June 09, 1991
final "Reuben & Cherise" - Violent Femmes opened
Set List:Picasso Moon
New Minglewood Blues
Ramble on Rose
Rubin and Cherise
Let It Grow
Samson and Delilah
Playin' in the Band
The Other One
Around and Around
Knockin' on Heaven's Door
Attendees of this show
Really well-played show, with superb sound. On the way out, someone in the crowd kept muttering "ALBUM PERFECT. . . ALBUM PERFECT!"
I remember the first set list as Moonaree, Mingle On Rose, Masterice, Let It Grow!!! ;-)
". . . Music is the best!" (fz)
Huge fan of Violent Femmes at the time and had no idea they were opening...sweet surprise when i heard that distinctive bass thumpin over the speakers while in line for grubs! O! and the rest of the show was amazing...the scene changed me forever! beautiful day and all!
"...Moloch the incomprehensible prison! Moloch the crossbone soulless jailhouse and Congress of sorrows! Moloch whose buildings are judgement! Moloch the vast stone of war! Moloch the stunned governments!..." -[I] Howl[I/}, Allen Ginsberg
And here it all began...a 17-yr old listenin for the secret, searchin for the sound. Thank God for this experience...nearly 50 followed in the over the next 4 years and I am truly blessed to have been a part of such a wonderful life experience.
Grateful for all the memories...
This was my first show, and life-changing. I remember being more familiar with the Violent Femmes than the Dead, and recognizing "Knockin" from the Guns and Roses version! But I was hooked, not just on the music but on the scene and the people. I had been very straight-life up til this point and I recall thinking "where did all these people come from and where do they live?" I had never seen freaks before!! :) Thanks from the bottom of my heart to Mike K., Brother Rich and Jersey Patty for showing me the way....
I remember during He's Gone the ending was done like it had never been done before. I also remember Jerry's hair waving in the breeze during Crazy Fingers. I really liked the place. I only went there that one time. I drove in from Illinois and it was well worth the trip. I do not remember hearing album perfect but I remember a lot of moos lol. I also remember a huge balloon peace chain going across the crowd where I was.
It was hot, and we were all sweltering. My friends and I had made it up pretty close and it was a hike back to the food stands, so we took turns going for lemonade, the sweet, fresh-squeezed lemonade that was like a gift from the heavens. The Violent Femmes weren't connecting with the crowd at all and the lead singer said something about how we were all too drugged out to appreciate them, and everybody kind of looked at each other like, "Give us a break." This giant of a guy fell suddenly before the first set and landed on my friend Keith, and all that you could see left of Keith was a little tuft of his red hair peeking out from under this mountainous fellow. Keith was squashed flat, like in the cartoons.
Later, during the Ramble On Rose, our friend Noah turned to Keith and said "Can you imagine how long it would take to sing a hundred verses in ragtime?" and Keith just lost it.
This was a great, solid show that was well worth sitting through the heat for.
I didn't get into this show, since my 2 mail order tickets were stolen by hitch hikers that I picked up, on the way over from Deer Creek. They looked, and acted cool enough, but I'm sure the girl opened my glove box, during a pit stop, and snagged my tickets. The f*cked up part was, I was planning on giving her a ticket....
we camped at a farmers field the night before and had a blast my brothers bus was broke down so we took his chevette we drove down this hill to load up some fire wood and we put all that we could fit in it and took us about 7 or 8 trys to get back up the hill we started a fire and next thing you know the party was at our area everybody bringin there drums and guitars over and hangin out playin music all night and half the day i remember when the femmes was playin we sat on the hill stage right and was wore out but when the dead came on it was up and dancin all over the place up front and in the back i have to say this was my best experience maybe not the best show but best experience if that makes any sence
I remember the naked man running around tripped out of his mind. The thought the Femmes were a weird combo.
This was my first show. I had to runaway from home to see this show because I was only 15 years old and there was no way my mom was going to let me go see The Boys(so she thought). Great first show to see, cool band to open, and what a sweet lot scene. I was instantly hooked. I totally remember mooing as we were herded out of the venue. In hindsight I wish that I knew that would be the only live Reuben&Cherise I would ever hear. At least I heard it live once!