June 24, 1985
Set List:Alabama Getaway
Greatest Story Ever Told
They Love Each Other
New Minglewood Blues
My Brother Esau
Let it Grow
Samson and Delilah
Comes a Time
The Other One
Around and Around
Attendees of this show
buddy got awesome pavillion tix
comes a time was beautiful and cryptical was out of nowhere!
perfect SB recordings out there too
frogers best friend
This was my second show. I took the (now ex) wife. The only way she would go is if I took her to see Barry Manilow.(Did I mention she's my ex?) I bought tickets for both shows at the same time. I can still hear the sudden silence followed by gales of laughter when, in a loud, clear voice, I told the clerk at Ticketmaster (or was it Ticketron?) "I would like two tickets to the Dead and two tickets for Barry Manilow".
Didn't Bobby raffle off the rhythm section at one point in the show? Or was that the next year?
High point: Smokestack. Second highest point: the look on my ex's face when a twirler accidently bumped into her and caused her to spill her pop. It was her last show, BTW..
I think I recall a paddleboat chuggin' by during Iko, or was that the doses I took ?
I was never terribly fond of this venue but there was always good energy there and some memorable shows.
Sweet place to see a gig....the venue was connected to a little amusement park.
Shrooms & friends who followed us from Alpine..whole show was tight & sounded great.
Smokestack & Cryptical had me dancin' for days after the gig!
Paddle wheel boat went behind the stage (on the Ohio river) while Jerry & the band played Comes A Time...very cool.
This was my first summer tour "shed" show, and my 13th overall. It was a revelation in many ways. River behind the stage, crazy unexpected "That's It For the Other One", "Smokestack", and general out-of-control goofiness. I remember thinking that I single-handedly brought the band back up for an encore by whistling so loudly. It's probably true! Check the tapes to see...
Another great summer tour. New venue's great breakouts and alot of fun with all the tour heads . This was the heyday no pun intended being in the midwest farm lands threw out the summers was a ton of fun. I do not have any regrets having enjoyed my youth with these guys on tour summer after summer year after year.
Thank you for a real good time.
I was very excited for it. I knew about half of the tunes. It holds up really well on tape, even though I think 85 and 86 are easily the worst years of that decade. The summer before my junior year in high school, went with a friend. I remember cajoling the maybe 20 year old head next to us into buying us beers (drinking age was 18 for beer back then); he was morally opposed to alcohol but did it to be a nice guy; didn't have any problem offering a bowl laced with opium to us, but beer concerned him. Anyway, I remember being stoked for Tennesse Jed and Smokestack Lightning--I had a Howlin' Wolf record on Chess that I used to play over and over, so I dug the cover. Afterword we skinny dipped in the Ohio River with a bunch of other freaks. Great time.