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07/08/95
Soldier Field - Chicago, IL

Set 1:
Jack Straw
Sugaree
Wang Dang Doodle
Althea
Queen Jane Approximately
Tennessee Jed
Eternity
Don't Ease Me In

Set 2:
China Cat Sunflower
I Know You Rider
It's All Too Much
Saint Of Circumstance
Terrapin Station
Drums
Space
The Other One
Visions Of Johanna
One More Saturday Night

Encore:
U.S. Blues

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Comments:

this next to last show is painful to listen to. jerry can barely play...very sad indeed but there is one shining moment...the visions of johanna is truly beautiful...jerry came to life for that one before fading out again...
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US blues is tight...
-nick


Jack Straw is probably the only worthwhile song from the dead's second to last show ever. Man, I wish they were still around.
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the first 4 songs from each set were nice ,us blues was the worst part Jerry did'nt even know the words. it's a shame he went out like that
-Terry


just listening to the show......you knew it couldnt last like this. jerry could barely play, and fumbled lyrics left and right. It wasnt the way to go out but its how it is. Visions of Johanna was a strong point though
-


The Visions of Johanna is probably one of the best. When he shook his fist, during the "Mona Lisa must of had them highway blues you can tell by the way she smiles" you can't help but smile. Man what any of us would do to have him around again. It's moments like that that make you long for the olden days and think, damn Jerry, why did you have to go out like that. "Gone are the days......"
-Anonymous


Besides Visions of Johanna, I'd say Jerry's departure (from the band) was long over-due. He was good for many years, not that year.

I still can not believe how much nitrous you hippies sucked in Chicago, we initially thought we brought way to much, we ran out early the 2nd day.
-Anonymous


WOW! that was a sweeet Visions of Johanna. I love Jerry, good night or bad, it's still REAL music. ~peace
-Mike "Goat" Metronomo


I was there . . . my last show.

US Blues was painfully bad; Jerry was basically done at this point.

As for me it was a terrific time in my life. I was just out of college, not responsibility, and looking to have fun.

Thanks for the memories
-Steve


i find it humorous (and occasionally frustrating) that SO MANY people pull out the "you could tell it was the end" crap so often. fact is, if jerry had made it through rehab, gotten healthy again, and made another strong comeback, then it WOULDNT have been "the end". further, we all know jerry should have died from that coma many years earlier. did you "know it was pretty much the end" then too? his playing was down in '95 (though there were still some real gems like 2/21 in salt lake), and if he had gotten healthy once again like he had so many times before, then he wouldve bounced back strong...like he had so many times before. none of you "knew it was near the end". hogwash.
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HORRIBLE SHOW! Here's Jerry on Sugaree: "You thought you was the cool fool....aaarrrggghhhhhh"
-Anonymous (06/05/2009)


It was my last show and I had tickets for the the next day and gave them up... Complain all you want about Jerry's performance, but for those of us that made it into the show - we did get to see "One more Saturday night".
-Phil (12/09/2009)


Phil, don't forget Don't Ease Me In!
-Anonymous (02/19/2010)


Having heard this show a bunch of times in soundboard form, I can safely say that I liked it.
I don't think it was technically great and there were blotched notes here and there especially on "Terrapin" but "Visions" is amazing! It reminds of Jerry's playing-singing post-drums 7/9/95, which in my humble opinion is great and soulful. "Saint" was really good too and so was "Rider".
- (03/20/2010)


Wife woke me up this am, turned on dead radio and 7 8 95 was playing. Avoided listening to the soldier field shows for 15 years now, just way too much emotion to deal with. Looking at the set lists brought instant tears to my eyes and has changed my day. Jerry and the boys sound justs as good to me as they did in 77. Cant believe peoples negative comments about these shows. Visions of Johanna, Space, Sat night all sound wicked to me. What I would give to see the worst Dead show ever tonight, alot man. Dont dis them fools,just enjoy thier music and what they created for all of us that were on the correct plain to appreciate what they were doing. Peace and love,
Guido Danaher
- (05/01/2010)


I am often puzzled how people can be so harsh on a man who had arteries the size of a pin. I don't know if you have ever known anybody with heart problems, but it is exhausting for them. When you consider all that was going on, it was a miracle the man could play at all and the fact is, under similar circumstances, the vast majority of musicians could NOT do what Jerry did.

Speak softly. Show some love and respect. He gave more than the majority of people could even remotely comprehend even in his last days.
- (09/08/2010)


One other thing. When your arteries are clogged, it can also cause mental decline which is why he struggled with the lyrics. I think a lot of people don't understand that. All people focus on is Jerry's heroin use. Often a source of frustration for me.


