• Sullivan Stadium - July 4, 1987
    first "Baby Tonight" - first "Chimes Of Freedom" - first "Heaven's Door" - first "I Want You" - first "Joey" - first "John Brown" - first "Man Of Peace" - first "Memphis Blues" - first "Queen Jane" - first "Slow Train" - first "Thin Man" - first "Times A Changin" - sound check: Times A Changin - Weir, Serve Somebody - Garcia - Memphis Blues - Dylan, Baby Tonight* - Weir, Heaven's Door - Dylan & Garcia

setlist

  • Touch of Grey
    Hell in a Bucket
    West L.A. Fadeaway
    Tons of Steel
    Little Red Rooster
    Box of Rain
    Althea

    Uncle John's Band
    Playin' in the Band
    drums
    Truckin'
    The Other One
    Wharf Rat
    Throwin' Stones

    Times They Are A-Changin'
    Man of Peace
    I'll Be Your Baby Tonight
    John Brown
    I Want You
    Ballad of a Thin Man
    Stuck Inside of Mobile
    Queen Jane Approximately
    Chimes of Freedom
    Slow Train Comin'
    Joey
    All Along the Watchtower

    Knockin' on Heaven's Door

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first "Baby Tonight" - first "Chimes Of Freedom" - first "Heaven's Door" - first "I Want You" - first "Joey" - first "John Brown" - first "Man Of Peace" - first "Memphis Blues" - first "Queen Jane" - first "Slow Train" - first "Thin Man" - first "Times A Changin" - sound check: Times A Changin - Weir, Serve Somebody - Garcia - Memphis Blues - Dylan, Baby Tonight* - Weir, Heaven's Door - Dylan & Garcia
setlist
Touch of Grey
Hell in a Bucket
West L.A. Fadeaway
Tons of Steel
Little Red Rooster
Box of Rain
Althea

Uncle John's Band
Playin' in the Band
drums
Truckin'
The Other One
Wharf Rat
Throwin' Stones

Times They Are A-Changin'
Man of Peace
I'll Be Your Baby Tonight
John Brown
I Want You
Ballad of a Thin Man
Stuck Inside of Mobile
Queen Jane Approximately
Chimes of Freedom
Slow Train Comin'
Joey
All Along the Watchtower

