March 14, 1993
first "IFTL" - sound check: IFTL, Rain
Set List:Cold Rain and Snow
Brown Eyed Women
Tom Thumb's Blues
Lazy River Road
Don't Ease Me In
Touch of Grey
Samson and Delilah
Long Way Home
I Need a Miracle
Turn on Your Love Light
I Fought the Law
Attendees of this show
What a long, cold,ohio trip it was. The hippys in the parking lot looked like zombies. It being my 1st dead show, everything seemed a little weird 2 me. By the end of the show i was spun like a top!! Im so glad i went, now i can't get enuff of the dead. thank you hippys and the guy who looked like cheech.
Twas a great show, despite the prior cancelation. VERY SPUN!!!!!!!! HAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!
LOL I don't remember much about this show, but the day before we spent all afternoon partying and listening to tapes at a friend's mom's house near Cleveland. We didn't listen to the radio or tv, so we didn't know the show was cancelled.
Anyhow, we dosed, drove to the venue, and pulling up to an empty parking lot I had a flashback to that scene when the Griswolds show up at Wally World. I couldn't believe it.
We ended up driving down the road and going to some bar/pizza joint full of deadheads and had a pretty good time.
This was back when you had to have a Blockbuster membership for each individual location.
For the canceled show we braved going back out in the snow storm. I from Chicago and my traveling bud from Milwaukee did not fear the storm so much since there was hardly anyone out there and drove to the closest Blockbuster we found in the phone book, little early for laptops and the internet. I just so happened to be located on Snow Road, I totally remember that.
We signed up for a membership, had to explain we were in from out of town for the GD shows with that night's being canceled. We rented a VCP, Video Cassette Player for those that may not remember, and a few flicks which I can't recall. I still have the membership card kept in between the ticket for the canceled show and ticket stub for this night.
Back at the hotel we had a stylin' A/V setup going, well ok video but great audio I was a taper and used to bring stereo equipment including a pair nice Kef bookshelf speakers. I used to carry them wrapped in foam sheets in cardboard beer cases, rather have people think that than wonder about the stereo equipment :P. I think we had just about every usable power outlet in use, LOL.
For this show I do not recall very much, was up late and partied a bit the canceled show night before. Reading the other comments I want to say this was a super Stella, have to ask a friend if this was the show Jerry really went on like an extended Bobby Estimated and/or listen to the recording.
Lottery got me 1st in line! Happy just to get tix for the (cancelled)13th &14th of March shows, it wasn't till I gotto my car to find out where my seats really were. 2nd row f/13th SNOW show and FRONT ROW for my B-day! Although the band appeared to be going through the motions just to get out of Cleveland, I couldn't be more thrilled to be within a "stone's throw" of "Jehovah's favorite choir"! Routine was broken during IFTL when Jerry was obviously having a ball rhythmically CRUSHING the breaks between verses!!! Even the BEST photos couldn't capture the spirit of emotion!
The Boy was born the previous September and this was his first road trip. My now ex said I could go to the show only if I took her and The Boy along. They would stay in the motel, I would go to the show. Having been through a year that had seen my mother die, me get laid off, and the birth of my son (a stressful, but joyful event), I needed to get back on the bus bad, even if only for one stop.
Early in the week, we heard a forecast for a snow storm. We went up the day before the blizzard, got a room at a now forgotten motel, and just hung out until show time. I remember that the sherrif had closed the roads during the blizzard, but Domino's was still delivering pizza. We tipped well.
Given that this was my first show in a long time, I may have been extra receptive to enjoying it.All I know was that the stretch from Terrapin through Miracle and Stella gave me chills. The rest of the show I was sitting back smiling. I can still remember sitting in my seat before the show and feeling like a school girl before a date. When the lights went down, I felt a tremendous relaxation ripple through my body.
The next day, we stopped at Walmart to get The Boy diapers and they had somebody dressed up like Barney the Dinosauer wandering around. The Boy just about tackled him, grabbed a dino leg, and wouldn't let go. Somewhere there are pictures that will come out at his wedding.
The two shows at Richfield were the first my wife and I had seen since getting married exactly one year before (Mar 14). We had also recently found out that our first child was on the way and would be hearing, if not seeing, the band live for the very first, and as it turns out ONLY time. We got our tickets via mail order, and were traveling down to the shows from Detroit with a group of friends in three cars - one of which was a Honda CRX into which we'd crammed 3-people! It started to snow about the time we hit Toledo, and by the time we were headed east on the Turnpike, it was approaching white-out conditions. We bailed off the highway when a semi coming the other way went down into the median and struck a car that was already there spinning it around and almost into the road in front of us. Once off the highway we moved very slowly toward Cleveland. Now you'd think that SOMEBODY in one of our vehicles would think to listen to the radio to see if the show had been cancelled, but NO, we were listening to tapes,and the Dead NEVER cancelled, right? We pulled into our hotel a few miles south of the venue with about an hour to spare before show time, paid for the rooms we'd reserved, and headed back out onto the road to get to the Coliseum....only to be turned away by a sherriff's deputy who looked at us like the dumbasses we were. We almost stopped at the Holiday Inn, as it looked like a pretty good party, but we figured we'd never get back out of the lot, so we spent a couple of hours getting back to our own hotel.
The next morning our friends called home, and were told by their housemate that their home had been broken into, so they left us with tickets to miracle a couple of lucky folks at the Sunday show. Those of us who stayed had a good time. I could have skipped the first set, as it was pretty lackluster, but the Terrapin-to-Stella portion of Set 2 made the whole trip worthwhile.
I see that they've got a mega-ticket poster for this show availabe in the GD Store. I'm tempted......maybe I'll check my ticket stubs, and if they match, I guess I'll have to buy it!
Oh My God!!! What a trip! I had tickets to both shows & I was taking my buddy Dave to the show so he could meet up with his girlfriend at the show & they were coming back to Columbus that night. We were jamming to Dead shows on tape & holding on all the way up I-71 until we got to I-90 & had to take a bathroom break. I turn on the radio to hear the show had been cancelled. Man this SUCKED because Dave could not go to the 2nd show he had a wedding to be at the next day. I turned around drove back to Columbus that nite. The weather was scary but we made it all the way to Cleveland & back no problems until we got to our exit off of I-71 in Columbus & as I went to get off my Honda Civic 3 door hatchback went into a spin & all we saw was semis & snow for 3 & 1/2 spins. we came to a stop abutted to the curb in the off-ramp facing north in a southbound exit. After figuring out we were still alive we got turn around & drove home which was less than a mile away. I changed my pants & got a beer & Dave stayed the night & we jammed all night counting our lucky stars we were still alive! The next day I drove to Cleveland for this show and I was not impressed with it but the 2nd set was much better than the 1st. This is a show I will not forget!