Grateful Dead

Silver Stadium - July 2, 1987

Silver Stadium

July 02, 1987

Rochester, NY US

Average: 4.5 (24 votes)


"Take A Step Back" before "Esau" - "Mexican Hat Dance" tuning before "China Cat"

Set List:

Hell in a Bucket
Walkin' Blues
Dire Wolf
My Brother Esau
When Push Comes to Shove
Tons of Steel
Me and My Uncle
Mexicali Blues
Brown Eyed Women

China Cat Sunflower
I Know You Rider
Samson and Delilah
Looks Like Rain
He's Gone
Goin' Down the Road Feelin' Bad
All Along the Watchtower
Stella Blue
Sugar Magnolia

Black Muddy River

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Attendees of this show

dubai-escorts-bunnies, Phurstno2, Brad125, Amy from New York, Chris killer, Luvdacheese, rockit, kevinhardy, builtwellltd, musicnow, Crodawg, Dovbendead, BillyBlair, jayclark, Totem, tat2inmd, blue eyed soul, wackjilliams,, Ranjekna, sdw, payingdues, adamz, CuseTom, wilber57, 3bluestars, blue5, raymond2002, Luca B, scottocs, surfdude67, rymo, LocoBrian, Capt Chowdah, mardieta, ElktonHead, dantian, ketut, augie1070, YGTBFKM, popeye the squirm, bousada, hockey_john, PeteSink, cardinal4, peakshead, Funken_A, redbeard9001, Debdeadhead, Phinnegan, Marti, Gr8ful Ed, djgratefullydeadicated, iamkayzak, quick68, kwjazz, tibegonia, Runk, jtwoodsrider, WilliamBorne, William Stevens, Geodye420, ChinaRider77, heatheranne.johnson, congdond, jpreece83, wonko13, mogulmike, ArtVandalay, Jotasulli, hkdave, moogirl, Uncle Jonny, East Coast Head Out West, daedlufetarg, ggdead, Sequitor, 123IBT, lotsofgreensmiles, lazarus11, kjn70, wong, hepcatp, tmmoring, niptotheair, dpw1982, shannycreek, gpeach, darkstarcrashes, spacewalker, picc, ratfart, morning_drew, duckLN, Pandaman, mojoman, rodiebluez1, Hook51, joebroomhead, downtownbear, johnnytreeman, syan, mr975j, Boris90, JCee26, love you, airgarciajams, jsginbull, Dead Billy, Cosmic_Charlie_Bippy, chefm, Fred The Head, krtn68, micah68, jlawless, billny59, kimmerjo, greg.dowling, gnat67, Dan the Dog, sugarmag68, alovours13, chefdarkstar, DancingSingingGirl, W.A.L.S.T.I.B., Disco Stu, ellis d, tigman, mercurygd, fuggles, Deadercize 4 Life - formerly Bob Quinton, mpavis, tcrider, powderjunky, taggartj, scottygreens39, geary47, lemond, revhd, CumberlandMine, plogan, ladnarc, gravedigger7, chrisfic, buddawolf, matty 68, Max Creek, gratefuljeff, Frenchmb, Peppermint Patty, linclink, NNJDEADHEAD68, steevcat, free idea, The_Music_Danced_Me, SPAC84, aikox2, bobbyb, C42D, cosmic_skye, lamarred664, gonewild2, refsta, rami, In_A_Silent_Way, nickelless, dgoegan, mmmm_beer, Cosmic wolf, don of the dead, WaywardBill, Upstate NY, Cookie-bear, scrltbg, Kropotkin, Dashoesoff, temp_q, Bettylou, Mitrananda, esfc85, xboxershorts, ticket lee, Hypnocracy, Dupreediamond420, BertRei, javafrk, Duude, john05hd, jeff bovee, giotti, dcjeary, hamal, AoxoA, gr8fljer, goldgreek, daytripper420, duval49, big dave, Babuyaya, geriskids83, capntrips, highvibe, AndieIsAlthea, gratefulgreg1, mrkaos63, klaussmith, Rupes, Eileen, ptedhath, MoonshineCito, whatthefunk, Longnook, deadheaddave1982, jkstraw04, BlondeJim, picone90, ironsideny, OSH, Shimanto, Josef, powdrhnd, mary-sunshine, adker, wubai65, badtpyist, Jack_Straw22, Canadian Deadhead, ruafox, JackStrawfromOttawa, zimmybox, Josh, jerryskid, walkersmoon, Ginsengsully, wilsongc, Oroborous, chichester, dewahba, dharmagum, augustwest41, LarryG, shugamag, sugrmag66, deadluddite, tjwalls8, Cosmiccharlie, Tabie, timbowser, batcavejoe, CatHamp, tree1270, njwreckdiver, spyder9, truckinup2buffalo, sureasyourborn, SkookS, cdmallar, mapfreak, Clint, c1042, jillstraw, garystar, direwolf23, mcapone, paulb, robitaille03, fotd1977, rainbow-trout, sgolston, Far-L, jrjanis, WalpoleChinaCat, zebweber, jw, mightzwell, wharfratpete, GrandMasterG, prentsloan, taperchef, Row Jimmy, deepsix, pgdempsey, David L., bunnytail0, PHINETUNE, Zippatron, Duggles, Bach 2 Bach, boxorain62, Stealth, Gravy, TigerTrance, augustwest, ratskrad, REK, gratefuldad1960, jack mellone, Bozo Bus, jims, beecue, Alsflorida, gypsy soul, Dubier


