Grateful Dead

Silver Stadium - June 30, 1988

Silver Stadium

June 30, 1988

Rochester, NY US

Average: 4.7 (27 votes)


only "Green Onions"

Set List:

Box of Rain
Cold Rain and Snow
New Minglewood Blues
Ramble on Rose
Me and My Uncle
Mexicali Blues
Far From Me
Queen Jane Approximately
Don't Ease Me In

China Cat Sunflower
I Know You Rider
Samson and Delilah
Believe it or Not
He's Gone
The Other One
Wharf Rat
Throwin' Stones
Turn on Your Love Light

Brokedown Palace

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Attendees of this show

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Joined: Jul 9 2007
Dugout Dweller

I was sitting in the 3rd base dugout as the second set opened and heard the Green Onion. It took me a second to realize it was the dead playing the song because at first I thought it still was the intermission music. Then some A-hole through an M-80 down into the other end of the dugout that scared the shit out of everybody inside, so I said fuck this and walked up to the front for the rest of the show. I remember Jerry's blazer too. It looked like wool. I think that may have been the only time I ever saw him wear a jacket.

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Joined: Jul 26 2007
Amazing Sound and Truckin'......

Hey All!

What a high time! The dead were really rippin' it during this summer run and this is one of the highlights of the tour for sure!

Phil was just droppin' the bombs all over the place and the energy was really high the whole show.

The highlight for me was Truckin'. Being so close to Buffalo and having a lot of Western NY heads there, the lyrics were very appropriate. Also, the jam they do during Truckin' that leads to that magnificent peak is one of the best I've heard. To boot, at the show someone had somehow magically timed shooting off a fireworks burst that they somehow, in the psychedelic space of the day, were able to launch so it exploded EXACTLY as the Dead hit that musical peak in Truckin'! It was amazing and the whole crowd roared. The person who lit that was getting cheered up and a hero for those few moments, UNTIL, the firework burst landed - in the crowd! Then the crowd kind of ooooo'd and boooo'd and then a collective laugh at the whole thing was kind of in the air as the music shifted gears into a nice jam that led into He's Gone!

Have to mention the totally inspiring and moving Believe It Or Not. This is my favorite Jerry song and I wish he played it more. I feel SO LUCKY that I was able to catch it a couple of times out of the few times he sang it. (Also saw the one in Copps Colliseum in CANADA.)

The scene was really sweet too. The whole area was just packed with people every where. I remember that people were parked in all of these side street neighborhoods and on people's lawns that they charged $10 or $20 for. My friend "The Candle Man" was also there who I knew from going to school in Fredonia (any Fredonia heads out there?) All his candles were melting though. Not a good idea for a outdoor summer show!

Good memories!

Brother "A" (^_^)

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Joined: Jun 4 2007

Took my friend Randy to this show. He died in a car wreck a few weeks after. It was great that he had the opportunity to see the Dead. He loved the show so much that as we were leaving someone was selling Jerry Drawings. He just had to have one. He bought it and took it to a store to have it framed and passed away before he could pick it up, so now it is mine and I think of him and Jerry at the same time when I look at it, always brings a smile to my face. Thanks for the memories Randy and I'll see you again someday.

