Psychedelic Soldiers: The Grateful Dead's First March at Soldier Field

Article Contributed by | Published on Wednesday, June 14, 2023

At least I'm enjoying the ride!

Take a ride with us back to 1991 with the world premiere of "Hell In A Bucket" from Soldier Field 6/22/91. This year's Meet-Up At The Movies features the Grateful Dead's first Soldier Field performance.

Bruce Hornsby and Vince Welnick’s presence and musical contributions reinvigorated and revitalized the Grateful Dead, and the inspiration of the Dead's playing was palpable. On a Saturday night in front of 60,000 fans, the Dead played what is often considered one of the greatest shows of the Bruce-Vince era, up there with the second Giants Stadium show from a few days earlier. The Soldier field show was filled with favorites, including “Shakedown Street,” “Brown-Eyed Women,” “Playing In The Band,” “Terrapin Station,” and “Dark Star.” From the original six-camera video feed that appeared on the stadium's big screens and the pristine soundboard audio, Chicago 6/22/91 is an incredible performance start-to-finish.

We'll be getting down with the Dead in theatres worldwide on June 22nd and June 24th. Rally up your favorite Grateful guys and gals and join us, won't you?