Grateful Dead

Merriweather Post Pavilion - June 30, 1985

Merriweather Post Pavilion

June 30, 1985

Columbia, MD US

Average: 4.6 (26 votes)

Set List:

Mississippi Half-Step
C.C. Rider
Brown Eyed Women
Mama Tried
Mexicali Blues
Keep on Growing
Big Railroad Blues
Looks Like Rain
Don't Ease Me In

Shakedown Street
Samson and Delilah
Gimme Some Lovin'
He's Gone
Cryptical Envelopment
The Other One
Stella Blue
Around and Around
Sugar Magnolia

U.S. Blues

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Attendees of this show

RichIntoTheFuture, dubai-escorts-bunnies, Brad125, fleck2, GeoffHarrison, iwuzthere, gbenn52,, rkowna, 85 tourhead, gabbertw4, CampgroundBob, Tom,, jammal, pmacsinthehouse, pukegrub, ascialabba, Bill388, billyhankins, DanD187, Stealurface-bertbert, DonkeyOdie, V-GOD, Jules N Binokulas, blrot, azteccat, MikeOMikeO, Jackstraw1963, fcbrew, Jason1969, chaseutley, doug moyer, Lionsghost, cardinal4, gainzer, markh, Eastcoast65, Quazi, EugeneEvon, hitmeister, madolyn, marijuanabob, Phinnegan, Gr8ful Ed, chuckebbets, minutemouse, blacksharpie, intrepid, Geodye420, ChinaRider77, kking, seltz, cryptl1028, tashwolf, jpruitt53, ocean, moogirl, Dpwilljr, grateful hawaiian, jackstrawtom, tcmarbles, blackmer65, leisamarie, Sequitor, Bleaux Leaux, 123IBT, meepzort, hippierob, jz, kjmcdonagh, samchaz, Richy-twotimes, CherylB, greeksam78, legalmist, Steve-o Brooklyn, drc456, gpeach, darkstarcrashes, spacewalker, BIODTR58, picc, tpenn, bill.mayer, Cozmic Eddie, Iko37, pitzdidg, mojoman, rodiebluez1, downtownbear, andyd8519, Randy779, AlaskaDeadHead1, Beng1818, stroukoa, jsginbull, foreverahead, palmsunday, radio_mogul, Cerberus, jlawless, Tweety42, Slebodes, cozchaz09, sugarmag68, alovours13, Fr8nkenstein, jimmyjack smith, chefdarkstar, RaymondMBrown, W.A.L.S.T.I.B., cassidy11, pockeyway, vashgrmag, mercurygd, jaxxtraw, nicklas59, pat L, onebear, lonesomejohnnie, hardroxx,, docjbf, jrbird419, VikkiM, rjus, gatzapaul, K1ndZ0n3, kjk611, CarlaDCArea, hazenmc, dp351, csmills2, gairleog, RightwingDeadhead, BornInADesert, flach77, LuigiDied, BurntDawg, Farsiter, pairdoc, SCDeadhead, MagicPEZ, wharfrat1016, b3nd3r, grooveon, dancingcat, jsomoza, hippie-hugs, diamond-eyed jack, deadheadfrom76, gr8fulcraig, Lynnzie, Beadwhisperer, ruk1nd, tomsned66, Clairebear, dankstressny, amdew122, voodoonola, NNJDEADHEAD68, skyuka, trippy, redeft, the bone, MissReddin, bobby, Saisabok, Birdsong1969NJ, bobbyb, squ1rr3l, DinoBam, MICKE527, sjj, wiggy, zig zag man, TheNightEagle, Raeb Gnicnad, cosmic_skye, iggy62, free2liv64, leftcoastbound, 1wharf-rat, Tom Mittemeyer, rami, beandog22, brookeok, Sleepingdragon777, air_garcia_416, nickelless, cub, flipper, gammalyte, aliceDmillionair, erickat, jimi864, don of the dead, GratefulPANIC, WaywardBill, gnoodle, cosmicloyed, Upstate NY, Ami, skullfu, scarletfire16, sakparadise, Bettylou, gHawk, planlorr, uncjhn, StaggerLee32, funkygoodpants, kwoody77, BEGGERSPAY, ticket lee, BabylonDon, Sprybert, AlanSheckter, Dupreediamond420, Bluebird3434, 143or245, Tigerman, twilaq1, wheels69, osborne fitzgerald mcclintic, Socrateazer, ginsu710, rangerjoe, mp51, macdoogle, still-dead, bigstush, gr8fulpete, rastarick, teamcram, Mike Wid, theleven, Slidiouse, birdiewasthere, gr8fuldrew, speedlimit, dutchjackstraw, Cass, Bill Stratton, Babuyaya, notfade, FingersOfSkill, Hopierose, SocietysPliers, gratefultm65, jz323, loulazz, mrkaos63, GratefulGigi, eclipse, bugdocky, Sluys Guys, HowardH, carlroeser, chinacatcumberland5, UncleDuke77, Rum Jungle, willdup, Grasshead, Mellowman, chiina_whiite, FlyAwayTooNight, MoonshineCito, logstirl, otto conner, Valerie Stevenson, RP1, tenecjedhead, terrapin85, BlondeJim, jpjp, mcthwait, shnaholic, JERRYJEFF G., mstaggerlee, Shimanto, JurassicBlueberries, Josef, CatfishJohn, JJammm, wills, Uncle Jimmie, catchmohl, Superbengoshi, gregkeyser, bdpalace, jackerowe, bird-song, jed06, BornCrossEyed69, EightyEights, Stephen S Sharkey, raven, Diceking, wolf, brainman, sugarmag122, JackStrawfromOttawa, brweldon81, Kima, timitart, Moonshiner, johnh, Forever_Deadicated, CaptainCaveman, Dire Wolff, OBY-BEN-WAH-KENOBY, wharfrat8199, Dancingnancies, chef, drumzspace, Oroborous, raferm, TheDireWolf, Bob Minkin, dharmagum, drkstrcrashes, Brandon, taperdave, Mike Edwards, legionmary, Skully, scottlovett, shackt, Symmetry, shugamag, tommythrock, Emerald4689, gdgroupie, dwhite10, Jim Gore, Friend of the Devil, Cosmiccharlie, budculbertson, Tabie, Finster, soulshine06, greggm65, WWTyson, ajsedel, scullroses, ScottL57, mmolman, deadfreak2112, shasty, Alpo_va, terrapin58, jodoyle, McWada, OneGratefulDad, SkookS, Lesh-Is-More, mcleary, gilco, walstib3, augwest386, Bobby33914, Tony_S, jillstraw, mksmith, direwolf23, bill642, gratefulfrank, Columbia, punkypug, jay_harrs, paulb, Penn Dead, tcerneskie, raj, htsspaul, Lazy-Supp-Deal, cumberlandcase, 333mike, gd4me, sgolston, Kenpb, Far-L, grateful tar heel, maredwar, dschpan, philfan61, tcrawford, Jon Cornick, ricflower, Fly, serafin, Golden Road, Thom, battman, Zippatron, Duggles, avarose325, tbsjr65, nughuffer, bradleyg, PhilZone, jergirl61, antonjo, PeteSink, jcmpbl, augustwest, johnnyg, ratskrad, Spender, Half-step, Tom Banjo, Alsflorida, Charlie Miller, kuu, tn2nadoes, aud, xian