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Dubier's picture
Joined: Jun 1 2007
Take a Step Back was

Take a Step Back was particularly harrowing for me and my pal (Caribou on the list here). All was bliss again by the time it started raining right on cue during Looks Like Rain.

Joined: Jun 21 2007

I was as close to the stage as I've ever been and the first set is the longest (in terms of number of songs) that I ever saw. The scene was what I remember most, but the music was well played and executed. Great Watchtower especially.

Joined: Jun 23 2007
my first show ever

my first show ever

gypsy soul's picture
Joined: Jun 4 2007
first for me too

yeas back where it all began, i think.

nothing left to do but smile, smile, smile

Dashoesoff's picture
Joined: Dec 14 2007
does anybody else remember

does anybody else remember how hellish it was to leave after the show? or the 3 jugglers performing on the infield as we left? one on homeplate one on third and one on the pitchers mound throwing bowling pins to eachother

Joined: Jun 25 2007
Tighter Than A Clam's Ass at Low Tide!!!

I finally got to hear this show (Thanks!) after 20 years. My GOD they were tight this night. The China Cat > Rider is one for the ages!!! I never realized what an awesome show this was. The "waa-waa" Estimated Prophet sound Bobby provided during China Cat gives it such a funky, delightful sound. Truly a great show!!! Do yourself a favor and download the second set of this show.

Joined: Jul 4 2007
OH those dayz

I was there w/ the only girl I've ever loved and my college buds. THis was truly a great show, It kicked off fast and hard and didn't let up till Stella...I'll not forget the Watchtower, but it was the Black Muddy River that had me crying like a baby, in my baby's arms.

His job is to shed light, not to master.

Joined: Jun 8 2007
My first show

I had graduated from high school the previous month, and this was a highlight in a summer full of highlights. We got there just a little late in a bit of a drizzle because my buddy had locked my car keys in the trunk ... but the weather broke and we were walking up to the venue when the band started into Bucket ... remember looking up at the people we could see in the top rows of the stands around the stadium erupt into dance .... my friends weren't in as much of a hurry to get in as I was, so I took off and slithered inside ... general admission was great for a first dead show - I spent the entire day experiencing the show from the front, the back, the sides, in and out of different pockets of people ... still remember during Stella seeing an enormous, incredibly intoxicated biker drooling on himself - talk about incongruence ... also remember seeing a girl writhing on the floor in convulsions during China Cat, thank God the medical assistance was on scene right away ... remember buying a hotdog at the snack bar on the floor during the break and couldn't wait for the second set to start ... Cassidy blew me away ... if anyone remembers two morons walking around with a giant inflatable godzilla, well I was one of the morons. I was completely immersed in the communal party atmosphere of the show and loved every minute of it. No show I attended after that came anywhere close to this experience.

Joined: Oct 31 2008

Bucket and Bertha are on Youtube just type Silver Stadium in the search bar and enjoy.

Joined: Oct 31 2008

Just watched Bertha and I have to say they were on! Jerry was really into it.What a great scene that I miss more now then ever.I like Phil's comments after the song!


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Silver Stadium - July 2, 1987