July 06, 1986
Dylan, Petty & The Heartbreakers opened
Set List:Hell in a Bucket
Me and My Uncle
Let it Grow
Saint of Circumstance
Looks Like Rain
Not Fade Away
Attendees of this show
I remember the heat and feeling sick all day. Dylan and T.P.'s sound was terrible. I was AMAZED at the difference in sound once the boys took the stage. I ended up making my way to the less crowded upper deck at RFK to have some breathing room and cool off. As day turned into evening even the RFK lights for high up billboards were dancing to NFA. Still...not an overall good experience which was only exacerbated once I realized Jerry was probalby feeling worse than I was. At the time I had no idea it'd be my last show.
me and jim bought newshirts that morning RWB SYF...it was hotter than hell how DYLAN wore the full leather shirt n pants i will never know.........once the deadheads got the sprayers soaking the field...things got better...PASSING JoINTS @home plate after first set was PRIMO.....that night when I was ready to crash i stripppd down to find my underwear was red white n blue....GOT US BLUES?
MAY THE 4 WINDS BLOW YOU SAFELY HOME.......tony
This was my first show actually, I was 12 and my older brother took me. I still can't figure out how he convinced my mother to let me go, I think she was happy for an all day break. I remember the heat also, vividly. I was in the midst of heat stroke and almost fainted when someone I had never met gave me their water and as soon as I drank it and poured it on my head, the tunnel vision stopped and the light poured back into my brain, the rest of the day was awesome.
Yes, it was Hot. Very Hot. Drove down to DC with a couple of friends. We were staying at a fraternity house at American University with a guy I knew from High School. After setting up shop, we headed over to RFK. I remember all the locals on their porches just sitting and watching the parade of Heads filing into the stadium. Petty was forgetable - but Dylan rocked. Did I mention it was hot? About half way thru the Dylan set, they started hosing the crowd on the field down with a water hose. We were up in the stands about twenty rows - but we were determined to get wet. We pushed our way down to the field and got closer and closer to the water. Finally, just as Dylan was singing Rolling Stone - I got blasted with the water canon for about five seconds "How do you feel?" asked Bob. Great! Those five seconds were some of the best of my life!
When the Dead came on, everybody was pretty shocked at how Jerry looked - but he made it through - barely. Bobby propped him up and the Throwin' Stones (which always sounded better in DC) was my highlight.
Damn it was a hot day.......the first guy was absolutely correct...the sound for Petty and Dylan was appalling...felt like I was being beat by a stick....when Dylan introduced the band there was absolutely no audience response and it pissed him off.....but Dylan seemed to say..well I can win any crowd and he ripped into a fantastic Like a Rolling Stone...decent Dead show...took its toll on Jerry though...Rossboy777
uhg it was hot really ho
I remember the clock way up high alternating between the time and the temperature. The coolist it read was finally 90, at the end.
This show is still my favorite Aiko. The whole stadium was shakin.
dancin' at the back of the field was intense, must have lost 10 lbs in sweat, somehow found a 'club' level shower area in the stadium and took a fully clothed shower between sets;
place was rockin' that night
The heat (I think that's been mentioned before!!), lack of fluids, good substances and a designated driver made for a tragedy narrowly averted. What a trip!
It was brutally hot: somehow my friends and I thought to wear bikini tops with our skirts but then we all got vicious sunburns. Thank God those hoses came on. Not my favorite show, but any day at the Dead is better than anywhere else!