Grateful Dead

Robert F. Kennedy Stadium - July 7, 1986

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Robert F. Kennedy Stadium

July 07, 1986

Washington, D.C., DC US

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Notes:

Jerry & Brent left the stage for the end of "Playin" - Dylan, Petty & The Heartbreakers opened

Set List:

Ramble on Rose
New Minglewood Blues
It Must Have Been the Roses
Baby Blue
Desolation Row

Box of Rain
Playin' in the Band
Terrapin Station
drums
The Other One
Wharf Rat
Around and Around
Good Lovin'

Satisfaction

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It was a hot day in D.C.

It was a very hot day, Petty and Dylan were great. The Dead didn't play the best show but with an illegal smile and being young I made the best of it by dancing and skipping around the infield most of the day.

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Brent After This Show

Sometime when I have a little more time I will tell you all about my after-show experience with my friend Richard Raffel and Brent. It ended with us taking Brent to the hospital emergency room after he was beatup by a backstage guard...Brent instigated the event...

Thank you, and Stay In Touch!

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i was there BOTH RIDICULOUSLY HOT DAYS

the intro of the band was really unusual just 'cause the Dead never did it unless Bill Graham was present

Jerry looked like a ghost but not as bad as he looked in the summer of 1995 when he nearly was truly a ghost

Jerry was absolutely terrible at both the 7/7/86 and the first set in July 1995.....funny.....he came out after halftime in 1995 and sounded completely different and opened with a rockin' Iko Iko.......hmmmm

guess I need not tell you why he improved so quickly we all know what was goin' down at that point.....

but God bless Jerry he said repeatedly in interviews that what he really wanted was....to be part of the audience ! they were having so much fun ! the big guy is in heaven and when i die we will be there together

hey mom : say hi to Jerry for me ok ? i know he's up there jammin' with John George and Jimi and Brent and the rest of the spirits.....Pig let Jerry JAM NO HOGGIN' THAT RIFF WITH VOCAL HEAR ?

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i was there BOTH RIDICULOUSLY HOT DAYS

the intro of the band was really unusual just 'cause the Dead never did it unless Bill Graham was present

Jerry looked like a ghost but not as bad as he looked in the summer of 1995 when he nearly was truly a ghost

Jerry was absolutely terrible at both the 7/7/86 and the first set in July 1995.....funny.....he came out after halftime in 1995 and sounded completely different and opened with a rockin' Iko Iko.......hmmmm

guess I need not tell you why he improved so quickly we all know what was goin' down at that point.....

but God bless Jerry he said repeatedly in interviews that what he really wanted was....to be part of the audience ! they were having so much fun ! the big guy is in heaven and when i die we will be there together

hey mom : say hi to Jerry for me ok ? i know he's up there jammin' with John George and Jimi and Brent and the rest of the spirits.....Pig let Jerry JAM NO HOGGIN' THAT RIFF WITH VOCAL HEAR ?

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disagree

I completely disagree that this was the most lifeless Dead show ever. Clearly Jerry didn't feel well, but there were some moments to remember. Particularly the Desolation Row with the two Bobs trading lyrics.
A short first set but when would you ever hear a Ramble opener with a first set Baby Blue in honor of Bob Dylan.
I will never ever forget this show. It stands out as a moment in time where the course of my life was changed.
It was the beginning of the end of my touring days.
I loved Jerry so much at this show. This may sound egocentric, but I'm sure we've all felt songs were being sung for us at certain shows. I was close to the stage on the right side. When Jerry sang "but I'll get back.....on my feet someday..." His voice was so peaceful, I felt him touch me in some spiritual way.
This was a special night, even though Jerry was very sick.

Bob introduced the band during Satisfaction and Jerry introduced Bob.
I'll never forget what Bob said "and of course there's old Jer..."
Jerry introduced Bob as his "best friend in the whole world" I think.

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funny sidenote

Just to give an example of how different things are now compared to then.
I snuck a 2 foot U.S. bong into this show inside my backpack.
It was the first, and only time we ever did bong hits inside a Dead show.
Silly anecdote I know, but humorous nonetheless.

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good lovin!!!

wow i went both DC days that summer... 17 year old DC native at the time... two of only three dead shows i ever went to... with best friend first day then girlfriend second day...

My girlfirend and I decided we just had to have sex. it was dark by then; so we thought we could get away with it... we went from the field up to the upper deck behind the stage. RFK had those cramped hard chairs with armrests instead of flat benches; so it wasn't exactly comfortable to say the least... Anyway, just when we get started a lady cop shines a flashlight on us and busts us, then marches us all the way down underneath the stadium to some control/station area... She tells her supervisor she caught "these two fornicating", and her supervisor tells her to "just kick them out"... And she did escort us out of the stadium, but forgot to take our ticket stubs; so we just walked right back in for the encore - which just so happened to be an AWESOME rendition of Good Lovin'!!!

Great concert moment to say the least...

The day before was so hot my buddy had heatstroke and fainted on the field right in front of the stage... A big bearded bear of a hippie dumped a cooler of ice water on his head and he popped right up and we had a great rest of the day... IMO Petty really stole the show that day!!!

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Hot and crazy day/night

Looking back this was a hot one and was relieved when it was over just wanted to get back out west.Which did not happen till October for the Jerry shows at the stone.
Here is the Dylan Petty set list.
Bob Dylan
RFK Stadium
Washington, District Of Columbia
7 July 1986

1. Unchain My Heart (James Freddy/Agnes Jones)
2. Positively 4th Street
3. Clean Cut Kid
4. Emotionally Yours
5. Shot Of Love
6. We Had It All (Donny Fritts-Troy Seals)
7. Masters Of War
8. To Ramona
9. One Too Many Mornings
10. It Ain't Me, Babe
11. I Forgot More Than You'll Ever Know (Cecil A. Null)
[I'm Moving On (Hank Snow)(missing)]
12. Band Of The Hand
13. When The Night Comes Falling From The Sky
14. Just Like A Woman
15. Ballad Of A Thin Man
16. Rainy Day Women # 12 & 35
17. Seeing The Real You At Last
18. Across The Border

19. I And I
20. Like A Rolling Stone
21. In The Garden
22. Blowin' In The Wind
23. Shake A Hand (Joe Morris)
24. Knockin' On Heaven's Door

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Robert F. Kennedy Stadium - July 7, 1986