June 22, 1995
So Many Roads>
Attendees of this show
My last show...
Jerry passed about a month and a half later.
end of one incredible era , this was my last show. i still miss jerry 12 years later
...to attend this show. ..cannot figure out why somebody in the band didn't have the guts to cancel this tour.
My son was born in May; even though I felt there was a family obligation to stay home I told my wife I had to go to Albany as I felt it would be my last show. She thought I was telling her that I didn't intend to follow the Dead any more. I said "No I just have a gut feeling this is the last tour."
I felt Jerry speaking to everyone through "So Many Roads" and said to one of my buddies "enjoy this show, I've got a bad feeling it's our last."
We did enjoy the show (but it wasn't them at their best) and for both of us it was our last...I am so glad that I went.
I see it in my Minds eye just in keying this in. So Many Roads to ease my soul....
After over 300 shows and 14 years of living the good life with Jerry in it. This was sadly the end of the road for me. I felt the same way as those who have posted here. I kind of knew it was the end. I had a great seat this night and the night before and it was evident Jerry was not well. He put what he had into it but it was obvious that this was it. I walked out with tickets for RFK and sold them to a buddy of mine. My thinking was I had just had good seats and saw the band for the last time in my mind and I was cool with it. Bummed really, but realistic in that I didn't see how it could last much longer.
Plus I didn't want my last show to be in a big place with a shitty seat. So I sold them and my gut was right. This turned out to be my last show and I never regretted getting off the bus there. The scene had become a drag and it was not the same anymore. Albany was close to home and it was easier to go home and just let that last show be it and recognize that for what it is. I will always look back on the years fondly and I consider myself very lucky to have seen the Dead as often as I did. So while the end was obviously sad, there was so much fun,friends,laughter and music to hold on to that I can't begin to describe what a great ride it was to those who never got it. I am glad I got it and got it often! Thanks Jerry for this last night. It was good to see you one last time and say goodbye. I still miss you to this day!
...so sad, but at least i enjoyed the ride!
At the old Knickerbocker.....I too had the feeling this would be the last chance I would have to see the Band. I remember seeing that old bumper sticker on the way in with the skeleton holding the hour-glass with just a few grains of sand remaining. I'd seen this sticker a hundred times before but for some reason it truly stuck this one time....on my way into the show.....my last show. God I miss Jerry and those Knickerbocker shows. The scene and the sound were always awesome. I thank god I had the opportunity to enjoy them for as long as I did and thank god that he gave us Jerry.
"All you have to live for is what you left behind...."
Wow... loved the Knick.
the LOT got crazy ....bottles flying at cops, cops fallin off horses .....disaster zone....decided to get off tour right then . made a sign -New Mexico- in 2min had the ride and offered my ticket 4 her kindness.... she miracled me 3min later and we both saw our last show......must of been the roses eh