Grateful Dead

Meadowlands Arena - April 7, 1987

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Meadowlands Arena

April 07, 1987

East Rutherford, NJ US

Average: 4.1 (16 votes)


false start on "Bucket" - FM broadcast WNEW-New York & WXRK

Set List:

Touch of Grey
New Minglewood Blues
Friend of the Devil
Beat it on Down the Line
Stagger Lee
Mama Tried
Big River
West L.A. Fadeaway
Hell in a Bucket
Don't Ease Me In

Box of Rain
I Need a Miracle
Ship of Fools
Man Smart/Woman Smarter
Gimme Some Lovin'
Morning Dew
Throwin' Stones
Not Fade Away

Quinn the Eskimo

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Attendees of this show

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Joined: Jun 18 2007
I will survive

My first show post Jerry illness sabatical. They open with Touch of Grey. I had goosebumps. There was so much emotion. Jerry telling everyone he was back and he was. The crowd going nuts. Everyone signing "we will get by." It was a moment. I'm almost misty.

Joined: Aug 29 2008

THIS WAS MY VERY FIRST SHOW!! I had little GD exposure & hadn't heard them live before this night. That show changed my life. It was my first steps of an amazing journey and I listened to music differently from that day forward. I am still on that journey...I am so grateful for that free ticket...truly a miracle!!

Jerry was really on it that night and there was something about Quinn that sealed it for me. It was one of my favorite songs and they did something to it that just swept me away. I recall Box of Rain became one of my favorites that night as well...Touch of Grey & Friend of the Devil were also great ( I thought they did Friend because the meadowlands was home ice for the NJ cool they were!). I may be biased but I genuinely think this show should be a Dick's Picks or at least released in its entirety. I would love a pristine copy of this one. Geez...21 years later and I am still amazed.

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Joined: Apr 14 2009
Rainbow in the Lot!

My second show, I went to it from college. I remember a rainbow in the parking lot which was incredible! There were no tickets to be found there. so we enjoyed all that the lot had to offer & listened to it stream over WNEW live! It was a magical day!

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Joined: Jun 5 2007
Bobby's Screw Up At The Beginning Of Bucket

Bobby couldn't just step away from the mic for a second until he remebered the 1st line, he had to announce it everyone. Then the band instead of saying "start over OK 1 2 3 4" they had to be wise ass's and give us a few minutes of noise. A classic Dead moment, and it was on the radio, so we all can have great copies of it. Check Out My Orignal Music at

Joined: Jul 9 2011
touch of grey

The crowd sounded like the crowd for the beatles at shea stadium for the touch of grey opener. Happy to see Jerry back.

Joined: Apr 28 2012
Messy but fun

Jerry happily fumbled through Bertha and Phil sang Box wit a Joisey accent...

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Joined: Dec 14 2007
Another awsome show I think

Another awsome show I think hahaha

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Joined: Apr 18 2011
Yeah the rainbow was like just before the show started

Yeah the rainbow was like just before the show started. We all applauded. It was awesome and they played box of rain. The Morning Dew was one of the best I ever heard.

Joined: Jun 26 2015
my first show! least I think it was this one and not the night before...

I was 15, my best friend's older sister took us.


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Meadowlands Arena - April 7, 1987