The Palace - August 1, 1994
August 01, 1994
final/last "Satisfaction": 06-18-92  - Jerry Garcia's 52nd birthday
Set List:Picasso Moon
Attendees of this show
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During Victim they were showing video of a big car, a black cadillac or something, rolling through city streets. It seemed like they were looking for shakedown to me, could have just been my perspective. I'm not sure during which song, but at some point all these heads spread out around the place and lit candles for Jerry's birthday, you could see them all over the coliseum.
This was the only show I ever saw on Jerry's bday and what a bday show it was.
The tuning at the beginning of the show was fun.
Jerry did a adam's family tease and the mickey mouse theme song iirc.
The scarlet fire took up almost a half hour in itself.
There was a huge roll of butcher paper someone brought in and everyone was writing their name on it.
At the start of the 2nd set we all sang Happy B-day to Jerry as he walked on and lifted up the long ass banner.
Short 1st set but hey the man is playing on his Bday...
i remember the big birthday card- i signed it. I also remember someone drumming on the building (walls, posts etc.) either during intermission or after the show, it was this crazy, manic drum solo using every available surface to make sound. So many beautiful talented people.
wow STELLA BLUE, OH AND HOW THEY LIGHT UP THE FIRST PART OF THE FLOOR W/ RED AND YELLOW FLAME LIGHTING FOR THE SCARLET > FIRE. AND THE WATER I DRANK WAS AWESOME. LONG LIVE ROCK N ROLL . A SHAME TRAFFIC DIDN`T MAKE IT TO THE PALACE.. AND ,GOOD TIMES ,THANKS FOR THE MEMORY OF THE CARD . SOME THINGS YOU NEVER WANT TO FORGET.
We were pretty excited to see a show on Jerry's birthday. I really don't remember the show much at all except for the Satisfaction encore, which I didn't think I'd see again after Phil's birthday in '90. What I do remember is that a girl I liked gave me a "hit" off of her lollipop, a cherry blow pop, I think. Naturally, I thought I was "in" at that point, but it turned out I wasn't. Go figure. Almost the exact opposite happened to me on my grade school playground once...a girl who liked me took my lollipop, gave it a lick or two, and then gave it back to me, but I threw it in the grass because I didn't like girls quite yet.
For whatever reason, Garcia plays post drums with extreme intensity. A true rarity at this juncture.
He really lays into Watchtower...the Stella Blue is as emotional as it ever got and his work on Satisfaction always reminded me a bit of Eddie Van Halen ;-)...well maybe not..
Liberty was strong and jovial.
Garcia rocked the house this night.
“The Omnipotent Grateful Dead!”
Ooops, I mean I didn't think I'd see "Satisfaction" again after 3-9-92 in Landover, not Phil's birthday in '90! That was "Revolution." It was really late when I wrote that.
Great show, we were on Jerry's side of the stage so we got to watch him all night. I remember it was a hot sticky day and as we left the show it was a gentle refreshing rainshower outside, walked back to the car barefoot doing my own Samba in the rain!
Still remember that Stella Blue. I was eaten alive by mosquitos the night b4. Locals call them the state bird of Michigan. What a time...
Jerry's birthday card was a huge roll of paper laid down an entire aisle in the parking lot. About 7 ft X 100 ft., at least. People were signing it and reading it all day long. Jerry had it on stage. I'm sure he loved it. Insane second set, time is still stopped for me somewhere in that Victim/Scarlet/Fire rock and roll haze... Stella Blue brought me back, a little.