• Robert F. Kennedy Stadium - June 25, 1995
    With Bruce Hornsby on grand piano - Bob Dylan opened - soundcheck: "St. Stephen" - Jerry Garcia played on "Train To Cry" and "Rainy Day Women" of Bob Dylan's set

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  • Set 1: Shakedown Street
    Wang Dang Doodle
    Jack A Roe
    Mama Tried* > Mexicali Blues*
    Loose Lucy
    Picasso Moon

    Set 2: Box Of Rain
    The Rain Song
    Samson & Delilah
    Ship of Fools
    Truckin' > Rollin' & Tumblin' > Samba In The Rain > Drums
    > Space > Wharf Rat > Not Fade Away

    Brokedown Palace

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With Bruce Hornsby on grand piano - Bob Dylan opened - soundcheck: "St. Stephen" - Jerry Garcia played on "Train To Cry" and "Rainy Day Women" of Bob Dylan's set
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Set 1: Shakedown Street
Wang Dang Doodle
Jack A Roe
Mama Tried* > Mexicali Blues*
Loose Lucy
Picasso Moon

Set 2: Box Of Rain
The Rain Song
Samson & Delilah
Ship of Fools
Truckin' > Rollin' & Tumblin' > Samba In The Rain > Drums
> Space > Wharf Rat > Not Fade Away

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I had a ticket to this show but decided not to go. Figured that they would be back in the area in the fall. Damn, hind sight is 20/20. Joey
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Set 1: Shakedown Street, Wang Dang Doodle, Jack A Roe, Mama Tried* > Mexicali Blues*, Loose Lucy, Picasso Moon Set 2: Box Of Rain, The Rain Song, Samson & Delilah, Ship of Fools, Truckin' > Rollin' & Tumblin' > Samba In The Rain > Drums > Space > Wharf Rat > Not Fade Away, E: Brokedown Palace Comment: * Weir on acoustic.Horsby on piano for entire show
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From my first show 4/7/85, to this, my last 6/25/95. Thanks to the Dead. You guys showed me this beautiful country and a good time. I still have my full tickets from my mail order to see show's at the Boston Garden 9/17/95. Glad I never returned them.
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My last show, large group of friends made the show from different parts of the country. Brokedown left my feeling a little sad, little did I know.Lake
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Thanks for the eye opening 15 years of love and friendship. These memories and experiences shall always be carried with me into the future. College educated me on paper, this 15 year tour educated me in life. No words can describe my feelings in the not to distant future. I've got so many stories that I tell now to all the new people that I meet. It shaped my way of thinking towards all living things. Once again, Thanks to all. Love Allen
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I'm 46 years old and that small message put a tear in my eye.
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What with the Man across the way, if you sit up on the highest half-wall straight back from the stage, and all this might as well have been the scene of my last show (inside). Thanks again is right! So much beauty and fortune and experience and happiness. Brokedown was so beautifully and joyously sad that I can't think of a better last song for me to see them play. "Moloch the incomprehensible prison! Moloch the crossbone soulless jailhouse and Congress of sorrows!" -[I] Howl[I/}, Allen Ginsberg
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u could have returned them and got the jerry stamp on the back of each one.rock on mrgriffith
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What a great time this show was. For me it was an eye-opening experience. 16 yrs. old and clueless. My first and last show. It was enough to hook and reel me in for life. There truly was/is nothing like a Grateful Dead concert.
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...just get past this tour, take some time, get it together and get goin' again.St. Stephen, Big Iron, etc..were all on the table and the band was playing pretty well together. To me the 24th was better. But the Wharf Rat and Brokedown were outstanding. Bruce even comments on the Wharf Rat to this day. Ironically Garcia seemed to play really well when he was on with Bob D. Cheers! JG “The Omnipotent Grateful Dead!”
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This really was a great show, it was pouring rain during the second set and we had an awesome time dancing in the mud, out in the back of the field. They played all the "rain" songs which was fun. The second song of this set was a cover of Beatles song "Rain" and it's true, we didn't mind! Wharf Rat was cosmic. And of course, Brokedown was the perfect encore for any show, and especially this one which turned out to be my last. It brought a tear to my eye that night, and still does to this day thinking about it, 12 years later. Long Live the Grateful Dead!
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RFK was my usual summer spot, hard to get away from work, and the boys stopped coming to Hampton. I really enjoyed this show and, of course, had no idea it would be the last. Thanks for the memories!
