Oregon Country Fair Site - August 28, 1982
August 28, 1982
"Springfield Creamery Presents The Second Decadenal Field Trip" - opposite end of 08-27-72 site - first "Day Job" - first "West L. A." - last "Dupree's": 04-14-78  - also: Peter Rowan; The Flying Karamozov Brothers; Strangers With Candy; Robert Cray Band; Tatoo
New Minglewood Blues
Me and My Uncle
It's All Over Now
China Cat Sunflower
I Know You Rider
Man Smart/Woman Smarter
West L.A. Fadeaway
Far From Me
Playin' in the Band
The Other One
Playin' in the Band
One More Saturday Night
Dupree's Diamond Blues
Attendees of this show
brianfuji, deharpport, greenknight, gwatsodead, pshep, Muddler, bluewater, sequoiadean, bousada, Smokey3644, GratefulDen, andychatfield, ccr100rs, hitmeister, bosbruin4, Calif Bill, ZephyrGirl, diatom, intrepid, blake wood, micshe9, ChinaRider77, greenmen35, grateful hawaiian, rand_k, direwolf80, ice cream sue, Dconca, hippierob, Trailedby20, rustyherb, Dancin Dave, Doctorpat, HowlinHippie, a_Wolf_in_Paradise, Clicker, zeekbythecreek12345, downtownbear, Leroi, AlaskaDeadHead1, johnburton, Big Al Bradshaw, gjs56, beano, twinklyeyes, PotterJohn, Bnutter, smilin.dave, Susie Q, deadinmadtown, Missi Lynn, MissReddin, jlg3rd, Jazzmaze88, Sleepingdragon777, red feather, mornin_dew, nassau73, Jimmy C., trpnflyr, jackson484, shiney mike, kgetta, whitebird, Beautyanddabeast, MidiDreamer, padrig, gliderider, artemisrose, jstange, 9785, Gypsy Cowgirl, Larry Here, Jeff Drake, Skjellyfetti, West.August, eddpao, tankshermy, heliotroupe, caffmcjimmrey, Rum Jungle, dbird, tdub, delta, bsea41, camipray4peace, misngfingr, thfalk, SweetWilliamO, mustawas, OBY-BEN-WAH-KENOBY, unclebearzo, Strider 88, rlrs, granfallooon, marktime, email@example.com, misujry, MattMan, Andpeter, pdb, gra8phil, bigsky, Zomby D Wulf, risingtide, Old Nughuffer, Hank Stamper, cumberlandcase, Radon Denada, woodyinthebasement, ace17, marlo, Greg MQ, spam, prunevine, fogzone, dreamtime, rodger allinson, pantagruel, gflded, Jonckel, marye
(listening to it again now). Perfect day, perfect venue, perfect vibe. Doesn't get any better than this. No cosmic breakthroughs, just a perfect day in the sun with a few thousand of your friends and the best possible music.
This was my very first show. I walked the rail road tracks, crossed the Long Tom River and was passed through by security, and (finally) snuck into the show by the Bucks. I was home! 18 years old and ready to take on the world. Thank God I didn't start that job at Dairy Queen in Veneta that day and went to a show instead. I didn't go to many shows. The ones I was a part of were magic/miracles too. Some of my fondest memories.
Ironically, my husband was working security on this show, Fair Family is sweet.
Much Love and Peace
Are you Kind
Will you sing to me
I flew to you
Then...just smile, smile, smile
Sue Kesey hired me to do security from the tower. Which I did and it was the best seat in the house. I could see each and everyone of you....! Thanks Sue!
I have it framed on my wall...
Say "howdy" if you were there...
Great scene, as most Eugene scenes seem to be. Given the historical significance of this event/location, I had high hopes the band would have some surprises or sparks to add, but thought they played a very standard, even substandard show as far as being adventurous. But it was a wonderful day and we'll never get those days back, will we?
