July 08, 1990
Set List:Touch of Grey
Greatest Story Ever Told
New Minglewood Blues
Tom Thumb's Blues
Let it Grow
Samson and Delilah
Eyes of the World
I Need a Miracle
Wang Dang Doodle
Turn on Your Love Light
Knockin' on Heaven's Door
Attendees of this show
This was an amazing show, my 21st birthday and my first dose, how could have it been bad. I saw the skeleton too. The thing that I remember most is sitting so high up and wanting to slide down to the stage on top of people heads :) good memories....
Does any one remember that that was the first time that CSN had played Woodstock in 20 years.....
You're right SMB, that was the first time CSN had played the song "Woodstock" in a long time. Do you recall the hot air balloon floating over the stadium?
Years later, i've come to realize how awesome it was. Summer of 90 was the bomb
I was on the only full Dead tour I could make and we did not mail order for this show. I think we were thinking of skipping due to the driving up from Louisville then back south to Raleigh. But after the 2nd show of the tour we were like umm ok what were we thinking, LOL.
I actually got a little nostalgic on the 4th but it was not until having some time yesterday that I finally signed up to be able to post. And as I feared getting a bit carried away with it all, lol. Perhaps that is why I waited so long to sign up???
We scored some upper deck tix on the off ramp from the highway and we did not care, great we are in before we even hit the lot :) We were able to move down a couple levels to an empty row that no one showed up for all nite.
I read a couple comments about Brent doing something under his towel. This entire tour I noticed Brent looking a bit odd, leaving the stage frequently and often rubbing his nose upon returning.
I saw Brent off stage before his last show, World Music Theatre - July 23, 1990, he did not look real good so I was not surprised to hear not much later that he had died. I took 3 pictures of him before the show and I don't think he wanted me to do so. The first 2 pix are not in focus and by the 3rd he had put his hand over his face.
I think I'll have to watch the View From The Vault for this one tonight and do a little reliving and remembering/reminding.
I absolutely loved how Jerry sang knocking on heavens door. To me this was the highlight of the show. I have talked to many people about this show and they all agree this was one of the best shows of that tour.
great to have my first show recorded on video for my kids to see!
... I was 17. It was indeed a scorcher, as Wolfman pointed out. I ended up with some serious sunburn on my face. I loved that they opened with "Touch" (I was, after all, a "Touch-head"), and I went nuts when I heard "Tom Thumb." I recall staring in wonder at the shirt of the guy in front of me: it had lyrics to "Eyes of the World" on it, and the boys were singing it onstage. Cosmic! (I think the drugs were kicking in then - ha!) The real revelation for me that night, though, was the scene, and all of the truly kind folks in the lot and in the stadium. A truly wonderful evening, really put me "on the bus" for good.
There's been alot of radical on this planet, and the far reaches of the human experience, the extreme tendrils of our perception, have peeked over the wall into the Babylon pot time and time again ... been the same since the Garden (can we get ourselves back to the Garden.. no). Every new generation of kittens follows the same string over and over again, same trick, new kittens .. "Damn, that's a Great String!" If you hang around long enough and you eat enough acid, you're going to put the puzzle together, and you going to wind up in one of two perspectives.. "I am a Third Eye Open String Master" or you're going to really know the God who created you, and you're going to have a real and living realtionship with Him through Jesus Christ, and you're going to have your name written in The Book of Life, where All The Print is His Blood. It's just the way it is. One Creator. You are created. You are created. Your personhood is a gift from the Creator. You can choose to piss it away on yourself or become the fullness of your person in HIm. He's God. You never will be. This is the real Enlightenment.
My first show as well. It was the summer I graduated and my friend and I dorve form Cleveland. We trade goods for tickets, and were more interested in CSN at the time. I even remember one of us saying, after CSN's set, "The Grateful Dead are really gonna have to pull something off to top that set." We had NO idea. Once the Dead took the stage, we knew what it was all about. And I've never been the same. And thank god for that!!!