Rich Stadium - July 16, 1990
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
spac89, seven2nds, phillyirish, Totem, ikoiko1010, BCbumblebee, wackjilliams, cassie2, jondac, slap22happy, Bdapanic, John Bonham, mrcobbyb123, CRK, Dog Star, pkslipknot, mhively, blackjackjohnny, crunchyfrog, payingdues, adamz, Mebsuta, CuseTom, douger, Jezmund, unclejohnny, gdtfb684, fourwindsblow, 3bluestars, raymond2002, tapertom1272, Luca B, rainshine, scottocs, IkoIko95, Capt Chowdah, Markgucciardi, Lou C, ME B FAN, DUPES DIAMOND BLUES, Uncle Hotis, alaskaconstant, claymation_88, skepticalbuffalo, augie1070, palmer72, dedhed1963, popeye the squirm, 84-95, gerns89, v32, Terptim, gdharlow, syyguy, stealie74, kanadakev, tjvh, Funken_A, chad.e.buck, martinbrador, guitstef, Ceriasly, Kohalakid, Polexia Grace, redbeard9001, mrsmallard, scruff, OBIEtree, mmcnutt1970, mamajen23, spectrisguy, seennuff2know, fibhart, Donna Louise, Gr8ful Ed, Billy Crockett, DAKOTA4X4, Stardancer, puroshaggy, inanothertimes, crackers1970, jtwoodsrider, Tufnel, pointlessforest, 80Phils08, stacezoe, discdork, Geodye420, scrawford, waldo12, trinaleigh, althea67, joelnye, coveralls, jszlasa, wonko13, windandraine, goonybird, mogulmike, skharvey, Nikon Harry, EdwardQ911, adashiko, Bonesmav, chrisd, hkdave, email@example.com, moogirl, Uncle Jonny, East Coast Head Out West, daedlufetarg, 3D, dredileogirl, krista orchard, elracko, chriswyhead, pauln, gratefulben714, pdxchicken, hippierob, lazarus11, bjgunn, jackstraw72, tmmoring, atomheart, Leggs4, Anna rRxia, Steve-o Brooklyn, gratefulgarbflo, shannycreek, gpeach, charlieatc, jeromethompson, darkstarcrashes, spacewalker, lazy, Musicalbeds, JackStraw_19631, jussieyes, shipofoolz, bigjohn71, bunga032, morning_drew, relnad, mojoman, Hook51, joebroomhead, ded_on_arrival, downtownbear, wallcrasher3, Eldehbran, mr975j, Kblair, Rolokid, JCee26, saintstephen19, bobjewellconnecticut, cascadehigh, nocake, midiman007, Eyes over Toronto, Bogey D, slowmo1968, shemp72, whiter, PHILSTARDRACUT, stroukoa, GR8FUL TED, airgarciajams, TomBanjo1969, Missing Jerry, gratefulbadger, grateful dad from buffalo, jjjohnst, Mr_Chalie, smile smile smile, trukn2buffalo, blotterman, LostDew, StaggerLee69, firstname.lastname@example.org, Sampson1966, jackstraw420, micah68, jlawless, boxofromeos, zebadya, TreeTop, joetye, darkstarcafe, ciejay, gnat67, jersey style, Malarkey, jackchandler, funnyboy, Dan the Dog, BLC420, btwind13, lilD, Ceebod, deadgrrl, beecher1995, evac171, Spamfork, Bent My Ear, Pedro2009, hightimeloser, ritekowst, ellis d, czarboy, gr8fulal, Grateful_HERSH, larryonion, dreadhead6, ganjagirl, Blysergic, Zimmy2008, dport, nothing_comes_for_free, Boulder Creek Mama, photoleon, jhop321, tigman, Mornduvt, John Galt, fuggles, Deadercize 4 Life - formerly Bob Quinton, stiney456, Bess, Ebirkfeld, babatts27, tiffparsons, rich0272, saintofcircuspants, hardroxx, COBU, kgartdead, jerryme, sandtyme, bernstk, retiredwingnut, markdotts, ej, Crystal Journey, powderjunky, skydog304, randy brownlee, shaw-, jhorne00, Buddyroe, pearldiver069, beeto07, leddy, eight99five, 1gr8ful1, Wild Bill, kenrock, stip91, dvgrant, still missing brent, goodlivin, flach77, scottygreens39, Ruttco, revhd, Hoboken Head, aap526, krklein2001, nmtoker, alpine84, Savage, wmgunn, BIODTL1, MarkBGarber, ChuckDorgan, wharfrat1016, Jacie, KarenLE67, lookyloo, ddick, frizzhead, gravedigger7, Jazdead, jsomoza, doc.dead, blackknife, dandrscll, drummingclown420, deadheadii, It Keeps Growing, Mr. Goat, TERRAPINEYES, budda-08, gr8fulcraig, ktown44420, dylan from canada, saratogajude, Lynnzie, Bonnie, Christopher_Joyal, Max