Grateful Dead RFK Stadium July 7, 1986. I stood on the thermos when Dylan came on stage and folks tell me I made it on some video (I've never seen it but my friends say they did) if anyone has access to the video they showed onstage I sure would appreciate it. This was followed by a concert at the Giants Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ on the 18th and 19th of … RFK Stadium. Silly anecdote I know, but humorous nonetheless. To Ramona The Foxboro performance made its way to the big screen as the 2016 Meet Up at Movies selection. There were still some great nights along the way but an elevated consistency came with each successive tour. The Grateful Dead battled the elements in July 1989, enduring drenching rains and stifling humidity during back-to-back shows at Robert F. Kennedy Stadium in the nation’s capital. He sees it being as much his band as everybody else’s. Here’s a look at the version of “Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo” from 7/12/89 which screened nationwide this past August during the Grateful Dead’s Meet-Up at the Movies event. I talked my way in with one of those huge ones that we used at sporting events (you know the ones filled with Gatorade) anyways I had a bag of ice and underneath the bag were two six packs of Tall Busch Beers. 12. :-( Now that is Deadication! but God bless Jerry he said repeatedly in interviews that what he really wanted was....to be part of the audience ! One Too Many Mornings We'll try to find what you're looking for but in the meantime why not check out these sections of Dead.net? SUMMER 1986 Washington, DC. "It was the tour from hell": Inside the Grateful Dead's last shows, and Jerry Garcia's final days Jerry Garcia's health was failing. RFK Stadium 1989. 8. 4. At the gas station we were told the car was gone. If there was a bright side to Jerry's first coma, it took me off tour, which forced me to finish college; 1986 was turning into a year where I was going to leave the straight world to the straights... Jerry & Brent left the stage for the end of "Playin" - Dylan, Petty & The Heartbreakers opened, It was hot as hell and Jerry was gray as a ghost....pretty scary to have been there...I remember phoning a friend and saying that "it might be the end....". Dylan & Petty played better, & sounded better, but even they didn't sound that good, so I reckon it was an inadequate sound system as well as an extremely sick Jerry. Official Site Of The Grateful Dead. This was indeed the show where Phil teased Dark Star. In addition to the heat and Jerry looking so bad, I remember some guy launching himself into an enormous pile of blue garbage bags after the show. Grateful Dead RFK Stadium June 20, 1992. Relix editor Dean Budnick contributed the liner notes to the set, which is now available at Dead.net. It didn't help that i was so far up in RFK, & the sound system was not adequate to the task of filling the stadium. My buddies and I set out for NYC sometime the next morning. I think probably the only reason that we have problems is because we play more than one night at a place. Bob lent him his guitar and walked to get another from the guitar tech. Water being sprayed on the crowd to cool down. The band was sluggish, and Jerry was frighteningly huge, and obviously not well - we didn't know how not well until a couple days later. Looking high, looking low. Yes it was incredibly hot!! The Buildup to the Grateful Dead at RFK in 1989 Dean Budnick on November 25, 2017 The RFK Stadium Box collects the band’s performances at the … The day before was so hot my buddy had heatstroke and fainted on the field right in front of the stage... A big bearded bear of a hippie dumped a cooler of ice water on his head and he popped right up and we had a great rest of the day... IMO Petty really stole the show that day!!! SUMMER 1992 Washington, DC. Show Details. I have a tape of this show(no taping) and listening to it is one of my favorites esp. ... Show Notes * w/ Steve Miller Bruce Hornsby on accordion for the whole show. I don’t know what they’re offended by so badly…I really feel that our audience is getting a bad rap that it doesn’t deserve. Across The Border They tied backpacks full of ice and beer to the ropes that we hoisted up and we had our icy beer inside. Grateful Dead Live at Robert F. Kennedy Stadium on 1973-06-09 Audio Preview ... best there ever was. I don’t know what it is exactly that they don’t like. SUMMER 1986 Washington, DC. 16. By the time the Dead took the stage at RFK on Wednesday, July 12, they had been able to string together a series of performances that were coming to define their late era resurgence. This may sound egocentric, but I'm sure we've all felt songs were being sung for us at certain shows. Official Site of the Grateful Dead. I also think taping was not allowed at these shows (Dylan?) 