July 16, 1990
Final "Blow Away" - "Jam" includes brief "Mind Left Body" theme - Crosby, Stills & Nash opened
Set List:Hell in a Bucket
It's All Over Now
Let it Grow
Don't Ease Me In
Man Smart/Woman Smarter
Ship of Fools
Gimme Some Lovin'
Around and Around
Attendees of this show
My first show, I had no idea what to expect. In fact, I had no expectations. I was just going with some buddies from school because I had no other plans that weekend.
We arrived late in the afternoon. It was so hot, and the traffic was crawling. People walked along the freeway, slow cars packed the breakdown lanes; everywhere you looked all along the creep to Rich Stadium there were hand-lettered signs for needed Miracles. By the time we found a place to stop the car amongst a vast herd of other pilgrims, we could already hear CSN filtering over the high walls of the Stadium.
Our seats were high in the nosebleeds, near the back of the oval, but we had no problem hearing the tunes. There was a guy in front of us wearing a tank top that was too small to cover his beer belly and he wore a baseball cap with his name on it. Lyle. Lyle became our mascot through the rest of that hot, muggy summer evening.
The music was alive, and god, I will never forget that show. Whatever it was, I mean, you could peek over the back of the stadium and see the spinners so far below, their skirts belling out around them like white water lilies on a pond. Surrounding the stadium was a sea of color and glittering windshields. The sun was setting and everyone was dancing and grooving and just loving the beautiful day and the great music.
Brokedown Palace ended the night and because of that set, and that day, and that experience, it became one of my all-time favorite songs on the spot. i remember closing my eyes and just revelling in it. Afterwards we paid $2 bucks for a plate of spaghetti out of the back of someone's van and then we sat, talking, around a fire someone had started in their little portable grill pan until the wee hours of the morning. When the sun came up, I found 2 people asleep on top of my car.
I wasn't around for the heydey of this band, but this show was easily up there in the top ten experiences of my life.
Great show, 21 songs made it the longest of the run, and it was really well-played. CSN opened, but David made a comment which struck me really weird- just like in Pittsburgh before they went into Woodstock he said "We haven't played this song in 20 years!" well, I guess he meant before this tour, cause I saw them do it the week before!!!
". . . Music is the best!" (fz)
A really fine show. The last Brent show I would see. Dusting off Loose Lucy was one of the best decisions the band made that year. What a great tune. Foxboro and Buffalo were really solid shows. Too long a drive though....
....you know it's a great show but it's just not doing it for you? That was this show for me.
I loved the 81, 86 and 89 Buffalo shows I was at and this one should have been right up there with the others. I had lots of family and friends around, but...it just didn't click with me that day.
I could tell it was cool with Loose Lucy, All Over Now, Sugar>Scarlet and the rest but my head was full of snakes and by the end of the show I had a rip-roaring headache.
I was hoping they would make a dvd of this so I could take another crack at it but after they made the one from the '89 Buffalo show I figure they would not go back to that well.
met a dude in the lot w/ an amazing golden lab pup-he didn't have a ticket-but somehow he got n2 the show w/ his dog-he slept under the seat-dude thought he had dosed his dog and freaked out-the pup was fine,though-hitch-hiked all the way home to baltimore-last brent show for me-miss him still
This has to be one of the best shows I have ever seen. The crowd was amazing and Jerry and the boys truly gave us a night to remember.
There was quite a sight to be seen on the NYS Thruway between Foxboro and Buffalo. Every place you stopped there where "heads" everywhere.
What a long strange trip is was!!
Very solid show..what I remember is CSN leading a sing a long with 80,000 Dead heads..."Our house is a very very very fine house" Indeed Rich stadium was once again a very fine house for us.
Funny you mention CSN's preplanned on stage banter - I saw the Buffalo and Three Rivers show and they seemed identical, CSN-wise, but who cares.
I remember Graham Nash insulting the audience, saying something to the effect of "show us you deserve to wear those tye-dyes and get into it." This coming from a guy who hadn't written a decent song in 20 years by that point.
Oh well, good show, the "Let It Grow" was lights out, although I recall the "Scarlet>Sugar>Women" sequence coming down on the distinctly without jamming side of things.
I tagged along with 4 other freinds and none of us had tickets. We all got out miracles within 15 minutes after getting out of our car !
CSN opening - whew !! That was extremely cool.
The stadium was filled with us - people on roller blades - devil sticks -
I had mail ordered for this tour before breaking up with my girlfriend/housemate at the time. I was in a very bad place with regard to attitude toward people in general and women in particular. I couldn't get any of my usual tour buddies to go with me, and I really wanted to camp and spend some time at Niagra falls, to get over my breakup. Somehow I get hooked up with John B. who I hadn't talked to since college, we went to the show, camped near niagra, got to dunk our heads at maid of the mist, and then went to the show. I really needed to hear Blow away, and Brent didn't make me wait too long. Very cathartic. Then in the second set, the sugar sandwich was so tasty! It was just the show I needed when I needed it, it helped me get my head back on straight. I never saw John again after that, I hope wherever you are, you're doing well. Thanks for the company when I really needed it
Eternal Consciousness Enjoyin the Ride,