Grateful Dead

Robert F. Kennedy Stadium - July 12, 1990

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Robert F. Kennedy Stadium

July 12, 1990

Washington, D.C., DC US

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Set List:

Let the Good Times Roll
Feel Like a Stranger
Bertha
Just a Little Light
Queen Jane Approximately
Stagger Lee
Cassidy
Tennessee Jed
Music Never Stopped

Box of Rain
Victim or the Crime
Foolish Heart
Dark Star
drums
All Along the Watchtower
Dear Mr. Fantasy
Hey Jude Reprise
Touch of Grey

The Weight

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Joined: Jun 22 2007
The second set was painfully

The second set was painfully under amplified. It may have been the humidity but it was hard to hear. This was painful for Dark Star which others have noted was pretty decent. Gotta love the first set song list another fun RFK Tennessee Jed sing a long

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Joined: Jun 22 2007
The Ogre and the Jelly-Beans

Here's Edie's little fable, which everybody got a kick out of: "If I were an ogre, and I came across RFK stadium, I'd look inside and everybody would look like a bunch of different-colored jelly beans. Then, I'd reach down, and eat one of the jelly beans, and then all of the other beans would run around screaming."
This wasn't the only clue that she'd gone electric, but it was a good one.
This show was the most psychedelic scene that I would ever see, and the weirdness that began with Edie grew throughout the night until it exploded like the thunderheads above and leapt like chain lightning from person to person throughout the stadium.

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Joined: Jul 12 2007
The rain, the rain!!

Memories from this show:so much rain that there was a river running down the stairs. Oh, and my friend Martha suggesting that we should probably take our clothes off since they were all so wet. But I think that thought was abandoned.

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Joined: Jul 14 2007
The Rain Show !

My first time ever taking LSD. The clouds drifted all day in the awful humidity. There was no comfort in sight. The thunder and lightning was starting before the show and it was getting nutty ! As the band was about to start, the cluster of dark clouds just parked themselves over the stadium and as the first notes rang out, DOWNPOUR !!
Such an incredible night if you were not covered and just getting drenched . The crowd over by us was just loving it. So much fun stomping in the rain over your ankles. I remember figuring out how to keep my cigarette dry so I could have one if the rain stopped or for after the show.
DARK STAR, the best !
A very fond memory !

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Joined: Jun 6 2007
Bringing The Dead back to life at RFK

Ever since baseball returned to DC and RFK 3 years ago, I've truly enjoyed going to games and reliving old memories, especially those great memories of the 5 Dead shows I saw there (including my first one). The Nationals will be leaving RFK at the end of this season to move to their new stadium, so although the new park will be nicer than RFK, it will never have those memories that I hold so dear.

I had been planning all year to head to a game at RFK towards the end of this season, bring along a RFK show, sit back and re-live the experience. I did that last night with the Nats game against the SF Giants (nice tie-in, I thought), and brought along a nice SBD copy of this show on my Dead-Pod.

I always liked this show alot, it was a crazy night regardless of the performance. Heavy rain and a freaky Edie Brickell made it a very interesting night alone. There were a number of great performances that night though, which I enjoyed again 17 years later at the same place last evening.

Highlights from this show for me include a fun Good Times opener, the smokin' Bertha, and a powerful Music Never Stopped to close the first set. The second set opens with a hilarious Take A Step Back, then one of my favorite Box of Rain's ever. A great Dark Star made this a truly special night.

Speaking of that Dark Star last night, as we hit the 7th inning stretch, and everyone is singing Take Me Out To The Ballgame, I've got that Dark Star crashing in my ears! For one night last night, I was able to experience The Dead at RFK one last time. Truly magical.

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Joined: Jul 29 2007
Great Night

Drove 200 Miles up to to RFK on a new liscense. Dosed as soon as we hit the parking lot....best acid I have ever had....Caught the last part of Edie's set was in the bleachers at that time. Her coments were strange but just kicked in the trip even more. Moved to the GA floor before the boys took the stage. I was stupid and wore jeans in the hottest part of July! Thank god there were some very kind folks that gave me water to help me through. The first set rocked and the rain in the second made the night. We were about 4 rows back from the stage during "take a step back"...I honestly felt they were helping me out personally since I was feeling crushed at the time......The large monitors were kinda creepy but maybe not .....could have been the lsd. Our car broke down about 4 blocks away from the venue after the show and we wound up sleeping on the streets of DC. Not good at all....I have pics from the car after the show...if i can find them I will post them.....all in all a wonderful experiance.

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Joined: Jul 14 2008
Wonderful Dark Star and

Wonderful Dark Star and quite an impressive show at the bottom line. Reading the comments posted here I realise that a lot more people enjoyed this as much as i did. Funny little story about the car mechanics, I smiled at that one too. Overall fantastic show, keep up the good work !
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Foolish Heart

did not attend, but am listening to this show again right now (post-Dark Star Drums). for me, the highlight is the SICK Foolish Heart that goes into Dark Star! the Dark Star isn't THAT great, imho. other highlights are the Stranger, and the entire second set in general is good for a '90 show. PEACE.

I'm a Deadatarian; I don't eat Phish! (~):)

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Rain

I remember thinking that the storm clouds were INSIDE the Stadium. Our friend bought a dark colored tie dye before the show and after it rained he took it off and he looked like a Big Blueberry!

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Wonder why this Dark Star is the bonus on VFTV II ?

Dark Star
Bought the tix from deadheads heading S on 95- we had a sign in our car window and got 'em on the side of the road. Rained like hell. Soaked to the skin. Lighters useless. I was in front of Jerry about 2 "rows" back for whole show. Epiphany like experience with Dark Star which is the only one I was ever lucky enough to get to see. To the young girl who was next to me for the show- greetings and thanks for the kiss after D.S. Good Karma.

The song list of this show is awesome and should be reviewed to see just how awesome is it!!!!!!!

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Robert F. Kennedy Stadium - July 12, 1990