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Rich Stadium - Orchard Park, NY

Set 1:
Greatest Story Ever Told
Cold Rain And Snow
Walkin' Blues
Row Jimmy
When I Paint My Masterpiece
Stagger Lee
Looks Like Rain

Set 2:
Touch Of Grey
Man Smart-Woman Smarter
Ship Of Fools
Playin' In The Band
Terrapin Station
I Will Take You Home
All Along The Watchtower
Morning Dew
Not Fade Away

U.S. Blues

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A few first timers for me at this show. The weather was raining on & off during the day & night. Nothing too heavy either. Mostly light rain. It was good to hear a first set Looks Like Rain. Deal was solid as usual in '89.
The highlight of the second set for me had to be Terrapin' (my first ever), though Jerry rips at a metal speeding frenzy during his solos on Watchtower & then brings it down to a drizzling, sparkledust, pitter-patter of soft rain during one of his Dew solos. As for the encore, who doesn't love a good U.S. Blues of the 4th of July.

My First show, so many years ago. I don't remember it raining though. I remember it was hot!!! And I seem to remember everyone laughing about those little yellow woodstocks :-) What a long strange trip it's been ever since...Thank you, Jerry and the boys...for everything!!

great show! drove 5 or so hours from lake george where my friends and i were working for the summer.

we take over a great spot in the back of the stadium, tons of dancing room, as everyone seemed to want to get to the people sea on the field. great schrooms were intensified by the fact that every ballon in the stadium got caught in the air current and were carried four feet directly over our heads on their way out of the place. wow.

all the folks on the field missed the fireworks across the river during the ship of fools. second set was just fantastic, the watchtower was smoking. hadnt heard jerry this hot in a long long time (flashbacks of 1985 summer tour--yoinks). the dew was close to perfect and pin prickly parts of the end were so sweet that i took a copy of the show and gave it to my poetry professor at suny plattsburg and said, "This is the sound a poem makes."

the NFA is perhaps of the best of the late 80s..and i do not say that lightly. jerry and brent did a dueling banjos thing trying to mimic each other's sound. it is incredible:))

good show to give a listen to


To be released as the DVD video "Truckin' Up To Buffalo" in July 2005. "Man Smart" and "Watchtower" were previously released on Weir Here and Postcards Of The Hanging.

Very good show all around, but the Watchtower through U.S. Blues is exceptional. Highly recommend Truckin' Up To Buffalo.

Officially released on DVD as "Truckin' Up To Buffalo."

All Along The Watchtower is included on the officially released CD "Postcards Of The Hanging."

Get this DVD!!! The best one yet....Jerry is hoppity-hopping all around his section of the stage and throwning fists in the air! You can feel the energy!!!

Best Morning Dew of the 80's, with 9/18/87 close 2nd. Jerry gives all of his vocals at the end of the show.


The Greateast Story Ever Told really got this show going fast. Jerry's solo in Deal is absolutely magnificent. Jerry looked like a heavy metal axe-man during Watchtower in that he ripped licks left and right throughout the song. BRent and Jerry's interchange in NFA was simply sweet.


Was this the show where the 10,000 Maniacs opened? Damn Hipity Hop Shenandoah Nitrous
balloons have fogged my poor memory!


did CSN open this show?
- (01/05/2008)

The NFA Jerry/Brent duel is awesome in this show. It gets out there pretty quickly, and Jerry is not able to lose Brent here, I think this one may be the top of the mountain for those 80's duels. The band is all on for this one, great 4th of July show!
- (08/18/2008)

playing in the band is reprised from 7/2/89
-chris (03/20/2009)

Ahhh yes,To be 19 again! I remember thumbing from the Foxboro show(7-2)to make this one! "SOOO glad we made it!" C,S,&N opener....Kick-Ass Jerry&Brent interplay,Fireworks,(Big Balloons) & clowns.....Pretty much my favorite show ever!!!! Jerry & Brent.....So talented,So tragic.
- (09/13/2009)

Best Watchtower Ever.
-quadlibetfortenderfeet (05/01/2014)

This show is definitely good in it's own right, and kudos to anyone lucky enough to be there, but i personally think the previous and next shows over shadow this one. Can't put my finger on it, the playing at all three shows was pretty much equal, the song choices all worked very well, and the crowd energy seemed to be consistently high throughout all three. I just wasn't as into this one. the Duel at the beginning of NFA is pretty wild, Jerry and Brent always had a good musical bond throughout the 80's and Jerry's playing seemed to cheer up once brent came in. Gotta love everything this band can throw at ya. they always seemed to keep it interesting.
-Murphy (05/06/2014)

If they did a better Dew in the '80's I think everyone would know about it since it would have been the first time in history that a band's instruments melted down during a song. Dew may have been a cover but can anyone say that Jerry and the band didn't make it their own?
- (03/31/2017)

Garcia's show, any way you cut it. First set is note-perfect - Stagger Lee remains one of my all time favorite Garcia/Hunter tunes....Deal provides the necessary fireworks.

Set 2 doesn't have a lot in the way of outright jam, but if you, like me and likely everyone else, are enamored with that official release ("Truckin' Up to Buffalo") you'll not care. Jerry and Brent have an always-fun bromance moment during NFA, and Jer brings the insanity to Watchtower (no wonder they released this one on that Dylan compilation) and MD.

Jerry really is in amazing vocal range tonight - he looks healthy and happy in the vid. Good night, sweet prince....
- (10/15/2017)

my dad told me he and a few of his buddies drove all the way from cleveland to see this show. their sole reason was because my dad wanted to hear us blues and he said the only sure-fire way to do that was to see them on july 4th
-St. Stephen (06/30/2018)

Truckin' Up To Buffalo

Disc 1

Bertha 7:56
Greatest Story Ever Told 4:36
Cold Rain and Snow 6:45
Walkin' Blues 6:57
Row Jimmy 10:50
When I Paint My Masterpiece 6:09
Stagger Lee 6:01
Looks Like Rain 7:11
Deal 7:53
Touch of Grey 6:30
Man Smart, Woman Smarter 8:47

Disc 2

Ship of Fools 8:13
Playing in the Band 3:30
Terrapin Station 12:18
Drums 9:00
Space 7:28
I Will Take You Home 3:53
All Along the Watchtower 5:52
Morning Dew 11:10
Not Fade Away 10:08
U.S. Blues 6:03

-Bookkeeper (04/21/2020)

Never been a fan of Stagger Lee but a fine version here
-fz (06/08/2021)

"my dad wanted to hear us blues and he said the only sure-fire way to do that was to see them on july 4th"

Now that shits funny...and Cleveland aint dat far.

-bossgobbler (01/27/2023)

OOOOOH weeee this show drips with summer tour goodness!!
-Eurwooten Von Sterben Klopp (03/18/2024)

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Band Configuration
(04/16/79 - 07/23/90)

Lead Guitar: Jerry Garcia
Rhythm Guitar: Bob Weir
Bass: Phil Lesh
Keyboards: Brent Mydland
Drums: Bill Kreutzmann
Drums: Mickey Hart

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