It was ten days spent out at Chuck Kesey's Creamery building and painting the flats for the proscenium. David Lundquist providing the artists hand while I the theatrical structure for the flats. We had the designs laid out and it looked as though we may not complete our task. Up rolls the ASP, a Hog Farm bus and we have enough willing hands to burn a couple of all nighters to complete the job. We finally get the last of the still wet flats up about 6am on show day. The two stage set up was odd as Robert Cray and the other acts used the lower stage to the left and Peter Rowan and the Grateful Dead used the big stage. I remember sitting on the Hay bales directly in front of the big stage as the band took the stage. I looked up at Jerry and said "Bertha" he looked at me and nodded. What more could you ask for? Of course there were some problems as the big stage bounced so much it made Jerry's reverb springs give him grief he got real grumpy about it afterwards. All in all a real special event in my life, truly unforgettable.
10 years later. Drove with Turbo and Verna from Blackfeet Rez. Montana. Stopped at Crater Lake on the way. Bald Eagle somewhere in southern Oregon. The show was OK. Wheel was perhaps the high -lite for me. I have photographs somewhere, when I find them will upload to this site. Other impressions, dust, the Tibetans, Ken Kesey and Babbs addressing the crowd. Two other acts not mentioned on this site, The Spoon Man (after the Dead!) and "Sometimes A Great Jugband") It poured rain that night at the site. Those are hallowed, sacred grounds. The day or two after, Turbo and Verna drove back home to Blackfeet country. I visited old friends in Eugene (Wayne A.) We went to Bannister Creek. Then I hitchhiked out to the Oregon coast. Backpacked into Cascade Head, camped out,(that snag looked like a giant trident ala Neptune) then up the coast, then back inland, home to Montana, Spent the fall working as a "bottom" hand on cattle round-up on the "rez". Remember that several of the Dead's roadies were raised in Pendelton. (read "Last Go Round") Will we see "Place of Dead Roadies"?. As Studs Terkel said in an interview with Jerry Garcia "Dead Heads have experience's like a modern day "Canterberry Tales" True ,True , all True. And the other day was 50th years since the publication of Jack Kerouac's "On The Road" Remember the passage in "The Dharma Bums" " I in-vision a day when 1000s of dharma bums will hitch-hike with backpacks around the country" 1957. So student's this lifetimes assignment is to read all of the work's of Ken Kesey and Jack Kerouac, add in Gary Snyder, Allen Ginsburg and Nanao Sakaki (any of the beat writers) also "Ringolevio" by Emmett Grogan. Thank you for reading a little bit of hipstory, and be kind to each other, Love Strider
I had forgotten about Spoonman! What a hoot. And that day, out of the blue I ran into Dan Silver, from Missoula (where I had been living on and off). Loved that guy. Rowan's hat was huge.. perfect for playing solo on the big stage.
Wow, surely do remember Artis the Spoonman, how bout Tom Notty the Bubbleman and Reverend Chumly all frequenters of the Oregon Country Faire. I think I remember you from Sandpoint Idaho in the mid 70's or maybe Missoula, that possible? (just posted an old poster from the Aber Day Keggers. Good to remember old friends. I missed this show because my son was born the night before in the garden across from the applegate river in Ruch Oregon. The midwife, Abigail, was happy as hell tho, she'd been sayin for days that we better get that baby out in time for the shows.
I remember driving down from Seattle with tickets for the show. Drivin up a rutty dirt road, parkin' in a field, kinda dusty.Drank some "herbal tea"...........WOW.........The spoonman....Peter Rowan........the best Black Peter I've ever heard........Coulda been the tea........hehe......Lots of fond memories.......But I also remember driving back to Seattle after the show August 28th 1982. ya think I would of heard about the boys playin' that night in Seattle. Is there some kinda error here, or was it the tea....LOL.. ..I'm puzzled 26 yrs later.
Gone are the days we stopped to decide........where we should go......we just ride.