Unable to process your request at this time. The music wasn't firing. After the scorching heat of the first day, one of my evil genius friends figured out that if we went in with a long rope, (purchased at a local hardware store) we could enter the stadium and walk partway up the spiral walkway that takes you up to the upper seats and lower the rope to friends outside of the stadium below. I mean sporting events, the audiences are way worse. 7 July 1986 18. Stadium, Washington, D.C. (7/13/89), 5. Shot Of Love Does anyone else remember tabs with purple and yellow stripes. But my firiend Jaime got them to remove the backdoor of the wagon because it had about twenty Dead stickers on it. Next. Or to put it another way, even when temperatures dipped, the shows remained hot. Jerry sitting down at a couple of points, he and Brent left the stage - it was fucking miserable weather, even in the press box where we somehow ended up. 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. 2. 7. $30, $30 - 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. Show Details. Jerry introduced Bob as his "best friend in the whole world" I think. However, after assurances from the promoters and a public statement from publicist Dennis McNally on the affable nature of the band’s fans, the councilwoman eventually capitulated, although she remained wary. Wow!!! & Company, Under 8. Poor Jerry....Terrapin was a struggle....Dylan and Petty's sound was much better this day and they actully out performed the Dead......glad this didn't end it all, but it was a very close call...... Rossboy777. We'll try to find what you're looking for but in the meantime why not check out these sections of Dead.net? Any time to see the Grateful Dead was a great show automatically. I hope someone can post this show some day - it was a no taping show. However donning my critic hat for a sentence or two I gotta say average rating is generous. The RFK shows came in the middle of a busy, but remarkable, year for the Grateful Dead, during which they played 74 concerts. The Grateful Dead played a show at the Franklin Co. Airport Field, Highgate, VT, on the 15th of June, 1995. Citing the unruly behavior of Deadheads during the group’s previous appearance in 1986, the politician pointed to Mayor Marion Barry, who chaired the D.C. Armory Board that booked the stadium, and charged, “I think the mayor ought to drop his head in shame.”, Such backlash increasingly plagued the Dead during this era as Jerry Garcia told Relix that fall, “There’s very few places that welcome the way the shows, the way the audience and so forth, has defined itself…I’m not sure what the objection is, but the point is that there’s somebody out there who objects seriously to the way the crowd is. 19. 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! 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I hadn't really thought much of his playing before that. 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. [I'm Moving On (Hank Snow)(missing)] Actually Dylan & Petty were better that day. Resource. Grateful DeadRFK Stadium 1989. It stands out as a moment in time where the course of my life was changed. 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. Previous. They tied backpacks full of ice and beer to the ropes that we hoisted up and we had our icy beer inside. By submitting my information, I agree to receive personalized updates and marketing messages about Grateful Dead based on my information, interests, activities, website visits and device data and in accordance with the. But for us, it just added to the experience. PEOPLE CHECKED OUT THIS SHOW. Thank God he survived that one. Knockin' On Heaven's Door. PEOPLE CHECKED OUT THIS SHOW. Looking high, looking low. He sees it being as much his band as everybody else’s. Here is the Dylan Petty set list. I'll never forget what Bob said "and of course there's old Jer..." The storm during the first set was intense. Official Site of the Grateful Dead. 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). It was the first, and only time we ever did bong hits inside a Dead show. Previous. It was the beginning of the end of my touring days. Scattered thunderstorms drenched portions of the nation’s capitol on Tuesday the 11th. Across The Border Sometime when I have a little more time I will tell you all about my after-show experience with my friend Richard Raffel and Brent. More, Recreation & I remeber dancing in the Hot mud all afternoon. Add to favorites. 