Grateful Dead

Sullivan Stadium - July 4, 1987

Sullivan Stadium

July 04, 1987

Foxboro, MA US

Average: 3.8 (26 votes)


first "Baby Tonight" - first "Chimes Of Freedom" - first "Heaven's Door" - first "I Want You" - first "Joey" - first "John Brown" - first "Man Of Peace" - first "Memphis Blues" - first "Queen Jane" - first "Slow Train" - first "Thin Man" - first "Times A Changin" - sound check: Times A Changin - Weir, Serve Somebody - Garcia - Memphis Blues - Dylan, Baby Tonight* - Weir, Heaven's Door - Dylan & Garcia

Set List:

Touch of Grey
Hell in a Bucket
West L.A. Fadeaway
Tons of Steel
Little Red Rooster
Box of Rain

Uncle John's Band
Playin' in the Band
The Other One
Wharf Rat
Throwin' Stones

Times They Are A-Changin'
Man of Peace
I'll Be Your Baby Tonight
John Brown
I Want You
Ballad of a Thin Man
Stuck Inside of Mobile
Queen Jane Approximately
Chimes of Freedom
Slow Train Comin'
All Along the Watchtower

Knockin' on Heaven's Door

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Attendees of this show

Chris killer, sap3929, Luvdacheese, Dswist, kreutzbear, Frankie In atlanta, JerryK, Laughing Water, rockit, GeoffHarrison, rllwolf, kevinhardy, DogStar, kbw66, Crodawg, brezit, Inadrainditch, Kayak Guy, ljkenne, jayclark, myettes, cmm3, tat2inmd, garypedmonds, blue eyed soul, irrishguy, snej, curieye, tommurdough, jingbee1967, SueSue67,, pukegrub, peakshead, jersey2sandiego, Egg, Harleygirl697, zephram, kukarose, adamz, eloicious, congaturtle, mganter, BusterTheDogg, gdtfb684, M. Rides, Jackstrawdavect, boblopes, raymond2002, scottocs, surfdude67, rymo, Capt Chowdah, garylorusso, Gen, doug moyer, triman33, ecce homo, DUPES DIAMOND BLUES, kayman714, dantian, Oxford 88, Jackstraw1963, Theeteetop, eeegs, hightimer, YGTBFKM, popeye the squirm, M.Laurentus, hockey_john, jonney, PeteSink, LongHammer6, cardinal4, Snaggletooth_, chad.e.buck, lincshoots, golfinhead, NJDEAD40, Kohalakid, EugeneEvon, hitmeister, Debdeadhead, OBIEtree, seennuff2know, madolyn, MrJonesN, Phinnegan, Mac Head, Godot, kgentili, mpm4max, Tufnel, William Stevens, Geodye420, ChinaRider77, frisbee_lover, CJ1961, cube1061, NB_Dude, jpreece83, johnnyohoh, Stephen Shepherd, Peak0db, seltz, mogulmike, Nikon Harry, ArtVandalay, droppeddminer, Jotasulli, hkdave, morgancreaney, moogirl, Uncle Jonny, juniper, blackmer65, 123IBT, broken_angel, Peisenberg, lotsofgreensmiles, Mr.Palmer, hippierob, kjn70, kjmcdonagh, tmmoring, turtlemusicfan, Leggs4, Fatfreddyscat, niptotheair, dpw1982, Boceltic33, BlackMuddyHiker, shannycreek, Punster61, gpeach, Frag, darkstarcrashes, spacewalker, lazy, picc, tpenn, Drivin That Train, Bob Coderre, morning_drew, pitzdidg, mojoman, rodiebluez1, joebroomhead, chefdh1, bobjewellconnecticut, slowmo1968, PHILSTARDRACUT, Desolation Bro, stroukoa, jsginbull, dpito, TomBanjo1969, Superman, Dead Billy, madbonger618, trukn2buffalo, StaggerLee69, mugwa, Fred The Head, micah68, rich k, jlawless, HippyJo, billny59, greg.dowling, JCheskin, Dan the Dog, cozchaz09, sugarmag68, dead head fred, Ceebod, alovours13, bfoley, gdeadicated, bluesdrummermark, Danc1n, Marshmallow Warrior, gcubed1156, ritekowst, Disco Stu, ellis d, sludlow, Cosmic_Harley, JackStrawfromMaine, Mister_Charlie, kevdaddy, CosmicJohnny, Old School Chuck, jgosail, NotfadeAway71, mercurygd, muthafudgical, emama, nicklas59, Mornduvt, kluskiz, mpavis, tcrider, Jamesgangx, gatzapaul, powderjunky, Gr8fulkev, shaw-,, Johndalph, acme401, ditalini, Brunfus, michihippie, taggartj, flach77, BurntDawg, geary47, meeaj, lemond, revhd, LDstevo, Dark1953Star, leghold, deadbass36, Savage, chooch1, CumberlandMine, atleastimenjoingtheride, wharfrat1016, dancingbear66, brewstu, Mzuzu, joni, dancingcat, mainedeadhead85-90, ladnarc, gravedigger7, jsomoza, efojr, chrisfic, drummingclown420, diamond-eyed jack, TERRAPINEYES, budda-08, VermontDeadhead, buddawolf, Basilicone, AJBACK2FRAG, saratogajude, Lynnzie, Max Creek, uconnjhd, darkstar70, jim d, sgf64, Dead Man Telling Tales, Frenchmb, Peppermint Patty, devo1979, NNJDEADHEAD68, TommyHolland, Thepman, danceswithbears, blackpeter211, mps6102, free idea, Uncle Mikey, franklinsbell, The_Music_Danced_Me, sdougal, aikox2, bobbyb, sigephead, th13027, Forensicdoceleven, Schnebs, ellis deed, skunjelefeti, cosmic_skye, lamarred664, free2liv64, Kennyt, Amitayus, gonewild2, refsta, Tom Mittemeyer, shwack, rami, In_A_Silent_Way, DeadheadDave8153, nickelless, Boman, schwaz, srdill, aliceDmillionair, Good ol GD, oldsouls, don of the dead, WaywardBill, 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Levon Lovelight, pgdempsey, bagsbill, battman, Duggles, deadhedave, Bach 2 Bach, boxorain62, Stealth, augustwest, Miggs, ratskrad, REK, pantagruel, gcrueger, MrnDw, Bozo Bus, stillgrateful, 2pigpen, ststfn, unkljohn, Dubier