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Great show! I always missed Box of Rain. Either outside or too long gone. Glad I showed up to this one with my head on straight. And yes I too still have my tickets for the closing of the Garden.
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My 100th (I marked my 1st, now I need to find the other 98). Took my 8 year old son to his first, as I felt there was symmetry there. Sitting near a field entrance, my boy saw a balloon go past and broke free from me and rushed the field. Security guard saw movement and lunged, when he realized it was a little kid, I don't know how he got stopped. I apologized profusely, and I've never seen a security guy get so many high fives and slaps on the back from heads.
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This was my last show, after 16 years of planning my life around Dead East Coast Tours. I saw over 150 shows, probably closer to 200. Only with the Dead could you see that many shows and see them perform a song you haven't seen them do before. For me, a few shows before this, it was "Loose Lucy" at Giants Stadium. This show, my last, was my first "Rain". Makes me want to laugh, makes me want to cry...... "But they kept on dancin' " The Music Never Stopped
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I cannot add much to the wonderful sentiments here. I share them all. I'm getting shivers up my spine reading them. This was a great show, and couldn't have been scripted any better. I was in front of the stage for the peppy Set 1, and mellowed out in seats across from the stage for the calm, but very muscally rich Set 2. Some kid complained to me during Shakedown that he hated that song. I told him the best show I ever saw opened with Shakedown. He smiled & his eyes lit up like I just gave him great news. I wonder what he thought after the show. Closed w/ Brokedown Palace. Enough said. Thank you, Jerry.
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My last my sons first, it was a fathers day gift and that made it the best. The music never ends.
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This was my first show and last show. Like the comment above, I was immediately hooked. I was 14 and this was my first concert ever. Decided to go with my sister, drove from ohio, got soaked in the parking lot before the concert. Jerry's vocals on wharf rat still give me chills when I hear the recording. Thanks for the memories.
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Yes,this was really good and my last show.rollin' and tumblin' was cool. The Grateful Dead was gave me really good times , friends and grateful days with the band. I can't foreget those memories. Thank you so much and love the grateful dead forever.
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I remember playing hackey sack out by the stadium gates and hearing them jam St.Stephen inside. The gosh darn security guard wouldn't take a bribe to let me in though :( _________ this space for rent
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My final grateful dead show, and I had a great run. I will never forget the final notes of Brokedown Palace. All that is left to say is fare thee well.
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People around me were rude, very unkind. Nevertheless, the music made it all worth while. In recent years, every time I saw Jerry I would think, "this could be the last time..." Unfortunately, June 25, 1995 was. From Radio City to RFK, every show brought something special.
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Ran into a friend who had almost died in a terrible car crash the year before. "My 100th show!" he said. "Thank God you made it!" I said, hugging him. I watched the show from the nosebleed seats at the 500 level, where Candace's lights were always SO beautiful. And afterwards, sitting in the parking lot at RFK, watching the lot fireworks and listening to the Disco van in the distance... I remember saying to another friend, "I would rather be here than anywhere else in the world right now." And it never crossed my mind that this would be the last time. "Fair thee well, fair thee well, I've loved you more than words can tell..."
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Brokedown Palace. Rain coming down. The people I came with were waiting for me because they wanted to leave. I just stood there, lost in imagery that the lyrics brought to me, and then falling in love (as I always did) with a girl twirling around, arms sretched out, and embracing the rain and the wonder. I always get sad when I hear this song now. I hope Jerry is laying peacefully my the mythical riverside. I hope one day to join him. I believe he left the clues on how to get there. Tino
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..but it was one too many. It would have been my lest show. It was the last time Dylan and Jerry played live together. I have the bootleg. I really regret this. The marriage only lasted 10 months anyway.
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Think I'll come back .... from time to time .... every now and then
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and what a way to go . .. will always remember brokedown
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I did not realize 19 years ago in Williamsburg, VA and 103 magical nights later that this would be my last show>>>a powerful and emotional Brokedown Palace>>>luved it better than all the versions I heard before and now I know why!! thanks to all the good friends I met>>>I DO BELIEVE IN THE LAND OF THE DARK THE SHIP OF THE SUN IS STEERED BY THE GRATEFUL DEAD>>>good nite
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Shakedown was incredible.I would watch Jerry and go to myself "you know,he looks great.They will go on forever."Little did I know.
