Grateful Dead

Giants Stadium - September 2, 1978

Giants Stadium

September 02, 1978

East Rutherford, NJ US

Average: 3.8 (37 votes)


Also: New Riders of the Purple Sage; Willie Nelson.

Set List:

Jack Straw
Friend of the Devil
New Minglewood Blues
Dire Wolf
Looks Like Rain
Stagger Lee
I Need a Miracle
Lazy Lightnin'

Good Lovin'
Scarlet Begonias
Fire on the Mountain
Estimated Prophet
Eyes of the World
Sugar Magnolia

One More Saturday Night

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Attendees of this show

nnewlin, dubai-escorts-bunnies, Shithead61, davwal, gwalter, rzaiss, dedhed1959, s8taxatty, Tampamal,, jerryg3675, Roger Chatot, kevinhardy, obadiah, palouis, KaneKoMia, henn, subdog, Mgross1356, JHPthatsme, Gr8ful Dead, tomymarlin, WharfParrot, Colgate80, chefano007, Paul 11, gem3north, gogoroth, Frankie In atlanta, Automaticslim, sfsueny, mooch8, mamajo422, cwaite55, hawk62, wojomojo, hollywood74, pawolf, Jerzey JD, zobofb, ljkljk, the dude 58, cheifbroom, toots8, Burl Brother Skip, cneiss, joetroy, detroitligtn, philmaywalt, brezit, buddy ny, JSGoldberger, KKWDeadHead,, jwcat13, petemx5, andychatfield, loveumore, DaveStrang, munclemex, ChicoNH, hitmeister, Debdeadhead, Mind Bender, mofish, Larchmont, StefanieJay, iNoURdr, Tee it high and let it fly, trailbird, sabram, WilliamBorne, Bob068230, chrisb113, martm1, jbloomskullandrosen, mickeytheonion, tashwolf, tfabrizio13, BIGBOSSGUS, friskie, ggdead, stevenmorley, Sequitor, ktronan, jimserchak, jackjjstraw, slicerboy, rocknreel, jackstraw700, napadeadhead, Dancin Dave, RichardC89, drc456, HenryCline, billj79, Cozmic Eddie, namaste-lady, corrinaandmarin, rockfan_az, swiecima, juliuswong, louatchick, DeepSpace, Mr.Natural, Mud, swa, poorPeter, AlaskaDeadHead1, davefisahn, stroukoa, Flickster, Nannerpuss, madbonger618, travelformusic1, Mark Harvey, bml140, CosmicChrispy, tommcgee1, Ihopedonnajeanshowsup, Guardian, Danc1n, picasso_moon420, gcubed1156, Lionsghost, ppkgmsy, moondance104, digitunes, zombie_wolf, Sir Smile, dardeedar, lstapes, mercurygd, hashburysp, StrangeShadows, the cooker, drjass57, cocktailman, bernstk, jackstraw27, kbad59, Root, BongoCruiser, deadshow, grtfuld, RightwingDeadhead, woodymoose, Byrd24, Barbikat60, flach77, coldrain_snow, Monad, matki822, JohnnyThunder, SCDeadhead, Sway714, J Mully, JohnnyRock41, jsomoza, DireWolfStudios, TxMc2004, KeithP, Always August, sodecent, Basilicone, gratefulbehr, ruk1nd, st.steven, jim d, billytell, FreakDaddy, Grat3fulDad, too electric, drewbaby, Alzado, bobby, aikox2, DinoBam, pdeady, markovitch, DeadPhotog, Rupert Pumpkin, burntbabyboomer, ohio4peace, vootie, aliceDmillionair, billdrumz, Gonzo in TN, turnpro, Dead Head 202, Dan_and_Laurie, buffalo81, theQsterdeadhead, mobay2001, festival0122, jdubbs, Wharfrat1963, Beautyanddabeast, kwoody77, ChicoNYC, BEGGERSPAY, ticket lee, Biciracer, jgminerals, sweetwilliamOB, mganter, CassidyNY59, Cosmic.Wimpout, emoto, melonhead, AlanSheckter, merle211, JOHN VEA, captrips, Nikolai, stealyourboognish, laser, Guts or Dieseltrain, skskck911, bronx b.d., Jack O-Roses, markuswass, Gary Goodman, Joseph Kolb, pieface, 2much2fast, avalondeadman, Jos.Bigalke, dedhedesq, pchasmar, wharftrat, cosmicdave, conway, ejjd, rebo05, shell, rgreene, Rossboy777, GR8FLPT, Brownie, Aklaq23, grapefuldave, Dice, Ted S, dsb824, rmarsmedic, shorelineed, JMRDead, So-Dead, kdbeck, klaussmith, eddpao, Zbear, Mayor of Bay Terrace, midair999, HowardH, windsor, heliotroupe, KingLono, jitsky, Jimmy Wit, ericb, jackson_straw, George C. Hartman, Galvineyesed, keswah, messy13, BlondeJim, aligator, was i there, ironsideny, mstaggerlee, JurassicBlueberries, bigdancingbear, deadguest, JReve, Mikey, Uncle Jimmie, seaweed94, mwnyc, Mr.Nervo, hbob1995, jack-a-roe, PattiF, toolfan, hartwerger, fishnow, uncle john deadhead, jackl921, poconochuck, henry, PaulF13, jblotter, boffo the chimp, deadhead11, slpatgun,, Bssgrl, gregp123, Jet, NY_Rick, johntyler, Terry Tolkin, robsegall1956, jerryskid, softmonkey, EnglishtowneAndy, Fatman, edeadhead, hedarobi5, Bob Minkin, Dr.Woody, philbombs, Steven1789, Homer J. Simpson, johnallegretti, 1DEDHED, micgram1999, Margs, jrazz, gratefuldan, WackaloonQ, paparooster, stonyweirdo, deadglo, HDDave, apctrucker, liamrutan, gratefuldoc, Des, ecmitch, Dark Starr, gig1029, Cosmic Chas, raven0618, fotd313, Bookah, ScottL57, gleng1, Gr8fulMark, kdole45, bribenk, hot2na, djgold14, Jackie, Raoul Duke, DeadHdMike, Queer Deadhead, Hawilo, jbloomrosen, The Whale, richiebagadonuts, blackpeteresq, dalton, chemist04, paisley, cryptical1, mr b, dgoldstein2, Kenman, speedymjb, ikofun, EDupree, jdwilgus, odaat, vinp1954, starjfa, MacGeek, RZ12-4-71, Kenpb, NYLifer, frigdead, dadoknuuts, rastomas, Bill, SatNightDead, bolzee, UncleWaldo, MikeT, TERRIPIN, Marshun, mcumm1165, JohnnyD, BlackandWhite.Peter, kennyony, radar, kgbdeadhead, pomo1, JerseySchwartz, stu, Vince325, Johnnycable, Post N. Steiner, markh, MAXROD, PG, dreamtime, enlightend rogue, skllbob, gratefuldad1960, sbd61, dzemma, almanac, rprisco, javerv, kuu, Jack Straw,, Sueshi, aud


