Five Seasons Center - July 4, 1984
July 04, 1984
Set List:Feel Like a Stranger
Friend of the Devil
Beat it on Down the Line
Hell in a Bucket
Don't Ease Me In
Help on the Way
Far From Me
Around and Around
Attendees of this show
Sky Pilot, hupiper, pukegrub, PlayinDead, dhaivyd, Steveinkato, Roadapple, hockey_john, cosmicsushi714, cbNEAL, smwagner21, minutemouse, blacksharpie, intrepid, AlpineValley81, ChinaRider77, DvdGlen, cryptl1028, Dpwilljr, jackstrawtom, Dolabella, brydel, tootsfan, dpw1982, DavAlan, tpenn, DeepSpace, mdorf, AlaskaDeadHead1, illicoug, pantherhawk27263, journeymanphotos, misterglen, pat L, Big Black Peter, Cassidys Dad, GenevaJAM, cool colo. rain, lagnaf, skydog0223, lwebster, ladnarc, marc., paulsig, wharfratdude, regblue, milldew, BAAB, bobby53, gdtrfb65, ffej55, jlg3rd, skunjelefeti, shwack, rami, Sleepingdragon777, red feather, hippiedino, D from KS, mountainlynx, Kraut888, forcestream, alatcamp, uncjhn, timnewy, StaggerLee32, another jerry, JimV, BabylonDon, AlanSheckter, Nikolai, rlkaminsky, osborne fitzgerald mcclintic, ginsu710, mp51, kctomato, Chief Book Dog, goldgreek, Drumhead, toneye, dhmikeo, Rum Jungle, Valerie Stevenson, deadheaddave1982, joelovesthe dead, Diceking, bilee, acehigh53, coachdeadhead, cowboyneal, johnieappel, doc13, texasdragonfly, drkstrcrashes, lucia dillon, Big E, papajohnny, Fillmore Midwest, Heat, ssc5160, levitonjl, Hal R, gremmie1, cosmic.charlie, Bobby33914, Tony_S, MktoSteve, brazilhead, Jack_O_Roses, juddcbrown, scarletttouchfire, Emmett Grogan, 333mike, blackelk, sgolston, Far-L, dschpan, Flip, ronbow, Richter, marlo, Duggles, augustwest, rodger allinson, Edgefan, tn2nadoes
A great excuse to revisit the ol' college town. Man, those guys were still keeping up the party tradition. Nothin' left to do...
We were coming out after the show and it was like a war zone. There was a big parking deck next to the indoor arena and some guys had some serious fireworks and they were shooting them at the crowd as everybody was coming out of the show. I thought it was dangerous but intense at the same time. The show was somewhat of a letdown after the previous shows and that we were expecting more from a 4th of July show. Great fun still.
Dougles, I too remember well those fireworks, just as you described it. Those guys were throwing fire down on top of cars as well and two cops on foot were like oh crap we can´t let this go on but were seriously intimidated by the numbers of heads. Too bad really cause this must have contributed to the Dead´s never going back to CR.
This shows how different people see shows from different perspectives. This is one of my all-time favorite shows. I thought that they made up for the weak show from the previous night. First of all it was in a small venue, we were in the first row of the balcony with great seats. It reminded me of the good old days at the Uptown Theatre except you didn't have the fear that the balcony was going to collapse. The start of the second set Help, Slipknot, Franklin's was mind-blowing. How could you not get into that Estimated into He's Gone? By the way the He's Gone was dedicated to someone (Paul) that was killed on the road from KC during that torrential rain. This wasn't just an individual opinion. I was with 3 friends and each will tell you that it was a perfect night. Coming out of the show with the fireworks war between the two parking lots even seemed natural as well. I remember having a rocket bomb landing at my feet and thinking, well, this is interesting, but I didn't have any fear. Neither did the cops, they just stood and smiled, even when it stopped a train and forced it to back up.
I don't remember the "Fireworks War" outside. I recall taking an elevator from inside the show, up to my room in the hotel
above the Center. There was however a fire alarm in same hotel at some point after midnight.
How did you like Brent "Singing His Solo" on the Friend of The Devil?
It was a pretty small place, and we were there all day, saw the people passing the petition over and over again....That was a he
's Gone for the ages, melancholy and philosophical.....Great show, but those fireworks were crazy. It looked like a war zone....cept more colorful.
~I was concealed
Now I am stirring
And I will lay my love around you...~
I was about 4 rows from the stage and they were right there.
Excellent show all the way!
From the Drummers Choice to the very end!
The war zone was one of the craziest scenes.
Cedar Rapids had no idea what was explode on their front lawn. The Dead on the 4th of July... What were they thinking???
I brought my wife to this concert. SHe was well initiated with teh music since I then owned ALL their albums and played them when ever I had a spare moment. We were right by the taping section and it was the sweetest spot to be. The sound was better than I'd hoped for at "Five Smells" and there was some serious stuff going around because I was sailing on a major contact high and the band sounded great. This night's Franklin's Tower was so fine! That is one of my favorite tunes and it was really nice to share it with my wife, now in our 25th year together.
We ended up hitchhiking to this show from Chicago. I had forgotten about all of the fireworks afterwards. We were wandering around and found ourselves near the stage door right when the band was coming out and getting into their cars. The small group of us just applauded and I will always remember the appreciative look on the bands' faces.
For this tour I was so freaked out by paranoia, mechanical and governmental, that we decided to put the bus in an RV storage lot near the intersection of I-5 and I-80 after Cal Expo and hitch rides all summer. When we pulled into Iowa bad memories of previous Alpine Valley experiences convinced us to just hitch back to Sacto since we were right on I-80, get the bus, and head back to The Cruz . The end certainly was near for us as this was my ninth to last show.
As for "Rainbow Paul" I'll say that he seems to be missed most by those who knew him least. That he was the only death in such a horrific crash lends anecdotal support for the concept of karma. just sayin'