April 07, 1991
Set List:Jack Straw
Wang Dang Doodle
Rubin and Cherise
Playin' in the Band
Uncle John's Band
Box Of Rain
Goin' Down the Road Feelin' Bad
Turn On Your Love Light
It's All Over Now
Attendees of this show
This was my first Dead show. I was 15 years old, and I got on the bus for the first time!!! I enjoyed the Jack Straw opener and then pretty much danced my head off the rest of the set. My older buddy and me snuck down to the floor for the 2nd set. I remember looking up in the arena and seeing the night's sky. I was so amused by all of this. When I looked behind me, the guy standing there was holding his stomach, and laughing his head off. I smiled and just knew we were on the same astral plane.
I was hooked. It was also ironic that it was years later when I got the show on tape that I realized they played Ruben & Cherise. And, boy, did they play it. Jerry sounds awesome on it and the outro is blistering!!! I just wish I could go back in time and enjoy it all over again. ;>P
This was my first post Brent show and the boy's sound reflected it. Pretty good song selections and Bruce helped a bunch. This was the point that the dead's sound and energy started heading south quickly. I may be a little biased as my girlfriend dumped me a week before this show and was at the show...I didn't see her there...she didn't expect me to go as we had mail ordered our tickets...I went anyways and had a terrible time...I ended up giving my ticket to the last night away to a head and I drove home depressed...I got over it but the dead apparently did not.
After moving to Colorful Colorado, coming back east for a show was not very feasible. Intact, I had no plans at all of doing any shows. At the lady minute, Tiger couldn't go, so he tossed me his plane ticket & his tic for this night. I was on my own as he put it. I laughed my ass off all the way to the airport. He just gave em to me, like I asked for a klenex.
I'll never ever forget the Ruben. Never in my life did I ever think I'd hear the boys break that one out. That was special. During the day break we all went to Disney fucking whacked outta our fords on sid. While we we in line to get into the park, who walked in line, none other than Mr Garcia himself, & Mountain Girl. They were with kids, so we respected their space. Plus I just thought Jon was buggin' when he smacked me & told me to look.
seems like only yesterday, great show, great crowd, great hippy atmosphere all around the arena. Police on horseback not bothering anybody. It was like steppin' back in time about 20 yrs. Everyone in town welcomed us, even the press had a great review of the show. Awsome 1st set, especially ruben, and black throated wind, second set was equally great, with a really good crazy fingers to start it all off, with that wonderful box of rain coming out of space, truely a fine performance.
at first, it was only 2 shows anounced, stood in line for 2 days, back in the day when you could stand in line and get a good ticket, no lottery, first come, first served. was 2nd in line, got great seats right up front of Jerry, best seats ever. After the success and sell outs of the first 2 nights, they added a 3rd nite and again, we went down and got in line at a blockbuster for 18 hours, in the rain, got awesome seats for that extra special 3rd show. Which was the best, of the 3 nites.
This show was major, We drove from California doing dive bar tour the whole way, N'awlin's was a blur. Puddled myself and gave away a 64 pd. nitrous tank to some stoked head, never to return,danced my ass off, went all over the arena listening to the sound it was an amazing show for me. The entryway where the spinners were had this vacuous sound that left you IN an echo...I kept hanging out in the middle of them. My friend Zippy tried to walk through them and got himself a huge black eye, we laughed for a week. Loved the Crazy Fingers
This was the latter portion of my Dead touring days and my enthusiasm was waning simply because I felt I had to get serious about my life and stop following this band around.
Later I discovered it would have always been possible to do both !
I was just too shortsighted to realize it.
I loved this show. There was so much energy onstage between Bruce and the rest of the band. I remember being so happy when Bruce sang a verse of Jack Straw. I never was a big fan of his band, but he was such a perfect fit for the Dead.
I honestly wish I had attended every show he was with the band. He was the best piano player they ever had.
I completely lost it when they played Rubin and Cherise & Black-Throated Wind..