Irvine Meadows Amphitheater
August 1, 1992
- Cats Under The Stars
- Mission In The Rain
- Waiting For A Miracle
- Mississippi Moon
- Ain't No Bread In The Breadbox
- My Sisters And Brothers
- Everybody Needs Somebody To Love
- Shining Star
- Money Honey
- Knockin' On Heaven's Door
- The Maker
- Don't Let Go
- Wonderful World
Jerry Garcia guitar, vocals
Jack Rose | Sunday, October 25th, 2020
I was living in Orange Co. when Jerry brought the boys to town for his 50th. I remember the parking lot scene was as lively as you could hope for with Irvine’s finest hanging around. For whatever reason people hung in the lot late into the evening. Myself not wanting to miss a note headed up that long, long, Irvine slope with my rider. We were nearly alone when we got the the grounds we were still nearly alone. We climbed up into the venue with seats in the lower section. The place was almost empty and it was about start time. There was no opening act. As we made our way to our side of the amphitheater Jerry came out on stage…tuning…more tuning…the band takes it’s place…and Cat’s Under the Stars began.
The place was so empty I was able to dance back and forth down the empty rows, row after row, Jerry ripping into it and me and mine among the few there to enjoy it. Row after row, back and forth I had room to s t r i d e. It felt like it was my birthday and I had a private show with the man himself. I finally made it to my row, my seat and looked at the empty Irvine theater and wondered how we came to be so alone at this place in this time with Jerry winding down into Mission as people began filing in slowly to fill up the joint for a blessed evening of glory.
Ron Ward | Friday, May 17th, 2019
I won Tix , it was my first JGB SHOW , HAD NO CLUE IT WAS JERRY’S 50 th B-DAY . I really enjoyed smaller venue it was A LOT more personal then a DEAD SHOW .
Ron Ward | Friday, May 17th, 2019
I won tickets to this show off the radio . Actually it was the Greek theater or Hollywood bowl , but they switched out Tix for me , I lived in Orange county. I HAD NO IDEA IT WAS JERRY’S 50TH B-DAY .HAD A GREAT
Terry Mccloud | Wednesday, August 15th, 2018
I did not have a ticket but needed to go in. I laid a jacket over my shoulders, knocked on a back door and. Someone opened. Of course. I raced in so fast and ducked and scattered no security guard could have caught me. I got up close. Maybe i was just needing it but. Jerry looked at me some solid seconds.
Mark Fortuna | Monday, August 14th, 2017
This was my most memorable surprise shows. Made the trip out west to visit a girl I was dating that was out there on business. While driving around listening to the radio we learned that Jerry was going to be in town. She tried to pick up tickets via phone but said the show was sold out. We made plans for dinner and started to drive. Soon, I started seeing all of these heads out on the street looking for tickets and remember commenting that the restaurant must be near the venue. All of a sudden we are in heavy traffic and I see the entrance to Irvine Meadows. Still has not hit me what was going on. Finally, she says open the glove compartment and look for a map. I open and to my surprise there are a pair of tickets.. Unreal feeling of joy and an incredible show… 50th birthday to boot. So much fun… Thanks for letting me share.
Mark Collins | Tuesday, May 9th, 2017
On JGB tour that summer in Cali. Didn’t have a ticket but on the morning of the show they opened the ticket window and sold some tickets. I got orchestra pit, 3rd row center. Right in front of Jerry… I have never been so close and what a magical time it was. When he walked out on stage for the second set, someone walked a silver bucket of ice with a bottle of champagne and 50 colored balloons and put it between him and his mike as he tuned. He stayed with his back turned and started Shining Star and must have played for 10 minutes before someone came out got the balloons and he turned around to sing. I think I saw tears in his eyes, we were all bawling like babies… These memories are the diamonds in our mind that are our true wealth and no one can take them away from us.. I miss you Jerry
Dan Dillemuth | Saturday, February 4th, 2017
I remember signing a giant 50th birthday card for Jerry in the venue. I wonder what ever happened to it.