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I went with a group of friends to the show the night before. I had an extra ticket so I managed to trade it for a ticket to this night's show. This was the only time I went alone to a show (as it took me too long to see the light I only made it to 7 shows) and I debated whether to even go. So glad I did. Being alone I did not participate in the parking lot scene so I went in early for Dylan and got to see Jerry play two songs with Dylan. Because I was alone (and I assumed I would be seeing them in NYC in the fall) I left after the first set and missed the Brokedown Palace everyone is raving about. Bummed about that but so glad I made the effort to go out by myself to see the magic one last time!!!
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This was my last show, felt like Jerry was saying goodbye. I had a blast and will never forget that night. I still listen to these shows often and tears well up when I hear Brokedown Palace.
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The title to the second song of the second set is "Rain'. The song was put out as the b side for the single Paper back writer. "The rain song" on the other hand was a led zeppelin song, for those who would like to hear the orig.Thanks Sean
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Ticketed (mail-order) for first night - miracled for the second.Less than 30-yrds. from the bolts when they hit the lot. Tragic. But from death comes life. One of the most memorable experiences of my life, and my last with Jer. God I miss him. Didn't really sink in until Continental Airlines Arena (formerly Brendan Byrne) in '98. Can't go back and you can't stand still.
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My last show. I remember driving home that evening confused and wondering what was going to happen. I saw a boy dead at the campsite I was at. I freaked out over it, not only because he was so young, but from a distance he looked liked a dear friend. I left the show early and drove home to get to my son, who was 3 at the time. I didn't know at the time, it was my last time with Jerry.
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On March 28th, 2009 wonderbred said:Man, I was fifteen feet from that tree that was hit be the lightning. But i was really blown away by my second, and unfortunatly, last, Shakedown. >>Anybody got a sticker/T with the Shakedown struttin' on a lightning bolt? R.I.P.J.G
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I believe this was the night they jumped the wall and ran onto the field. i remember that the stadium bounced as they played. I kinda was scared that it would fall,lol. i think they tore it down shortly after. I thought Dylan sucked! but them the dead opened with my favorite song, i am getting goose bumps! this was my last show and i will never forget the drama,lol. Good times
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This was also my last show. I had been seeing fewer and fewer shows over the last few years and I hadn't planned on seeing this show. I was talking about dead shows to one of my interns on the day of this show and it got me thinking, and once I start thinking about the dead, was all over except the driving. The feeling was as powerful as the jones for any other drug. Well, the two of drove over to DC, and got tickets during the Dylan set and she saw her first show and I got a chance to hear Jerry for the last time. Brokedown Palace was always so beautiful and wharf rat was exceptionally nice. Miss you Jer.
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RFK was my first show in 86 and my last in 95. Both featured Brokedown as an encore. The Dead always brought and still bring such symmetry and balance to my life. I listened to the Brokedown from this show today, with deep joy and sadness both. Jerry sang it with such soul that night. Thank you all, for everything. ...I love you more than words can tell.
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My last of 56 shows starting in 1978. I think the '95 shows WERE better than the '94 shows. The scene had started to change with anti-social smack heads hanging out in their cars and tents all day and not mingling with the rest of us. Very unusual. I guess we knew things were changing but we just thought a band pause was in the future. Such a shocking end but I'm glad for what I experienced and lots of Bobby shows and annual movie meets since. GB the GD
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This was my first and last as well, and I too was a wee lad of 14! My dad, who liked the Dead but had gotten off the bus in the early 70s took me... this show got him back on board!
