John F. Kennedy Stadium - July 7, 1989
July 07, 1989
Bruce Hornsby & The Range opened - final concert held at J. F. K. Stadium
Set List:Hell in a Bucket
Little Red Rooster
Ramble on Rose
Stuck Inside of Mobile
Let it Grow
Box of Rain
Fire on the Mountain
Standing on the Moon
The Other One
Turn on Your Love Light
Knockin' on Heaven's Door
Attendees of this show
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I think I saw Amy Carter in line for the bathroom.
my first show too!i was ready to run off with them that day!i eventually did the next summer!aloha
My brother and I were hangin' out in the lot. I found myself playing hacky sack with some fellow heads. They were real cool and had some great fungus. It was time to go in and my brother said if we get separated look for me I will be wearing a red bandana. Right! We get separated and when I walk in on the floor every one had red bandanas on! I was really starting feel fuzzy. I remembered that my brother would always be in the middle in front of the SBD about 30 rows back. I used my keen sence of Jedi direction and found him within 2 rows!!! We settled in for what was a great show. The Blow away is one of the best! the Let it grow was smokin' Loser shined. I really liked the Scarelet>Fire. The boys really streached out on that! The SBD of this show is amazing. Philly shows were always wild!!! Gone are the days!
My first show was 6 years earlier(6/21/83) and I dont know why but it didnt hook me(despite the set list)THIS one did the trick!I saw my first concert ever(Yes) at JFK and acutlly LOVED the place!After this show it was time to join the GD Family.
And how I wish it wasn't! I guess my interests were taking me elsewhere at the time. Felt like I was gettin' too old to handle such crowds ( I was only 31; what a wuss!). But there were easily 100,000 people there. The only larger crowd I was ever in was the Englishtown show. Only time I was ever in JFK Stadium. I guess it was fine in its day, but good riddance! Oh yeah, the music! ON FIRE! Drums awash with MIDI--I swear they entered "The Other One" sideways!
Very memorable show for me. I remember the sun just dipping below the horizon on a scorching hot day when they kick in to that awsome Scarlet-Fire, WOW!
That was the last concert ever played at JFK, they tore it down shortly afterward. I guess you could say the Dead brought the house down for good!
we puddeled and during Ramble on rose...which i had always enjoyed but...that song tore my soul up in that GD sort of way....Jerry was singing right to me and when the first verse was peaking Jerry wailed "I know this song it aint never gonna End....lookin at me the whole time and rockin...I knew that time meant nothing and that 7 min song was 1000 life times!
I thought it was over and then they jammed ....each chorus and jam and verse was an eternty ....jerry would drop a line that cut to the core of my soul..and sheak his head like...he was disgusted by my troubled heart ...but a second later smilefrom ear to ear and rip out more rockin solos...well by the second "Never gomnna end" i was convinced and the GOODBYE MA MA AND poppaa was the perfect apocolyptic end to a deep and wide moment ...and then i settled down easy with a whole new outlook. when the last note fell jerry looked up at me and nodded in what felt like his approval of our journy...
Came out after the show and somebody had busted my truck window to steal my tap, but left the kegs iced in the kiddie pool under the cover in the back. I'm sure karma comes 'round in a case like that.
I remember a bunch of guys on the floor introducing themselves to each other as "Steve" "Hi Steve, I'm Steve, good to meet ya Steve, Steve Stevens here with ya!" It was so damn silly, I joined in with 'em.
Great show! My second show. What's to say about the music that hasn't already been said. Loser, Blow Away, Scarlet>Fire, Other One. All amazing stuff! I got to get a good copy of this show.
Searching for the Sound
Killer show. Attended with a bunch of friends let alone the 100,000 fans who made it in. What I remember most is what happened the following week. On Wednesday, about 1000 Rolling Stones fans started camping out for tickets that were to go on sale Saturday at 10am. Come Saturday morning, The Authorities said that JFK was unsafe for a concert and cancelled the ticket sales until they found another venue for the Stones. I somehow felt abused in that it was ok for 100,000 Dead Heads to have the time of their lives in a very functional venue but was deemed somehow unsafe for Rolling Stones fans. And that's how the Dead became the last concert ever held at JFK. Today, 5/2/09, the Dead will do their last show ever at the Spectrum (#55). Then it to will go the way of JFK and Veterans stadium. Parking lots !!