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Poster: Pig Street ! Date: Sep 2, 2018 3:40am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: TDIH 78'

Reviewer: Street Pig - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 29, 2005
Subject: Jersey Dead
It had been a year since the gathering at Englishtown,78 was a heavy tour year for us, this was the east coast gathering prior to the Egypt trip. We were allowed to enter the lot very early. We had a keg, couches and an abundance of Mr Natural. This was a great lot scene, we missed Willie and my Brother had his first dose/show. The only true bummer was the one who jumped to their death from the top of the stadium, my Brother never discussed this show since. I had a blast dancin round and round the inside of the stadium. Solid performances in the first set, although the list seems like a carbon copy for 78', they delivered with conviction. FOTD, Jack Straw were on time. Yes the Scarlet>Fire still brings back the festive feel of this day.Estimated>Eyes was the Summer theme ever since Englishtown. Once again we were not disappointed.This recording is once again an upgrade of previous cassettes, I do like how there is no interruptions, taper dude just let it roll. The Band was set up on the field and you felt closer than usual to them.Someone mentioned how Jerry appeared to be not into it, I never judged a book by it's cover, the Dead were famous for looking one way yet blowing your doors off (10-12-84), I came for the soundz and vibes, that is what the Dead were about. No costumes or gimmicks, just gettin' the music to the massess. We all came down in a Friendly Ice Cream Palor which was a trip for locals to watch a bunch of grinning hippies devouring Ice Cream!

Ah to enjoy Ice Cream like that again..............

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Poster: billydlions Date: Sep 2, 2018 8:20am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TDIH 78'

The rumor was a cop confronted Jerry during drums about smoking a joint so they cut the show short. Some folks rank this Fire as the best. Jerry was wailing away on Estimated and for some reason Bobby decided to come back in early. All in all a very good show and better than anything in Egypt but you could tell all was not right with the band at this time.