July 04, 1986
Dylan, Petty & The Heartbreakers played second
Set List:Jack Straw
Dupree's Diamond Blues
My Brother Esau
Touch of Grey
Cold Rain and Snow
Fire on the Mountain
Samson and Delilah
I Need a Miracle
Uncle John's Band
Gimme Some Lovin'
Goin' Down the Road Feelin' Bad
Turn on Your Love Light
Attendees of this show
Is the Jack Straw on the 4th being soo cool. My mind is too blown, I can't remember shit. I don't think I was all that impressed w Dylan, I've seen him sound much better. God, I don't even remember the Pre Drum Wheel...how can I get a new brain???
His job is to shed light, not to master.
My second show, still 16 with no cares. I don't remember much but a long ride with my friend Mike and hanging out in the lot afterwards.
This was my first show and I will tell you Buffalo is my home town and all of the Buffalo shows for myself were hot.
I remember the clouds clicked when they moved.
I remember Dylan not knowing most of the words to his songs.. which was nice because it made it seem like Jerry knew them all! The Wheel was a really fun time for me.. and this US Blues was insane.. it's always nice to be part of holiday themed music on the actual holiday in question!
(similar to the feel of a rain themed song when it rains)
One of the guys we brought with us was whacked out of his mind on I think Xanax, I got and stayed as far away as I could until the ride home....After this show, I only went with people I loved.
The boy I brought with me I would go on to bring to 5 or 6 more shows scattered over the years.. haven't seen him since I got married the first time almost 20 years ago now.. but he was good friend from ages 10-20 and he loved the Dead almost as much as me...
Funny what you remember when you start dredging up things close to your heart and the Dead.
... I was ever in, like 90,000 people. Totally insane. Almost everybody was totally blissed out. I happened to focus in on this one kid who wasn't. Big mistake, he started bumming on me. He didn't get it... oh well. Some people got on the bus and got off at the next stop. For them it wasn't only the wrong bus, it was the wrong mode of transport!
I remember wearing a kick-ass tie-dye and bright yellow sweat pants and holding a bag of grapefruit after I got in, totally shroomed out of my mind. People were stopping and looking at me. You know how you get -- with that beatific aura blasting 10 million candlepower in every direction. I got curious and went outside my body to look at myself to see what all the fuss was about. I didn't see any problem!
I remember the show was really good and it was a long wait through Dylan and Petty to get to the good part. The Cold Rain>Fire was intense and we later learned the boys had been trying to pull off a Wheel>Miracle>UJB for some time and finally made it happen for Farm Aid. My favorite tune at the time was Gimme Some Lovin'. This day's version was all kill, lots of Phil.
Now, I can't even imagine going to a rock show with 90,000 people. Those day are gone... Were they ever here at all?
I had casts on both my armsduring this show... on the first of july a window i was cleaning snapped and fell on both my arms almost cuttng off my hands
glad you're still with us!
Drove up from the Rainbow Gathering in PA for this. There seemed to be weird vibes this day - maybe that was in relation to all the peace, love, and harmony I had just left. But Jerry seemed a bit off. I thought it had something to do with him wearing a red T-shirt instead of the customary black, which may have been some nod to the colors of the flag. Maybe it was the heat. Then again, he did have his first medical episode a few days later after the RFK shows. I remember being more impressed by Dylan and Petty. Hey, they can't all be diamonds. Still, that second set list looks pretty good to me, now.
furthering mandolin consciousness
1st time seeing the Dead. Changed my life. This was actually one of the poorest shows I attended, playing-wise, but I was too blown away by the whole scene to know the difference (I had no other shows to compare it to, either). Summertime Dead........ such beautiful memories (or lack thereof..... ha ha).
Certainly my biggest Dead show in terms of audience size. That did not make it a good thing. I remember a naked chick flying up the middle of the crowd, just as high as she could be. I met some friends in Buffalo and we sat at about center-field. The Dylan show with Petty was great. He did not come out during the Dead's set (contrary to another poster's memory -- you are mixing up two different tours, dude). Long drive back to Tampa the next day, playing the guess-the-species-of-roadkill game.