June 23, 1992
Set List:Help on the Way
New Minglewood Blues
Big Railroad Blues
Stuck Inside of Mobile
New Speedway Boogie
So Many Roads
Long Way to Go Home
This Could Be the Last Time
Standing on the Moon
Attendees of this show
I remembered it raining during Help>Slip and then like a sign as Jerry started belting out Roll Away The Dew the sun came out and revealed a beautiful sunset. This was also a turning point for me as I injested a bit too much and got sick. I went to the rockmed station and realized I was in trouble.Vince was belting out Long Way To Go Home and off I went in a ambulance.(Ironic?) I got the junk pumped out of me, caught a plane and made it to Chicago. No more trips after this.
Well, I'm the last person to say anything about Jerry's growing dependency on the BAD THING, because he brought me so much joy right up to the very end. But, this was it...this was the night when I said "Man, Jerry is just gonna keel over right on stage." He was pale and kind of teetering and having a lot of trouble playing in time. This show wasn't even in the same galaxy as the night before, where almost every song, particularly the second set, was note-perfect and full of innovative energy.
However, as was usually the case in the later years when Jerry's playing was suffering, his singing at the end of ballads became more powerful than ever before. As if to make up for his unsteady hands, he delivered such a beautiful ending to So Many Roads that it almost erased any miscues. "EASE MY SOUL!!!" he screamed over and over emphatically, and the crowd went nuts. It gave me chills on what was a pretty warm night.
Bobby delivered a nice Sugar Mag at the end.
I figured it was probably best to take this show as kind of a long encore to the previous night, and, doing so, the Star Lake shows were a really good time.
it was the closest show to my hometown but was very dissappointed by the crowd i thought the shows were good but the whole breaking down the fences and almost riot was disturbing i remember looking out from the lawn and seeing car after car of the Pa State boys coming down the road thinking great another 89 all over again i love the venue have seen many shows there before and since its a shame how some people ruin a good thing for everyone
help me out here peeps. i swear jerry sings "if you plant ice you're gonna harvest wind, bitch". listen to the SBD version of this show on the archive. anyone else hear it?? anyone know the story??
I was miracled for this show!!! (not for lack of money). What a gift!!! was on tour 8 days later.
This past was more than just ''one more Saturday night," 23 June 2012, I returned to the venue now referred to as First Niagara Pavilion for the first time since to attend PHISH. I'll always call it STARLAKE---fuck the corporation-of-the year. Recalling that I'd only been there once, in 1992, curiosity was aroused, and having a smartphone I wanted to review the set-list.
Lo and behold, it was the same day
Great set-lists both occasions!
Some old-school Deadheads don't like Phish. Oh well, their loss. I feel for them.
Can't help but wonder who will be playing there on 23 June 2032. Hopefully an act that would please both factions.