Knockin' on Heaven's Door
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Good parking lot spotting...Bill Walton, a Celtic at the time and long before he was an annoying commentator.
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One of the worst Dead shows I attended. Dylan was super weak and the Dead's sets were really short. Disapointing. Only really good Dylan moment was I'll Be Your Baby Tonight.
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I remember the long drive up to the lot- we had a truck full of folks and we miracled a sweet young thing on her way to her 1st show. I had a great time- good friends, good fun, and the best rock n roll band. It was hotter'n hell in a bucket- I thought Jerry was gonna melt.
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After that smoking Rochester show, it was a long drive and a long day of partying before this show. We were parked next to some real crazies who tipped their buddy over in a port-o-john! Anyway...the show itself was definitely showcasing the new album and the Dylan set was rough. The setlist here has the Dead playing two sets, but it was actually one. UJB started up right after Althea...and the Throwin' left us hanging. But you know what, looking back now its all good. I will see if I can get some pics up of this one. Ginsengsully
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It was a strange day. Went to the concert in a limo. Got invited to the gig along with Julian Bond. Never met him but he was friend of the party I went with. When we got to parking lot it was as if he parted the seas. People were shocked to see him there. We just walked to the will call window and ended up in the owner's private box. Were wined and dined by the staff. Julian was cool, we talked very little about the Dead or politics.The concert was bad, Dylan was off key, the Dead sets were poor at best. Still , it was great to meet Julian Bond.
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Were there tapers sections at these "Grateful Bob" shows? I remeber laughing with Alex Constantino when we noticed they were starting the show with all "In The Dark" songs. I wept like a little girl when I heard Jerry on the pedal steel on "Baby Tonight" Where's the "Grateful Bob" box set come one all 6 shows Check Out My Orignal Music at myspace.com/salaversano
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Lived in Boston a few years. Killer possibility for Bob and the boys, but the Dead's set was like and insulting joke, about 70 minutes with pale drums space thrown in. I do remember bunch of security waiting for people in the stands to rush the field. Heads would gather and then in af flash dash towards the crowd. This one frustrated older security guy flailed to get ahold of somebody, anybody, and he snags some sweet young girl and then as if to celebrate it he turned to look at her and dropped his hand from her arm whereupon she spun free and into the crowd to great cheers. I had worked for Bose and heard that Weir had called in for a demo of the Wave. Guy goes to demo this great system and finds himself giving a demo to Bob Weir, Mickey Hart, Billy and Bob Dylan. Heard that's why they were late that day. Let it shine, let it shine, let it shine
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and an agitated crowd. not the best show i ever saw. gates opened super late and it was a crush to get in. yuck! the beginnings of the dylan set was a lot of fun, but the rest was something of a wash.
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I couldn't help feeling like Dylan was holding Jerry back from letting loose on "All Along The Watchtower." The Dylan set should have come first - it was too slow paced, ending the show on a downer. "Show me something built to last Or something built to try"
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Could they play any closer than this except for my back yard Ah I remember the day the weather and the 70 or so people parked and hanging out in my back yard My parents and neighbors were wicked cool I had two friends play accoustic guitar on my patio and then my neighbor came over and joined them with his 12 string playing some CSN talk about a trip way to cool There were people from PA that ended up staying over the weekend and we became good friends and touring pals They stayed with us Bostonians when the Dead payed in my area and we stayed with them when the Dead played the Spectrum and other PA shows
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Good ol GD I still have the actual ticket, when we were going through the gates the turnstyles were broke or something and security was just letting people in like just guiding everyone through. I tried to hand my ticket back through fence for a brother/sister but got swept up by the crowd. Anyway this wasn't the hottest show I've ever seen either but I really didn't lget all that into any of the Dead /Dylan or Dead/Dylan TP&H. Though I did like an RFK 86 show with all 3 , think Jerry went to the hospital shortly after that one for diabetes and abscess tooth.
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One thing about this show which I will remember to my dying day, seventy thousand people singing along to Uncle John's Band. Incredible.
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hey srdill, agree on that holding back comment, as I think about it it seemed like that to me too. The next Watchtower I saw was at Red Rocks about a month later and remmber that one to awsome was some much more electrifying. But most shows at Sullivan didn't seem to something, maybe it's just the place.
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I was there that whole weekend...was part of a group that spray painted a steal your face on the foxboro watertower...narrowly avoided arrest. May not have been the coolest thing to do since it gave the Foxboro town council ammunition to not have the Dead back, but at 3am, half out of my mind it seemed the thing to do at the time.... Still remember standing on the port o lets dead center on the field all the way back watching the "Knocking on heavens door" as the sun went down llike it was yesterday. Great times, great summer to be 18...
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Guess I wasn't high enough for this one. On paper this show promised magic; unfortunately History and audio will prove this was not the best pairing. This was Dylan during his post-Jesus pre-Oscar eras in what we can only call his "lost & mumbling" phase (didn't he get really sick right after this tour and almost not make it?) Maybe that had something to do with it. I remember The Dead (who must have been suffering themselves in that solar cooker of a football stadium) offering up slushy, boring sets with Jerry gamely trying to keep some energy going to no avail while waiting for Dylan while many of us were dying of thirst and the heat up in the stands. I've read interviews with BD in years since where he admits he was a little out there during this period (rumor is he asked Jerry to join the Dead permanently which Jerry politely declined). Anyway, if you enjoyed the music, good for you. I thought the whole thing sucked.
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... between Althea and UJB. Dead played one set, Dylan did one too. Hot strange day at Foxboro. I had fun.
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This was the last Dead show my wife and I would attend. Jerry on pedal steel was the highlight of the performance. My wife was pregnant with our firstborn, though we didn't know it at the time. My daughter has become a beautiful, free spirited professional dancer. She "danced herself right out the womb."
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Dead should have left him home.
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This was an absolutely incredible show on a great day to have a show with Bob Dylan nonetheless! It was the Fourth of July and things were a little rowdy, but hey, it was a live Grateful Dead concert on The Party Day of the Summer! But as far as I could tell, it all worked out well. I personally had no problems, but I have read there some attendees had encounters with security. But when Bob Dylan was on stage with the Grateful Dead, it was absolutely fantastic! It was definitely well worth the efforts I made to get to this show. I was with one of my great friends, Franny, who had convinced me that this was a show I should try to get to. So, naturally, I brought him along and what a blast it was! A few years ago, I saw a video on the internet which showed the performance of "I Want You." But I have not seen that video again. The video was very poor quality, but the audio was great! I know that Bob Dylan may have missed a lyric in this song, but it was still a magnificent performance! I am so glad that Franny and I were able to attend this show!
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Don't remember much. I do remember Jerry playing pedal steel. And, I was standing down front with a girl on my shoulders. Looked up and saw me on the diamondvision. Strange moment.
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The list above implies a first and second set...not so much. With the opening notes of UJB I knew we were in trouble. Dylan was awful
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was super hot almost 100, dead mailed it in. a couple Dylan songs were played well. D+
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Was this the year Coyne's dad got us backstage passes but when the security brought us through the gauntlet, he just dumped us on the floor for General Admission? Classic!
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I was there, that was the coolest thing ever! That steal your face was that water tower for awhile! I still get goose bumps when I think about that rendition of Knocking on heavens door.
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met Bill on the floor he was cruising around headed back stage. It was hot as hell that day.
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Many of us were not happy with this show during 87. Maybe we thought it was to generic dead wise . this video however so many years later is very good. the excitement of bobby during the introduction says a lot. https://youtu.be/RuWOUIpmdX4
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  • hockey_john
    1 year 10 months ago
    great video
    Many of us were not happy with this show during 87. Maybe we thought it was to generic dead wise . this video however so many years later is very good. the excitement of bobby during the introduction says a lot. https://youtu.be/RuWOUIpmdX4
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    bagsbill
    5 years 2 months ago
    Bill Walton
    met Bill on the floor he was cruising around headed back stage. It was hot as hell that day.