Creek, gratefuljeff, ch1narider, richdead, Lostsailor86, glriggi, FreakDaddy, hafjell, mikeski, NNJDEADHEAD68, krzykat, Thepman, tenjed8, teknosapien, jesusslack, cvillefry, thehagg01, brobb, chuckm77, adamr, dtg, aina mama, crazyolben, BarefeetBob, allycat sunflower, aikox2, bobbyb, Glenith, GOONZQUAD, C42D, good.egg, catpants, jaykuhles, sprots, Kindykind, PalfHead, ellis deed, skunjelefeti, residenteagle, fatumseye, leftcoastbound, A. Friend, Amitayus, mountain.boy, gonewild2, 1wharf-rat, zappy, rami, BGunn, St.Swithun, anrumler, Hope, air_garcia_416, nickelless, kadbones, mmmm_beer, schwaz, josh e bear, aliceDmillionair, LittleTerry, Cosmic wolf, sickleban, BuffaloBill70, jimi864, sunshinedaydream9, ColoradoDeadRainbow, Philatelichead, craigory, Upstate NY, Cookie-bear, Zeted, scrltbg, Shov39, Miss Missy, Kropotkin, TJD, Greg Zervas, Dashoesoff, Laurenlj, dave36, local, StaggerLee32, MeltIntoaDream, funkygoodpants, Wharfrat1963, esfc85, xboxershorts, ticket lee, TekeHead, Michael German, darthvader, Complier, drumspace, mikevt, francismackey, travelinlight, kbdeadhead, Sleepy Monkey, TomFoolery, Let it Grow, shall, wheels69, BertRei, Mr.Skjellyfetti, osborne fitzgerald mcclintic, jakestraw, Gr8fulnNJ, LevitatingYogi, blackandwhitepeter, gr8tfulandy, gemini dreamer, direwolfe, the wheel, bigbob, john05hd, walstib77, 1965, jeff bovee, hopdawg04, ericbic, tjvhaiko, gratefuldad1, Meatyard, MDKrack, ditullme, cheesycheesygrilledcheese, Headntales, dcjeary, LeftHandMonkeyWrench, cianflone, danny_b_mt, Osmodiar, Gypsy Cowgirl, rebel61aka goin2hlnabuckt, marhil, Pha_Q, stevetabb, kdead, Rock-my-soul, potterfield11, DanielStar, gable311, daytripper420, gr8fuldaddy1, krberry, paddy25, big dave, jazzy143, highvibe, BULLHEADEDDOGS, lost_sailor77, GDfan, silly_mian, amelia, tcappellett, staceyleigh, Haybrown, hanuman, cigrsam, JMRDead, klaussmith, s2, bucketorain, notbetty, jozeppy, troy_chimino, ptedhath, LastFairDeal, kmacva2001, dbird, jgalambos, whatthefunk, shakedownman, Dan Hagan, kojazz, Keynugs, Valerie Stevenson, jkstraw04, Mind Of A Squirrel, joba08, BlondeJim, jsilpe, troynpam, crazyfingers73, picone90, chinarider69, chuckulz, joeman, bridge0fsighs, JP92, shnaholic, OrbiterMooN, PAPPYPGH, ironsideny, delta, OSH, boombassix, Josef, Ernest Angley, BobG913, powdrhnd, mary-sunshine, leper van atom, baseball0, mardieta, adker, weagles68, tonyrabbit, Father Of Stella Rose, Canadian Deadhead, LADY WITH A FAN, carmotor, JBT420247, ruafox, donkeypunch, gk, Spaz, Wockells, owharfrat, shkdwn, JackStrawfromOttawa, nuggets, zimmybox, jackstraw_35, aquanee, wrombola, Roy Roscoe, moosilauke, slicae611, Big-Gar, moff, magpie_gypsybird, Oroborous, Joshadelic, gratefuladam, Charbroiled, last_fair_deal, jeffy8, towerrat, peacefrog4, DEADFRK, hoptrip, nalex, mgal73, EstellaBlue, IkoIko65, Symmetry, Terrapin_Tommy, jackstraw71, JOEG, tjwalls8, fdnybri, crazycatpeakin, rckhld, Friend of the Devil, paps, fishman, riggertoo, Dead Hunter, ChinaCat70, Cookbitch, 5 dollars a day, 10acjed, kentmitchell1961, shane420SF, mapper, mmolman, Lono, batcavejoe, CatHamp, chinacat42, tobydodds, Teajay, Puffem420, rhyspencer, nipper, tree1270, peachtruck, eternityblue, kiote, spyder9, truckinup2buffalo, dogari, Brewer247, kiki, sureasyourborn, darrrkstarrr-billy, jkelley, OXFALLDOWN, ramble_on_schroedes, B T Ishkabibble, SkookS, howdydoody, Derek728, walstib3, dritz123, Spore, Bear Gunn, psuLions, FootBear, Clint, skrletbegonia, c1042, jillstraw, itslouis, garystar, micp1274, stickyfingers, oscar713, Jackstraw1969, direwolf23, Woody, jg-in-az, gdtrfb5, email@example.com, gdb, mcapone, gighouse, robbiek, robitaille03, PsillyJim, Grateful1313, tcerneskie, Dan Disinger, shack, adimar, jonludwig, Lazy-Supp-Deal, 333mike, Maliz, blackelk, rainbow-trout, Kenpb, gratefuljo, robo2973, Kat, trg11167, zebweber, GratefulBear, jw, DaffyDuff, mightzwell, shaggy, sameyeyam5, jdconny, kjh13, soulroach, MikeBldr, Jack-A-Moe, ratdog58, garyfish, vabeachbumm2005, the wood fam, Row Jimmy, Dedhedchef, Luby, Cashman, Thom, Levon Lovelight, pgdempsey, Major_Domo_Billy_Bojangles, David L., battman, PHINETUNE, avarose325, duker, srumble, boxorain62, Stealth, rickyrick15, sadai, TigerTrance, B42, Grateful Mike G, Miggs, ratskrad, jack mellone, jay.gerland, Steve-O, beecue, deadheadgarcia, 2pigpen, morst, Analise Dubner
