Grateful Dead

Riverfront Arena - April 8, 1989

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Riverfront Arena

April 08, 1989

Cincinnati, OH US

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Set List:

Let the Good Times Roll
Wang Dang Doodle
West L.A. Fadeaway
Blow Away
Queen Jane Approximately
Loser
Cassidy
Don't Ease Me In

China Cat Sunflower
I Know You Rider
Looks Like Rain
Eyes of the World
drums
The Wheel
Dear Mr. Fantasy
Hey Jude Reprise
I Need a Miracle
Black Peter
One More Saturday Night

Box of Rain

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Attendees of this show

Hoopsie, beerbryan68, anewbold, ptown phool, Jules N Binokulas, sleepgeek, Lost_Sailor1, UncleJohn61, davegordon, banjocyborg, scottocs, brotherbearscoffee, lehua, hornsby, IkoIko95, docjbf, Capt Chowdah, suebeam@hotmail.com, Bo Deen, Cbus Scott, Cinrockhntr, LooseBrucie, jamiesmithnc, Zomby Woof, Jason Wilder, StillBill, tea2trey, Mosfed, JohnL, heheavyd, 84-95, sciyerface, Paul Dirks, Funken_A, paulb, watsugar, mrsmallard, TheTieDyeDude, MNGLWD, beatitondownonline, Phinnegan, iamkayzak, deepsouthgent, hippydiver, thelahun, Flow3r, ChinaRider77, emmalee02, jpreece83, brummett68, nico11377, skharvey, hdcsp3, CarrionCrow, packymalley, Dolabella, Gypsy in the Palace, WalkemJohnny, tcmarbles, PaulDante, Petronius Jablonski, gordy, lotsofgreensmiles, StackoLee, elracko, ebendog, jackstraw72, kittymaries, Row Jimmy Tisdall, Davey Blue, dogs in a pile, Kristin-Quinn, gpeach, darkstarcrashes, lazy, picc, raincloud74vw, fanny83, Westy-Pearl, rodiebluez1, downtownbear, Rolokid, saintstephen19, denver eric, Toadmaster, likedasoup, midiman007, slowmo1968, kid of Jerry, Dead Billy, radio_mogul, ahpook23, bsh, zebadya, jcjoesammax, cbchess, joetye, kimmerjo, funnyboy, chdaws, Dan the Dog, sugarmag68, BLC420, hillndale, olin preston grant, Pedro2009, general grant, gr8fulal, lesterpatricks@yahoo.com, ganjagirl, kevdaddy, nothing_comes_for_free, the parking lot, skess64, John Galt, stiney456, VikkiM, stemcap, bgall, mondomarty, janeklightfoot, carolinablue, gaia247, oldacemindshiva, lemond, revhd, alpine84, plogan, ladnarc, DoooDah, It Keeps Growing, lrs2008, mattc406, TERRAPINEYES, tjazzbo, randyoftheredwoods, Tennessee Tip, drc32-0, Peppermint Patty, voodoonola, mikeski, wharfratdude, Natty Bumppo, NNJDEADHEAD68, TommyHolland, JAH, eurodave, danceswithbears, thehagg01, grtfuldad, tsadler, gdtrfb65, catpants, deadhead1980, zig zag man, PalfHead, BigBuffalo, lamarred664, leftcoastbound, jamie60, Amitayus, gonewild2, 1wharf-rat, tattoohippy, air_garcia_416, jbatt, davidMOT, mmmm_beer, WaywardBill, Get Weird, GRonK, Grateful Jeff, Upstate NY, GoldenBear, althea86, Markbot, EcoBen, dr_watson_12, Dashoesoff, funkygoodpants, Mitrananda, esfc85, dricey, masessum, LUCY1985, PatrickJYoung, pat young, Sleepy Monkey, shall, Mr.Skjellyfetti, uncle lefty, javafrk, direwolfe, bubbadub, estimatedprofits, walstib77, rastarick, romp711, 1965, Elston64, trippergore, Headntales, JGonlygirlie, Psycle Sam, goldgreek, Pha_Q, potterfield11, Poison, dutchjackstraw, big dave, Brownie, Phil_Fan, ramblonrose, highvibe, acorn, philphreek, jobyallwaysdead, lazymoon, toneye, GDfan, Ted S, mom2tnt, jason_vlo@msn.com, klaussmith, Sluys Guys, lisainpotown, scottymak, rabbit69, doobiesdaddy, illiniboy, cmnaround, garydobson, ekbond, jkstraw04, GaryHartman, BlondeJim, jpjp, mccryptical, troynpam, picone90, TEADAWG, joeman, Geronimo1, shnaholic, tapertim, OSH, JERRYJEFF G., Josef, mary-sunshine, leper van atom, mtnref4, mrngdew77, dgmiller3000, chunn, dumbek, Canadian Head, nuggets, drumzspace72, aquanee, cubs1209, PearlyB, slicae611, dcrockz, Oroborous, Joshadelic, AikoBearzly, fritzy718, dharmagum, kevnshellie, barongsong, jpederzane, jonnyy, DEADGERB, EstellaBlue, IkoIko65, JOEG, chefjim, papajohnny, thump66, Fillmore Midwest, seve allday, Cosmiccharlie, Cookbitch, Jodester, larrybudd, rust, Teajay, Puffem420, matilda, dedhed714, dogari, chrish, Spore, FootBear, skrletbegonia, jillstraw, garystar, Will Speed, philsurf, safarian34, direwolf23, jg-in-az, riggamortis, dennisw, PsillyJim, shack, Maliz, jimmie333, rainbow-trout, uncle mickey, gratefuljo, sw fla chip, zebweber, fpellc, mightzwell, uncle crappy, Gr8ful Greg, ws1995, skioa, Zippatron, Duggles, Ski_Nose, gratefulbearcat, Teedawg, Stealth, Alpine7784, TigerTrance, rodger allinson, deadheadgarcia

