July 12, 1987
"Addams Family" tuning before "Morning Dew" - first "Highway 61" - final "Joey" - final "John Brown" - only "Tomorrow Is A Long Time" - only "Wicked Messenger"
Set List:Hell in a Bucket
West L.A. Fadeaway
Greatest Story Ever Told
Tons of Steel
Ramble on Rose
When Push Comes to Shove
Playin' in the Band
The Other One
Not Fade Away
Slow Train Comin'
Stuck Inside of Mobile
Tomorrow is a Long Time
Ballad of a Thin Man
Queen Jane Approximately
Chimes of Freedom
All Along the Watchtower
Times They Are A-Changin'
Touch of Grey
Knockin' on Heaven's Door
Attendees of this show
my first show - and what a night! AMAZING Bertha - opened my eyes and made a believer out of me ..
i have a pretty good memory of this show,i dont think it was raining.was the show with the rain dylan and the dead?i remember heat and firehoses too.i could be wrong,anybody know any different.....still lookin for a copy,one guy offered but i wasnt around for a while and i dont know if i answered correctly or soon enough.......
I don't recall rain at this show, didn't it start early? The Dead were in fine form, the first two sets were smokin' I have a pretty crappy audience tape, and a very muddy DVD of the Dylan set. Jerry on pedal steel for "tomorrow is Such a long time" was just beautiful! All in all a once in a lifetime event!
By the way...Happy Birthday Jer! Miss you.
Trust me. Hot, muggy, overcast with sun at times --but if it rained at all, it was a passing drizzle, and I assure that there was no lightning or downpour.
Bought a floor ticket (no chairs down there --festival seating all the way), went in early, got up very near the front. Acres of space, blowing bubbles, making new acquaintances; a totally mellow scene, and then the promoter, John Scher, takes the stage mike, welcomes everyone and then helpfully reminds that "Duh only people dat belong on duh floah...ah duh people dat *paid* t'be deh..." --which of course was the cue for imbeciles in their thousands to leap over the wall and make an overcrowded and dangerous mess of the floor for the next five hours.
For most of it, I was in the shadow cast by the stage set (I think that was the gig at which Spike Lee filmed the Levi's commerical with the stage/lighting crew in action), but with everyone behind me roasting and pushing forward (and in most instances with no business being on the floor in the first place), guys on the stage hosed us down before the show and between sets. I was soaked and generally miserable, although the music was pretty good...but I also got sick for three weeks after returning home.
So many thanks to John Scher for, in a singular act of stupidity, taking a very good situation and making it needlessly and extremely unpleasant at best and, arguably, dangerous --@$$#%Le.
What a magical event!
Yes indeed, it was totally packed and it was boiling HOT!
The energy was very HIGH and I remember it did rain as I was in seats that were covered by the upper deck and I remember seeing everyone else getting wet (^_^)
My highlight was THE DEW opening the 2nd set! Jerry just played the hell out of it! Every molecule was moving during the end of that song.
And yes, the pedal steel was quite sweet indeed! I am feeling there needs to be a DVD released of THIS SHOW! Anyone listening!?!?
Thanks for the memories Jerry! Miss You!
was great!!! The "Loser" stands out as well as a 2nd set Morning Dew.
Jay E. Auerbach, Esq.
Oh it was hot alright.
I just remember jumping down over the blue wall and running onto the floor.
wow was that a long time ago.
I will never forget this show -- at least, the part I remember.
I had no tickets (surprise), but didn't think it would be a problem finding a couple at a stadium show (it wasn't). I road-tripped with my DAD (a very straight-laced, fatally unhip father at that) because he wanted to "meet me on my turf" during the summer before I went away to college (I was 17). I had my doubts about the bonding potential of him trespassing on my scene (and ensured there would be no "meeting of the minds" by dosing 3 drops of exquisite liquid as soon as we got to NJ), but, hey -- he was offering to pay, who was I to say no?
He wore a tie-die I made -- along with denim shorts (not cut-offs, mind you) and LL Bean shoes. 90% of the people we met in the lot while looking for tickets & hanging out were sure he was a narc (and I didn't blame them). He kept coming up to me and asking questions like "what are 'shrooms?'" -- which just made me giggle at that point.
I gotta give him credit, though -- he though NFA was cool, as he was a Buddy Holly fan back in the day, and he liked the "ashes, ashes" song, as he called it, for the same beat-related reasons. The glorious 2nd-set opener of Dew was completely lost on him, but he remarked that I seemed pleased by it (!)
As a father myself now, I gotta hand it to him for trying, even if 98% of the experience was lost on him. A fun day, all in all.
I remember this show being so hot! the Morning Dew 2nd set opener was intense & all of the people jumping onto the floor was totally out of control. Bob's Take a step back was soo melty! And Bertha tore it up! It was one of the best Bertha's Ive heard. Brent's Tons Of Steel was also memorable. The sound was really tinny too. They had speakers on these giant fork-lift kind of things towards the rear of the floor. Dyaln's set was good albeit muffled. I remember Jerry on pedal steel really well. Good Times!
Very hot show indeed! This was back in the day they let you in with drinks...I recall a very large bottle of "lemonade" that didnt last long!
Whoever was up front roughly 3rd rowish in front of Jerry....I was there bumpin into you!!!
I was sprayed right in the face with the water hose!!!!
All I could think of was oh shit not my contacts dont take my eyesite man!! Luckily they stayed in and I had no problems!
However...when I went to Greensboro Sunday night I took a spare pair of contacts.....I was afraid I would start crying (tears of joyfulness) and I didnt want to miss anything!