Grateful Dead

Raceway Park - September 3, 1977

Raceway Park

September 03, 1977

Englishtown, NJ US

Average: 4.7 (71 votes)


"Take a Step Back" before "Half Step" - the Dead left the stage for a few minutes after Samson - last "Truckin": 09-28-75 [77] - FM broadcast WNEW-New York - also: Marshall Tucker; NRPS

Set List:

Promised Land
They Love Each Other
Me and My Uncle
Mississippi Half-Step
Looks Like Rain
New Minglewood Blues
Friend of the Devil
Music Never Stopped

Good Lovin'
Estimated Prophet
Eyes of the World
Samson and Delilah
He's Gone
Not Fade Away

Terrapin Station

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Joined: Oct 12 2013

I was 14 years old when I went to that concert at Raceway Park in Englishtown NJ. Went with four friends and we drove in Tom ( the Chef ) dad's Olds convertible. We left the night before and couldn't drive all the way in because of all the people. So we parked and walked the rest of the way in. We got really close to the stage and set up a blanket and met a whole bunch of cool people. I look back now and think I was to young but times were different then and everyone smoked pot. We'll we did our share and we're well roasted from the weed and the heat that reached 100 degrees that day. I remember loving the music and all the people. I became a (dead head ) after that show and would follow them all over the east coast with my family of friends from Toms River NJ. I remember I had a tee shirt that said "MARSHALL DEAD" we lived on hotdogs, soda and water for two days. Had the time of my life and glad I did it.

Have you ever been experienced? We'll I have.


Joined: Oct 12 2013

This was my first concert. I was 14 and became a DEAD HEAD for life.

Joined: Jul 20 2007
J. Geils ... ?

You must have been on some good shit if you saw J. Geils perform at this show, lol!

Joined: Jun 21 2014
My 1st Show on the ultimate ride with the Grateful Dead

So I have never seen the Dead before and me and 2 buddies somehow hook up with with 2 guys I don't even remember and get a ride in their parents brand new Van, pull in the night before and they open the road and we park at the wall of the venue! Mind you I am a Led Zep fan and think this Dead thing is a JOKE, so I am going all in but with attitude! My buddy has the best liquid LSD and I have 1 oz of kind weed, so we think we are set. We actually are allowed to go in the night before the show and set up camp, so of course I am starting to love the VIBE already!! Wake up with 150,000 new best friends and by the time the Grateful Dead reached the stage, I have already had the best day of my life with the NRPS and Marshall Tucker Band. So I am about to see this Grateful Dead band that soo many have told me Blanch, this is the ??, gotta see these guys. Well at this point I have already done every drug except Heroin and I am in a zone that if they suck, I am gone!!
Well I got on the BUS that DAY in a huge way and every thing about this band has been the positive in my life, even when things got shitty, a show would change the direction. Totally as we all know the greatest outdoor Show and I have seen them soo many times on the East Coast, Capitol Theatre shows, even one with MR John Belushi and Radio City Music Hall and moved to CA in 1989 and saw them at Shoreline 6/21/89 with my buddy Clarence Clemens-Rest in Peace- and have been in a marrige since 1994 that my wife hates my music, but the one thing I will never change is my relationship with that music, it has been the constant!! The Greatest Band and since Jerry passed what they have done in the last 10 years is just a Tribute to Mr. Jerry Garcia, the most magical man of Music and I have seen them all that I will ever be able to say, WOW, what a Genius you were and it took you passing for anybody to realizr it.God Bless everyone and may we all enjoy what only a group of fans realized long ago is the best live band and show you will ever see if you have the right ear and attitude!!!

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Joined: Aug 25 2012
back stage

Grateful Dead - Backstage Clip - 09/03/77 - Raceway Park (OFFICIAL) go to you tube

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Joined: Mar 7 2015

in every way. Long day, great show, where the fuck is my car??????

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Joined: Jun 11 2007
yes HOT

amazingly my first show also, a watershed moment

Joined: Jan 24 2016
great show! no j. geils.

J. Geils played Miami on that day and were not at Raceway park.

Joined: Mar 6 2016
Summers End Concert at Raceway Park,Englishtown N.J.

No other concert I have ever attended comes close to the "Summers End Concert".The combination of good music,festive atmosphere and dry weather made for a great overall experience.Sure there was some minor technical issues with the sound and security and lack of necessities,if You were not a Boy Scout.All three band,s were at their prime and accented one another uniquely.I mean what do You expect at a Dead concert, the usual three ring circus, clowns,animals and side show freaks!Come on,all for ten bucks, even Santa only brings presents once a year.This show was a once in a lifetime happening and could never be duplicated as for why it stands out as the event of the decade for me! The only other event more significant in my life was the birth of my only child.My girlfriend at the time Miss Dizzy Lizzy,where ever You are now,attended this any many concerts through out the late seventies and this one is like that candle in the wind!United We stand and divided We fall.Even the Simon and Garfunkel show at Central Park in the Fall of 1981, which I also attended, didn't have the vibe this concert transcended amongst the crowd.


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