Deer Creek Music Center - July 2, 1995
July 02, 1995
*Final version fences crashed after "Broken Arrow" - final/last "Desolation Row": 10-10-94  - "Fire" was first verse only.
Set List:H. C. Sunshine*
All Over Now*
Let It Grow*
Scarlet*> Fire*> Victim*> All Too Much> New Speedway*
> Drumz> Attics*> Sugar Magnolia
Attendees of this show
Jason Wilder, Rickyspill, brbadg, pager333, John Kovacs, Mosfed, robberdawg, JohnL, pbyrne, sciyerface, Dogmatician, EFletcher, cbNEAL, MightandGlory13, Tri1pinJ1mmy, miracleme, zonker909, capt_mellow, mbunn789, Laureen629, cali23, StealYourFace420, SirSpectrum, jamesb, Andy D in KC, Jerry_wa, busyb67, kjhillner, naterapn, melecheitan, benson76, Rottenclam, amdew77, mmlowlife, Marcos, troos, DeadEyed joe, KitSue, wlowhorn, tommy2shoe, coveralls, melam, cag45804, ogotis73, ststeven11, skharvey, scarletfire5877, tashwolf, lazylightnin2, Bonesmav, WeLuvEachOther, BigFlosser, Brendoe88, caatkinson, JohnRapp, shanehigh, SuNeeDaYdReAm44215, nrothgerber, Dolabella, butterflygrrrl, 1970jwp, pbyrnestudios, thetylicki, Dee75, oldtourrat, 3D, Petronius Jablonski, earache, kirk angel525, tonefreak6, helsista, smarcus, MuggsyMo, Iriecycle, Experiencereunited, rct, gratefulben714, dudeman76, Andy So, b.i.v, rp3cpa, dpw1982, terrapinT, wang, onthebus91, digiboog, Petal, pdave, gdtrfb27, pman12, mandalafly, dwizard, darkstarcrashes, Musicalbeds, kindsmiles, LSDonovan, humble.heiko, SidePocket, agstwst49, purple75, Mourning_Dew, relnad, the_other_Haze, Frontrow Joe, smellymelly, dolbeared, midiman007, mythteacher, sitontoptworld, JoelP, Desolation Bro, detroit is dead, toddlesh, funkym75, SugarRose, jennyBgood, dead-in-pooler, GogglesPizano, kevjones, lotdawgtodd, shabu, walkingupstream, hoops, trukn2buffalo, chcculle, TreeTop, mossycow, Kykind, moodyja395, robemichel, drummer Jim, mrmojorisen, sddeadhead, banyanrose, deaddan1969, memphisus, delylah24, barefootbob2, zacheross, geena r. davis, Saintofcircumstance1, Pedro2009, sommer breeze, lost, a west, picasso_moon420, Bargod101, Cosmic_Dad, eyes-of-the-world, Rue Morgue, lifelovinjoe, gr8fulhead, Grateful_HERSH, lostdeadhead, grotbeck, jerseyjoe, Zman420, firstname.lastname@example.org, darkhollow, FireWheel, Blysergic, EasyWind73, dport, angela chayce, Boulder Creek Mama, shore taxi, lucky mahone, bub_13, sugarmagnolia7, scarletbutterfly, Tie-Dyed Jedi, The one and only Bean, stiney456, tiffparsons, lonesomejohnnie, mzackim, CosmicHarmony, csikesz, smithfish, alapuzzo, Bertha4201, retiredwingnut, nmiddy, norby, cometdust, bradjahn, willshuff, eFreak, khsanders3, Martin G. Knott Jr, pearldiver069, Shamma-D, mondomarty, jimmy-0-cali, Pfunk80, 1gr8ful1, dayzbetween, captls, anthemsun_row, bil99, cbh1971, yorgo, BornInADesert, valerieblake, ToledoTK, chloe1025, JasKah, Key Wester, 2 x 2, tiedye_tiede, lemurtx, Hoboken Head, Satti-71, krklein2001, deadreckoningCHI92, joekyle, grassman, drummer0612, MagicPEZ, IndyBear, RTJ, philomena_rosebud, HarmonyKoruption, Po Boy, rangie8049, wopte, tjazzbo, randyoftheredwoods, MplsDeadhead, sugar_mag, lasthippiestanding, deadsince79, DreadyOcean, karina, Darkstarnat, hippie john, Caseyjones114, staggerlee7203, ellisdee420, RosaliesDad, chefdannnyc, gratefulgib, greendad, mattrat, vulturepit, japhyryder31, DeceivedOne, Reya Sunshine, northriver, grateful rider, groovegrass, snobtaper, twohawk, indyhead, jettoes, Grateful Ez, krzykat, hands murphy, rick_r, BeMiceElf, j.straw, crstna, shh_can_you_hear_it, milldew, gratefuldave11, ginadeanne, Big Foot County, theoriginaltravelingdeadhead, mbwade20, catpants, sniff, jaykuhles, sprots, saraneli, james F. from maryland, BigBuffalo, thevanknownassampson, waldo041, roscoemaplesbaby73, JK