I wish I would've realized at the time what a great show it was!
Earlier that year, I'd gone out to Albany with my friends, figuring we would get tickets. We were wrong, and it was overall a disappointing experience. So, me and three of my close friends back then, bought tickets for Foxboro and Buffalo. I ended up selling my Buffalo ticket, figuring I wasn't going to end up getting to go to New York, plus my friends had tickets for Washington DC, and I didn't. And, my birthday is July 15, and 1990 was the year I graduated high school. So, I had a lame expeience at Foxboro, where the three other tickets I bought for different friends got sold, I got inside, decided my seats were horrible, and spent the whole second set in the parking lot hanging on top of a big ole bus with one of the original three friends, and the crew I came up with was completely incapacitated, and not at all interested in the musical aspect of it all. So I went home and felt unfulfilled. Then, I got the call from another of the original three, who convinced me to go for the ride, even though I was already convinced that I was not getting in without a ticket. So, we drove, I ate a lot of Trix and stayed up all night for the drive. As we got into Buffalo, a local radio station gave word that tickets were going to be released at some record store, so we found it, and we bought a few extras, plus mine. Then we got to the show. Now, at the time, I was only eighteen, but I met so many people who were mutual acquaintances, as well as bumped into so many people i knew from around the Boston area. We walked in as CSN was playing For What It's Worth, from what I remember (no sleep from the drive). I immediately bumped into an old friend, and watched the whole CSN set from the highest seats in the place - I lost my aqua plastic piece up there! Then, when the Dead finally kicked in with Hell In A Bucket, I came to the amazing realization that security/staff didn't give a rat's ass about checking tickets, so I got to enjoy the whole first set from a few feet away from the stage. I remember some folks yelling at the Relix photographers to get out of the way, and the Relix guy yelling back "you'll thank me when you get to see these pictures". During that set, I made friends with some guy who had water - I had something tradable. Turns out, he went to Minuteman. I didn't go there myself, but a lot of my friends did. When I mentioned one of my friends, he looked at me, we both said Morgasm at the same time - I've never laughed so hard in my life! Second set, I hung back near the soundboard, and half-slept through a lot of it. I'd snap out of sleep and see the Space screens, and felt so warm and comfortable. I remember everything, though I was damned sleepy. Sugar Magnolia - Sunshine Daydream sandwich - kind of unique, with a sweet Brokedown Palace to tuck us in to the back of the vans and cars. And there's a lot more to the story, but it's all too personal to get too far into. This show was, to me, what I'd always hoped a Dead show would be like. They played a lot of my favorite songs (Let It Grow, The Wheel, Mexicali, a most passionate Blow Away), and the vibe was all good. I miss it, and i'm proud to have been present.
