Grateful Dead

River Bend Music Center - June 24, 1985

River Bend Music Center

June 24, 1985

Cincinnati, OH US

Average: 4.5 (18 votes)

Set List:

Alabama Getaway
Greatest Story Ever Told
They Love Each Other
New Minglewood Blues
Tennessee Jed
My Brother Esau
Let it Grow

Iko Iko
Samson and Delilah
He's Gone
Smokestack Lightnin'
Cryptical Envelopment
Comes a Time
The Other One
Cryptical Envelopment
Wharf Rat
Around and Around
Good Lovin'

U.S. Blues

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Attendees of this show

tumblintim, tselnick, dubai-escorts-bunnies, anthony_r, Brad125, Amy from New York, msmiranda, Dead_Head_4_Life, zoyd1962, blue eyed soul, Tennessee Wed, ascialabba, PlayinDead, UncleJohn61, anewbold, dewahba, payingdues, Fred_Schwartz, MikeOMikeO, LocoBrian, hornsby, rymo, Cbus Scott, ecce homo, bluewater, Theeteetop, hockey_john, cbNEAL, cmd, dimbulb1024, chuckulz, watsugar, One Man, MNGLWD, Phinnegan, gkreist, TrippyPete, iamkayzak, minutemouse, blacksharpie, intrepid, Infrared_Daydream, hippydiver, indianabob, rootbeer2000, ChinaRider77, jpreece83, ahammer, Peak0db, jthomasdurham, cryptl1028, nanabool, ocean, Dpwilljr, grateful hawaiian, jackstrawtom, packymalley, Dolabella, Althea Rose, nipsyhustle, Iriecycle, hippierob, greeksam78, dogs in a pile, lynch, gpeach, darkstarcrashes, tpenn, fanny83, terragin, AlaskaDeadHead1, jsginbull, Dead Billy, Cerberus, gonzo4osu, jlawless, jobolisk, sugarmag68, alovours13, Pedro2009, lapdug67, tigman, mercurygd, pat L, wookie007, lonesomejohnnie, jrbird419, BornInADesert, flach77, LuigiDied, BurntDawg, rednfillmore, pairdoc, revhd, cool colo. rain, Kryptical1Clearwater, lagnaf, MagicPEZ, ladnarc, gravedigger7, jsomoza, Cassidy18, tardis, voodoonola, JAH, Thepman, MissReddin, gdtrfb65, wiggy, iggy62, rami, Sleepingdragon777, air_garcia_416, davidMOT, cub, flipper, aliceDmillionair, mountainlynx, Kraut888, jimi864, WaywardBill, Doseme, cosmicloyed, kydedhed, asteroid4442, sseif, whitebird, Bettylou, another jerry, gusfromcbus, BabylonDon, PatrickJYoung, pat young, PeterB, ericl, mamahippy61, osborne fitzgerald mcclintic, PowderPig, ginsu710, uncle lefty, mp51, Elston64, trippergore, Slidiouse, hehehekramar, Psycle Sam, goldgreek, capntrips, philphreek, smokinmore, Yippierb, kcwilson, dhmikeo, klaussmith, HowardH, madhatter, Rum Jungle, Majuroguy, MoonshineCito, George C. Hartman, Valerie Stevenson, terrapin85, GaryHartman, BlondeJim, jpjp, crazyfingers73, JERRYJEFF G., mary-sunshine, mtnref4, catchmohl, smokey mountains, jackerowe, janso, ChinaCat63, goffchile, shkdnst, lordofys, Dire Wolff, OBY-BEN-WAH-KENOBY, wharfrat8199, AikoBearzly, dharmagum, drkstrcrashes, DEADGERB, shugamag, buxfreak3, Emerald4689, thump66, ludlow66, budculbertson, Finster, dan0, duboman, AJ, mapfreak, gr84lgamer, Bobby33914, Somnambulist57, Columbia, jay_harrs, paulb, seenvic, 333mike, uncle mickey, sgolston, Far-L, uncle crappy, zenarus, Duggles, Gravy, jcmpbl, augustwest, johnnyg, Tom Banjo, Alsflorida, tn2nadoes


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Joined: Dec 11 2009

first show!
buddy got awesome pavillion tix
comes a time was beautiful and cryptical was out of nowhere!
perfect SB recordings out there too

Joined: Feb 4 2011
60th. sohow man i had to go!

frogers best friend

Joined: Feb 17 2011
Got Even with the ex....

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..

Dpwilljr's picture
Joined: Oct 20 2010
More Memories

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.

Joined: Jul 4 2011
Paddle Wheel Boat-

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!

Joined: Jul 4 2011
# 2-

Paddle wheel boat went behind the stage (on the Ohio river) while Jerry & the band played Comes A Time...very cool.

One Man's picture
Joined: May 17 2011
Summer Tour

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...

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Joined: Aug 25 2012
Fun summer here

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.

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Joined: Apr 26 2013
My first show

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.


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River Bend Music Center - June 24, 1985