Straw, Grateful_Paul, oscarphree, St.Swithun, mrbaggs, irvingtondead, anrumler, coertje, kadbones, dsesq67, hailboognish, hippiedino, biglog, drb_reid, LOGUE, LunaSol, jj, gbear, jenren216, BoogieGirl, high_c, MICH-WOLF, heatherfairy, doctorspacebass, kydedhed, twinfishes, ripple1, slipper girl, dead sith, hurricanebob, Hey Tom Banjo, pixie27, TableMtGirl, dance, sugareeluv, festival0122, Tiffanydawn, Paul from North Dakota, bonniej420, luv Brent70, another jerry, ticket lee, sillytomtom, zinzarin, ohioted, davidb, bobmerrell, mysticwynter, Tenner, truckineric, SquiRL, kbdeadhead, joecephus, shall, gr8fulmomma, jcb12377, mamahippy61, osborne fitzgerald mcclintic, PowderPig, Brother cricket, uncle lefty, bubbadub, lisalit, paintedmandolin71, ghughes, angelfaedarkstar, pyrorite, Ellis_Dee, tourning, blackclouds, dawnoftheravenmoon, jpeberks, shappychef, headjam, jstange, dedhedesq, red dog, DeadheadFred, Blazzz, Northbound Headlight, matt howland, DeadheadAdam, fawko, Ghost, Chris Caspersen, ststephen11, Pha_Q, Wayniac, hairwrap, seda, sunisarising, winste, RobEK, Inc, carolinahead, Musky_Ranger, helpontheway, dscollins15, sierraphan, Mythical Ethical Icicle Tricycle, hugz420, JINGLE, toneye, Scarlet-Butterfly, mom2tnt, ooo ooo, smokinmore, sunny dreamer, Ursa Minor, OC Butterfly, malwes, xhippykid, kellicheney, prasadablue, thundermike, shaphan420, CLETUS UNCLE, deadhead1971, evan, doseyclwn, Mountain Chain, gadzukz, bobosa, soulsearchin72, Tonefreak, dragonfly_420, geoff89, dead4evr, notlikeyourmom, Keynugs, deadheaddave1982, Owsley412, smokes89, sotm, althea16, tapertim, BobG913, mary-sunshine, DrWhoToo, Usblooze, mtnref4, theology33, Saintoc, helpslip_butplease_dontease, Jerry Roskin, Father Of Stella Rose, communemary, Patchouli, biscuit, Mainehead, Los55, gratefuljim, stranger.ink.designs, mackie67, ChinaCat63, chefdave, sugarmag67, shkdwn, Uncle-John, tiedyebob, koolwhip, funboy, greenagain, cubs1209, lordofys, scarletfire26, Jeffervonjefferson, Cutback, Captain Grass, lilhippiesmurf, slicae611, dollgirl92000, dcrockz, freedomseeker48, MagicTerp, Wink Slideloaf, rborn, AikoBearzly, dezmeister, Rich Nay, blackpeter76, LocoBrian, BoxomoxoA, texasdragonfly, jkstraw, drkstrcrashes, dawg440, jonnyy, Brandon, deadheadsammie, LauraLP, Jfgr8ful, andrea1976, sugrmag66, WKB, dead4days, BlewJ, chefjim, chollander, thewally, seve allday, lovich420, torysresort, 10ECJED, fishman, riggertoo, pkdewey, cosmictattoos, Pduck, KevinGutzmer, tgakidis, shane420SF, larrybudd, Daisy Jones, goodkarma, jcschaef, harry_hood, ghfg, rust, Bulldogs, Teajay, Puffem420, rhyspencer, mixmaster, SoPo Jody, theob, sureasyourborn, Uncle Jabba, jeffry, Grateful_Des, AJ, Gratefullawyer, R. Duke, kelster, Maggot Brain, Deadhead_Forever, thohbach, darkstar218, Jack_O_Roses, jillstraw, Southwest, monroe, The Zen Lunatics, Will Speed, cosmic1, Antwerps Placebo, dms, safarian34, peterpollay, jamminred, jamkoch, jayburg, Mikefxrs, thirstyhersh, dennisw, dolecda, KimmieinMD., email@example.com, Dan Disinger, shack, darkstar, stlhog, cactuswax, 333mike, weswilds, eyes 88, Trew, ReubenandCerise, paullebo, Gr8ful Greg, St.Knick, thomprf, ratdog58, wlknblu, JaimeAlphaMale, IndyDead, irishdeadhead, FMLHRN, thecaptaintrips, bigbri67, firstname.lastname@example.org, GADEADHEAD, Doug, Lucab12, duker, Mark G, bradleyg, jediweir, GreyFolded, Gravy, ggloyd, SPACEBROTHER, gespacho, deadheadgarcia, Sunshine-Daydream, unkljohn
when i heard the next days show was canceled on the way in, i turned to my wife and said, "well, i'll never see them again", "of course you will" she said," you see these guys 10-12 times a year". i wish i hadn't been right, but you could just feel it in the air, the same way you could feel the best of energy before. it is really a feeling i'll never forget. (on both counts). peace to you all.
