July 05, 1995
final/last "GDTRFB": 10-03-94 
Attendees of this show
Set 1: Feel Like A Stranger, Peggy-O, The Same Thing, Loose Lucy, Childhood's End, El Paso, Don't Ease Me In
Set 2: Iko Iko, Playing In The Band, Crazy Fingers, Corrina > Drums > Space > Goin' Down the Road Feeling Bad > Throwing Stones > Not Fade Away, E: Black Muddy River
Comment: Sound check included Childhoods End (x2), Corrina and WRS Prelude (Weir on acoustic
The "Death Threat" show...house lights were on for 2nd Set. That was a first!
Let it shine, let it shine, let it shine
The letter "written" by the band, signed by them that basically said Quit Fuckin' Around. The gate crashers and violence. Letter said that for years the organization had done its best in the task of getting large numbers of people together pretty painlessly. God, did they do that. And if things did not settle down, they would be forced off the road. HUGE thunderstorm that night west of St L. We drove through it back to Columbia right about the time the deck at the camp ground around there came down and hurt a bunch of folks were standing under it to escape the storm. Let it shine, let it shine, let it shine
This was my first show as a Wharf rat ( heads in recovery ] . On a human anecodte , I am still a Wharfrat 12 years later [ no relapses hehe ] . I had been clean for 3 months , and my main objective was to see them In Riverport , since I lived in NE Iowa .
I took a friend whom I had gotten into the band , and was my NA sponsor [ NA and GD at the same time jaja ] .
We arrived as the band broke into the hot Stranger , that i can account on two DAT clones made with Nak 700s on the 14 th row . And another taper section Neuman ( i think ] recording .
Live the show was great , and on tape the show is a great memory of that awesome summer night .
The 1st advanced nicely . My first Peggy O [ id love to hear a board of it ] . Same thing , and a peppy rest of 1st set . All w a nice Childhoods end by Phil L
Second set opens with a very hot Aiko . Then we go into an ejoyable Playin , which goes into my first Crazy fingers [ which in statistics was the last one we heard ] . Corrina follows , and Drumspace get things roolling for the post drums , which is my favorite > GDTRFB - Stones - NFA , and the kind BMR encore
Please GD productions , shows like these could be part of a series of shows that are worthy of release ( edited or otherwise ]
Thanks folks for a real good time = )
....and they rocked it well that night!
Unfortunately, Jer had hit rock-bottom at this point. Couldn't play a lick. The rest of the boys pretty much carried the gigs from 92-95.
We left this show early and quite depressed.
I wonder what it must ve been like to hear GDTRFB at the Bonner springs 91 show , or some of the 1971 classic GDTRFB s .
Just a comment w insight . When they broke out into that at Riverport , the place went f**n nuts . and then the Stones > NFA had the whole crowd in non stop fun .
That BMR encore was great , as it was my first show as a Wharf rat . The Sunday Chicago show , was an incredible blast also . Unfortunately bought counterfeit tix for the saturday 7 / 8 , and for me and my friend Jenna [ from South bend ) was a huge bummer . But at least we had real ticx for Sunday s
What a loing strange trip the Dead was . What a phenomenon of music they performed for our lucky heads and ears . Grateful to be alive and to be able to comment this , through the distance - from Chile ( South Amer ]
No tix for this one and all non-ticket holders were turned away on the road leading to the parking lot. That's why the campground was so packed. It started raining so everyone headed to the store. My friend and I were sitting on the the part of the deck where the cement met wood and luckily when the deck started to colapse she knew enough to push us both onto the cement part. We both ran down do help the trapped people...it was a pretty bad sight and lots of people were really hurt---i thought i heard one ended up dying in the hospital.
Everything was so crazy and hectic after that, but I am pretty sure I heard BMR. Maybe they played it the following night or maybe we rushed to the show to let poeple know what had happened at the campground and I caught the encore
being from "the loo"...this was my last ride on the bus!! As we were leaving this night..I started crying like a baby. my friends were all "what is wrong with you?" Without blinking an eye I said "Jerry was saying goodbye to me in Muddy river!" I had tickets for the next night and Soldier Field. I gave them to friend who did not have tickets. In my heart, I could not bear to see them the following night. GRANTED, NOW I wish I could have taken my tickets back and gone. But, I truly felt like I had done all I could. I'd seen Jerry decline and it mad me sad. I made it my duty to get everybody I knew to see the band while they could. I am proud to say I got many on the bus from 1993 onward.
Tell you folks what....1st show: June 21, 1991 changed my life forever. The bus came by and I got on feet 1st. I miss Jerry, the band, the music, the excitment leading up to the show..BUT, most of all.... I miss meeting all you fine souls who made each show that much more special! There is nothing like a grateful dead concert!!!! This show grabbed and pulled me in so much I cried. I've never had so much emotion rolling through me in my life. My Favorite Black Muddy River ever!
No matter if you caught them back in the Haight or the 1970's/80's....ALL OF US are blessed to have even see it and them once!