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09/02/78
Giants Stadium - East Rutherford, NJ

Set 1:
Jack Straw
Friend Of The Devil
New Minglewood Blues
Dire Wolf
Looks Like Rain
Stagger Lee
I Need A Miracle
Peggy-O
Lazy Lightnin'
Supplication

Set 2:
Good Lovin'
Scarlet Begonias
Fire On The Mountain
Estimated Prophet
Eyes Of The World
Drums
Sugar Magnolia

Encore:
One More Saturday Night

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Comments:

how can I get a copy of this show???
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The "Eyes" from this show melts your mind....
-Anonymous


Probably the worst show I have ever seen. The band was sloppy, unrehearsed, and seemed uninterested. Plus, Bill was playing with a broken arm! So it was one and a half drummers this night. After this night I never saw them live again and kind of lost interest in the band. After seeing them at their peak in the early 70's this show was a major letdown.
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christ man, dont you think that was a tad early to give up on the band...too bad you missed out on some great years of music Dead Ahead
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Best Scarlet->Fire ever according to Dick Latvala.
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This was my first Dead Show wish I had a copy
-Eddie


1st Giants Stadium show.
-Perrinswolf (03/27/2007)


1st set of GD was spent trying to jump down from the stands onto the field, no big loss. Set 2, whatever I took kicked in and from Scarlet right into Sugar mags, I was out there...still get chills hearing the later parts of Estimated as it opens into Eyes. Great first GD experience, had several others at Giants Stadium over the years, including my last show in 1995.
- (06/09/2008)


this was my first show--hot day, awesome crowd, arresting tunes, NRPS was fun & rowdy-spent years after following the band across the country after this experience
- (11/15/2010)


someone corrected me on the warm up band, guess I was deluded by my mind, go figure

- (12/18/2010)


This was my first show too! Last night we were talking first shows, so today I'm thinking back.

You can download this show at archive.org.

- (06/05/2011)


Simply the best Scarlet jam of all time (including Cornell). Jerry was on fire even though he skipped a lyric. All you Cornell loving freaks need to hear some real Jerry 4 finger picking. Just deal with it... This Scarlet is simply the best (even though it is hard find HQ version)... Peace AC
- (08/05/2012)


This was my dads one and only show. And he saw the Best Scarlet -> Fire i have heard yet. The Estimated was pretty dank as well. For his only show, i would say my dad saw one of the top 10 shows of '78. And he definitely caught a Fire for the Ages. Peace and Love Jerry, Sing me back home.
-Murphy (04/08/2013)


This was a day time concert that started at around 11:00 am with NRPS. Willie Nelson followed them , with Donna Jean accompanying for last couple of songs. The sun was going down during 'Eyes'
- (09/23/2013)


It was Mickey who had the broken arm,jackass. And as fot the Dead peaking, IMO the best they ever played was summer of 1974, Spring of 1977, and Summer 89 - Summer 90
-Mark (03/13/2014)


Actually mark Mickey messed himself up the summer of '77 which is why there is no Summer Tour in '77. '78 was Billy. it's why the '78 red Rocks run is four nights but they are seperated by a month. had to let the cast settle.
-Anonymous (12/12/2014)


This was my first Dead show.. Whalen Jennings was a no show.. Willie Nelson and New Riders.. I didn't know from anything so it was a great show for me.. I was high anyway..

- (02/13/2015)


This was the show, my first concert, that changed me into a DeadHead ! 9/2/78 Riding on the Purple Barrels in section 333...
What a fun trip ~
- (03/07/2015)


Jerry delivers the classic "just exactly perfect" line after Jack Straw. A fine show indeed.
-Just Exactly Perfect Band (04/30/2015)


First Dead Show. The beginning of a long strange trip indeed.
- (08/20/2018)


Beautiful hot long weekend. Lit out from Phila up 95 to the Medowlands and it was just fine! Sure wish for any show all these years later. The day and the weekend were wonderful with the show falling in the middle-- a five-hour denouement before the camping and picnics continued.
As for the music.... it was great dancing and they developed the jams nicely. Taking this just as a soundboard listen does not do justice to their return to the NY/NJ area. I recall the eyes being the best since Old Bridge the year before.
Listen for the good vibes warts and all!
-Had2BThere (09/08/2018)


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Band Configuration
(10/20/74 - 02/17/79)

Lead Guitar: Jerry Garcia
Rhythm Guitar: Bob Weir
Bass: Phil Lesh
Keyboards: Keith Godchaux
Drums: Bill Kreutzmann
Drums: Mickey Hart
Backup Vocals: Donna Godchaux

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