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My name is Jay/ Jason from South Carolina /Champaign, Illinois; do you remember me?Grateful Dead Fan Remains Nameless, 18 Years After Fatal Crash NEW LEAD! JAY/JASON CHECK OUT HIS PHOTO Photo: http://imgur.com/R9WnPYu PLEASE SEE Websleuths THREAD CURRENT LEADS; FACTS AND UPDATES - POSSIBLE LEAD #1: 'Jason' from Champaign, Illinois. Origin of lead: Contact was made by three males who lived with a 'Jason' who matched the description of GD, after one had seen an Imgur post about The Grateful Doe. The Facts: From contact #1: This contact has a strong belief Jason is our GD. Photo: http://imgur.com/R9WnPYu - Was known to the contact in late 1994 to early 1995. - He was living with the three informants - He began living with the three informants in fall of 1994 - He was living with them in a house off the campus of the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana - He was younger than all three of the males living in the house, and was estimated between 17 - 18 years of age. - He was described as a 'laid back surfer dude' from Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. - This is where one of the informants, G, met Jason. - G and Jason shared one bedroom. - Jason was NOT a student at UofI - He was a 'major Dead Head' and would discuss The Grateful Dead frequently with a fellow housemate - He discussed topics such as Atheism, hallucinogens, and believed he could talk to trees. - He worked at a McDonalds near the house. It is possible it's address was; 1605 South Neil Street, Champaign, IL 61820. - Was romantically involved with a 30 - 40 year old female manager at this location - He 'disappeared' in mid to late winter of February 1995. - Would frequently call 1900-RUN-DEAD (A line for fans of GD to call and be provided with information about setlists of concerts) - He had a slight build, hair looked sun-bleached like he had 'spent plenty of time at the beach'. His hair was described to look like 'Kurt Cobain' - His eyes were always slightly closed, and was possibly 'baked alot', it is possible he also took mushrooms. - The newer computer image doesn't 'look like Jason, they made him look too conventional/mainstream/awake' - He talked like a soft-spoken surfer dude, although he could get quite animated. - There is no recollection of Jason speaking about family - Jason's friend (contact #2), remembers the shoes identified in the GD's belongings. He states "His feet were a little bigger than mine, he only had a pair of sandals when we came back from SC. He tried to borrow some of my shoes, but most were uncomfortably small on him. I'm a 10 1/2, the info on GD says he was an 11 1/2". From contact #2: - The Jason I knew had wavy blond hair, the sketches make it look kind of curly or frizzy - He was a cheerful guy, and often in a good mood - Jason lived with contact #2's parents place for a month or two when they came from Myrtle Beach. What needs to be done with this lead? - We need follow ups done with areas in South Carolina surrounding, and including, Myrtle Beach. This includes enquiries for high schools, primary schools, colleges, workplaces. This can be done in person, or over the internet through Reddit, Facebook, Imgur and Craiglist. - We need follow ups done with McDonalds in the Champaign area. This can be done online, or in person. I have had a few seperate people contact me about this. I will be chasing up with them tonight, and update as soon as I know (one via WS, one via Reddit). - INVOLVING THE MEDIA. How do we go about doing this? I have been posting these updates on Reddit and Imgur aswell, below are a combined list of suggestions made by users from Reddit, Imgur and WebSleuths. Having a list of them, will make them easier to cross off. If you do any of these suggestions, please mail me so I know to cross them off as done. Huge thank you to EVERYONE who proposed suggestions! THE SUGGESTIONS: - "If he was a music fan beyond the Grateful Dead, you could try the facebook group called Fans of Mabels. Mabels was a (now closed) music venue in Champaign (and there used to be a McDonalds a few doors down from there-not sure if it's the same one)" - - "hey hows it going, i might be able to show this picture to some people. but im a little confused about what information your looking for?" COMPLETED: Messaged this user asking for assistance in showing the photo around Charleston. GM. - "You might want to look into contacting GD radio programs and see if they'll run an announcement or put it on their Facebook pages, America's Most Wanted-style. Looks like there are a couple of shows originating from VA and MD as well." - "I wonder if it's possible for to get employment records from local McDonalds locations so that you could at least get full names of any Jasons employed in the area at the time. That may be something that only law enforcement officials could do (they might need to be subpoenaed) and it might not be worth their time to do it. But if you could get that info it would really help to narrow things down and give you much more concrete information to work with." - "It should be possible to come up with records of the business that was there, if you want to put in the research effort. McDonald's stores are often franchises, so there should be a corporate registration with information on who owned/managed the store. The Champaign-Urbana Public Health District is also quite meticulous, and may still have or be able to recover records of that store that could lead to supervisors or other staff there. On your own, voter registration records are public information, including what elections were voted in. So, if GD was over 18 and registered, people named Jason registered in Champaign County with no votes cast after the date of death should be a pretty narrow set. If you can get a little bit of interest from law enforcement personnel who can make official inquiries, that residence and employment lead could be enough to narrow down tax filings