Grateful Dead

Richmond Coliseum - November 1, 1985

Richmond Coliseum

November 01, 1985

Richmond, VA US

Average: 4.9 (30 votes)

Set List:

Dancin' in the Streets
Cold Rain and Snow
Little Red Rooster
Stagger Lee
Me and My Uncle
Big River
Brown Eyed Women
Jack Straw
Don't Ease Me In

Samson and Delilah
High Time
He's Gone
Comes a Time
Lost Sailor
Saint of Circumstance
Gimme Some Lovin'
She Belongs to Me

Day Job

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Attendees of this show

novakm, dubai-escorts-bunnies, Bill H, Brad125, Amy from New York, msmiranda, Ejlesq, GeoffHarrison, AIMScto, gabbertw4, jammal, rittrob, pukegrub, ascialabba, Bill388, pkslipknot, Hoopsie, BonAirLightnin, MikeOMikeO, LocoBrian, RunForTheRoses, rymo, IkoIko95, Gen, skydiver44, fcbrew, ThomasMantellWilliams, tea2trey, hockey_john, Lionsghost, ptown phool, cardinal4, DanSeth, the axis, Eastcoast65, Quazi, Phinnegan, chuckebbets, minutemouse, Infrared_Daydream, deepsouthgent, Geodye420, ChinaRider77, ahammer, Peak0db, mickydf250, kking, WillyB, cryptl1028, tashwolf, Dolabella, tcmarbles, Mouse13, Sequitor, mmtapeop, 123IBT, meepzort, Peisenberg, hippierob, kjmcdonagh, samchaz, Richy-twotimes, CherylB, legalmist, DavAlan, drc456, darkstarcrashes, spacewalker, BIODTR58, tpenn, SurlyT, dr zevon, pitzdidg, rodiebluez1, terragin, Randy779, redcoatblues, AlaskaDeadHead1, midiman007, stroukoa, jsginbull, Gr8ful Dean, duppree, HelenABucket, jlawless, SaintSteven, dbartolismith, Cumberland blooze, Tweety42, sugarmag68, alovours13, chefdarkstar, RaymondMBrown, pvc, Folkways, Danc1n, 4hawks, weatherbill7, gr8fulal, Mister_Charlie, brooks1, mercurygd, Mornduvt, pat L, JohnDC, lonesomejohnnie, tcrider, whipple, jrbird419, gatzapaul, K1ndZ0n3, norbeast, dp351, kenrock, gairleog, chaoslodge, RightwingDeadhead, BornInADesert, BurntDawg, St Stephen 65, JohnnyThunder, SCDeadhead, MagicPEZ, Mzuzu, chrisfic, deadheadfrom76, Basilicone, gr8fulcraig, 4 Rivers, caroroses, Beadwhisperer, chicobonzai, tomsned66, Cassidy18, dankstressny, Peppermint Patty, the bone, bobby, The_Music_Danced_Me, BarefeetBob, tsadler, aikox2, squ1rr3l, ffej55, MICKE527, wiggy, zig zag man, TheNightEagle, PalfHead, lamarred664, iggy62, leftcoastbound, Tom Mittemeyer, rami, beandog22, brookeok, cub, Dilligaff Wilbury, aliceDmillionair, LittleTerry, snowindian, bucks-yellow van, jimi864, gnoodle, skullfu, EcoBen, sakparadise, Bettylou, gHawk, zofo, StaggerLee32, funkygoodpants, Robert Francis, ticket lee, Thomas Shields, Sprybert, AlanSheckter, Dupreediamond420, Bluebird3434, captrips, 143or245, Tigerman, Dead Meister, wyldman22964, Bigtedman3, wheels69, ginsu710, Dankstress, brianmika, rangerjoe, rastarick, Elston64, teamcram, Felix, trippergore, theleven, birdiewasthere, hamal, dmason, rgreene, Rossboy777, mote patrol, speedlimit, picnic, dutchjackstraw, Bill Stratton, aslpotomac, Babuyaya, iamslinky, Hopierose, SocietysPliers, gratefultm65, Yippierb, GratefulGigi, eclipse, Sluys Guys, notbetty, jackandceleste, HowardH, carlroeser, chinacatcumberland5, jozeppy, Rum Jungle, willdup, Grasshead, Majuroguy, FlyAwayTooNight, blondon1, MoonshineCito, logstirl, poiriergreg, mcthwait, shnaholic, Shimanto, Josef, catchmohl, Superbengoshi, smokey mountains, Tom51, auralworship, jbirdme,, orlzzt, uncle john deadhead, Kima, timitart, Moonshiner, johnh, madlypat, AnnieRoses, ez2lovu, Forever_Deadicated, OBY-BEN-WAH-KENOBY, Big Bad Bill, Dancingnancies, terrybear, Ozhead, Charbroiled, dharmagum, Mister Benson, drkstrcrashes, lappdog1, taperdave, Margs, nalex, Skully, johnoreno, scottlovett, IkoIko65, Symmetry, Emerald4689, gdgroupie, Cryptic_Envelopment, WWTyson, ajsedel, PhilESwingdance, shasty, njwreckdiver, levitonjl, stamato, wineman53, OneGratefulDad, SkookS, Kent, mapfreak, Bobby33914, TomK, safarian34, mksmith, Columbia, johnlo, rdnzl, Drumpsychosis, Penn Dead, seenvic, tcerneskie, JerryisaJedi, Lazy-Supp-Deal, cumberlandcase, Maliz, W. is the Antichrist, vinylanimyl, grateful tar heel, dschpan, philfan61, tcrawford, Hank Breeze, jonesgang, Billy Delion, Thom, Duggles, tbsjr65, Larntz, Teedawg, PhilZone, jergirl61, antonjo, johnnyg, ratskrad, Bozo Bus, Benny Jakes, Alsflorida, ace1, aud, xian


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Joined: Jan 29 2009

my good for first huh???

