Grateful Dead

Oregon Country Fair Site - August 28, 1982

Oregon Country Fair Site

August 28, 1982

Veneta, OR US

Average: 4.3 (21 votes)


"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 [338] - also: Peter Rowan; The Flying Karamozov Brothers; Strangers With Candy; Robert Cray Band; Tatoo

Set List:

New Minglewood Blues
Tennessee Jed
Me and My Uncle
Big River
It's All Over Now
China Cat Sunflower
I Know You Rider

Day Job
Man Smart/Woman Smarter
West L.A. Fadeaway
Far From Me
Playin' in the Band
The Wheel
The Other One
Black Peter
Playin' in the Band
One More Saturday Night

Dupree's Diamond Blues

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Attendees of this show

gluedesign, tdcrjeff, dubai-escorts-bunnies, grateful1mark, LonoTheOno, kwinb, Iron Eyes Rose, 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,, 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


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Joined: Jan 6 2009
Best show I ever attended.

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.

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Joined: Jul 25 2008
parachuting gliders floating down to start the show

keep your character, enjoy living, share your fortune,
OXOX Merple Reddin

Joined: May 23 2008
And I Got on......

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!!

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Joined: Aug 31 2010

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!"

Joined: Nov 13 2010
Strange, but fun

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.


jonapi (not verified)
grace of summer haze

Joined: Oct 25 2013
Felling very fresh and shoomy

Was getting on the bus with a girl friend out in the country fair trail when we hear the show starting. We ran back and got into dancing. It was a very special time dancing with Sandy. We wondered and I found some friends. I was dancing a way and I met eyes with this beautiful dancing with her friends. She must have been having as much fun as I was because she dropped her cloths ran of to me and danced for a short time. My friends and hers couldn't believe it. Then she ran back to her friend laughing all the way. Oh and the band was good too.

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Joined: Aug 25 2012

This is an example of why I think the early 80's Were very best of time to be on tour. Although I did not take the photo nor attend this show many were like this. Tons of room to move roam and groove

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Joined: Jun 29 2007

Does anyone know where/how I could pick up a copy of a DVD shot of this show? The 2nd Decadenal, "Field Trip"

You can contact me here, or

Thanks much!



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Oregon Country Fair Site - August 28, 1982