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another long crazy night

went with my brother and some friends after leaving work early to be there. we were all in the cosmos and my younger brother took a trip into the outer limits, if you know what I mean. unexplainable occurrences were on the menu and since music feeds the soul, we dined on an exquisite show enhanced by good people and the kindest of the kind of everything.

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Brent

My big memory from this show was during Blow Away some guy jumped on stage. Parrish or one of those guys tried a big bear-hug and the guy just ducked and kept dancing until they finally dragged him off.

Brent went nuts during that Blow Away. That was good to see.

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MIRACLES DO HAPPEN!

GOT IN LINE FOR TICKETS EARLY AND WAS ABOUT 10 PEOPLE FROM THE WINDOW AND I STEPPED OUT OF LINE TO MAKE SURE MY BOSS WAS AT THE RESTAURANT TO OPEN THE STORE THAT DAY 'CUZ I HAD TO GET TICKETS FOR THE SHOW. WELL, NO ANSWER AT THE RESTAURANT, SO AS THE MANAGER I HAD TO LEAVE THE LINE AND GO OPEN THE STORE, YEP, I WAS PISSED. SO I DIDN'T GET TICKETS AND THAT WAS WHEN THE WHOLE "TOUCH OF GREY" THING WAS HAPPENING, SO SHOWS WERE SELLING OUT QUICKLY WITH ALL THE NEWCOMERS. NOT A TICKET TO BE FOUND ANYWHERE! SHOW DATE IS GETTING CLOSER AND I HAVEN'T LET MY BOSS OFF THE HOOK FOR ME NOT GETTING TICKETS, AND I WAS LAYING IT ON THICKER AS THE WEEKS WENT BY. HE FELT TERRIBLE ABOUT FORGETTING, BUT NEITHER ONE OF US COULD FIND SEATS. HE OWNED A RESTAURANT THAT I RAN FOR AND WITH HIM, BUT HE ALSO OWNED AN AUTO BODY REPAIR AND WAS THE BEST CORVETTE GUY IN THE MIDWEST, ONE OF HIS CLIENTS WAS A BIG, BIG RADIO PERSONALITY IN TOWN AND DARRELL ( MY BOSS ) ASKED HIM FOR TICKETS AND HE SAID EVEN HE COULDN'T GET TICKETS FOR HIS KIDS. NO WAY IN HELL WERE THERE ANY TICKETS ANYWHERE AND HE LOOKED ALL OVER. GRADUATION TIME WAS COMING SOON AND DARRELL WAS RESTORING A STINGRAY FOR THIS PERSONALITY ON THE RADIO WHO SAID NO TICKETS ANYWHERE! nOW DARRELL HAD BEEN WORKING ON THIS CAR FOR LITERALLY YEARS AND ALL HE NEEDED TO DO WAS FINISH PAINTING IT SO IT COULD BE PRESENTED AS A GRADUATION GIFT FOR THIS CATS' SON. WELL, NOW WE HAD HIM! " NO TICKY, NO LAUNDRY! " OR SHOULD I SAY " NO TICKY, NO STINGRAY! " I OPENED UP MY PAY ENVEOPE A FEW DAYS BEFORE THE SHOW, AND THERE THEY WERE. 