I wrote Dennis McNally a letter stating, myself and my crew would do ANYTHING the band needed us to do to keep the scene clean.
And you know what???
He called me at my home to say thanks for the letter and they would definately be in touch with me once they figured out what they wanted to do on their side of the stage.
Having little interplay with that world, it was pretty exciting and heady. For 5 minutes.
I thought that was a rightous move by a rightous guy.
Alas, that was not meant to be. :-(
“The Omnipotent Grateful Dead!”
I too was bummed beyond belief at the scene that transpired that evening. Even worse, the following show being cancelled. I did not have a ticket to the Soldier Field show, but was determined to go since I got jipped out of a show. I hopped the South Shore to Chicago and met this dude at the Hard Rock Cafe who had an extra ticket. My only consolation was that Jerry's last show, was my last show.
I just came across my pair of unused tickets for 7/3/95 the other night, I can't believe this was 12 years ago, very sad the way the final days went down. I'm not going to dwell on the negatives. We had real nice pavilion seats for this show, got a few nice pictures of Bobby, I gotta say one positive thing about this night, I still listen to the tapes from 7/2/95 and the performance was probably the best music played all summer as far as '95 shows go, great set list all around: Dire Wolf, a rockin' All Over Now, my favorite Phil tune of Broken Arrow, got a Desolation Row, the Scarlet/Fire was well on its way to rival the longest one from 10/14/94 then out of the haze a Victim>Its All too Much> New Speedway, gorgeous Attics, Sugar Mags and Quinn! Talk about a statement of the bands feelings of what was going down! This was the LAST show the boys "played", a set list as hot as anything from the 80's. Unfortunately what went down probably sapped any desire for the band to go on, the Soldier Field shows that followed were bad except for Visions of Johanna and the fitting ending was Black Muddy River and Box of Rain(thank you Phil) to give us one last high note. The people that wronged us know who they are and have to deal with that and hopefully do or did feel remorse, unfortunately they probably will never read this forum as most of the crashers were outsiders and not real Heads. Peace.
I traveled all the way from Puerto Rico to see the spring-summer line up of shows. Was very disapointed to see the destruction by local "punks" at deer creek........I kept saying "deadheads would not do this" - - - I was right! Those destructive morons have no concept what a deadhead is!!!
Back in Puerto Rico, I hear the news of Jerrys passing-----all too much! I miss the life, the touring and the band most of all. We lost alot when we lost the captain.
The next morning, we were at a restraunt having coffee and talking in whispers about how the previous nights debacle should never have happened. About how we had planned for this 6 show mini-midwest tour for months. How we felt to be associated with the term "deadhead". What happened to this whole scene, that people feel that if they can get to the parking lot, they should be provided access to the show?
Why should it take longer to drive the last 3 miles to Deer Creek than it did to drive from Chicago to Noblesville?
Then, at a table next to us, an overly excited kid speaking
loudly and proudly of how he crashed the gate and "Outsmarted the Pigs" got my attention.
I grabbed this 20-something by the scuff of the neck and just laid into him until I was in tears!
YOU FUCKER! I WILL NEVER FORGET YOU!
I, too, remember the long lines and metal detecters at this show. We had our baby daughter with us, so inside we sat way up by the fense. I remember hearing a roar outside that was louder than the band. I turned around and saw people flying over the fense that was crumbling beneath them. It was scarry for a second, but true, loving deadheads crowded around me and my baby to form a wall to keep us safe as the riotous gatecrashers rushed by. I have mixed emotions about the enthusiasim of the fans. Yes, it was a great show but, To think that Jerry had a death threat and was still proceeding, then to see how much the folks really cared is disappointing. Needless to say we were super disappointed to have a show, that we had tickets for, stolen from us due to cancelation. :(
What a mess this turned out to be. My favorite venue turned into one of my worst nightmares. I barely remember the music because of the mayhem that was ensuing. From what I understand, the house lights were left on because someone had made a death threat against Garcia. There were armed troopers in the rafters of the shed spying the crowd with binoculars. My girlfriend and I went to use the restroom during set break and could not make it back to our spot on the lawn to rejoin our friends due to the excessive amount of people inside the venue. She stumbled and almost got trampled by the mob, forcing me to get physical to keep people from trampling all over her. One punk told me that if we couldn't hang with what was happening, maybe we should leave. I wanted to knock him out because I had paid good money for my ticket and he was probably one of the crashers. I was bummed but also relieved when I found out the next morning that the show had been cancelled. Good for them I thought, action needed to be taken, people needed to be punished and public safety seemed to be the underlying concern. Sometimes greed clouds people's judgment, but Deer Creek night two needed to be cancelled. Why don't I still have my ticket for the second night? Did Ticketmaster give us refunds in exchange for the ticket?
This show showed just how out of hand the "no tix" groupies got. Unfortunately once they started coming over the fence things really got out of hand and band sort of gave up. I saw this phenomona get worse and worse as the 90s went along. I have to believe it really made it more difficult for the boys to keep it going.
What's so funny about peace love and understanding?