Meadowlands Arena - October 17, 1984
October 17, 1984
final/last "Nobody's Jam": 04-26-83 
Set List:Iko Iko
West L.A. Fadeaway
My Brother Esau
Brown Eyed Women
New Minglewood Blues
Looks Like Rain
Might As Well
Help on the Way
Man Smart/Woman Smarter
The Other One
Goin' Down the Road Feelin' Bad
Attendees of this show
clutch_cargo, KaneKoMia, Doug Lago, jgaito, CaptJ8k, robertchef, jammal, pukegrub, gschneider7, RANGER15, wilber57, Felice Alecca, jerryband, mganter, djhatler, Truckin79, V-GOD, payingdues, surfdude67, JackStraw427, rymo, chas44, Allen, kayman714, koyer, philledawg, mtoti1962, M.Laurentus, hockey_john, Purple Haze, aplisko, NJDEAD40, SBurke, Debdeadhead, augwest386, Mind Bender, MNGLWD, halloweenkid, TrippyPete, ZephyrGirl, Stardancer, minutemouse, NJgr8ful, intrepid, gmjbeachside, Geodye420, ChinaRider77, mountainjack, WillyB, seltz, yodel9, bigdaddyinc68, Dolabella, rengalt, Sequitor, broken_angel, greatfulted, jz, kjmcdonagh, uponscrutiny, Ljouwert, dpw1982, BlackMuddyHiker, Steve-o Brooklyn, spacewalker, BIODTR58, corrinaandmarin, Iko37, DeepSpace, Mr.Natural, Mud, swa, AlaskaDeadHead1, stroukoa, blue5, foreverahead, Flickster, madbonger618, deadredhead, deadratdog, greyfold, Tweety42, JCheskin, bml140, cozchaz09, sugarmag68, DCGent, alovours13, Fr8nkenstein, tommcgee1, Danc1n, ellis d, swirlygirl116, Mister_Charlie, Heynow from The Well, dardeedar, MONTANAGREEN, emama, thumbsup.pete, nicklas59, pat L, onebear, drjass57, cocktailman, lonesomejohnnie, tcrider, Iggy, whipple, docjbf, powderjunky, Bettinadragonfly, email@example.com, kenrock, Chiefchip, grtfuld, flach77, BurntDawg, coldrain_snow, matki822, pairdoc, JohnnyThunder, SCDeadhead, truckinsunshine, deadbass36, Savage, Laurabass67, MagicPEZ, grooveon, Shaugn, dancingcat, jsomoza, deadheadii, DireWolfStudios, deadheadfrom76, grandwazoo, st.steven, amdew122, tardis, steviecharles, voodoonola, terrapinrichie, NNJDEADHEAD68, Grat3fulDad, trippy, brobb, aikox2, bobbyb, DinoBam, tonymasiello, Barbinabag, MICKE527, skunjelefeti, free2liv64, wink8, yuletime, philmaywalt, BornXeyed64, shithead, rami, burntbabyboomer, nickelless, cub, Boman, gammalyte, hippiedino, oldsouls, bucks-yellow van, gnoodle, cosmicloyed, Upstate NY, BBAILEY, NM-MCS, dave h, Dashoesoff, planlorr, funkygoodpants, Wharfrat1963, ChicoNYC, ticket lee, BabylonDon, Sprybert, AlanSheckter, Dupreediamond420, Bluebird3434, captrips, Nikolai, twilaq1, Mr.Skjellyfetti, osborne fitzgerald mcclintic, hotshakedown, ginsu710, jwalsh1957, gr8tfulandy, Jack O-Roses, rpartusch, bigbob, macdoogle, still-dead, rastarick, Peachy, Mike Wid, Zippy, schutzy, conway, hamal, LeftHandMonkeyWrench, rebel61aka goin2hlnabuckt, rgreene, Drumhead, roadsterspl311, picnic, jbass77bc, JkStrw, ramblonrose, toneye, SocietysPliers, jz323, Ted S, gratefulgreg1, Garypaul, Doughboy, mrkaos63, unyun, JMRDead, klaussmith, GratefulGigi, HowardH, chinacatcumberland5, Rum Jungle, KingLono, croc, tourdog12, MoonshineCito, logstirl, George C. Hartman, DFBWM, Grateful Diver, Longnook, deadheaddave1982, GaryHartman, east_coast1, jpjp, Noel, chinarider69, mcthwait, andrewmyers, mstaggerlee, Passenger, JurassicBlueberries, Josef, mary-sunshine, daphne, wubai65, JimiRo, craig