Grateful Dead

Meadowlands Arena - October 16, 1989

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Meadowlands Arena

October 16, 1989

East Rutherford, NJ US

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Notes:

Bob Weir's 42nd birthday

Set List:

Picasso Moon
Mississippi Half-Step
Feel Like a Stranger
Good Time Blues
Built to Last
Stuck Inside of Mobile
Let it Grow
Deal

Dark Star
Playin' in the Band
Uncle John's Band
Playin' in the Band
drums
I Will Take You Home
I Need a Miracle
Dark Star
Attics of My Life
Playin' Reprise

We Bid You Goodnight

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Attendees of this show

Egg, gypsyrosalee, JackStrawfromOttawa, unclejohnny, jbm1969, crazyfingers72, tapertom1272, scottocs, surfdude67, IkoIko95, Capt Chowdah, doug moyer, uponscrutiny, Lou C, kayman714, Jackstraw1963, beckramah, Mosfed, dedhed1963, M.Laurentus, Mergz, Purple Haze, Majordomo, gratefulgregv, LongHammer6, DanSeth, angiejo, paulb, DeadNoise, njlostsailor, augwest386, deadicatedBRONX, GinoP, gotoheaven, Phinnegan, TrippyPete, uptownww, VTSugaree, intrepid, inanothertimes, crackers1970, mvicere, john manicke, Tung Enima, kelelle, gmjbeachside, 330jeff, ChinaRider77, scrawford, trinaleigh, Stephen Shepherd, nico11377, minglewood66, sdibit, CarrionCrow, gboyar13, moogirl, Sumrskyjam, rengalt, whirldpeace, djangology, lotsofgreensmiles, Stealyoursurfbordfromunderyourfeet, pauln, kjn70, bjgunn, atomheart, Steve-o Brooklyn, billj79, darkstarcrashes, lazy, SugareeWest, bigjohn71, Neal, bunga032, Westy-Pearl, Skylark, Iko37, rodiebluez1, joebroomhead, Rolokid, chefdh1, AlaskaDeadHead1, slowmo1968, whiter, PHILSTARDRACUT, stroukoa, mikemet, warpedcd, TomBanjo1969, ezwind51, Missing Jerry, Gr8ful Dean, madbonger618, mugwa, Mark Harvey, deadredhead, micah68, zebadya, bml140, btwind13, Ceebod, alovours13, scorpm64, evac171, chefdarkstar, Danc1n, olin preston grant, hightimeloser, Disco Stu, ellis d, notbadatall, Blysergic, dport, nothing_comes_for_free, jam e, photoleon, johnnie walker, Ebirkfeld, babatts27, hardroxx, happizen, shaw-, Bettinadragonfly, sunshinedaydream43, fomapwingo43@comcast.net, bill3323, Wild Bill, CEDFLOM, kenrock, grtfuld, Brunfus, Byrd24, Ruttco, kjdfad, Monad, Hoboken Head, aap526, alpine84, Savage, chooch1, NJdeadchef1, wharfrat1016, dancingbear66, pw20197, frizzhead, gravedigger7, jsomoza, efojr, dandrscll, deadheadii, It Keeps Growing, deadheadfrom76, completebalance, tiedyedhawk, richdead, Lostsailor86, BKB, Sugar Magnolia, FreakDaddy, voodoonola, gr8fullydedicatedtn, mikeski, terrapinrichie, NNJDEADHEAD68, krzykat, eurodave, TBK, Saltatrix, leep345, ejh495, thehagg01, brobb, MissReddin, bobby, aikox2, bobbyb, sigephead, GOONZQUAD, jaykuhles, Kindykind, byrdgirl_01, skunjelefeti, lamarred664, DrB127, DeadPhotog, wink8, yuletime, A. Friend, FrozenHam, Amitayus, tattoohippy, Jimmy V., ClydeFrazier, nickelless, jbatt, aliceDmillionair, jellohead, sickleban, jimi864, WaywardBill, Upstate NY, GoldenBear, cygnus, Shov39, TJD, JMY714, sakparadise, Dashoesoff, Bettylou, HOOCHER, funkygoodpants, Wharfrat1963, jgminerals, captrips, Sleepy Monkey, TomFoolery, bobanero, Mr.Skjellyfetti, Desolation Row, blackandwhitepeter, gr8tfulandy, jgaito, john05hd, jeff bovee, MDKrack, LeftHandMonkeyWrench, Ricky0, AoxoA, Osmodiar, marhil, Pha_Q, kdead, Rock-my-soul, ravenward, Mister_Benson, krberry, jbass77bc, Babuyaya, ramblonrose, SocietysPliers, walkindadog, jz323, GDfan, Ted S, spacekat, spring mountain high, rmarsmedic, Doughboy, Haybrown, JMRDead, glfr36, bucketorain, lisainpotown, HowardH, Space69, doobiesdaddy, KingLono, yellowguy, Bear, garydobson, DFBWM, Valerie Stevenson, BlondeJim, picone90, JP92, shnaholic, ironsideny, andrewmyers, mstaggerlee, mary-sunshine, daphne, jzias, catchmohl, DKNJ, melloslo, david515, chuck2007, stranger.ink.designs, docflywheel, REWHBLCAIN, slpatgun, drumzspace72, AnnieRoses, gregp123, purplesunflower11, LazyriverRider, Forever_Deadicated, BobBombadil, wrombola, robsegall1956, JacktoldAlthea, crippledbutfree, jeffw, AikoBearzly, nathanleary, Bob Minkin, fritzy718, hezgone, jpederzane, hoptrip, nalex, ParticoRomulus, WackaloonQ, stonyweirdo, IkoIko65, ripple7, Symmetry, sugrmag66, GARCIAHEAD, JOEG, gratefuldoc, dead4days, JDHOG, john_j, Friend of the Devil, riggertoo, Dark Starr, BTW, sugareeluc, bonz713, WWTyson, dab, skatemaniac, Cookbitch, Bookah, 5 dollars a day, Offbeat-Andy, batcavejoe, midgeid, jamezphillips, bribenk, kiote, chrish, ksclarke, darrrkstarrr-billy, NYDEADHEAD, ramble_on_schroedes, judyc7, SkookS, Lesh-Is-More, gilco, walstib3, Ed S, mrngdo, jillstraw, micp1274, oscar713, mksmith, Papa-bear, georgewweir, mickey, EDupree, PsillyJim, Grateful1313, tcerneskie, vernnlou, Lazy-Supp-Deal, lindas, Maliz, blackelk, RZ12-4-71, Kenpb, dadoknuuts, jw, DaffyDuff, MikeT, Jon Cornick, sameyeyam5, honest matt, TERRIPIN, kjh13, St.Knick, msgsec74, OnTheRoadAgain, Billy Delion, the wood fam, rick e., Thom, crazyfingers, kmc, dabeard1, avarose325, Lucab12, boxorain62, Stealth, bradleyg, msirilla, Miggs, iLLuminatedOne, jims, Sabe, Randi, dzemma, Sonicutes, Dr. Vitz, aud