10TH ROW ON THE AISLE, A GIRL THAT SAT BEHIND US TOLD US AFTER THE SHOW THAT SHE WAS SAD THAT THE TOUR WAS OVER (FOR THEM) THAT NIGHT AND THEY HAD TO GO BACK HOME ( TO PITTSBURGH, REASON TO BE SAD IN AND OF ITSELF) BUT THEY FELT BETTER BECAUSE MY FREIND AND I DANCED EVERY SONG THAT NIGHT WE WERE SO HAPPY TO FINALLY BE IN SEATS THAT GOOD THAT WE ACTUALLY HAD STUBS FOR! DEADGERB!

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MIRACLES DO HAPPEN!

GOT IN LINE FOR TICKETS EARLY AND WAS ABOUT 10 PEOPLE FROM THE WINDOW AND I STEPPED OUT OF LINE TO MAKE SURE MY BOSS WAS AT THE RESTAURANT TO OPEN THE STORE THAT DAY 'CUZ I HAD TO GET TICKETS FOR THE SHOW. WELL, NO ANSWER AT THE RESTAURANT, SO AS THE MANAGER I HAD TO LEAVE THE LINE AND GO OPEN THE STORE, YEP, I WAS PISSED. SO I DIDN'T GET TICKETS AND THAT WAS WHEN THE WHOLE "TOUCH OF GREY" THING WAS HAPPENING, SO SHOWS WERE SELLING OUT QUICKLY WITH ALL THE NEWCOMERS. NOT A TICKET TO BE FOUND ANYWHERE! SHOW DATE IS GETTING CLOSER AND I HAVEN'T LET MY BOSS OFF THE HOOK FOR ME NOT GETTING TICKETS, AND I WAS LAYING IT ON THICKER AS THE WEEKS WENT BY. HE FELT TERRIBLE ABOUT FORGETTING, BUT NEITHER ONE OF US COULD FIND SEATS. HE OWNED A RESTAURANT THAT I RAN FOR AND WITH HIM, BUT HE ALSO OWNED AN AUTO BODY REPAIR AND WAS THE BEST CORVETTE GUY IN THE MIDWEST, ONE OF HIS CLIENTS WAS A BIG, BIG RADIO PERSONALITY IN TOWN AND DARRELL ( MY BOSS ) ASKED HIM FOR TICKETS AND HE SAID EVEN HE COULDN'T GET TICKETS FOR HIS KIDS. NO WAY IN HELL WERE THERE ANY TICKETS ANYWHERE AND HE LOOKED ALL OVER. GRADUATION TIME WAS COMING SOON AND DARRELL WAS RESTORING A STINGRAY FOR THIS PERSONALITY ON THE RADIO WHO SAID NO TICKETS ANYWHERE! nOW DARRELL HAD BEEN WORKING ON THIS CAR FOR LITERALLY YEARS AND ALL HE NEEDED TO DO WAS FINISH PAINTING IT SO IT COULD BE PRESENTED AS A GRADUATION GIFT FOR THIS CATS' SON. WELL, NOW WE HAD HIM! " NO TICKY, NO LAUNDRY! " OR SHOULD I SAY " NO TICKY, NO STINGRAY! " I OPENED UP MY PAY ENVEOPE A FEW DAYS BEFORE THE SHOW, AND THERE THEY WERE. 10TH ROW ON THE AISLE, A GIRL THAT SAT BEHIND US TOLD US AFTER THE SHOW THAT SHE WAS SAD THAT THE TOUR WAS OVER (FOR THEM) THAT NIGHT AND THEY HAD TO GO BACK HOME ( TO PITTSBURGH, REASON TO BE SAD IN AND OF ITSELF) BUT THEY FELT BETTER BECAUSE MY FREIND AND I DANCED EVERY SONG THAT NIGHT WE WERE SO HAPPY TO FINALLY BE IN SEATS THAT GOOD THAT WE ACTUALLY HAD STUBS FOR! DEADGERB!