Funny, my strongest memory from that show (18 years later) was CSN. I was a HUGE fan of theirs. However, the played the show before. Both shows they said "So, this is what a Grateful Dead audience looks like" and played the same set... same banter... everything. I guess they didn't realize that probably 3/4 of the audience would be at both shows.
Rich Stadium is my home stadium, and land of our beloved Bills. Though I spent most of life in Phoenix, Buffalo has a HUGE place in my heart.
Though there isn't a huge amount of Brent in this set, that whole tour was really about Brent. Not because he died during it, but because he was such a huge talent and presence on the stage. With Jerry looking perpetually seconds away from death (especially in the summer heat), Brent seemed to be the glue that held the band together that tour. I was at the shows up to Dear Creek... which I believe was his last. I was back in Phoenix when I heard the news.
Saw shows with Vince and Bruce at the keys, but no one every matched Brent. It felt like his band those nights.
In the end, I think of music as the saving grace of all humanity
- Henry Miller
We were down front before CSN and saw Dave at stage right and we all started fcalling DAA_VE! DAVE!! he looked over and flipped us off! It was another classic moment for me. That and slow Dancing ballroom style with an older woman who was missing some teeth during high time and she was criticizing all these "new comers" who didnt know any of the songs... and I was only 20 at the time! But I did agree. I saw my 5th Grade English teacher, Her husband, another teacher, and a couple of "preppy" girls from high school, all of the above whom had no fucking place being there, I think "touch of grey" and MTV had created a monster... or maybe I saw them all the year before... I dont know... shit i was on acid man.. but they definitely werent. Overall a good show but I agree with the guy who said it should have cut it for him but didnt. 89 is a far superior show musically and vibe -wise and on that "intangible" level. . . and woodstocks too...
this was my second show and the most fun i ever had at a grateful dead show. brent kicked ass on 'blow away' and the 'don't ease...' after 'let it grow' was a nice bonus. i remember being mesmerized by 'the wheel' after space...the whole kit and kaboodle was amazing...glad i was there!!!
i still remember as it were yesterday lol
we had moved seats cuz we were close to security to smoke some good ol cali bud and hash a little teen age girl with her friends and what appeared to be her father were sitting behind us said that stuff stinks my friend said it supposed to nothing said for a while then she actually said this song sucks when they broke into Wharf Rat i turned around asked her isnt past your bed time then they left Was i rude? i dont think so but will never forget it
great show still wish i knew the conversion rate back then from Canadian to Us currency got burnt a bit but helll well woirth it
This is the show that totally changed my life and its path....I took a week off of work and drove all the way from Nova Scotia, Canada with my fellow deadhead....What an awesome time, i will never forget it...beautiful people, cosmic music..and they hooked me from there on...i went on tour for 2 years after that with my soon to be first husband...Life changing times and better knowledge than any university could ever teach you...I miss you guys....
I know several other people who attended and feel the same way. Aside from the actual show (which kept me uplifted for the entire time), there was something about this day that was special. It was cosmic & communal, The parking lot had such an amazing vibe. I drove up 8 hrs from Long Island with my cousin but lost him in the lot for a couple of hours. But that wasnt a bad thing as I met a few new interesting people while walking around aimlessly.
After I found my cousin, we met up with some friends and broke out a couple of acoustic guitars and played CSN's Southern Cross. I dont know if it sounded that good, but we played it a couple of times and a few people gathered around to sing with us. Everyone kept shouting "play Southern Cross again!!!" We did. And more & more people joined in, some improvising their own instruments. We must've played that friggen song like 20 times and had about 20 people singing by time we finally packed up to go in. I walked into the show with such a euphoric feeling that I wish I could bottle it up to drink at a later time.
As far as the music, get a copy of it and I hope it brings you back if you were there or if you werent, I hope you feel a similar vibe. The show was THAT good. When the 2nd set ended, I remember experiencing an exaggerated exhilarated feeling that Ive never felt from any show before. Obviously others felt the same because when the Sunshine Daydream reprise finally ended, we were jumping up and down and even the people behind us were so amped that we all just stood there hugging each other. It was ridiculously intense. No other show has lifted me to such heights before and I am so glad I was here.
Without a doubt one of the best shows I attended. Camped just off the Parking Lot in a Private Yard. Met a guy named Dave Maltese, from Patterson NJ. Great Guy. If you're out there Dave. Hi from George.
There was a very big downer that weekend. 2 or 3 spots over from us were a couple of dudes who were traveling in a U-Haul. 1 of the guys got too messed up and passed out in the back. He ended up dying from the heat in the back of the U-Haul. Walking back after the show and witnessing the scene was one of the biggest downers, and I have never been able to scrub it from my memory. So very sad.
Anyone camp in that area?