14. Final "Picasso Moon". Masters Of War Official Site Of The Grateful Dead. [I'm Moving On (Hank Snow)(missing)] 17,817. The Grateful Dead’s 1989 summer tour opened in Foxboro, MA on July 2nd, to sunny skies and temperatures that flirted with 90 degrees (although, it was considerably warmer down on the Foxboro Stadium AstroTurf). Meanwhile, Brent Mydland was coming into his own and gaining new confidence, fully 10 years after he joined the group. “This tour is widely considered the start of … 21. I was there . Shakedown Street, Wang Dang Doodle, Jack A Roe, Mama Tried*-> Mexicali Blues*, Loose Lucy, Picasso Moon Box Of Rain, Rain, Samson & Delilah, Ship of Fools, Truckin'-> Rollin' & Tumblin'-> Samba In The Rain-> Drums-> Space-> Wharf Rat-> Not Fade Away, E: Brokedown Palace. There were no cloudbursts at Philadelphia’s JFK Stadium on July 7, but conditions proved uncomfortable as humidity neared 100% and wind gusts predominated (which may well have contributed to the best “Blow Away” of the year). 5. USA. Or to put it another way, even when temperatures dipped, the shows remained hot. All I can say was it sure was hot. We Had It All (Donny Fritts-Troy Seals) Does anyone else remember tabs with purple and yellow stripes. In spite of the bleak weather, the band thrilled the massive crowds both nights with triumphant performances that rank among the very best of a busy year that included 74 shows and … I didn't learn about Jerry until much later. 7 July 1986 Grateful Dead Live at Robert F. Kennedy Stadium on 1973-06-10. I'll never forget what Bob said "and of course there's old Jer..." Looking back this was a hot one and was relieved when it was over just wanted to get back out west.Which did not happen till October for the Jerry shows at the stone. Emotionally Yours 22. 6. ... show until Dead & Company on Nov. 25, 2015 in Boulder. Meteorologists also forecast rain for the ensuing two days, although Deadheads on the road without access to weather reports likely assumed the same, based on their recent experiences. Jerry also sat in on "It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes A Train To Cry" and "Rainy Day Women # 12 & 35" during Bob Dylan's opening set. I was there . 10. The RFK Stadium Box collects the band’s performances at the Washington, D.C. venue on July 12 and 13, 1989. That was a looooong hiatus! Nice show with my friend Tim. A month before the stretch of summer dates that some Deadheads would dub the “Monsoon Tour” touched down at Washington D.C’s RFK Stadium, the political climate proved tempestuous. Jerry looked like a ghost but not as bad as he looked in the summer of 1995 when he nearly was truly a ghost So Dylan is playing Bobbie's guitar during that song, then they switch back for Desolation Row. I hadn't really thought much of his playing before that. $30, $30 - Ballad Of A Thin Man During his rap he loses the flow and says "aw fuckit", " I'd also like to fuck... thank" and goes on to intro the band cleverly. After the final Good Love of the day - we headed to the Jolly Tinker bar in Georgetown covered with mud and had a few cold ones in the nice AC. Games, Furniture & Final "Mexicali Blues". Because it was so hot they were letting folks bring in thermoses. Get the Grateful Dead Setlist of the concert at Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium, Washington, DC, USA on June 20, 1992 from the Summer Tour 1992 Tour and other Grateful Dead Setlists for free on setlist.fm! Still, the soggy weather conditions didn’t dampen spirits on stage or off. On the way back, my friend's engine siezed on I-95 somewhere in Jersey. Previous. $100, Over Scattered thunderstorms drenched portions of the nation’s capitol on Tuesday the 11th. This show has been officially released as "RFK Stadium 1989 Box Set". It was a very hot day, Petty and Dylan were great. I hope someone can post this show some day - it was a no taping show. share. Like A Rolling Stone Grateful Dead RFK Stadium July 12, 1989. The weather conditions in Buffalo on July 4, prompted a first set “Looks Like Rain,” which the band had not slotted in that spot since 6/28/86 (discounting 7/10/87 when the group only performed a single set before backing Bob Dylan). Here is the Dylan Petty set list. I was close to the stage on the right side. Add to favorites. | Blowin' In The Wind But my firiend Jaime got them to remove the backdoor of the wagon because it had about twenty Dead stickers on it. $100, Sadly, the worst Dead show I've ever seen - days before the coma. 9. So too the RFK dates now warrant their own official release…. I Forgot More Than You'll Ever Know (Cecil A. Null) they were having so much fun ! Sweltering, oppressive, muggy, swampy, sweaty, baking, roasting, burnt-out. Then, following something of a reprieve two days later at Giants Stadium, the band’s second date in East Rutherford, N.J. took place amidst torrential rain, as would the tour’s closing run in Alpine on July 17-19. Another guy then picked us up - and we brought the backdoor with us which Jaime then kept in his dorm at school. The infield which was gen admin was totally mud by the second day. I mean sporting events, the audiences are way worse. Knockin' On Heaven's Door. It was the first, and only time we ever did bong hits inside a Dead show. PEOPLE CHECKED OUT THIS SHOW. From 1987-1995 I went to 63 Grateful Dead shows. I loved Jerry so much at this show. LESS THAN 5000 LEFT. When Jerry sang "but I'll get back.....on my feet someday..." His voice was so peaceful, I felt him touch me in some spiritual way. When The Night Comes Falling From The Sky Actually Dylan & Petty were better that day. Particularly the Desolation Row with the two Bobs trading lyrics.A short first set but when would you ever hear a Ramble opener with a first set Baby Blue in honor of Bob Dylan. Winter’s efforts to prevent the Grateful Dead from appearing at the home of NFL’s Washington Redskins were initially stymied on procedural grounds, as she neglected to provide the requisite 24 hour notice for a bill she intended to introduce. 