands Arena

April 06, 1987

East Rutherford, NJ US

Average: 4.3 (10 votes)


final "Dancin"

Set List:

Dancin' in the Streets
Franklin's Tower
Little Red Rooster
Me and My Uncle
Mexicali Blues
When Push Comes to Shove
Jack Straw

Feel Like a Stranger
Cumberland Blues
Tons of Steel
Saint of Circumstance
Terrapin Station
The Other One
Stella Blue
Sugar Magnolia

Black Muddy River

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Attendees of this show

Lovemygirl, dubai-escorts-bunnies, Phurstno2, Brad125, Amy from New York, Frankie In atlanta, rockit, Inadrainditch, CaptJ8k, wmorton03, Mgross1356, tat2inmd, likecats, timjent, pukegrub, RANGER15, pkslipknot, mganter, Jackstrawdavect, raymond2002, surfdude67, rymo, IkoIko95, BillyBlastoff, kayman714, Oxford 88, Norwood, direwolf02, reijo29, M.Laurentus, hockey_john, djgold14, v32, Purple Haze, Terptim,, johntague, NJDEAD40, munclemex, Debdeadhead, Mind Bender, GinoP, halloweenkid, Phinnegan, TrippyPete, otislasorsa, amy_leader, Stardancer, intrepid, jod9157, inanothertimes, William Stevens, gmjbeachside, ChinaRider77, Stephen Shepherd, yodel9, skharvey, stevevan33, thepeacesignguy, Jotasulli, bigdaddyinc68, Jaypro, Sumrskyjam, marty212, rengalt, Sequitor, 123IBT, djangology, Deadwhiteandblu, chyams, lotsofgreensmiles, rainman67ko, MAConway, greatfulted, hippierob, lazarus11, jz, kjmcdonagh, tmmoring, niptotheair, Ljouwert, lynch, Steve-o Brooklyn, gpeach, darkstarcrashes, spacewalker, peterBud, tpenn, ocdeadbrian, dr zevon, M4M, mojoman, rodiebluez1, joebroomhead, Mr.Natural, Mud, swa, Rolokid, chefdh1, bobjewellconnecticut, AlaskaDeadHead1, thatch, stroukoa, jsginbull, foreverahead, madbonger618, StaggerLee69, mugwa, Mark Harvey, deadredhead, micah68, deadratdog, jlawless, zebadya, Tweety42, JCheskin, bml140, Terrathea, sugarmag68, alovours13, scorpm64, tommcgee1, junglejim, RaymondMBrown, Danc1n, scotty m, Disco Stu, ellis d, ganjagirl, Heynow from The Well, photoleon, telsmo, mercurygd, berger0621, nicklas59, pat L, JohnDC, drjass57, cocktailman, tcrider, mzackim, Iggy, Beamers, Jamesgangx, gatzapaul, powderjunky, Bettinadragonfly,, CEDFLOM, kenrock, shakedave, grtfuld, wingy, Monad, matki822, lemond, aap526, Savage, The Woodcutters Daughter, MagicPEZ, wharfrat1016, dancingbear66, imabmf, Sway714, serenegreen, grooveon, terrapinbill, ladnarc, jsomoza, chrisfic, blackknife, deadheadii, deadheadfrom76, matty 68, hamptn22, gr8fulcraig, grandwazoo, ruk1nd, IvanTT, richdead, voodoonola, mikeski, terrapinrichie, happyjimk, NNJDEADHEAD68, Grat3fulDad, sitirose, danceswithbears, redeft, Saltatrix, steevcat, mps6102, dedahed, Alzado, thehagg01, bobby, The_Music_Danced_Me, aikox2, johnbgoode, Grateful Kim, Yamis Jewell, byrdgirl_01, skunjelefeti, cosmic_skye, iggy62, free2liv64, wink8, yuletime, Amitayus, tattoohippy, zappy, rami, beandog22, nickelless, cub, aliceDmillionair, jimi864, WaywardBill, Brother Esau, Philatelichead, skullfu, scarletfire16, NM-MCS, JMY714, sakparadise, garybrasco, Dashoesoff, Bettylou, PatrickJP07, funkygoodpants, Wharfrat1963, ChicoNYC, BEGGERSPAY, ticket lee, AlanSheckter, DaNell, captrips, Sleepy Monkey, twilaq1, TomFoolery, waitingontheterrapin, Bigtedman3, wheels69, Mr.Skjellyfetti, ginsu710, drumzNspace, bronx b.d., jwalsh1957, gr8tfulandy, Jack O-Roses, bigbob, jgaito, Duude, estimatedprofits, macdoogle, still-dead, gr8fulpete, romp711, jeff bovee, theleven, Headntales, schutzy, hamal, LeftHandMonkeyWrench, AoxoA, rgreene, bellsonhershoes, stevetabb, jbass77bc, Babuyaya, geriskids83, Brownie, notfade, ramblonrose, highvibe, AndieIsAlthea, SocietysPliers, jz323, Gr8fulglow, gratefulgreg1, lioness, jauerbach, rmarsmedic, Doughboy, unyun, JMRDead, DEADHEADMOM62, lisainpotown, HowardH, Space69, jozeppy, KingLono, croc, MoonshineCito, GDfan4ever, jackstrw, logstirl, George C. Hartman, tommygutt, DFBWM, Grateful Diver, Longnook, johnkiely, GaryHartman, east_coast1, jpjp, mcthwait, andrewmyers, OSH, mstaggerlee, JurassicBlueberries, Josef, mary-sunshine, daphne, JJammm, DKNJ, nadz, Diceking, wolf, brainman, danyap, Wockells, REWHBLCAIN, PaulF13, brweldon81, slpatgun, johnh, tiedyebob, raindep, Big Boss Man, ez2lovu, Forever_Deadicated, jimiesq, robsegall1956, Josh, jerryskid, kirk, PearlyB, chef, crippledbutfree, Fatman, frozenlogger, Bob Minkin, carob, nalex, paparooster, MovinGroovin, IkoIko65, ripple7, Symmetry, GARCIAHEAD, gratefuldoc, tjwalls8, Friend of the Devil, Univax, bonz713, WWTyson, fotd313, Offbeat-Andy, batcavejoe, lazlo, midgeid, njwreckdiver, bribenk, jodoyle, chrish, NYDEADHEAD, OneGratefulDad, judyc7, SkookS, Lesh-Is-More, gilco, walstib3, mrngdo, augwest386, skrletbegonia, Bobby33914, Tony_S, c1042, jillstraw, itslouis, micp1274, TomK, cking1225, Steph, Raff, cyberdelica_space, johnlo, jaycap, rdnzl, EDupree, jdwilgus, paulb, Grateful1313, Lazy-Supp-Deal, 333mike, Maliz, blackelk, slapshotsam, Phils-side, RZ12-4-71, Kenpb, dadoknuuts, DaffyDuff, MikeT, sameyeyam5, kjh13, Hank Breeze, mitchell, msgsec74, jonesgang, ratdog58, mcumm1165, pzz, Billy Delion, taperchef, woodstockjams, Jack_Straw, Thom, Steve C, kgbdeadhead, battman, Chuck9896, Duggles, Meeko, sixstringsmoreorLesh, TigerTrance, skllbob, ratskrad, dansoninthestreets, jims, dzemma, other1, 2pigpen, Charlie Miller


