Grateful Dead

Manor Downs - August 31, 1985

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Manor Downs

August 31, 1985

Austin, TX US

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Average: 3.8 (13 votes)

Set List:

Mississippi Half-Step
El Paso
Dupree's Diamond Blues
Mexicali Blues
Big River
Althea
My Brother Esau
Jack-a-Roe
Let it Grow

Terrapin Station
Estimated Prophet
drums
Goin' Down the Road Feelin' Bad
Stella Blue
Throwin' Stones
Not Fade Away

She Belongs to Me
One More Saturday Night

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Man it was so hot at this

Man it was so hot at this show. I had just moved to Austin when I found out the Dead were coming. I was pumped up. But man, I thought I was going to die it was so damn hot. Second set seemed really short. My friend had a theory at the time that Jerry probably needed to take a shit (although I am reasonable sure that it had something to do with other less productive activities).
I was stoked because I thought the band would come around every year or so. Sadly, this was the last time they ever played Austin and the second to last time for Texas.

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spalding pe112fn
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Yep it was extremely hot,

Yep it was extremely hot, felt like standing in front of a real hot oven when you open it up, hot. Good Cowboy feel to the set list, and the second set was short, maybe due to the heat and Jerry's condition at the time.

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Carmel Valley, CA
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36° 28' 46.8624" N, 121° 43' 56.8128" W
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Am I crazy?

The most memorable moment of this show for me was before the show, a small airplane flew around overhead and the PA announcer told the crowd some guy would parachute out of the plane...well, he jumped out and never opened his chute and "landed" over behind some hills and that was that...noone remembers this but me. Am I going crazy? It was funny and yet wierd. I bought doses from a guy in a green hat and fried my way through the show. It was hot, but Estimated and Terrapin were raging as only a mid 1980s show can do. I loved this show, what a great time.

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Hurst, TX 76053
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How hot was it?

I don't remember how hot it was or the guy in the green hat. I do remember being amazed at the blue flames shooting out of Jerry's head.
I also remember being really pissed off at this helicopter hovering over my right shoulder shining a spot light. Somewhere during the drums I realized it was only the full moon. Man...it was a LOUD moon.

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Tulsa, OK
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You are not crazy

Yes I remember the plane and the jumper....although I forgot about it until just reading this. It was very hot indeed.

Best song was Jerry singing "She Belongs to me" One of his best versions. I have a low quality video of the show.

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Beer

You could drive your truck to the beer stand and purchase a half case with ice........never saw that before. A big dustbowl it was. The setting sun was great, It was surely hot and the bugs, I've never seen roaches that big, like 3 or 4 inches. What a weekend.

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Oakwood, GA 30566
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34° 14' 17.106" N, 83° 52' 33.3012" W
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back in austin

yeah, it was pretty hot at the show. i remember melting by a hill and looking up, there was a cop on a horse right behind me! freaked me right out. going in there was a big sign that said abandon hope all ye who enter here, and some guy with a big hat on telling us "once you go in, you cn't go back" how true..
the next day went swimming at barton springs, that's how to cool off in the summer.

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Hello-people I love you but

it ALWAYS IS HOT IN TEXAS IN AUGUST xoxoxo like a never ending sauna bath......think only the Texans are used to it....xoxo Gypsy Cowgirl

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not sure if here..definately at houston (precious gal memory)

keep your character, enjoy living, share your fortune,
OXOX Merple Reddin

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not sure if here..definately at houston (precious gal memory)

keep your character, enjoy living, share your fortune,
OXOX Merple Reddin

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Manor Downs - August 31, 1985