July 02, 1989
venue used to be called "Schaefer Stadium" - Los Lobos opened - last 1st-set "Playin": 07-04-87  or 12-27-86  - last 1st-set "Crazy Fingers": 04-04-86 
Set List:Playin' in the Band
Wang Dang Doodle
We Can Run But We Can't Hide
Queen Jane Approximately
To Lay Me Down
Don't Ease Me In
Friend of the Devil
Eyes of the World
Dear Mr. Fantasy
Hey Jude Reprise
Quinn the Eskimo
Attendees of this show
Impressive 1st set playin'. Summer tour w/ my old friend Jeff S.
Before the days of the 'managed' buzz.........
That Friend of the Devil was sublime. I have not heard this in a long time but I recall FOTD being extra long or maybe Brent took an extra solo (or maybe they just messed it up) but it was great music on a summer night.
This was a cool show on a great day. 1st set opener was really cool. Saw the NJ shows on this tour. All were good, none outstanding.
First of 5 straight this tour. Would rate it higher but the Woodstocks hit a little hard that day. 1st Eyes too, oh well. They got better though!
This was always a fun venue. A little Hellatious getting in, but camping on that dirt lot, for some reason, was fun. The shows here were always well played. A fun stop on the tour!
I scored a laminate in the parking lot.It got me in 6 nights on that run & 3 of my friends the rest of the run including Cal Expo.
opening night on your east coast summer tour.
this was a grate show only show i saw this summer to lay me down was sweet fotd to open the second set with brents violin fills beautiful very nice tenn jed we can run was grate cassidy was rippin to end the set you guys who didnt like this show must see way to many shows to be so picky this was a grate show truckin hes gone crazy fingers playin to open the first set also dint eddie brikell open thie year? or was that 90? this was the best day i had all year!
except for seeing jgb in oldorchard beach with bob and rob acoustic to open the show and clarence clemmons on the sax setting in with jerry band all night!!!................aiko aiko
i remember that it was africa hot outside until the sun went down
This was my first Dead show. So, you know all the usual stuff that goes along with that. I had a great time. It was a fun day. That Africa-hot comment is surely true. That crappy old stadium was really a crappy old place to see a concert, but the sound was good, and it was always better to experience the Dead outdoors.
Was one of the best setlists I ever witnessed. Pretty good for someone's first show, don't you think? It turned out to be one of the best Dead shows I ever saw....setlist & performance-wise.