Starlight Theatre - July 3, 1984
July 03, 1984
Set List:Alabama Getaway
West L.A. Fadeaway
My Brother Esau
Looks Like Rain
Touch of Grey
Fire on the Mountain
Don't Need Love
Not Fade Away
Attendees of this show
PlayinDead, PeggyO.5.5.1977, JohnL, hockey_john, 601, angeljhawk, MNGLWD, minutemouse, blacksharpie, intrepid, AlpineValley81, ChinaRider77, sweetiemama, cryptl1028, Dpwilljr, Dolabella, kgreene, brydel, BillyPilgrim, dpw1982, DavAlan, tpenn, McGr8ful, Anarchist, downtownbear, AlaskaDeadHead1, illicoug, August_r, sugarmag68, JJMac, misterglen, pat L, wichitajackstraw, sdiggs40, CW_Traub, hazenmc, Cassidys Dad, rednfillmore, cool colo. rain, lagnaf, skydog0223, ladnarc, marc., wharfratdude, dalillamma, MissReddin, L8dywithafan, JAXTRAWICHITA, jlg3rd, wiggy, skunjelefeti, BigBuffalo, shwack, rami, Sleepingdragon777, red feather, kcdannisoo, hippiedino, D from KS, alatcamp, uncjhn, StaggerLee32, another jerry, AlanSheckter, Nikolai, rlkaminsky, osborne fitzgerald mcclintic, ginsu710, Ungnome, mp51, pieface, kctomato, Chief Book Dog, 9785, pearlybakerbest, Brownie, country-don, Rum Jungle, Gr8fulTed, Valerie Stevenson, deadheaddave1982, bilee, bobinkc, acehigh53, coachdeadhead, johnieappel, texasdragonfly, drkstrcrashes, lucia dillon, levitonjl, duboman, Bone, McWada, cosmic.charlie, Bobby33914, Tony_S, ray, Antwerps Placebo, johnboy, Sinc6, paisley, dazebtween, Chief, hiker, 333mike, sgolston, Far-L, dschpan, ronbow, marlo, ouroboros007, Duggles, rodger allinson, Edgefan, tn2nadoes
This was my first Grateful Dead show. Born & raised in K.C., Swope Park and Starlight Theatre are like the back(s) of my hand(s). I'd heard of the band over the years, was intrigued, and knew I'd learn more eventually. I had, at that time, a part-time job ushering concerts at various venues around Kansas City-- I opted to not work this show, knowing what I did about Grateful Dead music and deadheads! Also, a friend of mine had popped up with a batch of tickets so I just climbed aboard... My stand-out memory of the evening was the work of Mickey-n-Bill during" Fire On The Mountain"-- their drumming caught the attention of my wandering cosmic-ized consciousness, returning it to my corporeal form and terra-firma-groovus, where that Moment Of Knowledge set upon my smoking husk with a joyous shriek! good ol' Grateful Dead!!
I passed out the Mikel stickers at this show. After the show I couldn't find where to get back on the interstate and stopped at this shabby little roadhouse for directions. I half expected a redneck or two to follow me out and hassle the hippie. No one did; I'd like to think they thought I looked too big and mean to mess with but they were probably just too drunk to get off their stools...
Holy cow, this was my first show! Taken by my boyfriend's brother-in-law and some of his friends. (BF was out of town.) Had a nice ride up and some snacks and thought that would be the most of it. But shortly after finding our seats, was offered half a tab. Oh My. Isn't that what a first show is for?? Lightning and distant thunder. Mind-blowing show. At one point, I looked up and there was a ring of skulls around the Medieval looking stage and occasionally the eye sockets crackled with light. The ride home was like "dancing with ghosts". Way too intense - don't know how the driver did it. All in all, a baptismo del fuego. Long live the DEAD!
This was a great venue. I'm not even sure if they allow concerts these days. Mostly Broadway shows.
I remember spending the entire show dancing in the back behind the last row of seats. They let us all dance. I don't recall any problems with security.
I remember having a crush on this beautiful dark blonde curly-haired girl who was also on tour.
I was dancing right near her at this show and didn't have the nuts to go up and talk to her.
After the show as we were driving out of the parking lot, I saw her in a car and waved. She smiled back me.
This is the show we all found out Paul had past away. I remember him at Pine Knob asking us for a ride to the starlight. It was along the ride that we saw the bus in the ditch. As odd as it maybe he drown in a small roadside water ditch. The bus had crashed and everything crushed him in the front of the bus where he drown. God rest his soul. 2 nights later we got the set deadicated to him in Iowa
Came to this show this morning because of the Fire on the Mountain blog. On the archives listeing to this one rite now. I love this Theater. Wow a very BEAUTIFUL place to see the band. Lucky enough to be here the 3 times they played here. 8 3 1982, 7 3 1984, 9 3 1985. This Scarlet Touch Fire caught me off guard. Maybe deep down had hoped for it.
Loved this place very lucky to have been at each year they played here.
I was there. Great venue. Bobby was raspy. Great fireworks. Altered state of affairs! Hah!