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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
Lazy Lightnin'

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

One More Saturday Night

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how can I get a copy of this show???

The "Eyes" from this show melts your mind....

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.

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

Best Scarlet->Fire ever according to Dick Latvala.

This was my first Dead Show wish I had a copy

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.

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- (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)

... thank you Sirius for sharing 9/2/1978 & the 1st Eat Rutherford, NJ - Giant's Stadium show with us today for the 12:00 Noon Hour ...

I had one of those flashes I'd been there before, been there before ...

was at 27 of the 30 Giant's Stadium shows and it was this one I missed, along with the two in 1995 ...

iko iko on & on & on & on .......

- (12/10/2020)

**** FOOTNOTE ***

Giant's Stadium being:
Giant's Stadium
the Meadowlands &
Brendan Byrne Arena ...

all in downtown BEAUTIFUL East Rutherford, Jersey !!!

Once in a while, you get shown the light, In the strangest of places if you look at it right, right NOW!


-tyedyetom (12/10/2020)

The dude who said this was a sloppy show is insain. The 4 preciding shows at Red Rocks are all outstanding. 7/8 is another one of the greatest ever shows !?! But as I get older and listen to more Grateful Dead as a lot of have over 2020 and 21 now. I know there is no such thing. This Scarlet- Fire just a beautiful thing! Eyes too wow. NFA 65-95
- (01/29/2021)

Did I have an auditory hallucination or did Jerry sing "Took my FIFTEEN dollar bill and vanished in the air" on Friend of the Devil? And then the crowd reacted like it was an inside joke they were all in on.
-Anonymous (11/10/2021)

The 11AM CST show on XM Friday November 12, 2021. Friend of the Devil does have the lyric "...Fifteen dollar bill..." Great times listening on with a cold Midwestern day blowing outside my window.
- (11/12/2021)

The fifteen dollar bill lyric was probably in reference to the ticket price for this show which was $12.50 / with tax and fees about $15.00. This was one of the first (of many) times that ticket prices were hiked up, considering that the average price for tickets on the previous spring tour were about $7.50 - $8.00.
-Peace Pipe (04/22/2023)

Perrinswolf is a FAGGOT!
-Crusher7 (09/02/2023)

I am listening to show now on SiriusXM, and although 1978 GD shows are not my favorite ones compared to earlier years, I cannot see how the way the band was playing then would seem "a major letdown" (as pac401 described). I think the GD was going really strong in 1978, ending the year with the wonderful "Closing of Winterland" show on New Year's Eve. This show seems, to me, to be one of the better ones from that year (based on the strong Scarlet (Great jam at end !) and Estimated I am listening to now).

We can disagree about how we feel about the music , but I hate seeing insults like the one just before me towards Perrinswolf. I go this website to learn details about particular shows, and I particularly like hearing comments from people who were there.

- (09/11/2023)

Oh my gosh what is wrong with people like Crusher7
-Kdead (11/20/2023)

2nd of 28 times this beaut of a combo played. last was 3/27/89 with 2-3 per year except for 86.

Thanks Frank J and Kdead for the kynd words.
- (12/18/2023)

No problem perrinswolf I enjoy your comments.
-Kdead (03/08/2024)

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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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