• Blossom Music Center - June 29, 1984

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  • Bertha
    Greatest Story Ever Told
    They Love Each Other
    C.C. Rider
    Bird Song
    Hell in a Bucket
    West L.A. Fadeaway
    Music Never Stopped
    Don't Ease Me In

    Scarlet Begonias
    Touch of Grey
    Dear Mr. Fantasy
    Man Smart/Woman Smarter
    drums
    The Wheel
    The Other One
    Black Peter
    Around and Around
    Johnny B. Goode

    U.S. Blues

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Bertha
Greatest Story Ever Told
They Love Each Other
C.C. Rider
Bird Song
Hell in a Bucket
West L.A. Fadeaway
Music Never Stopped
Don't Ease Me In

Scarlet Begonias
Touch of Grey
Dear Mr. Fantasy
Man Smart/Woman Smarter
drums
The Wheel
The Other One
Black Peter
Around and Around
Johnny B. Goode

U.S. Blues
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Talked my dad into taking me into seeing the band, and he agreed. He was a local att'y and, wouldntcha know, saw quite a few former clients among the faithful. For me, "Bird Song," "Music Never Stopped," "Other One," and "Black Peter" highlighted an excellent performance. For whatever reason, heads seem to prefer the '85 Blossom show, but for me, the aforementioned selections give the advantage to this show.
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First time I heard..."Bucket"..."West LA"... "Touch"...& "Fantasy"...A little Scarlet & Grey to open the 2nd set for the Buckeye partail crowd.....One of the best shows I attended.
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This was my first show ever. I sat on the lawn through the first set and people watched. Friends, who invited me and gave me their spare ticket, encouraged me to dance when the second set started. I haven't sat down since! Thanks Bobby, Joe and Mike. This event really changed my life. I was in the Army, home on leave, when my friends invited me to come. I was a really gung-ho soldier, contemplating a career in the army. After the show and the whole experience I began to question my thinking and priorities. I became a pacifist and a spiritual seeker. I still had almost a year left on my service contract, which became almost unbearable to live out. I got through it with the help of five more shows I went awol to see. And some purple window panes I got from a guy I bumped into in a bar in NC named Owsley Stanley. At that point I'd never heard the name but he turned me onto some info, (Shows the following weekend just a couple hours away) tickets to those shows (my 2nd and 3rd) and the afore mentioned window panes. Thanks Bear!
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first show of my first summer tour..... what a time!!!!!!!!
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keep your character, enjoy living, share your fortune, OXOX Merple Reddin
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keep your character, enjoy living, share your fortune, OXOX Merple Reddin
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Lost my car in the parking lot or did it lose me? Thanks to those by the tree and whoever gave me that 4lb 'shroom!
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First of over 100 shows- Mindblowing!!!!!
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Friends dragged me to the show, and it was fun...But I didn't really "get" the music - I told my old deadhead boss/friend when I got back "It was like the greatest party in the world...with the Grateful Dead playing the music in the background!" (Next year, back at Blossom '85, the music "got me"- I looked down and saw I was dancing for the first time in my life and at times my buddy and I just looked at each other open-mouthed in awe! I've been hooked ever since.)
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I think they loved playing this venue, Blossom Music Center, in the north Ohio country side, between Cleveland and Columbus. My first show, it was awesome! I had only been exposed to Europe '72 and was lucky to hit this show when I was 16. It was a fun period for the band with their rising popularity and abundance of material at this time. The energy was playful and ecstatic. I was drawn into the whole scene at this show, and followed them off and on for years. The second set list is my favorite of all time for the 80's. They were flowin'.
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My first show also! Still on the bus 26 years later. I still can only find 1 audience copy of the show. The scarlet-touch of grey-dear mr. fantasy sequence which kicked off the second set was not from this world..you simply cannot understand unless you were there! I sure wish I could find a better sounding copy of the show (thank goodness for Jim Wise for that copy, although I recently saw a Charlie Miller sbd of the second set only posted on the l.m.a.) I thought it was a dream till I heard the tape about a year later..fundamentally life-changing experience. That show was all I could think about for the next year till I saw my second show also at Blossom almost exactly 1 year later. That magical sound, all those beautiful brothers and sisters, it was like finding something you were searching for your whole life but not knowing what it was until you found it. Only 6 days till the Furthur summer tour kicks off right here in Rochester, N.Y. The long strange trip continues. God bless the Grateful Dead.
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There was an abundance of positive energy and electricity in the air when this second set started. I was behind the last row of seats in the aisle dancing with all the other tourheads. My favorite time at Blossom. I heard from John that they broke out Fantasy at Red Rocks and was so happy to hear it for the first time here. A lot of heads who saw both think the Red Rocks version is best....this version has Brent taking over the last verse before Jerry's blistering solo.
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Girlfriend won tix from WMMS radio station and thought it would be fun to go. I being a fan of good music and a good time, tagged along. Many years and shows later, she's long gone...yet the Dead and I remain.
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This started years of fantastic adventure!
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I lost my car in that parking lot many times!!
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I remember this dude getting busted outside the gates for dealing. He was an enterprising, conservative looking guy. More like the Michael J Fox character in Family Ties than the usual deadhead. It seemed he was there to profit from the show and not to there really see the show. It was crazy to me to see the Man, who is hired to protect the Capitalists, busting this young future Capitalist. It was as if they were eating their young. ..........Man, we had some good stuff that night!!
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  • bmoney
    3 years 2 months ago
    Busted
    I remember this dude getting busted outside the gates for dealing. He was an enterprising, conservative looking guy. More like the Michael J Fox character in Family Ties than the usual deadhead. It seemed he was there to profit from the show and not to there really see the show. It was crazy to me to see the Man, who is hired to protect the Capitalists, busting this young future Capitalist. It was as if they were eating their young. ..........Man, we had some good stuff that night!!
  • bmoney
    3 years 2 months ago
    I feel ya
    I lost my car in that parking lot many times!!
  • zachtown
    6 years 10 months ago
    My first show
    This started years of fantastic adventure!
  • RobbZ
    7 years ago
    First Show
    Girlfriend won tix from WMMS radio station and thought it would be fun to go. I being a fan of good music and a good time, tagged along. Many years and shows later, she's long gone...yet the Dead and I remain.
  • Dpwilljr
    6 years ago
    Good Times
    There was an abundance of positive energy and electricity in the air when this second set started. I was behind the last row of seats in the aisle dancing with all the other tourheads. My favorite time at Blossom. I heard from John that they broke out Fantasy at Red Rocks and was so happy to hear it for the first time here. A lot of heads who saw both think the Red Rocks version is best....this version has Brent taking over the last verse before Jerry's blistering solo.