June 25, 1988
Bruce Hornsby & The Range opened
Set List:Feel Like a Stranger
Box of Rain
Stuck Inside of Mobile
West L.A. Fadeaway
Victim or the Crime
The Other One
Not Fade Away
Knockin' on Heaven's Door
Attendees of this show
If the thunder don't get you, the lightning will!!
Took two very old friends, who were not DH, but were interested, instead of completing the tour with my wife.
When we got up to the gates, i walked thru the myriad of sheriff's and state patrol officers just as Bruce was finishing up his set....after being frisked and walking about halfway, i turned and realized my buddies were no where to be seen. I walked right up to the stage where i knew jer would be standing and kept that space during the show.
Afterwards, it took me nearly 2 hours to find the still locked car, where i reunited with my buddies, who it turned out FREAKED at the police entourage at the gate and did not even come into the show! They stood by the car for hours waiting for the show to end for me to return.
To make matters even more interesting, my wife of 18 years, who was to meet me frontstage never showed, and spent the show with a new beau. We separated that day never to reunite.
Undeterred, I took the 2 tics on to Pittsburgh the next day and made her ticket a miracle for an unknown DH.
Btw, just saw Phil and Friends here in Cols (2008) and my ex and her 'beau' from 88 were dancing in front of me all night long.
20 years later and it's still ALL GOOD
I din't bother to introduce myself. heheh
Security was such a drag, after coming from laid back Alpine. The shows were medicore at best. The highlight definately was the accordian by Hornsby on Box. That was sweet.
Ahh what a show...a good time was had by all. In my limited experience at Dead shows, I was always impressed by how cool the people were, everyone just doing his/her thing and getting into the music and vibe.
Went to this place for rock shows in high school and college this was a great place to see the boys. We took out young son-he had a riot. I was bare-foot all day. My wife sprayed the police with her spray-bottle. I thought we were going to jail. 5 shows in 7 days we saw 6 record high temperatures. My favorite Sugaree of all-time.
Where r u brother? I hope ur safe and well!
My young bro and his college buddies came to visit and go to a Dead show. We're ouside and hear this band (Hornsby) start 2 play, thinking it sounds good, little did we know what collaboration was to come from that night. Anyway, we stumble inside and my bros buds are being real secretive, I need to tell them I'll smoke what you have and take what we need, tell my brother to shut it! Anyway, if you were there, do you recall coming out of the "cattle chute" and goat boy was standing on the tree stump flexing? OK, maybe it was just me.........what a glorious night, BH became my 2nd fave!! Damn it was hot that night, We ended it at a White Castle, then parked in my backyard (no, I don't know why?) watching the sunrise!
"there really isn't far to go"
went to buckeye a few more times after this show. the parking lot/field was an event in itself. we scored all the party supplies before we parked the car. if you coundn't find it...you didn't need it. HOT weather and lots of energy. EVERYONE was cool. real good time.
Next time bring the fence cutters and night vision.
This venue was designed by throwing a stage at the bottom of a sandy dustbowl of a hill and surrounding it with 8 foot chain link fence. Where's the lake? Well maybe if we got here sooner we could see it.
All of the security, ushers etc split during the pause before the encore. Completely "In the Dark" too
Our tapes sounded better than my ears did. Tullys D6 patch'd into Nak 300's.