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Concert series promoted as "Concerts on the Hill".


Caldwell College

Caldwell, NJ

USA

Jerry Garcia Band

August 11, 1984

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Set List

Set 1

  1. Cats Under The Stars
  2. They Love Each Other
  3. Simple Twist Of Fate >
  4. Run For The Roses
  5. Dear Prudence
  6. Rhapsody In Red

Set 2

  1. Mission In The Rain
  2. Get Out Of My Life Woman
  3. Like A Road Leading Home
  4. Midnight Moonlight

  • Jerry Garcia guitar, vocals

  • John Kahn
    bass

  • Melvin Seals
    keyboards

  • David Kemper
    drums

  • Jaclyn LaBranch
    backing vocals

  • Gloria Jones
    backing vocals

Additional Acts:
  • Robert Hunter

Show Facts

According to reports, the second set was cut short when a fan jumped on stage and knocked over part of the drum kit. The band finished the song and left the stage.



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William Andrejko | Tuesday, July 25th, 2017

Surprised that no one has mentioned the mass of idiots who poured over the fence during the show. I’m pretty sure that had something to do with them cutting the show short. Also, the sound system that day seemed inadequate, so many people screaming “Turn it up!”, it was a relatively quiet show.

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Sausage Biscuit | Wednesday, February 17th, 2016

Hunter opened and was great. It was a perfect summer day. Dear Prudence was magical. So was MITR. And yes, dosed naked dude ran right thru the drums from behind. Dosed dude removed, drums/David set back up. Band played Midnight Moonlight and was off the stage and rolling away in their tour bus before you could say boy howdy!

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Sausage Biscuit | Thursday, November 19th, 2015

That show was such a treat. I was really relaxing into the ivy-covered campus and it wasn’t too hot either. Hunter rocked hard….remember Gypsy Parlor Light?

And yes some dosed and naked (surprised that fact has gone unmentioned) crashed right through David and the drum kit from behind. Jerry and John nodded at each other, stepped back a couple paces and kept playing whilst David and the kit was put back together. Immediately thereafter the band tore into Midnight Moonlight and were on their bus rolling out before the crowd new up from almost. I seem to recall Mission in the Rain was very well played and sang straight from the heart.

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Dickie Kyle | Saturday, August 23rd, 2014

oh yeah….it was a nice summer afternoon…..tossing the frisbee prior to the show……but in the second set ‘ol whacko tripster some how got behind the tage and withou warning camea bursting up nd ovr the drum set cymbols and got in front of the stage ad just roared at the top of his lungs…I remember Jerry continung to play as he just took two or three steps back to avoid the mad man and kept right on playing ….it as truely bizarre ….like ‘am I really seeing this apen’???? oh yeh …the Rippa & Bobby from Westbury were with me….good time had by all

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Tavio Liburdi | Thursday, May 22nd, 2014

That is correct on the fan killin the show. Many drunken idiots as I recall. A far cry from the previous show. Robert Hunter was fantastic!!

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