It was the ugliest show and my last show: 7/2/95 Deer Creek
. The mass gate-crashing event... the house lights on for the entire 2nd set.The 2nd night cancelled, I sold my ticket for the 2nd night of Riverport and caught a ride to Chicago instead, to visit my P's for a couple days as I would be returning west after Soldier Field. The morning of 7/8... I woke up with the mumps. The mumps!!
I had to be quarantined
for 10 days, so could not attend what of course nobody knew at the time would be the last two Dead shows ever... just a few miles away and almost in(un-?)disputably the easiest ticket on any of the recent tours. A month later, in my grief, I never begrudged those last two shows and came to see it more as being spared the last of our collective suffering.
Listening to it now, they actually played a pretty hot Fire that night! And I got an Attics. Last song Jerry sang to me: Quinn