10/19/1997 Setlist, Photos, and Reviews

From Good Homes opened

Sunday, October 19, 1997
The Ballroom
Washington, DC


Went to this show with my brother and best friend. The Cap Ballroom was just a renovated warehouse, very basic, no frills. It was basically a long box with a stage at one end. Maybe held about 400 people. This was my 4th RD show I think, the others being Furthur Fests. From Good Homes opened the show and were pretty tight, but they were more a "boppy, poppy, feel-good, love is in the air" kind of band.

From what I remember and in listening to a recording recently, this was a pretty awesome show. Of course, this was when RD was more a bluesy band with mostly Bob solo material. It was all very, very good.

But definitely the highlight had to be the "Touch" encore. This was the first time a lot of folks in the room heard Bob do a Jerry tune and in this slot it was pretty magical.

James, Annapolis, MD