Grateful Dead

River Bend Music Center - June 30, 1986

River Bend Music Center

June 30, 1986

Cincinnati, OH US

Average: 4.3 (21 votes)

Set List:

Feel Like a Stranger
Friend of the Devil
Mama Tried
Big River
West L.A. Fadeaway
Let it Grow

Man Smart/Woman Smarter
Ship of Fools
Smokestack Lightnin'
He's Gone
I Need a Miracle
Stella Blue
Good Lovin'

Quinn the Eskimo

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Attendees of this show

dubai-escorts-bunnies, Hugo Fugazi, Brad125, Amy from New York, rockit, rkowna,, LorenSR, Cath0516, jayclark, zoyd1962, scotthepp, blue eyed soul, Tennessee Wed, ohMandy, anewbold, Jules N Binokulas, Petronius Jablonski, UncleJohn61, mysterycat, Waldo66, dewahba, payingdues, rymo, hornsby, Gen, Cbus Scott, Oxford 88, Theeteetop, tea2trey, hockey_john, Quazi, cbNEAL, skydog0223, Charlie Mosbrook, cmd, chuckulz, watsugar, TheTieDyeDude, jamesrbenson, MNGLWD, Phinnegan, gkreist, juddh1, rab66, minutemouse, indianabob, Denny827, punisher0168, Geodye420, cryptl1028, nanabool, ocean, moogirl, JohnRapp, Dpwilljr, jackstrawtom, packymalley, Dolabella, 123IBT, lotsofgreensmiles, hippierob, Row Jimmy Tisdall, greeksam78, dpw1982, dogs in a pile, DavAlan, gpeach, darkstarcrashes, tpenn, fanny83, rodiebluez1, AlaskaDeadHead1, midiman007, jsginbull, Flickster, duppree, StaggerLee69, chefm, Cerberus, gonzo4osu, micah68, jlawless, greg.dowling, sugarmag68, alovours13, chefdarkstar, weatherbill7, Disco Stu,, lapdug67, tigman, mercurygd, wookie007, lonesomejohnnie, Kid ROck, BornInADesert, flach77, LuigiDied, BurntDawg, lemond, revhd, cool colo. rain, furthurtour, lagnaf, thechief19641964, MagicPEZ, ladnarc, gravedigger7, jsomoza, spaceyoface, Po Boy, jordanj420, lrs2008, Susie Q, swimdad, bealmear, Tennessee Tip, Cassidy18, voodoonola, JAH, dimbulb1024, MissReddin, rob west, The_Music_Danced_Me, Birdsong1969NJ, tsadler, aikox2, Yamis Jewell, PalfHead, rami, beandog22, Sleepingdragon777, air_garcia_416, cub, flipper, hippiedino, aliceDmillionair, Kraut888, mixer, WaywardBill, Grateful Jeff, Doseme, cosmicloyed, kydedhed, scrltbg, skullfu, scarletfire16, teachpeace, NM-MCS, hurricanebob, sseif, JMY714, Dashoesoff, whitebird, Bettylou, another jerry, ticket lee, gusfromcbus, BabylonDon, Bluebird3434, PatrickJYoung, pat young, Sleepy Monkey, mamahippy61, hotshakedown, ginsu710, Ungnome, uncle lefty, Elston64, trippergore, hamal, Psycle Sam, goldgreek, Drumhead, capntrips, philphreek, smokinmore, Yippierb, kcwilson, klaussmith, lisainpotown, jozeppy, madhatter, Rum Jungle, Majuroguy, MoonshineCito, jeffreygoodman, George C. Hartman, Valerie Stevenson, deadheaddave1982, GaryHartman, BlondeJim, OSH, Josef, mary-sunshine, leper van atom, mtnref4, catchmohl, burningpawn, smokey mountains, badtpyist, griffmad, janso, goffchile, JackStrawfromOttawa, Kima, coachdeadhead, OBY-BEN-WAH-KENOBY, PearlyB, Playin, Oroborous, Charbroiled, dharmagum, drkstrcrashes, johnoreno, DEADGERB, shugamag, papajohnny, thump66, Fillmore Midwest, Cosmiccharlie, gardengate32, batcavejoe, ssc5160, theob, duboman, SkookS, gilco, kelster, mapfreak, walstib3, gr84lgamer, augwest386, pdb, micp1274, Lorenr, safarian34, mksmith, direwolf23, jay_harrs, paulb, DocLnghair, seenvic, shack, 333mike, rainbow-trout, sgolston, Far-L, sw fla chip, uncle crappy, Billy Delion, Zippatron, Duggles, gratefulbearcat, Teedawg, jcmpbl, augustwest, REK, jims, Half-step, other1, tn2nadoes


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Duggles's picture
Joined: Jun 5 2007
Check out this Stella.

