Owner Judy Lynn, and Goodskates International had roller rinks all across the country. After years of plans to create the dream ‘Roller Ballroom’, Good Skates finally opened their own skaterink in East Setauket, Long Island which played host to roller dance parties and teams through the early 80′s.
"I vaguely remember when Good Skates was in the adjacent shopping center in the mid-80s (which became a Photon lazer tag place later in the decade."
As of 2010 this building is a liquor store, The Bottle Blowout Wine and Liquor.
8/16/84 Jerry Garcia Band
I: How Sweet It Is;They Love Each Other;Valerie;Run For The Roses;Like A Road,;Tangled Up In Blue
II: Cats Under The Stars;Love In The Afternoon;Mission In The Rain;Dear Prudence; Midnight Moonlight
Rick Danko opened.
Re-scheduled from 8/14/84.
"I thought I was going to pass out (from the heat) in there. I still remember Parish giving us a hard time about keeping the front door open just to catch a bit of a breeze."
"The show was originally scheduled for August 14. The promoter did not have the necessary permits and the date was consequently moved to August 16. Tickets for this show have both dates."
"I had a chuckle with Jerry years ago at a Jerry Garcia Band show at a roller skating rink on Long Island..I asked him, "When will it end?" He said ,"When it ends"...and smiled ..I laughed so hard, that he laughed..I felt like I knew him forever...it was a moment in time."
"The concert I saw was packed, extremely hot and uncomfortable. People were literally sweating for you, they would bump into you and you would be full of sweat. When the show was over I immediately went outside to get some air and as I waited for my friends when the crowd came out there was steam coming out of the place into the humid NY night. No exaggeration. Good performance from the band though!
This was an extremely short lived music venue in what was previously a local roller rink. If memory serves me right the first show there was an up and coming band by the name of REM."
Port Haven Music Hall, East Setauket, NY
1.)^The Madison Courier, Roller skaters staying fit, 1984-03-07, pg 23
2.)^Bluelight, comments, OK Caldwell College 1984, 2013-12-22, Other Stuff, http://www.philzone.org/
3.)^H2, comments, OK Caldwell College 1984, 2013-12-23, Other Stuff, http://www.philzone.org/
4.)^rengalt, comments, 2010-08-06, http://www.dead.net/show/october-19-1994
5.)^Chuck D., comments, Cinema Treasures.org
6.)^whenthattrainrollsby, 2014-09, http://www.reddit.com/r/grateful_dead/comments/291sgi/the_night_jerry_opened_for_frank/