Dead & Company consists of former Grateful Dead band members Bob Weir (guitar/vocals), Mickey Hart (drums) and Bill Kreutzmann (drums), accompanied by  John Mayer (guitar/vocals), Oteil Burbridge (bass/drums) and Jeff Chimenti (keyboard).

The last time Grateful Dead members played at Autzen Stadium was June 1994 — 24 years ago. Autzen Stadium itself hasn’t seen any concerts since U2 played there in 1997. On Saturday, twenty-one years later, the football arena again traded sports for sound, and fans in tie dye filled up the field, welcoming Dead & Company to Eugene for a night of psychedelic rock.

A tie-dyed crowd walks on to the field area of Autzen Stadium. Dead & Company bring music to Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Ore. on June 30, 2018. (Sarah Northrop/Emerald)

 

Where did the grass go?: The turf at Autzen Stadium was covered by flooring in preparation for Dead & Company’s crowd. The football arena’s goalposts were also taken out to accommodate the concert. Dead & Company bring music to Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Ore. on June 30, 2018. (Sarah Northrop/Emerald)

 

A Grateful Dead fan wears a 2005 summer tour shirt. Dead & Company bring music to Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Ore. on June 30, 2018. (Sarah Northrop/Emerald)

 

A Dead & Company fan twirls a psychedelic parasol in the air. Dead & Company bring music to Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Ore. on June 30, 2018. (Sarah Northrop/Emerald)

 

A concert-goer looks into the crowd. Dead & Company bring music to Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Ore. on June 30, 2018. (Sarah Northrop/Emerald)

 

A group of concert-goers converse before the show. Dead & Company bring music to Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Ore. on June 30, 2018. (Sarah Northrop/Emerald)

 

A Dead & Company fan takes a photo. Dead & Company bring music to Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Ore. on June 30, 2018. (Sarah Northrop/Emerald)

 

Lights and cameras point toward the stage set up in the middle of the arena. Dead & Company bring music to Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Ore. on June 30, 2018. (Sarah Northrop/Emerald)

 

Many concert-goers sported tie dye and psychedelic costumes. Dead & Company bring music to Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Ore. on June 30, 2018. (Sarah Northrop/Emerald)

 

A concert-goer passes over a beer. Dead & Company bring music to Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Ore. on June 30, 2018. (Sarah Northrop/Emerald)

 

Welcome to Autzen Stadium: The stands at Autzen Stadium begin to fill up at the beginning of the nearly three hour show. Dead & Company bring music to Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Ore. on June 30, 2018. (Sarah Northrop/Emerald)

 

Two concert-goers share a hug before the show. Dead & Company bring music to Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Ore. on June 30, 2018. (Sarah Northrop/Emerald)

 

Dead & Company bring music to Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Ore. on June 30, 2018. (Sarah Northrop/Emerald)

 

John Mayer plays guitar for Dead & Company. Dead & Company bring music to Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Ore. on June 30, 2018. (Sarah Northrop/Emerald)

 

A plane leaves a contrail as it flies over Autzen Stadium. Dead & Company bring music to Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Ore. on June 30, 2018. (Sarah Northrop/Emerald)

 

Dead & Company bring music to Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Ore. on June 30, 2018. (Sarah Northrop/Emerald)

 

John Mayer and Bob Weir play together onstage. Dead & Company bring music to Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Ore. on June 30, 2018. (Sarah Northrop/Emerald)

 

A Dead fan takes a photo. Dead & Company bring music to Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Ore. on June 30, 2018. (Sarah Northrop/Emerald)

 

Stadium vendors carry water for the summer outdoor concert’s crowd. Dead & Company bring music to Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Ore. on June 30, 2018. (Sarah Northrop/Emerald)

 

Autzen Stadium is packed with concert-goers on the ground and in the stands. Dead & Company bring music to Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Ore. on June 30, 2018. (Sarah Northrop/Emerald)

 

The Grateful Dead and University of Oregon logos appear in a trippy graphic. Dead & Company bring music to Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Ore. on June 30, 2018. (Sarah Northrop/Emerald)

 

A fan’s phone catches and reflects the sun. Dead & Company bring music to Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Ore. on June 30, 2018. (Sarah Northrop/Emerald)

 

A fan waves around an alien totem. Dead & Company bring music to Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Ore. on June 30, 2018. (Sarah Northrop/Emerald)

 

Dead & Company bring music to Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Ore. on June 30, 2018. (Sarah Northrop/Emerald)

 

Dead & Company bring music to Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Ore. on June 30, 2018. (Sarah Northrop/Emerald)

 

The sun begins to set on Autzen Stadium during the concert’s intermission. Dead & Company bring music to Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Ore. on June 30, 2018. (Sarah Northrop/Emerald)

 

Autzen Stadium is packed with concert-goers both on the ground and in the stands. Dead & Company bring music to Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Ore. on June 30, 2018. (Sarah Northrop/Emerald)

 

A handful of people walk alongside the top of Autzen Stadium’s north side. Dead & Company bring music to Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Ore. on June 30, 2018. (Sarah Northrop/Emerald)

 

The concert’s intermission ends as the sunset appears behind the stage. Dead & Company bring music to Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Ore. on June 30, 2018. (Sarah Northrop/Emerald)

 

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