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Joined: Sep 7 2008
gate crashers

We could not get tickets and some heads pushed the doors open and hundreds got in i met my friend on the floor he knocked over a security guard on the way in. We happened to see the same security guard on the way out we thought we were in trouble. He looked at us and said I did a lot of good tonight didn't I! What a great night.

Joined: Jun 24 2007
My First!

Drove down from American University with 3 friends. Had no "police" trouble. I had only learned most of the songs by listening to my buddy B's bootlegs during first semester. I remember loving the first set "Jack Straw".
Second set; history.
The "Lost Sailor>drums>space>Saint" was mind blowing. The 'Hes Gone" was so beautiful, we almost wept. Bobby's admonition of the crowd during "Gloria" is something I will take to my grave. As it was my first show, I even enjoyed "Day Job" although I was by far in the minority.

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Joined: Mar 21 2009

drove down from Rochester, NY with girlfriend and her brother with no tickets. Both nights got in from people kicking the doors open, almost crushed the second night though. I remember cops on horseback and people throwing bottles at them. It was dark outside I remember, great shows though, my 6th and 7th and I was totally hooked. Got out to my car (a black cadilllac eldorado) after the second show to find someone had put a Jerry sticker on it, we thought we were hallucinating at first until we realized it was really there. Slept in that car in a rest area I think. I never saw a bad show, but these were smokin'

Joined: May 31 2010
Classic Show

This was one of my all-time favorites. I really liked the venue (although Cops outside were over aggressive). The Sound was good and the place was spacey. 2nd set, Jerry just played one Ballad after another and Bobby was keeping that roler coaster ride going inserting upbeat songs in between.

The true greatness of this show is evidenced by the Dayjob encore. The band's way of saying that they really enjoyed the night.

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Joined: Jul 20 2010
Being from Richmond, I knew

Being from Richmond, I knew what to expect from the local police, so we tailgated at my apartment 10 minutes away, and went straight to the show from there with minimal parking lot time. One of the absolute best shows I ever attended. Anyone remember Mickey kept going to his back set of drums anticipating the "drums" segment, only to be stopped by "Comes a Time"? Then when Bobby launched "Lost sailor", he just shrugged and laughed....

Joined: Dec 9 2011
Unbelievable Night

This show always makes me smile. This may have been my best show, it certainly was the wildest show I ever went too. That Gloria at the end, where Bobby couldn't spell Gloria correctly was classic. I just remember pure pandamoneum on the dance floor for the second set first night. I always consider this the "circus" show, it was a total nuthouse in there. And those arrests were crazy, there were three undercover cops, who weren't undercover at all, and they would walk like they were drunk for about 30 feet, grab someone's bowl right out of their hand and put the cuffs on them. I do remember talking to head on tour right after the show, and this was his 168th show, and he testified, best one yet, but it was still the mid 80's, with many blessed treats to come. G L R O I A......

Joined: Apr 25 2008
Awesome show

If you can find an audiance version of this show, it is way better than the soundboard.

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Joined: Jun 19 2007
5 Brothers

This was first time all 5 brothers were at a show together - Things I remember. The camouflage being ingested prior to entering the building, the lights going down the roar of the crowd and all the goodies being passed around 1/2 way between the stage and the soundboard. Parrish running out on stage when Jerry's guitar was not feeding into the PA system during the jam in Dancing and when it was fixed the roar from the crowd. The transition between Dancing and Cold Rain and Snow was just perfect, Brown Eyed-Jack Straw-Don't Ease.

All 5 brothers drinking cold beers and smoking cigs during intermission with ear to ear grins.

The second set with one surprise song after another, Brent yelling Got to be Funk 3 or 4 times prior to Samson. As you can tell by the song selection it was raining pretty good in Richmond on All-Saints day. We got the Saint out of Space which was awesome. She Belongs to Me - Gloria (she might have climbed on the space shuttle or gone on off and run for President - don't matter much to me - she makes me happy as can be now) Jerry's guitar playing/flashes during Gloria was unbelievable.

The person who drove us from the Halloween party the night before drinking spook punch - flipped out during the first set took off for VA beach with my clothes, but not my ticket for the next night. Bertha was an awfully fitting opener on the second.

Xian they had played Gloria in Irvine in April as the encore.

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Joined: Aug 8 2013
shut out

...what would have been my second show was denied! Luckily only one of two denials over the next decade. Walked around the Coliseum with the Cristiansand Clan from Toano in the rain for hours, dosed, looking for tickets. No luck, but still a high time.


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Richmond Coliseum - November 1, 1985