November 06, 1977
"Take A Step Back" before "Tennessee Jed"
Set List:Mississippi Half-Step
Me and My Uncle
Friend of the Devil
New Minglewood Blues
Dupree's Diamond Blues
Music Never Stopped
Samson and Delilah
Fire on the Mountain
Not Fade Away
Johnny B. Goode
Attendees of this show
One of the best shows I ever attended. The energy was stratospheric, even before anyone entered the building. Much better than the previous two nights. It was a sunday. Yet another general admission show, and the crowd gathered about 10 am before going in. The glorious group of deadheads got so crazy, we actually torn down the doors and everyone got in free. No tickets were ever collected.
The whole band played heartfelt riffs all night long. at one point during the 2nd set, someone presented the band with a street sign stating st stephan (apparently is was stephan st with part of the sign flipped around), and billy proudly placed it on the drum set before they started playing it. And truckin' was LOUD, I mean LOUD!
My 3rd show, and I was fortunate enough to attend the previous night's show in Rochester. I was in my second year at Syracuse University, and was primarily listening to "Europe 72" and "Skeletons". For Rochester, I attended with 7 friends who lived at ZBT... We bought a quarter-pound of Upstate NY weed...rolled it up...and drove the NYS Thruway. Loved the show, although I didn't realize at the time how great the "Eyes of the World" was...in hindsight, I later discovered how amazing a performance the show was by listening to a very worn out cassette over the next 20 years......
The following day, I headed down Interstate 81 South with Dave S. and Stephen M., on the way to Binghampton. We visited with some friends of Dave before the show in a house on campus, and soon found our way to the madness at the good old Broome County Arena. I too remember the madness surrounding the entries, and to this day, I remember tbe crowds reaction to Jerry's delivery of the words to Duprees. I really can't put words to it: it was just something magical.
St. Stephen, Truckin', Not Fade Away, and I simply got it...
I was one of those smashed against the doors as they opened! I was at SUNY-B then and a bunch of us went down early to enjoy the atmosphere! It was the first show I ever saw and still one of the best!
The crowd, the party was fantastic! It started me on a "long, strange trip" that has included taking my birth daughter on Summer 1993 and Summer 1995 tours (7 years old/9 years old) and many more shows over the years. Post Jerry, I've also taken my adopted daughter also. Their adventures and mine have been phenomenal! Couldn't ask for more!
We shelter the homeless!
We feed the hungry!
We're all certifiable!
Just An Amazing Night! Everything Was Just Perfect.
One Of My Favorite Shows To Listen To .. I have It On CD.
The Stars were aligned over Binghampton that night. Who remember Jerry wearing white boots. Wharfrat,killa Samson and Delilah, scorching. What a Show!!!
Other memories of an unforgettable show:
People looking for tickets 10 blocks from the arena, holding signs that read: I need a miracle.
The ushers just frozen as the crowd pushed through and ran past.
Bobby at the start of the second set, before launching into `Samson and Dehlilah', saying: "It being Sunday, we're gonna do a little tune of spiritual derivation."
And just the best `Truckin' I ever heard, and certainly one of the best ever. The entire place, all 10,000, were on their feet, dancing and singing in unison. No church ever did for me what that moment did that night.
NORMAN KLIMASIEWFSKI I WAS AT THE FUN AGE OF 15 WHEN I GOT MY FIRST TASTE OF THE DEAD, MY OLDER BROTHER AND ALL HIS FRIENDS AND ME STAYED AT OUR A-FRAME CABIB ON THE RIVER JUST A FEW MINUTES AWAY ON THE PA SIDE AND IT WAS SOMETHING I WILL NEVER FORGET. I TO WAS ONE THAT WAS UP AGAINST THE DOORS WHEN THEY OPENED. I HAD TO STICK OUT MT ARM SO I COULD BE PULLED INSIDE. WHAT A HIGH TIME IT WAS. I STILL HAVE MY TICKET , ITS ON THE CABIN WALL WITH ALL THE OTHERS.
I was at Syracuse University. This was the third show that started at Colgate, then Rochester and now this gem. On fire EVERY NIGHT. But this one was special. I have the audience tapes and have played them to near ruin. I wish they would release a Dick's Pick of this show. Great Mexicali into Me & My Uncle. They ususally played it the other way, but I have always thought it flowed better this way. In the 2nd set,St.Stephen/Drums/Not Fade Away back into St. Stephen into Truckin. Doesn't that say it all? But what a great St.Stephen and this may be one of the best all time performances of Truckin. Jerry Garcia came out in front of his monitors during the Truckin jam and was ripping unbelievable solos almost hanging his guitar over the crowd (not be outdone by Phil the night before). What a night, what a weekend. This is one of my top 3 Dead shows.
My friends tell me this was my first show. I remember getting there very early and seeing Heads breaking up what they said was peyote while sitting in line. Once the show started It was hot in the arena. I remember seeing friends of mine tearing up their clothes just to make a head band for sweat. The final memory was that kid who jumped off the ramp after the show, I heard later he died. Oh.. and I couldn't find the kid I went with and my ride(my mom) was impatiently ready to leave so I left without him, never heard the end of that. P.S. He and I are going to our 30th anniversary shows this spring together, I hope we stay together!
I wholeheartily agree with the above reviews: sure wish I could've been there! I have a cassette, dat, and now a cd recording of this great show. Todate, it hasn't been vined here:
Maybe it's HIGH TIME to make it available?