Joined: Jun 23 2008
Second Show

My first was the year before same place and now I was a veteran. 18 years old and my grandpa just had passed away earlier that year. My sister lived in walking distance of the stadium and we walked to the show! Had some interesting fungi and we were off. Being so young and new to it all it was a life changing experience. All I remember was hearing box of rain opening in the hallways and thinking "this is going to be a monster" We were in the infield for the first set and cowboy songs and I met the coolest guy ever and we hung out for the rest of the set, then when the 2nd opened with Green Onions (not on the setlist above?) I heard someone say GREEN ONIONS, except I couldn;t tell if someone said it or thought it. and I saw a green glowing ball someone had right at that moment too. Extremely weird, as Jerry had said before! China cat started and my friend "had to go" I didnt understand but years later I did. Now with my sister and her husband to be (I think my niece was concieved right after the show) we were at the top of the stadium. By I know you rider she had to leave "because she saw 10,000 feet" I kind of understoond, but had no idea how to walk home from there. Her boyfriend gave me garbled directions to "head for that Mosque over on the horizon (the one with shooting starts flying out of it and patterns changing all over the towers) and turnleft then rightdowntheblockand turnlefright huwabudubba." I nodded and made my way to the infield. I think I bumped into some guys recording rig (sorry) and he shoved me (not cool but understandable) but I found my way closer to the stage. I saw Two Jerry Garcias during trucking. When they played hes gone and wharf rat I knew I was controlling the band and they were singing songs to me about my Grandfather who had just passed away. I was emotional beyond belief. This was not a concert it as a life altering moment for me. Seeing as how I had the reins, I decided to go with the songs I liked, so they played throwing stones and lovelight. It was amazing. At the end of course they played Brokedown Palace, the song I would lull myself to sleep when depressed about gramps and still "turned on" in the months before... On the way out I was crying. I looked at a person next to me and they had Marlboro reds. I asked for one and it was given. Of course. Box of rain opener and Brokedown closer. This show meant more to me than anything in my life at that point and few things since have eclipsed it for pure emotional energy. Afterwords I wandered around enjoying the scene, hopelessly going from church to church looking for the electric Mosque I had seen on the horizon. Eventually, a hot dog vendor who barely spoke english gave me the most incredibly garbled directions that I understood perfectly and I was home in five minutes. I came in and my sister and her soon-to-be husband were in bed already, so I laid down on the sofa and had a cigarette and thought "Wow, what a fucking concert!"

Soon I wasn't surprised to find I was dreaming too.

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Joined: Jan 10 2009
I remember Green oion

One of my most memorable,Ripping & Ripping!!! I was home on leave from the army,my system was very clean,well,you know the rest,He's gone,cold rain,wow we were close & Hank dosed me well!!
The dude with the superman cape selling Reese cups!!!!!
He's gone kept giving me shivers!!!!

Joined: Jan 18 2009

Does anyone remember a ?-copter flying over head? Was that in Rochester or Maine?

Joined: Jul 16 2008
He's Gone

About all I can remember from this one is Jerry singing He's Gone, and me thinking ... Yes I am! ... he's singing to me. I remember paying about $10 to park on a neighborhood lawn.

I also recall these guys parked by us who's engine starter was broken, and apparently it had been broken for some time. So one guy would get in, and the others would push it to jump start it. That's how they were getting from show to show, it was great!

Joined: Mar 26 2009
My Second Show

What a great show! From the very start with Box of Rain, the show really rocked! Came from Buffalo with my sister and a bunch of friends.The rain let up and I'll never forget the end of the show. Fare you well...

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Joined: Jun 10 2009
The snake ate me

This was my first show. WOW! We didn't even know how to get to Silver Stadium but we figured we would just follow any vehicle with a sticker. It worked! I knew maybe 8 or 10 Dead tunes goin in. This show absolutely hooked me for years to come. I remember the music being the greatest soundtrack as the rain stopped and gave way to a spectacular sunset. From the firey clouds a snake's gaping mouth appeared, swooped down and engulfed me. I rode through it's belly for quite a few songs enveloped in the rapture of the music, the mood and the people. The ride back to Canada had me humming every note.

Strangers stopping strangers - just to shake their hands...

Joined: Feb 17 2011
Cool security guard

Drove up from Cincy. Before the show, I got a security guard standing on a light stanchion to take some crowd pictures for me. Too bad the knuckleheads at the photo lab ruined the film. Laughed all the way through Cold Rain and Snow. It was the perfect tune for the day. I spent all my money buying t shirts and almost couldn't come up with cash for toll roads the next day when I went home.


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Silver Stadium - June 30, 1988