10. This may sound egocentric, but I'm sure we've all felt songs were being sung for us at certain shows. When The Night Comes Falling From The Sky Final "Picasso Moon". Community | Dead 101 | Features | Show Archive Anyway, just when we get started a lady cop shines a flashlight on us and busts us, then marches us all the way down underneath the stadium to some control/station area... She tells her supervisor she caught "these two fornicating", and her supervisor tells her to "just kick them out"... And she did escort us out of the stadium, but forgot to take our ticket stubs; so we just walked right back in for the encore - which just so happened to be an AWESOME rendition of Good Lovin'!!! 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. 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. 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. 7" Singles Positively 4th Street Dylan's playing could thus be heard so clearly, since Bob's guitar was mixed better, and he had a really nice touch, very cool fills. Grateful Dead Live at Robert F. Kennedy Stadium on 1973-06-10. So it’s just the thing of getting over the ‘new guy’ thing.” Jerry then acknowledged with a laugh that given the fact the keyboard player had been in the band for a decade, “he’s been pretty conservative about getting comfortable in it, but now―I mean this record, it’s nice to be able to show off what he can do on a lot of different levels. Sweltering, oppressive, muggy, swampy, sweaty, baking, roasting, burnt-out. Anniversary, Dave's Like A Rolling Stone I was there . SUMMER 1986 Washington, DC. the big guy is in heaven and when i die we will be there together Final "Mama Tried". the intro of the band was really unusual just 'cause the Dead never did it unless Bill Graham was present 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. Yes it was incredibly hot!! The Dead had taken a five month hiatus from early July through mid-December 1986, while Garcia recovered from a coma that had been brought on by adult-onset diabetes. And this is not behavioral. 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 â¦ âRFK Stadium â89 fell right in the middle of one of the best tours of the last 15 years of Grateful Dead performances, with these shows being the sixth and seventh of an 11-show tourâ¦ Stadium, Washington, D.C. (7/12/89), R.F.K. That was a looooong hiatus! 4. because I remember at least one person seeing what we were doing and having us hoist his taping gear in. Official Site Of The Grateful Dead. To Ramona I didn't smell like garbage afterward, so maybe it wasn't me after all. ....and the crowd went wild,yours included. Show Archive. $100, Sadly, the worst Dead show I've ever seen - days before the coma. The potency of the July dates is affirmed by the sheer number of performances that have been released. Unchain My Heart (James Freddy/Agnes Jones) It was a very hot day, Petty and Dylan were great. Washington, DC. 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. Not sure if it's true or not but I remember seeing or hearing that heat index on the field was 117. 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). Grateful Dead RFK Stadium July 12, 1989. 11. 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. Collection, Dead & 17,817. All I can say was it sure was hot. Emotionally Yours Company, Stickers & Truckin’ Up to Buffalo captures the July 4 gig on CD and DVD. Final "Rollinâ & Tumblin'". On the way back, my friend's engine siezed on I-95 somewhere in Jersey. I was close to the stage on the right side. Official Site Of The Grateful Dead. 22. Seeing The Real You At Last R.F.K. The Foxboro performance made its way to the big screen as the 2016 Meet Up at Movies selection. I have a tape of this show(no taping) and listening to it is one of my favorites esp. Because it was so hot they were letting folks bring in thermoses. 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 â¦ Submitted by _TNJed_ on Thu, 06/04/2020 - 15:18. However, blustery weather and precipitation marred three of the next four shows. Shake A Hand (Joe Morris) 5. LESS THAN 5000 LEFT. you know it was the hottest part of the day. 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. Clearly Jerry didn't feel well, but there were some moments to remember. Blowin' In The Wind Grateful Dead Live at Robert F. Kennedy Stadium on 1973-06-09 Audio Preview ... best there ever was. The Dead didn't play the best show but with an illegal smile and being young I made the best of it by dancing and skipping around the infield most of the day. Bob Dylan i know he's up there jammin' with John George and Jimi and Brent and the rest of the spirits.....Pig let Jerry JAM NO HOGGIN' THAT RIFF WITH VOCAL HEAR ? Strange Trip, Pacific Northwest 17. 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. ... Show Notes * w/ Steve Miller Bruce Hornsby on accordion for the whole show. ... show until Dead & Company on Nov. 25, 2015 in Boulder. Nice show with my friend Tim. remember the fire hoses at rich stadium awsom raibowsthere was no relief from the heat so we all just kept gettin high. 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.