maceachern 2 dustyrose, melloslo, fishnow, Diceking, wolf, uncle john deadhead, brainman, sugarmag122, REWHBLCAIN, PaulF13, JackStrawfromOttawa, brweldon81, slpatgun, raindep, Erica Evans, Big Boss Man, ez2lovu, Terry Tolkin, jerryskid, softmonkey, Big Bad Bill, wharfrat8199, drumzspace, crippledbutfree, Fatman, mhdeadhead, Bob Minkin, direwolf02, Tbear, RAUCHFEST, legionmary, nalex, Charlies_Pasture, stonyweirdo, Symmetry, GARCIAHEAD, Jim Gore, Friend of the Devil, riggertoo, budculbertson, Univax, pglang, bonz713, Finster, WWTyson, fotd313, Offbeat-Andy, gratefulron, batcavejoe, whitewolf, TracyS, njwreckdiver, bribenk, levitonjl, OneGratefulDad, judyc7, SkookS, Staggerlee, Lesh-Is-More, gilco, walstib3, mrngdo, pdb, Bobby33914, Tony_S, jillstraw, Papa-bear, peter, rdnzl, Kenman, EDupree, jdwilgus, paulb, seenvic, Grateful1313, vernnlou, RZ12-4-71, Kenpb, mflinsch, dadoknuuts, UncleWaldo, sameyeyam5, kjh13, msgsec74, jonesgang, joeybug69, mcumm1165, marlo, Thom, Steve C, kgbdeadhead, JerseySchwartz, tbsjr65, sixstringsmoreorLesh, MAXROD, skllbob, ratskrad, jims, sbd61, dzemma, 2pigpen, Alsflorida, Charlie Miller, aud
Kind of a cold October night. A couple of friends and I hustled to the show after high school football practice. We were way up behind the stage looking down on the rest of the crowd. My first Looks Like Rain - which is still a Favorite.
I decided to buy a last minute ticket at the old Ticketron box office in Penn Station, and rent a car and get out to the Meadowlands. My last show previous to this night was the opening show at Radio City in 1980.
Drive out to Jersey, and I am so excited to be seeing The Dead... For a last minute ticket... I have a great seat, Jerry's side...about half-way up in the stands...
Smoking hash... lights go down...and out walks the boys... Jerry is in Red, and I was stunned by his weight and skin color... and stage demeanor. His voice changed...
That was the first time I even considered that the day would come that there would no longer be Dead shows... Thinking back, I think that after attending this show, I subsequently always appreciated each show I attended over the next few years...
My first show, Neil, and I had the same reaction. I had been listening to the Dead for a while and seen pics, but from my seat (roughly same as yours, maybe a few rows further back) I was shocked. Still a great show.
yup this was it I think I remember the Iko Iko opening wow
Though I caught The Jerry Garcia Band a couple of months earlier on August 11 at the Caldwell College (for girls i believe) in NJ, this was my first true dead show. Having been introduced to them a few years earlier, I was familiar with the music and culture, but experiencing it in person was eye opening.
Home base for us. First time I heard slipknot. Smoking weed with a dude named Jay. Holy shit. Jay what was that? Anyway. I remember playing bongo durms in the parking lot, but never played them before. Each show is getting more strange. I love it. I still miss that Sugar Maginola chick from Hampton early this year. Im still looking for ya. God damn Jay that weed kept me busy for 2 days. Lesson learend never smoke weed with Jay. Great show boys.