We had fun this night and the band was on.


gardengate32's picture
Joined: Jun 14 2007
This was my very first show.

This was my very first show. I had just gotten my licence (I'm 38), and this was the first road trip my parents let me go on. There were a lot of old hippies and bikers there, and the parking lot scene was HUGE. There was a light rain, and I remember streams of rain spinning off the skirts of spinning girls. You can guess my frame of mind. The parking lot scene was so big that people in the middle felt comfortable enough to strip down, and Riverbend said "bye-bye". I couldn't freakin' believe the drums. I was hooked. I never got a tape of that show, so if anyone could hook me up, that would be sweet.
We would not die in that man's company
That fears his fellowship to die with us
-bill shakespear-henry V

johnoreno's picture
Joined: Jun 16 2007
Quinn the Eskimo

My brother and I had great seats in front of Jerry, during Quinn when Jerry sings "everybody is gonna want to Dose"
He was smiling wide and made eye contact with fans. Killer Shit!

Joined: Jun 20 2007
first show

Blow out! I literally danced a hole in my shoe during Miracle. Smokestack was right to me! Bobby was like three feet away as I was coming back to myself doing what seemed to be Tai Chi to his sustained guitar colors planes that I was pushing as he kept sustaining them; a beautiful give and take. Mind Blowing! However, during Bertha I thought the Band wanted me to leave and never come back. I think I felt guilty for not tossing back a little ball of lightning that came flying over the crowd to me. I played with it like a Globetrotter and then sneaked it into my back pocket. Ha! "We're all confused" could been my motto at this show.

GaryHartman's picture
Joined: Jul 4 2007
I remember

I remember Brent kicking ass on Bertha!! Him anf Jerry tradeing licks back and forth. Lots of smiles from the Band and the crowd. These midwest shows were always so roomy. Not crowded like east coast shows, the band seemed very laid back. Quin- blew me away!! It was prefect ended for a perfect show!!!

Joined: Jul 17 2007
2nd show

Most definately the most confusion I've ever experienced
There was a lady with rabbits.
I lost all my friends by the end of the show.
Lisa, Lisa who?????
Did find my car though.
Truly fantastic

Joined: Oct 22 2008
Rollin on the river

I remember that about the time they hit the first chorus on Ship Of Fools a tug pushing a stack of barges went by headed downstream, right on que!

Joined: Jan 13 2010
Ship of Fools

The way I remember it...
Before "Ship of Fools" the band was kinda stalling and looking up the river and talking to each other. I wondered what was going on. Then, as they got into the song, a POLICE BOAT (with lights on top and some ensignia on the side or something) came cruising by. I laughed my ass off!
(I listened to the tape later and didn't notice any "stalling" before the song, but that's my story and I'm sticking to it!)
Anyhow, GREAT show and the first show of my first "tour" (well, 5 shows in a row anyway).
"Everybody's gonna wanna dose!" and I was!

Joined: Feb 17 2011

Gave up on the wife and took a bud from work. His first show. During Miracle, I ascended to a higher level. Don't know why to this day. Ingested enhancements were not involved. In the late 70's I discovered I couldn't be lit and make sense of the Dead. As soon as Stella started, I was back to normal.

Joined: Jul 4 2011
Paddle Wheel Boats Again-

Amazing place to see a gig!My friends that I toured w/ didn't believe me that I'd seen paddle wheel boats go behind the stage on the Ohio river the year before.
The band started into Ship Of Fools & here a boat came again!
Very cool...they thought I'd created the prana myself(I think it was the Doonesbury blotter):D
Bobby was really on this night!
Let it grow (same spot as last year)Smokestack Lightning & Good Lovin!


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River Bend Music Center - June 30, 1986