Monday, July 9, 2007

July 9th, 1995...

22 years ago today(edit:oops, 12 years ago today...thanks aka), The Grateful Dead(Jerry Garcia, Mickey Hart,Bill Kreutzmann, Phil Lesh. Bob Weir and Vince Welnick) played their final show at Soldier Field in Chicago, Illinois.

Set1
Touch Of Grey
Little Red Rooster
Lazy River Road
When I Paint My Masterpiece
Childhood's End
Cumberland Blues
Promised Land

Set 2
Shakedown Street
Samson & Delilah
So Many Roads
Samba In The Rain
Corinna->
Drums->
Space->
Unbroken Chain->
Sugar Magnolia

Encore:
Black Muddy River->Box Of Rain

I really don't know what to say about it. I miss them terribly, and none of the post Jerry incarnations have come anywhere near what The Grateful Dead was, though they have their own charms. Now, this show is not very good, by a lot of standards, but the Boys on a bad night were still better than just about anything else.

4 comments:

Lee said...

My last show was October 3, 1994 at the Boston Garden.

I miss em to

Jennifer said...

I love that; better than anything else even on a bad night quote. No matter how you're feeling the Dead have something to give.

Good solid post tonight.

a.k.a. Zooomabooma said...

Just a quick glance at the date today and it instantly reminded me of this significant day (12 years ago, by the way, not 22 but hey, if you're bad at math, i ain't judgin'...)

I guess, just like that, we've got another significant day coming up early next month :(

Their best years may have been way behind them but to me every show still had some magic and when they were playing, there was no place I'd rather be!

I love post-GD bands from Bob & Phil and Mickey but there just was nothing like a Grateful Dead show!

Paticus said...

Lee-Mine was March 27th, 1994 at Nassau Coliseum..They went out on a high note for me...Saw a GREAT "Morning Dew"...Thanks for the visit and comment.

Jen- thanks.

aka-Oops. I have corrected the error.I guess I was feeling extra old yesterday or something.