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Joined: Jan 10 2009
4th show - 1st trip

awesome experience and party - first time I dosed for a show, and the rest is history ! remember vividly walking the field shaking hands with strangers as Jerry sang the words - and I also have always remembered the "$15 bill" twist to the FOTD lyrics ! Just visited Giants Stadium - 31 years later - and I was impressed with how small it is compared to stadiums built in the last twenty years - yet as noted above it was the early in the stadium era of the dead & rock-n-roll and it was HUGE in comparision to many venues - wake up to find out that you are the eyes of the world

Joined: Apr 25 2009
Flickster I was going to

Flickster I was going to make it to this show no matter what. My Dear old mother drove from Pittsburg to Philly where I Hooked up with my old friend Bill Davis. From there we hitchhiked to the show,after a long day standing o n the PA turnpike onramp,we finally got a ride going all the way to NYC. He dropped us off right by the stadium,and being so happy we made it,and dieing to smoke a joint,we went under the off ramp and relaxed to burn one. afterward we walked up to the stadium and were surprised to find nobody taking tickets at the gate.we walked right in as the Band was finishing up One More Saturday Night.
We had no idea that it was an early show(rocket scientists that we were) and now we needed to find aride back to Philly (Buck's County). We wondered the parking lot for a bit and found some friends ,got a ride ,smoked big fattys all the way back and gave my friends something to howl about.

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Joined: Jun 4 2007
heart of gold band

Another hot day on a labor day weekend to see the Dead. New Jersey to boot. Remember Willie Nelson was supposed to be Waylon and Willie- guess Waylon Jennings wasn't doin' to well. Donna came out during Willie's set and sang Amazing Grace. This show had people talking about Egypt and the jumbotron even bid the Dead farewell on their journey after the show. Scarlet > Fire SDBD from this show is the best Love it! The Eyes was excellent too!

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Joined: Nov 20 2011
I was at Meadowlands Maybe this one

Well I don;t know, I think it must have been this show I was at because by 79 I was on the road following the dead around the West and mid west, but I remember one of the main headliners was a no show. Maybe it was the next year show but I doubt it. I remember being at shows where all the lucky folks were saving to go to eygpt so it must of been this one. I think I remember panama red. It was so crowded, man I am glad I fell into the west coast scene so mellow. never to return to east coast crazy after that.Yea it must a been this one but neither show does any one mention that one of the big names was a no show. I think it was Willie that did not show up.
does anyone know which show that might be at the meadowlands, although taint nothin meadowy about this spot. More like cementland. And the mainliner one of three was a no show.

Joined: Jul 9 2011
Behind the stage

Sat in the public area behind the stage. Recall seeing Jerry hitting on a big doobie and laying it on the amps in between songs. Donna was talking to a guy who was painting the whole scene behind the stage in between sets.. I remember going down and saying hello to Donna.

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Joined: Jun 26 2007

Hot day but a great show. NRPS opened and then Willie followed. Waylon Jennings was also supposed to be there but he didn't show. WIllie said "Fuck him!" in response to his no show. Very funny.

Joined: Apr 24 2009
An abrupt ending ruined that show

I can remember clear as day John Scher walking out on the side of the stage telling the band they had to end it. This was during the space and all of a suddent it's Sugar Magnolia and it's over.

I recently listened to the the show for the first time and it was much better than I remember.

As soon as the show was over John Scher told everyone they're handing out garbage bags and we should clean up after ourselves.

People booed and walked out.

Joined: Jan 13 2010
I listened to this show over the past few days

lots of time in between songs.

Great Jack Straw, S>F, E>E; listened to Sugar Magnolia & OMSN on the way to work today, with a glorious sunrise over the Cascades.


Joined: Feb 28 2008

Hitched here from upstate for the night before wild party! Met one of my best lifelong friends LEDA here. We lost touch and ended up at SUNY Morrisville three years later. Knew each other for weeks before we realized we already were friends! Only in DEAD world.....

Joined: May 30 2017
1st and only dead show

Went the night before, tripped through the night. Went into show, awesome! One of my best times in my life!


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Giants Stadium - September 2, 1978