July 04, 1989
10,000 Maniacs opened - last 1st set "L. L. Rain": 07-10-87  or 06-28-86  - last "Playin Reprise": 03-21-86 
Greatest Story Ever Told
Cold Rain and Snow
Looks Like Rain
Touch of Grey
Man Smart/Woman Smarter
Ship of Fools
Playin' in the Band
I Will Take You Home
All Along the Watchtower
Not Fade Away
Attendees of this show
WOW,I was 13,I was trippin BALLS OUT, and it was hotter than hell in the electric church of the dead.
DKNJ: The Playing follow-up was totally cool. Ya gotta love U.S Blues on the 4th of July! The rain was perfectly timed, Deal was rippin. Stagger Lee was inspired. "Truckin Up To Buffalo" is a great DVD. Direct feed, no video screen images.
I read an interview with Lemieux saying the whole '89 summer run is this way. Get 'em all out! This was a solid tour.
I seem to remember Natalie Merchant saying "you're all just a pulsing mass of blue" to the audience at some point, but Goony Bird had the stadium breaking up into fragments and reforming all at once, so I was a bit too kaliedescopically engaged to fully attend the Maniac's set.
The Dead rocked and, even though "IWTYH" is by far the corniest song they ever performed - and given schlock like "Liberty" and "Corinna" that's saying a lot - the second set smoked, capping off in a majestic "Morning Dew." Outta sight.
This was also my first show, no wonder I became a Dead Head!! I was on a musical Road trip just seeing PIL, Sugarcubes and New Order 2 nights before in Darien Lake. Nothing compared to this massive display of musical energy!!!! SO glad they released this as a DVD, might have to buy another as it is getting worn out!!
Anyone remeber the little yellow birds..... ;-)
I will take you home (IWTYH) is a truly magical song that Brent wrote. They only play it when it fits. Maybe you think it's corny because you don't have kids??? My wife not only believes it's on her top 5 dead tunes, but she also had it played as the father daughter dance at our wedding.
Put that in your pipe and smoke it....;-)
Just having fun.
TR and I had been looking for the Dew since 86, I did Foxboro and this show solo(the NY state thruway is closed man, lotta freaks!) I got to call him up the next day and just went Dum, data dum dum dum.... he knew immediately. So awesome in the rain, dancing free. I kept going back to Buffalo because this show was so good.
Eternal Consciousness Enjoyin the Ride,
This was my 4th Dead show so I had to get in early and stake out a spot front row between Jerry and Bobby. I do remember Natalie Merchant being upset by the girl passing out...it was hot so I assumed she just passed out. Seeing the dead up front was great. When the band was tuning up this guy next to me started messing with Phil eventually playfully telling him to put up his dukes. I think Phil pretended to go after him for a second pretty loose atmosphere. That first set is all good stuff I particularly remember how Bobby's vocals during Looks like Rain bounce off the back off the stadium during this song. Jerry took advantage off this acoustical effect during his closing jam also.
I need to get the dvd. I too was at this show, to much fun in the lot, I also had on a greatful fred shirt. The dvd's are great for us folks with memory loss!!!! Keep them comming!!!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HUsjR4FSgSQ You have to see Brent on the second verse and Jerry's reaction....Great times were happening in '89.
Someone Launched a massive amount of glow sitcks or bracelets into the air right during "INSPIRATION" line in Terrapin. One of the classic moments I will ever remember.
The guy on the vending stand was screaming "I WANT TO TALK TO JERRY!" and had blood all over his hands and face, I was close enough to observe this...