July 10, 1987
*Garcia on pedal steel. First "Judas Priest" - first "Serve Somebody" - first "Simple Twist" - first "Tangled Up".
Set List:Iko Iko
China Cat> I Know You Rider
L. L. Rain
Terrapin> Drumz> Miracle> Black Peter> Around> Saturday Night
Man Of Peace
Chimes Of Freedom
Queen Jane> Serve Somebody
Touch of Grey
Attendees of this show
Man it was hot that day. We were stupidly in the front with a hundred thousand people pushing on us--dehydrated, passed out girls being handed over the railing to the security guards--and a large goon with a red gallon jug shouting "Fruit Punch!" triumphantly.
only time i ever went to philly friday show we drove up from md 3 hour drive pulled into the biggest parking lot turned out to be the wrong parking lot for vets stadium was a lot of fun hot i got my tickets from ticket monster after being shut out for rowanoke va.
so we had reserved in the stand tickets got iree in the lot.
went to go in at 6 pm witch was show start time figured dylan was going to open woops,was a crazy crowd getting in thi small hole only two people could get in at a time so i told my freinds if we get seperated we would meet at our seats. i get in and going up the walk to the stadium theres this guy saying this is whats its all about!
and i look at the giant screen and there jerry face on it and their starting iko iko jack straw sugaree best sugaree ever!the place is more than half empty i meet my friends and we run down the benches to the field where we stayed all day . seeing jerry play pedal steel guitar was the best .
the grateful dead will be playing alone and togeather with bob dylan the hot line said oh thats what that ment the play a whole show none stop and then come back and back up bob dyaln for his set this was one of the best concerts i ever attended
this whole show should be a
" view from the vault" ..........please please !!!
thanks and stay in touch............aiko aiko
After listening to 93.3 FM for most of my teen years, I finally got to say, "God Bless The Grateful Dead" over the air waves! The local DJ and resident Dead Head, Peirre Robert used that line every time he would play the Dead. I met him on the floor of JFK. He was carrying a portable unit and broadcasting from the show. I asked him if I could say the line over the air. He said sure but disappeared into the masses. About 5-10 minutes later, I felt a tap on the shoulder and it was him with the microphone in my face! One of the best concerts! A lot of kindness was shown on that very very hot day!
My first show. I vividly remember the sunset during Black Peter. I never looked back. I was hooked for the next seven years on the road. Twenty years later i remember most of it,damn clowns. Excellent Sugaree. This would make a nice View From The Vault.
I had an experience I will never forget at this concert. I was in a bit of an altered state and must have dropped my ticket on the way into the concert. The person walking behind me saw it fall and picked it up and gave it to me.
AN ANGEL ON EARTH!!
I would call it karma, as I have done good deeds in my life.
The sun was HOT, and so was the Dead!!
who loves you in philly baby?
it was my very first show didnt know what to expect but after i was hooked
...123,000 tie-died shirts. The stadium was awash with color.
It was HOT that day! We arrived early and my friends and I somehow landed a spot dead center about thirty feet from the stage. At one point, everyone disappeared and I was alone for what seemed like forever in the hot sun, but I did not want to lose our "spot". I was dying of thirst when my friend, Kov, reappeared with two friends from the Scranton area, whom I had never met before.
One of the guys carried a tray of snow cones and gave me the extra one he had thoughtfully bought for someone who might "need" it. Need it? Man, that snow cone saved my life.
Oh yeah, and then the show. What a show! One of only two Grateful Dead concerts I ever attended, but I have been a huge Grateful Dead fan since.
What a sick show this was I went to a couple on the east coast that year and had a blast with all my friends every now and again we try and get to a few concerts during the summer to remember the good old days, right now we got some radiohead tickets and will hopefully be getting some others next month got to see who playing and where.
At the time, I loved the GD but did not as yet know their music very well. I knew Dylan, however, very well and was excited to see them together. I would like for anyone who saw the Dead and Dylan together to confirm the following observation: Regardless of what one may say about the quality of their performances together, the Deadheads on the whole displayed an annoying indifference bordering in many cases on outright rudeness to Dylan. I remember thousands of them milling around aimlessly and restlessly during the Dylan set in front of the bleachers where I happened to be seated. I had to endure one negative Dylan comment after another.
As we now know from Dylan's CHRONICLES, that was a period in which he was really struggling, between the last glories of the 70's and the new voice he would slowly find during the 90's. I wonder how the members of the Dead feel about their collaboration with him.
Another thing I'd like someone to confirm...It seems to me that Dylan just sort of gave up or quit about halfway through "Joey" before launching into a perfunctory "Watchtower". I remember wondering why he chose that song, which to me is one of his longest, most boring, and least characteristic songs (I also remember thinking that Jerry sounded marvelous in the backup vocals). Dylan and the Mafia? He's written about a lot of things, but...
I also had an epiphany at this concert that Dylan was a reincarnation of the Biblical Job, returning with a message for the 80's, but I won't mention what may have induced such a hallucination...
A beautiful but very hot drive from Penn State down to Philly. I remember stopping, famished in a Denny's on the way home and getting involved in a really annoying discussion with a boorish, pedantic Deadhead who felt he should indoctrinate with Dead sooth as this was only my second show.
Wish I could be that young again...