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Dubier's picture
Joined: Jun 1 2007
Good parking lot

Good parking lot spotting...Bill Walton, a Celtic at the time and long before he was an annoying commentator.

Joined: Jun 5 2007

One of the worst Dead shows I attended. Dylan was super weak and the Dead's sets were really short. Disapointing. Only really good Dylan moment was I'll Be Your Baby Tonight.

Joined: Jun 13 2007
miracle mile

I remember the long drive up to the lot- we had a truck full of folks and we miracled a sweet young thing on her way to her 1st show. I had a great time- good friends, good fun, and the best rock n roll band. It was hotter'n hell in a bucket- I thought Jerry was gonna melt.

Ginsengsully's picture
Joined: Jun 20 2007
Weird day....

After that smoking Rochester show, it was a long drive and a long day of partying before this show. We were parked next to some real crazies who tipped their buddy over in a port-o-john! Anyway...the show itself was definitely showcasing the new album and the Dylan set was rough.

The setlist here has the Dead playing two sets, but it was actually one. UJB started up right after Althea...and the Throwin' left us hanging.

But you know what, looking back now its all good. I will see if I can get some pics up of this one.


therobthompson's picture
Joined: Jun 23 2007
Bob Dylan! The Dead as Dylan's band! Jerry played pedal steel!

I thought this show was great. Perhaps not the smokinest, inspired Dead performance ever, but c'mon! Bob Dylan! The Dead as Dylan's band! Jerry played pedal steel!

Bo's picture
Joined: Jul 1 2007
hot and boring

It was a strange day. Went to the concert in a limo. Got invited to the gig along with Julian Bond. Never met him but he was friend of the party I went with. When we got to parking lot it was as if he parted the seas. People were shocked to see him there. We just walked to the will call window and ended up in the owner's private box. Were wined and dined by the staff. Julian was cool, we talked very little about the Dead or politics.
The concert was bad, Dylan was off key, the Dead sets were poor at best. Still , it was great to meet Julian Bond.

msgsec74's picture
Joined: Jun 5 2007
Help Me Remember

Were there tapers sections at these "Grateful Bob" shows?
I remeber laughing with Alex Constantino when we noticed they were starting the show with all "In The Dark" songs.
I wept like a little girl when I heard Jerry on the pedal steel on "Baby Tonight"
Where's the "Grateful Bob" box set come one all 6 shows Check Out My Orignal Music at

pearlybakerbest's picture
Joined: Aug 13 2007
Bloody Awful show

Lived in Boston a few years. Killer possibility for Bob and the boys, but the Dead's set was like and insulting joke, about 70 minutes with pale drums space thrown in. I do remember bunch of security waiting for people in the stands to rush the field. Heads would gather and then in af flash dash towards the crowd. This one frustrated older security guy flailed to get ahold of somebody, anybody, and he snags some sweet young girl and then as if to celebrate it he turned to look at her and dropped his hand from her arm whereupon she spun free and into the crowd to great cheers. I had worked for Bose and heard that Weir had called in for a demo of the Wave. Guy goes to demo this great system and finds himself giving a demo to Bob Weir, Mickey Hart, Billy and Bob Dylan. Heard that's why they were late that day.
Let it shine, let it shine, let it shine

Joined: Aug 21 2007
hot and weird

and an agitated crowd. not the best show i ever saw. gates opened super late and it was a crush to get in. yuck! the beginnings of the dylan set was a lot of fun, but the rest was something of a wash.

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Joined: Mar 3 2008
Dylan was an anchor

I couldn't help feeling like Dylan was holding Jerry back from letting loose on "All Along The Watchtower." The Dylan set should have come first - it was too slow paced, ending the show on a downer.

"Show me something built to last
Or something built to try"


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Sullivan Stadium - July 4, 1987