June 30, 1995
Final/last "Gloria": 09-18-93 
Set 1: Hell In A Bucket
West L.A. Fadeaway
Take Me To The River
When I Paint My Masterpiece
Set 2: The Rain Song
Box Of Rain
Samba In The Rain
Looks Like Rain > Terrapin Station > Drums > Space
> I Need A Miracle > Standing On the Moon
Attendees of this show
This was my last show, I was soaked!!! It was great fun though. I had brought my two college roomates to this show, it was their first and last. Since we were in school in PGH, we were very excited to see Rusted Root opening. The timing of the songs was incredible. Good last show if there is such a thing.
It was very rainy but I loved every note. I will forever miss Jerry and his awsome finger picking.They are one of the best things that ever happened to me.God Bless The Grateful Dead!!!!!!!!
Rain and Jerry not feeling well, Bobby took the leads while Jerry stumbled though.. Had a bad feeling it would be the last Jerry would tour...
The novelty of the "Rain Set" overshadowed the sloppy playing throughout the show, but man, the energy level was something that you could only find at a dead show. INTENSE!!!!!
SPENT THE FIRST SET IN BAD SEATS.
TRADED OUR RAIN COATS TO A SECURITY GUARD TO LET US ON THE FLOOR (FIELD). SAW THE SECOND SET FROM CENTER STAGE ABOUT 40' BACK.
I REMEMBER THE RAIN FALLING IN SLOW MOTION KEEPING TIME WITH THE MUSIC.
WAS IT ME OR DID THE BAND WAIT FOR THE RAIN TO START TO START BEFORE PLAYING THE SECOND SET ?
I got 4th row tickets for this one, so I actually went to my seat. Yeah, Jerry was ailing, but he played some nice leads during West L.A. and Bird Song, which had a great jam.
The skies were getting dark and it looked like rain was a-comin'. When the boys came out for the second set, there was a longer pause than usual. Bobby was up at his mike, talking to somebody on their little system, and seemed to be delaying things. He kept on stepping back and then up again, and then finally gave everybody a signal. I don't know if he was talking to somebody who was out on the edge of the parking lot with a walkie talkie or the weatherman at KDKA, or maybe he just knew, but when they suddenly starting singing "R-A-I-N..." the raindrops started to fall, as if on cue. AMAZING! I mean, who else could incorporate the elements into their stage act? What a tremendous experience that was. The storm brought a power to the music that only a collaboration between Mother Nature and the Grateful Dead could create, and the rain continued to fall through all of the rain songs, finally letting up sometime during the L.L. Rain.
Watching Jerry was bittersweet because he was pale and obviously a bit "sick," but the Terrapin had a beautiful jam in the middle that was long and poignant and he belted out and played the ending to SOTM with the heartfelt power that only he could bring to a ballad, hair blowin' in the wind. "I'D RATHER BE WITH YOU!"
i've been tryin to find this show and have been unlucky, anyone have it...please let me know mridge420(at)yahoo(dot)com
Thanks to everyone who sent info on where to find this show. This was my first Grateful Dead show, (I've seen "the Dead" since). Before this show, I had missed a few opportunities to see them, thinking "I'll catch them next time around". However, when they came to the 'burgh, I couldn't pass up the chance. Man, how I miss those times. The rain, the crowd, the whole vibe was completely electric. As we've all gotten older, and time slips by, I long for those times and the people. Feel free to drop me a line...peace.
I get chills every single time I think about this show.
It was a very hot day in the 'burg and just about the time that Mickey got on stage for the second set you could hear the sound of distant thunder rumbling through the valley. Mickey flashed his impish grin and pounded out something that sounded like thunder.
Apparently someone heard him, and responded with progressively louder cracks of thunder. Mickey seemed pleased to be bantering with mother nature in this way, and so it continued for 10 minutes or so while the sky grew darker.
Everything then went dark for a minute- the sky, the stage.
Then, in an instant, the hot muggy night chaged as if by order of Jerry himself... bright white floodlights filled the stadium wiht light, the band starts into sing the opening chord-
RAA-AAA-AAAIN, I don't mind...
That is when the sky OPENED UP the cool, refreshing rain poured down. Magic- no other word for it.
Then to top it of we got a SWEET Terrapin and a SOTM that made us believe Jerry was singing right to us.
This was my last show... and of all the shows I've seen, I'm glad this was it. It was pure magic.
how ironic, saw my first show in pgh at the now defunct stanley theatre in 1981and the last show in pgh at the former 3 rivers stadium. this show really did have the writing on the wall, know what i mean. the crowd had really evolved into a bunch of low life, selfish immature drunk dope heads. aside from a medium level show quality, it was the worst crowd i'd ever been a part of. sad to say it ended on such a bad note, hardly ever listen to the show.