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Concert series promoted as "Concerts on the Hill".

Caldwell College

Caldwell, NJ


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

  • Melvin Seals

  • David Kemper

  • Jacklyn 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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George Strysky | Thursday, September 16th, 2021

My first JGB show and I was shocked by how much more enjoyable it was than Dead shows! Dead shows were great but I loved how free Jerry looked up there. The musicianship was amazing and set list was really nice. Would have liked to see what the last few songs would have been had the concert not been cut short!

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Patrick Hayden | Monday, November 12th, 2018

The idiot who jumped over the drums was NOT naked, but he was shirtless and immediately went into a muscle-head Hulk pose RIGHT next to Jerry. Jerry calmly looked at him like “wtf???!!”. The band left right after that song as i recall, and it definitely felt like they just wanted to get the heck out of there. My bro and I (plus 100 other dudes) charged the right side gate that was held to gather with a coat hanger and had only 2 security guys on the other side to get in. We quietly collected enough people to have good odds of getting through and CHARGED! Crazy. Found my bro about 20 minutes later after the confusion. There were tons of people trying to get in – many tried to run through the graveyard in the bleachers, but those that were caught were publicly beaten and dragged by their hair or their shirts back to the fence by the goony guards. We passed on that, but luckily found the gate crashing crew. I heard a guy say “Psssst” “Yeah?” “Act cool, but see that closed gate held together with a little coat hanger? – we’re gonna crash it.” “No shit?” “Yup.” 2 minutes later it was like a Bobsled start: calm… calm… GOGOGO! and we were in – free. Lucky.

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Miranda Vand | Thursday, August 9th, 2018

I was at that show which Robert Hunter opened. I can confirm the abrupt ending to the second JGB set. I was up front and there was a screened cyclone fence separating the audience from the stage which was full of security guards who kept popping up into view as they responded to folks trying to climb on it for abetter view. Then there’s a crashing sound and the drum kit falls over. I see this wild haired dude Spring from behind the band and spread his arms. Jerry’s looking at him like, “What the…” The wild dude jumps from the stage right into the pit of security vipers as the band quit playing and left the stage.

Campus security hustled us out of there and the parking lot pretty quickly. It was clear deadheds weren’t their kind of audience.

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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!!