18. Jerry introduced Bob as his "best friend in the whole world" I think. you know it was the hottest part of the day. The liquid was so clean, it made a great experience out of a bad show. Not just his tunes and vocals, but everything else―all the keyboard parts, and just ideas and general stuff.”, While the 1989 fall tour would soon gain renown for the band’s Warlocks shows and the return of such venerated songs as “Dark Star,” “Attics of My Life,” “Help on the Way” and “Slipknot,” the groundwork and momentum began that summer. Dead.Net. Rainy Day Women # 12 & 35 I think they were selling beer inside, but we were under 21 at that point. 20. The music wasn't firing. The third night of the tour resurfaced as Crimson, White & Indigo. Not the greatest shows because of the heat. Final "Mama Tried". Later i found out it was only days before Jerry's diabetic coma ... i was too far away from the stage to be able to say what he looked like, but it was the most lifeless Dead show ever. The summer of 1989 ushered in an era that marked the band’s final creative peak and extended through the spring of 1990. 1977, 50th Thank you, and Stay In Touch! Not nearly the rare or expansive likes of Get Shown The Light (Grateful Dead/Rhino, 2017), including the vaunted Cornell '77 concert, The Grateful Dead's RFK Stadium 1989 Box is nevertheless a deceptively lavish box set (note the gold foil adorning the band's moniker on the front cover). Stuck Inside Of Mobile With The Memphis Blues Again, Livestream Alert: Goose Will Perform Annual Holiday Show at Rockefeller Center, Bob Dylan Sells Entire Songwriting Catalog to Universal Music, Watch Black Pumas’ Tiny Desk (Home) Concert, Umphrey’s McGee’s Brendan Bayliss and Jake Cinninger Announce Annual Holiday Duo Show, Help On The Way: A Q&A with the Rex Foundation’s Cameron Sears, Watch: The White Stripes Share Official Music Video for “Let’s Shake Hands”, Howard Wales on Jerry Garcia, ‘Hooteroll?’ and Beyond. Today we share the opening portion of these liners, which describe the series of events leading up to the two shows at RFK. Seeing The Real You At Last However donning my critic hat for a sentence or two I gotta say average rating is generous. Collection, Dead & PEOPLE CHECKED OUT THIS SHOW. then when its bobby's turn to be intro Jerry steps up to the mike and says"one of my best friends in the whole wide world, Mr Bob Weir" The Grateful Dead Archive Online (GDAO) is a socially constructed collection comprised of over 45,000 digitized items drawn from the UCSC Library's extensive Grateful Dead Archive (GDA) and from digital content submitted by the community and global network of Grateful Dead fans. Lightning injured three people, one critically, as they huddled under a tree yesterday outside Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium before a concert by Bob Dylan and the Grateful Dead. I can't remember for sure, because of the copious amounts of lsd in my system at the time, but I may very well have been the guy who was the garbage surfer. Bob Dylan joined for It's All Over Now, Baby Blue and Desolation Row. It Ain't Me, Babe Just to give an example of how different things are now compared to then. In The Garden My first Dead show. hey mom : say hi to Jerry for me ok ? Submitted by _TNJed_ on Thu, 06/04/2020 - 15:18. Resource. Previous. My friends dragged me home that night and I remember becoming entangled in some mylar ribbons and laughing my head off but not much else. Band Of The Hand As Grateful Dead archivist David Lemieux notes, “When Bob Weir has asked me to provide copies of Grateful Dead songs to give to his bandmates to learn and rehearse, he almost always requests Summer ’89, and I’ve often drawn upon the RFK shows for this purpose. Saturday, September 24th, 1988 - Madison Square Garden, NYC (3 songs acc/epiano) Wednesday, July 12th, 1989 - RFK Stadium, Washington, DC (2 songs) Thursday, July 13th, 1989 - RFK Stadium. The pace of the show started off bad with Weir’s then new wireless system not workin and he got pissed off and made references to it on the mic many times throughout the sets. I had figured out, in my infinite nerd-dom, that it was the 5 year anniversary of the last Dark Star (the encore @ the Greek in 84) and convinced my friends to make a sign akin to the "Last SF Dark Star" one at the 78/79 NYE show at Winterland (I had seen a picture of it in Gans' book). And this is not behavioral. Company, Stickers & SUMMER 1992 Washington, DC. See the setlist & video from Grateful Dead at RFK Stadium in Washington, DC on Jul 12, 1990. After he couldn't find anything he called a tow. Show Archive. 24. Final "Brokedown Palace". Unchain My Heart (James Freddy/Agnes Jones) This was the second of the 100 degree D.C. shows. Any other band big enough to play RFK would of stopped with the lightning, heavy rain, and wind. Final "Wharf Rat". Show Details. 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