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xian's picture
Joined: May 26 2007
One of the best Shakedowns

One of the best Shakedowns ever. Lead into a very fonky Hard to Handle-esque jam with a moment of entrained bliss reminiscent of the China-Rider transition peak.

Not the best Crypical of the summer, but it was still a thrill to hear it, even muddled through, for the first ime ever, after 15 years or so. Nice He's Gone too.

Also, one of the few Keep on Growin's that summer, a hint at Phil's avowed attachment to the Layla album.

punkypug's picture
Joined: Jun 9 2007
This was my very first show!

It was a terrific Shakedown... It was the favorite song of a good friend who was with me at the show. She ended up being in the bathroom when it played. At least she got to dance to it while on the toilet!

I also remember sitting on my husband's shoulders so I could see Jerry. He pointed to the big guy in the red shirt. I think I expected to see God. I was kinda disappointed when he looked so normal!

I also still have the t-shirt from this show. A couple of years ago, at an 'Other One's' show at Nissan, a young couple behind me were completely amazed because my t-shirt was around 20 years old... kids... (shakes head).

Joined: Jun 8 2007
My First Show, Too!

This was my first show and I recall thinking how this whole world was going on without me knowing about it until then!

My recollections from the show was Samson & Delilah's chorus with everyone on the lawn joining in... and the funky Shakedown!

Joined: Jun 14 2007
First Show!!!!!

Wow, it was good to get on the bus to never ending bliss!! Peace!

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Joined: Jul 7 2008
What a first Show


A kid of 15. I was in the middle of the lawn right at the bottom. I could see the band if I stood up on the railing. A guy gave me a 4 way during Shakedown. By He's Gone I was FLOATIN down the track!

Not proud, but I did jump the fence to get in.

Joined: Nov 17 2008
Merriweather post pavilion

Merriweather post pavilion is an outdoor concert venue located among symphony woods, a 40-acre lot of preserved land that sits in the heart of the planned community of columbia, maryland.
mississippi drug rehab

Joined: Aug 3 2009
Best shakedown ever

Should be on cd for sure,you know what i bet it will be.What a great time we had running all over that place like mad men.And that shakedown i was right in front of the sound board going insane conducting the band like a wild man no shit dan healy was laughing his ass off.My friend was on the stage this night he said the first thing he saw was fred garvin doing a mind bending shakedown street conduction.Cant wait this will be on cd jeff norman perfect.

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Joined: Apr 13 2008
The Shakedown I judge all others against

An interesting day to say the least. I woke up with my wife (now ex) in Montego Bay, Jamaica. It was the last day of the 1st part of our honeymoon. We strolled the beach after breakfast, and took a cab to the airport.

Flew into Baltimore (BWI) where our car had been sitting in the lot ready to take us on the 20 minute drive to Merriweather. Jamaica in the morning, GD in the evening. Doesn't get much better than that.

As for the show. I honestly don't remember much of it, even the Shakedown. But when I got my board tapes of the show and rediscovered it, I still have not yet to find a Shakedown that compares. The Greek (7/15/88) is close, but doesn't have that amazing chemistry during the jam and the climax that occurs before the refrain.


~Tom ( "takes the dark out of the nighttime, paints the daytime black")

buddy plant's picture
Joined: Jul 7 2007
If yer looking for a...

...comparable Shakedown Street, one that shakes ya to the core, I heartily recommend the one from 12-31-84 (SF Civic). Phil is a true thunder God here, and the Sugar Mag>Scarlet>Fire to open the second set ain't too shabby either. Don't forget to stick around for the third set too... You all know deep down that San Francisco shows were the best, admit it now and we can move on...
P.S. Yer gonna love the Bird Song, this show really is one of the best NYE shows. Try it, you'll like it!

Joined: May 31 2010
It was all about the Shakedown

I agree with most of these posts on the Shakedown Street. It was also the first time I saw Keep on Growin'. With all that the next night blew it away....


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Merriweather Post Pavilion - June 30, 1985