- (09/08/2010)


I couldn't help but respond to all the comments listed; for me, this was the best show I have seen. You see, I was turned on late in life and was fortunate enough to see them play...once, and only once. This collaboration of great performers turned me on to a much wider variety of music than I ever could of imagined and am grateful to this day for opening my eyes to the music and poetry that make us all smile, smile, smile.
- (11/09/2010)


"All people focus on is Jerry's heroin use"

Yea, years of smoking, cocaine, and heroin use had nothing to do with his heart problem. Musta been the twinkies. Shhh...speak softly and respect...all opinions, not just your own.
-Anonymous (06/28/2011)


jah jah ashes to ashes we all fall down
-ijahman (01/19/2012)


Hear the one with the mustache say, "Jeeze
I can't find my knees"

The gem of '95
- (03/20/2012)


I agree with mountain man, ''Speak softly. Show some love and respect'' for Jerry...

but, I don't have respect for a lot of 90's Deadheads...it seemed to me, a lot of them where there for the good times and the parties in the parking lot or camp grounds ...and the music was secondary. They were posers or weekend Deadheads, a lot of them were rude and rowdy. They almost forced the Dead to stop touring because a lot of ''fans'' were acting like assholes, crashing gates and provoking the police in the parking lots, instead of laying low and chilling. Yes, the police used to bust Dead Heads during the 70's and 80's, no doubt, but a lot of 90's Deadheads were asking for trouble, acting like drunken' frat boy assholes.

I'm NOT saying all 90's Dead Heads were jerks, but a lot of them were....unfortunately.

And as far as this show, it had it's good and bad moments. Jerry was getting tired. He tried to get help...but, we all know what happened.

Thanks for the music and memories, Jerry.



-Grateful Johnny (08/24/2012)


Wow, lots of emotion, and insular memories of the past. Jerry Jerry Jerry!!! If you know anything about the Dead you know that from the very beginning of the Warlocks Jerry occasionally imbibed too much and struggled with the show. 95 was just
par for the course, and he was feeling his age too. Nobody ever talks about when Bob or Phil or any of the others were off their game. Pigpen... either blazing hot or drunk-ass cold: nary a mention.

I watched this show and many of the recent shows around the States and they were mostly awesome, like the Oxford shows with around half a million people inside and out. DAMNED. GOOD.

There were always drunk frat boy assholes at every show. The Dead originally hired motorcycle gangs to patrol their shows and keep order, and this caused even more problems. There was never a show you attended where someone wasn't tweaking in the parking lot while listening to some blaring heavy rock music.

There were always posers at shows. But listen: Weekend-Deadheads were always accepted in Oregon as part of the legitimate scene. Oregon hippies tend not to be judgmental about, um, what are essentially costumes. It is the people inside of the mask that matter and often the biggest posers were the ones wearing the costumes for whom all of that crap mattered.

So much vitriol and truthiness here, but also so much love. Just like it always was!


- (03/24/2014)


The love never died, it just changed form to suit a new world. Once Jerry passed the legions of fans took all their collective energy and spread it out to the rest of the world. even if people complain or say jerry shoulda stopped one time or another is irrelevant, as long as they still have the love of the music and the people in their hearts the vibe will never die. Weather someone likes a show or not, i'm just grateful there is still a conversation to be had, only wish i had realized this notion earlier in my life.

People who were there, one way or another, gave their energy and received the boys' and that flow is what made each show unique. But that energy stays with you. The energy of Jerry and the rest of the boys lives within every head who ever stood amongst the lucky in awe of the Dead. That love is more powerful then any mask or costume. Everyone has a cover they think the rest of the world will understand, but we're all confused, so whats to loose. This band brought so much love to the lives of all who attended, wheather they knew they were involved or not, as long as they were there.

And the Band made a comment in the Samba lyrics about the notion that they shoulda gotten off the road in the early 90's, "We'll keep on goin til we drop" and Jerry held true to that. The man gave all he had, so why you want him to give more.
-Murphy (01/02/2015)


I was there. Looking at the set list brings it all back. I do not remember Jerry messing up lyrics left and right. I do remember vividly Jerry forgetting the lyrics part way in on Tennessee Jed while the whole crowd sang them. It was sad and telling. I knew at that moment that something was very wrong and that Jerry was not going to be in the band much longer.
The highlights were Visions of Johana and Althea for me. The Band were the warm up band and no one paid any attention but I did.
-Smoke (07/05/2015)


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(05/19/92 - 07/09/95)

Lead Guitar: Jerry Garcia
Rhythm Guitar: Bob Weir
Bass: Phil Lesh
Keyboards: Vince Welnick
Drums: Bill Kreutzmann
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