and driver's license records to candidate identities - including a lack of subsequent activity in that name following the date of death." - "Important tip: All of the local McDonald's in C-U with the exception of the one located on Philo Road in Urbana were owned and operated by McDonald's itself (McOpCo) until the late 80s-early 90s, when they were sold to the current franchisee." - "Some leads that could be followed: News-Gazette missing persons article? High school yearbooks at Champaign Public Library Local police" - "You can see if the UIUC area has any groups (at bars/clubs) that were into the band back then. I'm sure he would've attended/known people from." __________________________________________ POSSIBLE LEAD #2: 'Jay' Origin of lead: Contact made on internet forum. This contact also believes that Jay and Jason, may be our GD. THE FACTS: - Contact was first initiated after seeing a photo of the 'Jason' previously discussed. - Commented stating that they knew the young man in the photos - The contact referred to this young man as 'Jay' - The contact noted that they had met 'Jay' on tour in the summer of 1995 - Jay first came into contact with contact and friends in a hotel - Contact and Jay discussed Kiawah Island, South Carolina. He had family who was from South Carolina area. - They did not remember him being penniless - He would interrupt you while speaking - Jay stayed with them one night, and had no bags - It's possible that Jay was not into the Dead, rather, touring with them. - Jay knew about about Kiawah Island and Charleston, South Carolina - Another friend remembers Jay, confirmed he was called Jay. - He was on tour, but 'didn't really seem to know what he was doing' - Contact met and hung with Jay in the shows leading up to RFK, 95 - Best they can remember, it would have been the Albany, New York City show - Jay had no tickets to any shows - He asked contact and friends for a ride to Washington D.C - Jay was at a hotel in Albany for three days before heading to Washington D.C - It is possible at this time he did have a bag, and a wallet - Jay did not have a plan from Albany to DC. - Jay was in Albany, New York for both shows - This contact left Jay a note when they left him at the hotel - He had no money and was floor surfing. It is possible the note in his pocket was from a hotel or someone he was staying with. - This contact also had an expert look at the photo who agreed; It is a solid lead. - Jay told contact he had crashed with people in Vermont - Leaving a note was possible in this situation - No family mentioned, may have been using Dead as a means to escape - Possibly only high school education - It is possible he did not want to be at home What needs to be done about this lead? - Enquires need to be made in South Carolina, particularly for Charleston, Myrtle Beach and Kiawah Island. This can be done online or in person. - Enquires need to be made about the Albany, New York shows. I have previously posted in both the Albany and New York subreddits, appealing for people to come forward who had been at this shows - With no luck. We need to explore these leads further. It seems that he was in the habit of following the tours with people and making friends along the way - We now need to extend our research to Vermont. The Grateful Dead played a show at the Franklin Co. Airport Field, Highgate, VT, on the 15th of June, 1995. This was followed by a concert at the Giants Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ on the 18th and 19th of June, 1995
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What began in 1980 as a life changing ride that lasted 15 years I just want to say thanks to Jerry and the rest of the band for some magical nights! It was too bad it ended long before it should have but I am so glad I went to the Spectrum in 1980 to catch the band that was such a huge part of my life and still is a huge part of my life. Brokedown Palace one of my favorite songs of all time to hear I just never thought it would be the last time I heard them sing it! Thanks for the ride!!!!
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Even after all these years, it is hard for me to listen to Brokedown Palace, since that is the last song I ever heard Jerry sing. I remember at the time, hearing him sing, "Fare thee well, fare thee well, I love you more than words can tell" and thinking to myself, "No Jerry, don't leave us!". It is such a beautiful song, but it kind of haunts me to this day.
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My last show from these guys, first was 1988 Worcester, MA.Last song was Brokedown Palace, how fitting. And that Wharf Rat, wow!!! And 3 rain tunes. And Bob Dylan opener. God bless the GD.
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  • mrgriffith
    3 years ago
    RFK
    My last show from these guys, first was 1988 Worcester, MA.Last song was Brokedown Palace, how fitting. And that Wharf Rat, wow!!! And 3 rain tunes. And Bob Dylan opener. God bless the GD.
  • Lilgirlprd
    3 years 3 months ago
    Brokedown Palace
    Even after all these years, it is hard for me to listen to Brokedown Palace, since that is the last song I ever heard Jerry sing. I remember at the time, hearing him sing, "Fare thee well, fare thee well, I love you more than words can tell" and thinking to myself, "No Jerry, don't leave us!". It is such a beautiful song, but it kind of haunts me to this day.
  • RANGER15
    6 years 8 months ago
    Thanks For The Ride!
    What began in 1980 as a life changing ride that lasted 15 years I just want to say thanks to Jerry and the rest of the band for some magical nights! It was too bad it ended long before it should have but I am so glad I went to the Spectrum in 1980 to catch the band that was such a huge part of my life and still is a huge part of my life. Brokedown Palace one of my favorite songs of all time to hear I just never thought it would be the last time I heard them sing it! Thanks for the ride!!!!