Buckeye Lake Music Center
re the Femmes. Clearly the universe was messing with you!
'91 - Violent Femmes
'92 - Steve Miller Band
'93 - Sting
'94 - Traffic
I have MANY great Buckeye lake memories. . . Violent Femmes was an incerdible choice for an opening band, Steve Miller and his harmonica player took the stage with The Dead for a few tunes, and Sting played "A Day In The Life". But, the best was the year Traffic openned. The night before my friend came from a Traffic show at another venue near Cleveland, and he said it was one of the best shows he had ever seen. He and i are HUGE Traffic fans, so I made up my mind to hitch a ride the next morning to Buckeye to see Traffic, as well as the Dead. I got Miracled in, and I got to hear my beloved Traffic live for the first and last time. Also, unbeknownst to me, this would be the last time I would see the Grateful Dead with Jerry. GREAT show. I may be getting the years confused, but i think that was the year it rained all day. Me and my friends got in and went to the tree line towards the end of the opening anct and started a fire in the would, by sacrificing my Captain Trips costume. Other heads would come up with dry scraps of paper and wood to burn and stand by the fire. We eventually ran into the show as The Dead openned with "Rain" by the Beatles, as we are all Beatle FANATICS. Just then the cpos busted up the fire. It looked like they might have even made a few arrests. I regret that anyone enjoying our fire might have gotten busted, but I am glad that we narrowly escaped due to the combination of Beatles and Grateful Dead!
I dont member an ultralite, but i was shroomin n hungover hard. buckeye was not a racetrack, but a giant grassed field with a stage at the bottom of a hill "secured" by orange snowfence. I attended the first buckeye show in '88 first blow away,foolish heart n victim. i 'member the rear towers not working properly in '
91. hard to hear the 1st set. bummin... barely heard rhuben n cherice, but i remember it was a privelege that i saw the dead (not jgb) play it!
Sirius GD Channel recently ran this show a couple times. The Femmes opened, and my profile pick was taken from the lot, which I have never before or since seen a Shakedown quite like that one....longest ever in my tourin years