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
DKNJ: Nice Show, FOTD was of a quicker tempo. I remember Jerry saying "How yall doin?" before the opener. It took about nine years to get into the lot due to the total lack of roadway infrastructure around that dump.
They rocked. Never was a big fan of Brent but he played his ass off that day. They were tuning up for the 1st song and I said to my buddy, "They can't possibly open with Playing in the Band - right?" And then they did. A hot opener to a hot day. Never saw To Lay Me Down before or since, so that was great. Uncle John's Band was red hot. A great summer show....
In no particular order, here is what I vividly remember from that show. (granted, I speak about his with all of my fellow heads who went with me or I met there)
Way hot outside (maybe 100)
Drove up from NJ with a Beer Ball tapped in a car (yikes)
Concrete Jungle (trouble getting tent set up in the parking lot)
Woodstocks (Must have ~ If you were there, then u know)
Huge Drum Circle (largest I may have ever seen ~no seriously)
My Best friends first Dead experience (EVER)
Traded my extra Buffalo for a Foxboro (it ryhmes I swear ~ try singing and skipping while saying it)
Hot, No Shade and No Water
Green Haze (ok, maybe it was just me)
Gate crashers. crushing the porta- johns
First set Playin in the Band (opened the show with it)
Tennessee Jed (and My friend *1st show yelling Jerrys solo reminded him of spreading butter on bread (could be?)
Our only gallon of water in the show was dosed
(very much so) Did I say It was WAY HOT too
The young girl next to us, grabbing our water without asking and taking a huge swig. (she hurled in about 20 minutes)
I swear I remember this ~ Vividly
I remember trying to get out of the parking lot after the show, not moving at all and buying a Gin and Tonic, falling asleep, then a good friend of mine, Mark, Banging on my window, hours later (I think) scaring me to death.(still in the lot)
Driving home ~ saying I should not be driving home ~ Swerving off the road 1 or 2 times.
Rushing home to get my best friend to court that morning (yikes)
He made it and we look back on that show and weekend as one of the highlights of our lives. REALLY.
If you were there, you know and I would love to hear your thoughts. Eternityblue
ps Sorry for the long rambling
Two nights later on a special Fourth of July edition of 'Nightline,' an acoustic performance of Jerry and Bob playing 'This Land Is You Land' with members of Los Lobos aired. It was shot in the parking lot of Sullivan Stadium, out by the busses, with little divider thingies set up to help keep them from attracting a crowd I imagine. I recall nervous roadies in the background looking beyond the partitions to see if in fact the guys banging out this tune was drawing curious folks in or not.
Bob and Jerry and at least one member of Los Lobos took turns singing the verses. Good, good stuff.
who's got the video?
This is the where I fell in love w/ the song "CASSIDY".Beautiful lyric,melody+title.I was only 19 at this show,but that song always stuck w/me(Got it a few more times over the years)Now I have perfect boy/girl twins:Robbie+(You guessed it)Cassidy!God Bless Grateful Dead.
This was my first (and sadly) only show. It was so HOT! The show and the temps - I remember wet t-shirts and tripping out on the sun setting over the stadium. Awesome experience all around - music, friends and Los Lobos was good too. Amen.
HOT!!! PREGNANT!!! And not paying attention-much!
I have cool pics from this show I will scan and upload soon.....
I watched alot of people crash the gates and get in and even more crash the field later in the show...
Good Quinn. Great Los Lobos show too,
My buddy and I fixed up his microbus and tripped up and down the East Coast going to every show, which even included the Fall tour in October. It was cool that we were out of PA at the time and that we worked in a bar with a bunch of other deadheads so we could work in between some of the shows.
This was a great tour!