July 09, 1989
"Addams Family" tuning before "Shakedown" - Los Lobos opened
Set List:Shakedown Street
West L.A. Fadeaway
Victim or the Crime
Brown Eyed Women
Queen Jane Approximately
China Cat Sunflower
I Know You Rider
Samson and Delilah
Built to Last
Gimme Some Lovin'
Goin' Down the Road Feelin' Bad
Not Fade Away
Attendees of this show
Visions of yellow jackets swarming the lot packed in the rubber band van looking to crack skulls. We knew their routine. Great show!
Drove from Colorado and picked up my brother for the JFK/Giants/RFK mini-tour. This show was on his birthday. Brutally hot. Had the shits all day in the parking lot - looking for porta-johns that weren't overflowing...........ugggh. So, in celebration of his birthday, me and my bro get a few balloons and bring back to the little commune established between all of our neighbors cars (ahhh - the days of camping in the lot). He takes 3 or 4 successive breaths of nitrous and let's go of his balloon and falls face first into the middle of our set-up (tables, coolers, etc.) and right onto a burning grill. He starts flopping around like a fish and I'm thinking about explaining this to next of kin. We roll him off the burning embers and he wakes up and smiles and says YEAAAHHH!!, THAT WAS AWESOME. He got cut off from balloons for the rest of the trip. What a great show. We tripped in the upper deck and watched the lower bowl oozing over the wall onto the field - what mayhem. Love the memories.......Peace
I remember I was down on the Dead. Too many shows with "new songs" that I wasn't into. I was in Albany during summer school. The Dead were playing mere hours away. Jon and I took the Hammerhead down to Jersey and the boyz rocked. The Shakedown->Jackstraw made me realize that all was good and never complained about the "new songs" again.
This show is definately a keeper!
Jay E. Auerbach, Esq.
agree the security was just about the worst, the musichelped though.remember the sound being pretty good for a stadium.lost my tape of this show if anyone can help please let me know thanks
I too jumped at the start...but made it in front of Jerry for the great Shakedown Jack
They scene was crazy on lot but even more crazy when Skakedown opened and the mass of humanity poured over the wall that was as entertaining as the band, those walls were high @ Giants. The liquid was clean and the band was solid all night. Loved the Brokedown since the pay pre view from Shoreline cut out on Brokedown. We started in Buffalo and ended @ RFK this was my favorite of the summer.
"Nothing to tell now, let the words be yours I am done with mine"
Show left an indelible impression..........the silhouettes against that sunset, bipping and bopping to Goin Down the Road..........thinking this is what it's all about.
I've been hooked ever since.........
Having Los Lobos open was like saying the band was not only famous now, but International...the buzz was beyond description.
keep your character, enjoy living, share your fortune,
OXOX Merple Reddin
I was sitting up in the high sections, and I remember the lights shaking as they opened up- the light towers were bouncing to the beat- It was a little freaky to see how much they moved, and I was thinking of the sympathetic frequency that brought down the Tacoma Narrows bridge in 1940 (Famous footage of it whipping up and down then apart).
I found out a recent friend was at the show, and he broke his ankle jumping over the wall at the beginning.
I can still picture the wave of heads piling over the walls as Shakedown St commenced, wild stuff. Hope no one was hurt too badly. Fine show as the band was in excellent form in 89 (rumored to be one of Weir's favorite years for the group).Also remember Jerry clapping his hands with gusto during NFA. Great times right in Bergen County.