July 20, 1994
first "Childhood's End" - first "Matilda"
Set List:Feel Like A Stranger
Beat It On Down The Line
Stuck Inside of Mobile With The Memphis Blues Again
Don't Ease Me In
Box Of Rain
Samba In The Rain
Looks Like Rain
Here Comes Sunshine
Uncle John's Band- >
I Need A Miracle
Johnny B. Goode
Attendees of this show
Cool debut of Childhoods End, then a neat little run of weather-related tunes to start the second set, followed by a funky Corrina> Matilda!
". . . Music is the best!" (fz)
This was such a great night... probably the best Dead show I saw other than the first at the Cap Center in 93 (I only made it to a lucky 13) ... we were blessed to get tickets to Deer Creek, since I had heard from so many heads how great the 93 shows were, it was a priority focus for me to get them... we ended up getting great tickets, close to the soundboard for this show. We had to trick our parents into thinking that I went to work at summer camp a week earlier, and my girlfriend was on vacation with her friend's family (we were just 17...) that was something I'm really glad I did, because this week was a totally incredible experience, and I'm really sad that it's not around anymore as a rite of passage.
The whole trip, driving from the RFK shows to Indiana, hanging out in the lot all night of the 19th, camping out, young and in love, it really was the best.
Peggy-O was my girl's favorite song and when they started into it I knew this was going to be a great night. There were a bunch of songs I didn't recognize, but by the end of them all I loved them...
Here Comes Sunshine after the rain songs was the other real highlight for us, and Uncle Johns>Miracle left me so totally energized... Dew was amazing, spine-tingling... melting into the night, hanging out in that beautiful place with so many beautiful Deadheads.... was it the best, or what???
Howdy GD fans,
well, you always got to like a feel like a stranger opener, not bad and always pretty good...also a personal fav. was High Time , performance wasn't too bad, but I've heard better, but that tune always was a challange for the GD, it's not that easy of a tune
as for childhoods end, it was certainly different, we didn't know the title, and nor did they introduce it, that's bad showmanship in my opinion, somebody should have announced the title, that's just basic musicianship, they know better...however it was neat, talking about river, we thought river was in the title
the second set , was rather lackluster, the corrina>matilda was rather very weak and obvisously not reheared, so it was more just a jam, and really challanged the rhythmn section, if you're going to try to play latin, the funky off beat psychedelic crap needs to be restrained to the tune really should be defined for it's real intent, but that's the dead's style which at times was brilliant, but sometimes was very , very loose
I will say space>uncle johns was a nice surprise, performance was nice, as well as the morning dew, miracle always rocks as it should , it basically a blues, how can you go wrong with the blues
however, the funny thing is when we crowd left this show it was very somber and quiet, not the festive sounds, very , very mellow for some reason, it could of been all the busts the night and day before, that was kind of neat rather than all the music and fireworks and folks freaking out
I wish that for just one time, You could stand inside my shoes, and for just that one moment, I could be you - Bob Dylan, Positively 4th St.
I agree with Ursa and Stargazin - a great show. I think the weather theme was b/c it had been warm but rainy that day. I can recall getting into the venue and there being an enormous rainbow framing the stage - and I wasn't tripping! I also recall meeting the fatter-than-your-head burrito people in the parking lot at this venue - what an amazing parking lot find! I sought them out on each of the other nights I saw the Dead this year. If you're out there - thanks for making such good burritos!
Funny stuf barca! I think I found the FTYH burrito poeple in rfk and still reffer to any extra large burrito as FTYH. Agreed, great find!
I remember it raining ever harder as all of the "rain" songs progressed . My wife and I waded slowly through ankle deep mud until we were right at the stage.... Bobby was SCREAMING angrily at the mike at the end of Looks Like Rain ....and then as if right on cue a small opening in the clouds formed right over our heads and the stage as they broke into Here Comes Sunshine and by the end there was hardly a cloud left in the sky. Just another common mystical experience at a Dead Show...... And why not ...I need a miracle every day!!! I'll never forget that!!!