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My 5 Year Anniversary Show

This is also the first of two "Dark Star"s in a row. The next show I saw was 3/29/90 !

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my third show

the only time I ever dosed at a show

I was freaked. . . .they were whispering "Dark Star" as I walked in . . . . I I was in over my head that night

but love the shit out of the tape

kmc
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Absolutely my favorite of all time

What a great time! Did the Circle Line Cruise earlier in the day. Had great seats for this tremendous show.

kmc

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The best performance I have

The best performance I have seen by any band, any place, period.

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was this show on the radio ?

I think that this was the show that was broadcasted on WNEW-FM...not sure...if anybody knows...or if i wasn't so lazy I would go to the closet and see if I have it on tape...I think that this is the show that I asked someone to tape for me while I was at the show...whatever...

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Brent shows some killer lung power at the end of take you home.

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the best i ever experienced

I knew it when it was happening, that given the limitations of time and space, for mortals it doesn't get any better than this. I wish I had seen more shows, but I feel incredibly lucky to have been at this one.

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Most intense experience ever

Most intense experience ever words fail utterly to convey what it was to be in that place for that second set. During the Dark Star I felt like I was some sort of sub atomic particle rocketing through space and time ever expanding like a lotus flower.. then reaching it's zenith and collapsing back inward again like some dying sun. The only time the Dead EVER paired Dark Star with Playing in the Band. In all reality the entire second set happened within that space opened up during that Dark Star. The UJB was sloppy but the jam out of it was titantic. I felt that I was experiencing the very fires of creation during that closing jam..very powerful stuff and then a Playing themed jam that dissolves into this very Dark creepy piece of music that made me think of the band and audience collectively approaching the very edge of some dark abyss peering into it and then instinctually backing away from this with the help of a nice piece of music by Mr. Mydland to lead us to drumms. The drum break at this show was shortest that I have ever seen. It was like the drummers thought to their selves why am I banging on these drums after that we need to be hanging with the band backstage. Billy and Mickey left the stage altogether and let the PA buzzzzz along with the audience.space> IWTYH was a soft return to the astral plane and Miracle further cemented us to the earth..The Dark star reprise >Attics>Playin(reprise) and finally We bid you goodnight...Wow I thought I was in heaven but when the door opened after the show I quickly discovered that I was actually in hell or Jersey city six of one 1/2 dozen of the other.

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Magic

DKNJ: An unforgettable show. Dark Star, Attics of My Life, Bid You Goodnight.

Adam Katz-R.I.P

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10.16.89

I should have known from the full moon on the horizon as the gigantic sun set on the interstae that night, like crossing over between worlds...I missed the first set due to circumstances out of my control, a detail that was washed away after the darkstar shined brightly that night....the ride home was highlighted by melting new jersey state troopers and a whole bunch of bedtime stories, the show is in my top 3. i am still shocked i made it home free that night. Quinnta--Essential grateful dead

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Meadowlands Arena - October 16, 1989