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
Best show I ever attended. It was crazy fun. Good friends. Good music. Good times. I remember it well. Some weird moments. But the good out weighed it all.
keep your character, enjoy living, share your fortune,
OXOX Merple Reddin
This was the first stop on the long strange trip.I was hooked, the sound was amazing The Pranksters let me in the parade Ken gave me an eye he was drawing on pads on his oversized glasses.We had Gold Eye of the Tiger,Thai Sticks and Meyers Dark Rum I'd search concerts and bands looking for the elusive Dead and was rewarded with and experience that has kept me on the bus.The most memorable were all of you which is why every show was looked forward to with relish
The "Head" of the Dead which always changed but remained strange and exhalted to the higher form of internal exploration.I love you all and always will Thanks you!!
What a wonderful show! This was my soon to be wife's first Dead show, and it was 2 weeks to the day before our wedding. If there was any doubt I had picked the right woman to marry, they were dispelled as I watched her reaction to the band and the fans and the scene. She loved it as much as I did! Wooo Hooo!
I remember a lot of imagery from that show, like:
The leopard skin lady and her magic basket of goodies.
The two "jack straw" naked dudes that threw straw from bales of hay into the air whenever the joy of the moment overtook them.
The bikers that were allowed to simply ride in and park their rides right up against the rail (obviously this was pre-touch of grey days!)
The smaller size of the crowds, no stress, no worries.
The ease at which we soon knew all of our immediate neighbors.
The huge watermelon someone had soaked overnight in brandy and then shared with dozens of new friends.
The wonderful weather.
The shit eatin' grin on my girlfriend Carol's face.
The joy we shared with my room mates Ron and Marty who were also there.
The wonderful moments after the show when you realized what a drop dead gorgeous experience it had all just been.
Ahhh... mmmm... yummy!
- "getting on the bus was the best decision I ever made!"
Some strange lyrical fun from the boys, especially Bobs sex change reference during Truckin. I saw many people bust out laughing after that, it was great. The paper really started to hit the boys during Playin, just listen to Jerry and Bob's voice change in energy, peaking for sure at that point.
Great show, I am surprised this does not have a higher rating, at least a 4.5. But I guess a few flubbed lyrics here and there make some vote it down.