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behind the stage

If the thunder don't get you, the lightning will!!

Only show where i had to sit BEHIND the stage.....must've been very close to sold out cause it was HARD to get a tic....

great show tho and my 2nd wife's FIRST show.....Brent was amazing!!!!

i remember walking around the balcony space to be able to see and hear, but had to keep walking to keep from being ejected out of the seating space by the ushers....

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Green Acid

Yes that guy jumped on stage.

I can tell ya the Dead were in prime form that night.

Wowie Zowie....

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i was with the stage jumper

this was my first show, and the stage jumper was with our group. he was a little overly stimulated and excited to see his godfather. this guy's mom used to live in the haight and hung out with all the bands. apparently jerry was his 'godfather' or at least a friend of the family way back when.

this show was kind of crazy and stressful for me. first, the stage jumping incident, then being left by our ride and having to navigate downtown cincinnati until we found some friends from our hometown to drive us to the hotel.

i remember being very excited to hear china cat, as aoxomoxa was (and still is) my favorite studio album. i also seem to remember someone saying "space...space...space..." during space. perhaps not.

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My 1st show.

Wish someone had some photo's to post. Working on a scrap book of all my dead shows. Knew nothing about the grateful dead at the time,but after that night I had to go to more shows. China Cat seque into Rider was very energetic. I went with some friends. I scored a loge ticket, after I got my ticket people were smiling and saying to each-other,"Looks like he got a ticket." Must've been that trippy smile I was sporting. It was a good feeling and even better when I got inside.

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Birthday Present

This was a birthday present to my self. I turned 30 a couple days before. Loved Dear Mr. Fantasy. Danced the whole show. Didn't get to sleep until I got home from work Monday morning.

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More info about this :-)

So I was on this Tour (owner and c0-creator of "TOURS R US" stickers)a lot back in the day, and this tour was very memorable, and mainly because of this night. So that was the night before Louisville "Freedom Hall," show and my friend Scott and I scored seats right behind Brent, and i think there was a big girl doing Lyric Sign Language..I think..not sure on that. But yes, during the Blow Away (the best best ever..bar none!) a tall, lanky dude leaps from my right onto the stage..now yes the stage was close to seating, but this dude must have had wings to make it down without falling. He makes it past Jerry :-) and stops in front of Weir when Steve Parish comes out and grabs him by his NECK and up off the ground about 6" and out behind drums...
Crazy! Thats the 1st part of this story.
So the next night in Louisville, I was in rare Xtra special mode, and was in hallway sitttin down in a circle with some peeps I didnt really know when I start talkin to this "gumby-looking" blond-haired, lanky dude to my left. I begin to tell him about the night before and the Blow Away dude...He replies.."THAAAAT WAAAS MEEEEEE" I was Blown Away..He said he was wasted and asked them to take him to jail :-( Crazy! BUT AS I SAID CINN '89 THE BEST BLOW AWAY!

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Riverfront Arena - April 8, 1989