Englishtown was one of the really huge Grateful Dead shows. It was the only gig that summer, taking the place of an entire Summer Tour. It was the first gig after Mickey’s accident and Donna Jean’s hospitalization, and Mickey made me dress up like a nurse during that whole gig. The crew called the containers used for security on the racetrack’s perimeter the ‘Polish Railroad’ because some of them had “Polish Ocean Liners” written on the side and they had no wheels — a train going nowhere. Healy put up 12 delay towers — named after the months of the year — to reinforce and synchronize the sound way back in the huge field.
It was really hot this day, almost unbearable because of the humidity. We flew in by helicopter and it was amazing seeing the crowd, the containers surrounding them and all the delay towers for the sound as we landed.
Drummers cleverly disguising themselves as walruses.
Bobby feeling hot and looking stylish in a tie dye by Courtenay Pollock.
Kidd Candelario working behind the amps, in a great Hawaiian shirt, as usual.
Bob Matthews beating the heat with his t-shirt on his head and a stogie in his mouth.
Robbie Taylor surveys the crowd.
Photo Credits: All Photos – Jerilyn Lee Brandelius except Bob Matthews by Betty Cantor Jackson