October 28, 1985
first "Kansas City"
My Brother Esau
Ramble on Rose
Touch of Grey
Man Smart/Woman Smarter
Around and Around
Attendees of this show
This is the ATLANTA Fox Theater, btw....
Hot Show, tight and well played. Another great first set, although I am a sucker for good first sets anyway.
However, Bobby's slide work on Kansas City is kinda brutal. You have to be in the perfect mood to enjoy this. He gets pretty crazy. The Peggy - O is a good breath of fresh air to relieve the tension of Kansas City LOL!!!!
Ramble on Rose and Row Jimmy are outstanding versions.
“The Omnipotent Grateful Dead!”
I recall Hurricane Gloria was tracking the tour. The night before looking for shelter, we were walking around the hotel across the street from the Fox , which was closed up for renovations. Found Deadheads in an open door, found a nice suite up stairs and had a high time for two days for nothin'. Some workmen came in the morning after the second show and saw all these Deadheads leaving for the Halloween show in Columbia, SC.
Nice place, that Fox.
I really enjoy listening to shows I went to a long time ago like this one. Many thanks to those who make it possible!!
2nd row center of the orchestra pit both nights. got great booklets for this tour first 5 rows everywhere
To see the band at one of the most historic concert halls in the country was a true treat. I got tickets the week before when a local subscriber turned in their 5 row orchestra pit tickets for the 2 nights.
I faintly remember a 20yr anniversay banner dropping during Touch of Grey. Solid show from start to end.
The third of four shows in a row for me -- my longest stretch. Loved Atlanta and the Fox (I eventually moved to ATL from Tampa) and remember being surprised by Kansas City. It's not a good version, sadly, but in the heat of the moment it seemed perfect, like so many things in life. I think the scene outweighed the show for me. It certainly sounds bland on tape without a roomful of dosed hippies and their smells.
The Kansas City was an homage' to the Kansas City Royals, who had won the World Series the night before. Bob introduced it by saying "I wonder how many of you were watching TV last night".
Earlier that summer before the Greek shows we had gone to see the Royals play the Athletics at Oakland stadium. Little did I know they would win the world series a few months later.
This Leiber and Stoller classic was just one example of The Dead's infinite knowledge of music history.
I was educated in early rhythm & blues and country & western music by The Grateful Dead.
We had so much kind bud at these shows and on this tour.I will never forget these two nights.We were way up top and smoking so much that someone came to us and said your going to hurt yourselves smoking that much. Well over an once of the kind KIND bud,friends had just come out from west and had brought with them Garbage cans full of bud.
" As Wavy Gravy always said these are the good old days."