Grateful Dead

Deer Creek Music Center - July 15, 1989

Deer Creek Music Center

July 15, 1989

Noblesville, IN US

Average: 4.6 (22 votes)

Set List:

Greatest Story Ever Told
Walkin' Blues
Queen Jane Approximately
We Can Run But We Can't Hide
Bird Song

Foolish Heart
Victim or the Crime
Crazy Fingers
Smokestack Lightnin'
China Doll
All Along the Watchtower
Stella Blue
Sugar Magnolia

Brokedown Palace

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ChinaRider77, scarletdeal, emmalee02, tommy2shoe, missntour, snifer13, skharvey, rradil, stevevan33, adashiko, nanabool, CarrionCrow, jimsellers1618, bucket of fire, moogirl, JohnRapp, packymalley, Dolabella, WalkemJohnny, BataviaSparky, katfishjohn, thetylicki, farmer john, PaulDante, 123IBT, helsista, nipsyhustle, boombloom, jerfest, MAConway, hippierob, jackstraw72, Row Jimmy Tisdall, greeksam78, lynch, Kristin-Quinn, shannycreek, gpeach, Petal, jeromethompson, HowlinHippie, darkstarcrashes, lazy, Barrtenderr, humble.heiko, a_Wolf_in_Paradise, debhead830, rodiebluez1, upthecreekwheresmypaddle, Rolokid, saintstephen19, AlaskaDeadHead1, midiman007, sitontoptworld, jennyBgood, TomBanjo1969, Missing Jerry, Dead Billy, blotterman, radio_mogul, gonzo4osu, mugwa, micah68, bsh, zebadya, jcjoesammax, TreeTop, joetye, Rickyspill, jobolisk, Marnola, drummer Jim, hippintrippy, Dan the Dog, sugarmag68, Ceebod, deaddan1969, alovours13, chefdarkstar, Spamfork, barefootbob2, olin preston grant, 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msirilla's picture
Joined: Jun 4 2007
This was a great show! I

This was a great show! I seem to remember Jerry playing the Close Encounters theme during space...

Joined: Jun 7 2007
Magical evening

This truely so a great show and I think that the dead was the first show at this venue. I remember walking around and noticing that the parking lot was spotless. I couldn"t even find a cigarette butt on the ground. You are correct msirilla, Jerry did play a little Close Encounters here, and expanded on it at the next show at Alpine Valley.

Joined: Jun 22 2007
I've always thought that

I've always thought that close encounters from this show marked the begining of the break out of old nuggets,we bid you goodnight,death don't, Help>slip> Attics Dark Star... I guess Jerry must have downloaded some info from the aliens this night.

Joined: Jun 7 2007
Very very good

Very very good show...welcome to the corn fields of Indiana. Partied on the lawn with some locals who had no idea who the Dead were.

pearlybakerbest's picture
Joined: Aug 13 2007
Gorgeous Night where my instincts were confirmed

Good not find vitamins coming in,. I trusted a woman I was getting to know who to this day remains one of my greatest friends. Alison will provide I told myself. Alison will provide and so she does. I got the sense halfway into the first set that I was untouchable. I had a force field that none could break. That force field would get me into the shed from the hill. During break my wife did not touch me and possibly break the force field. Second set I slid right by security. They could not touch me. That We Can Run really got me. The Stella was just awesome. Afterwards, a virgin who had come with us asked me the time. I looked at my watch and said "Eleven, but ten minutes ago, was it ten till eleven, I don't think so." That whole transcendence of time and space that was available at shows just shined. Got to the car and waiting for the crew, Alison, ever cheery says, "hey anybody want some Chocolate milk". Chocolate milk !! YES.

Let it shine, let it shine, let it shine

Joined: Sep 24 2007
quite possibly the best of all venues

the sweetest spot for so many reasons

Joined: Mar 30 2008
No way...

Alpine Valley. By far the best siting for a music venue I've witnessed. How about the full moon rising above the amphitheater?

Joined: Jan 17 2008
clueless to Deaddom

I loved this first time in Deer Creek almost more than any other because the locals and the venue had no idea what the Dead were all about. So it was kind of like a holiday. You could relax and enjoy the day in the midwest without any hassles. It's too bad that the word got out in years to come culminating with the 95' gate crashing scene. I went here the first few years because it was super cool and chill. Plus the band always ripped it here. This was a diamond in the rough, and part of that was that it just got added on to the tour a week or two before it went down. So that made it interesting. I remember not having a ticket for this show because there was no mail order. So we got one in the local Indianapolis newspaper the day of the show. Went to this guys office to pick them up. Great seats right in front of the board. Deer Creek was definitely a great place to see the Dead.

musicrama's picture
Joined: Jun 5 2007
The bus came by

This show was my first long distance trip to see any band. Traveled from Ct. to this and Alpine. Still so inexperienced i didnt even have a tent to sleep in. This show was amazing. Perfect combo of location and music with the added excitement of being so far from home. I remember during truckin when the "new york" line came up there was little crowd response (compared to the usual roar on the east coast). For me that was a magic moment. Close encounters also blew my mind. This could be a DVD release anytime.
"Music is the best" - FZ

DEX-567's picture
Joined: Jan 30 2009
First trip to see the Dead

First trip to see the Dead in my "new" '67 Split window camper. Yes, Mine is the white one with the walk thru option.
Drove overnight blowing a generator pulley but lucky me had a spare with. Got to the place on the map that said "Deer Creek" and there was an older Gentleman sitting in a rocker sayin "sorry boy's" "must of been a couple hundred of you by today" " need to go to Indy" Drive towards indy and it seemed like it was a traffic jam of bus's heading north. We kept waving to the other heads to turn around until I had a Indianapolis State boy on my tail. I will never forget the view from behind of the cop and Micro buses as far as I could see following me! But what a show!


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Deer Creek Music Center - July 15, 1989