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TigerTrance's picture
Joined: Jun 4 2007

Great set list but this arena was the pits.

johnnyg's picture
Joined: Jun 4 2007
I often wonder

was I the only fan that liked Push/Shove?
yeah Byrne was the pits but some killer shows.

“The Omnipotent Grateful Dead!”

Joined: Jun 21 2007

My second show......Terrapin out of Space was a great place for this song. Sorry I didn't get to hear it more often there.

Joined: Jun 26 2007
1st Set Hot, 2nd Set Not

DKNJ: My first show.

The last ever Dancin', Peggy-O is sublime.Jerry rips it on Mexicali, of all things and cranks up the heat on a sick Jack Straw> Deal combo.

The 2nd set is a little clumsy (Tons of Steel?) Post space Terrapin is cool, listen to the Space lead-in its awesome.
The "Saint" intro is not saintly at all.

Joined: Jun 4 2007
1ST Show after a 2 year residential rehab stint

Not what I was hoping for after a two yr absence but from attending shows , I actually thought the following night was much tighter and the energy was higher. This could be contributed to my extreme uncomfortability due to it also being my first show completely sober & having a chaperone (sp).

msgsec74's picture
Joined: Jun 5 2007
What's With All The Bitchin' About The Byrne?

Was The Spectrum or Pittsburg Civic Auditorium any better? I mean outside of Hampton what east coast venues are really any better?
And hey johnnyg I liked Push too and never understood why they shelved it Check Out My Orignal Music at

GaryHartman's picture
Joined: Jul 4 2007
what a great opener!!

Dancin into franklins...........What a great opener.
Terrapin sticks has the highlight for me.
There were massive gate crashers outside due to Jerry on a local radio staition....WNEW.....Scott M. asked Jerry about why Dark Star is not played that often.....and Jerry's reply was "I think we'll play that tonite" Sooooooooo here comes the gate crasher!
Bryne was a good place when it first opened.............Security got really bad after a few shows there.
Some deadhead named Adam was found dead along the NJ turnpike .........It took yeras to find out but security at Bryne killed him. Like 9 security guards were charged for manslaugter.

drumzNspace's picture
Joined: Oct 5 2007
My first show. Highlights

My first show. Highlights for me were Franklin's, Rooster (that was one of my faves back then for some reason - I was wearing out Dead Set in general), Peggy-O, Push-Shove, Deal and Terrapin.

I remember before the show outside there was a guy selling T-Shirts that contained the slogan "It's Worth the Trip," and he was shouting, "Grateful Dead Spring Tour '87 T-Shirts! ... It's Worth The Chirp!" We kept imitating him.

It *was* indeed a trip experiencing our first show. We were pretty tame though - we were young and one of our dads brought us. Things would get a lot crazier over the next 6 or so years when I went to alotta more shows. But this one was good and fun and turned me on for life so yeah it's special to me.

* * * * * * * * * * * * * *
-enjoyin' the ride

-There'll never be another Jerry

Joined: Jan 27 2009
The Byrne

This was my 1st shows at the Byrne. Really, this is one of, if not the worst east coast venue, but man did the boys often rock this house. There r a shit load of heads in jersey, possible more than any other state in the union.

Joined: Aug 3 2014

There's always a fun and diverse level of opinion. The Dancin' into Franklin's was absolutely fantastic. The space into Terrapin was even better. I remember the crowd in front of Jerry more excited than usual. And the NY crowd always seemed more raucous than on the west coast. If anyone has a great copy of this show, let me know.


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Meadowlands Arena - April 6, 1987