Richmond Coliseum - November 2, 1985
November 02, 1985
Greatest Story Ever Told
Dupree's Diamond Blues
My Brother Esau
Let it Grow
Uncle John's Band
Turn on Your Love Light
Attendees of this show
V-GOD, LocoBrian, RunForTheRoses, rymo, IkoIko95, Gen, jabruzzo3, LooseBrucie, skydiver44, fcbrew, ThomasMantellWilliams, tea2trey, hockey_john, 84-95, v32, Lionsghost, ptown phool, DanSeth, the axis, Eastcoast65, Quazi, Phinnegan, chuckebbets, minutemouse, pippin took, Infrared_Daydream, deepsouthgent, Geodye420, ChinaRider77, ramblinshuggs, ahammer, Peak0db, kking, WillyB, cryptl1028, tashwolf, Dolabella, tcmarbles, Mouse13, Sequitor, mmtapeop, 123IBT, meepzort, BellJardin, Peisenberg, virginia blackie, oakdaddy, hippierob, kjmcdonagh, samchaz, Richy-twotimes, CherylB, legalmist, DavAlan, darkstarcrashes, spacewalker, BIODTR58, tpenn, SurlyT, dr zevon, pitzdidg, rodiebluez1, Randy779, AlaskaDeadHead1, midiman007, stroukoa, jsginbull, Gr8ful Dean, duppree, Cerberus, HelenABucket, Grog, tomsthumb, jlawless, dbartolismith, Tweety42, Malarkey, sugarmag68, alovours13, Gravyinthebeard, chefdarkstar, RaymondMBrown, Folkways, Danc1n, 4hawks, Mister_Charlie, mercurygd, pat L, jackjones45, JohnDC, lonesomejohnnie, tcrider, whipple, gatzapaul, salem, K1ndZ0n3, norbeast, dp351, FLIPSTER, kenrock, gairleog, BornInADesert, BurntDawg, St Stephen 65, JohnnyThunder, SCDeadhead, MagicPEZ, b3nd3r, Mzuzu, chrisfic, deadheadfrom76, Basilicone, gr8fulcraig, 4 Rivers, chicobonzai, tomsned66, Cassidy18, dankstressny, Lostsailor86, 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, Jimmy C., Dilligaff Wilbury, aliceDmillionair, LittleTerry, snowindian, bucks-yellow van, jimi864, gnoodle, skullfu, sakparadise, Bettylou, cheri, zofo, StaggerLee32, funkygoodpants, Robert Francis, ticket lee, Thomas Shields, Sprybert, AlanSheckter, Dupreediamond420, Bluebird3434, 143or245, Tigerman, Dead Meister, wyldman22964, Bigtedman3, wheels69, osborne fitzgerald mcclintic, ginsu710, Dankstress, brianmika, rangerjoe, rastarick, teamcram, Felix, theleven, birdiewasthere, hamal, dmason, rgreene, mote patrol, picnic, dutchjackstraw, aslpotomac, Babuyaya, Hopierose, SocietysPliers, gratefultm65, Yippierb, GratefulGigi, eclipse, Sluys Guys, jackandceleste, HowardH, carlroeser, chinacatcumberland5, jozeppy, Rum Jungle, Grasshead, Majuroguy, FlyAwayTooNight, blondon1, MoonshineCito, logstirl, DFBWM, chinarider69, mcthwait, shnaholic, Uncle John 1966, Shimanto, Josef, spiritwalker, catchmohl, Superbengoshi, smokey mountains, bird-song, Tom51, jbirdme, Mainehead, stranger.ink.designs, orlzzt, uncle john deadhead, brainman, nuggets, Kima, timitart, Moonshiner, johnh, AnnieRoses, ez2lovu, Forever_Deadicated, jimiesq, OBY-BEN-WAH-KENOBY, Dancingnancies, tommyd, Ozhead, Charbroiled, dharmagum, Mister Benson, drkstrcrashes, lappdog1, taperdave, Margs, nalex, Skully, johnoreno, scottlovett, IkoIko65, Symmetry, Emerald4689, gdgroupie, Cryptic_Envelopment, WWTyson, ajsedel, PhilESwingdance, shasty, Alpo_va, njwreckdiver, hot2na, levitonjl, wineman53, OneGratefulDad, SkookS, Kent, nybill, mapfreak, Bobby33914, TomK, safarian34, tk and rebx, Columbia, johnlo, dennisw, Drumpsychosis, Penn Dead, seenvic, tcerneskie, JerryisaJedi, Lazy-Supp-Deal, cumberlandcase, Maliz, W. is the Antichrist, vinylanimyl, grateful tar heel, maredwar, dschpan, philfan61, tcrawford, Hank Breeze, jonesgang, Billy Delion, Thom, Duggles, tbsjr65, Larntz, cod, PhilZone, jergirl61, B42, johnnyg, rodger allinson, ratskrad, Bozo Bus, Benny Jakes, Alsflorida, ace1, aud, unkljohn
I am glad that I attended this show. I saw the shows at the Fox Theater and Columbia Coliseum prior to the ones in Richmond. The remnants of Hurricane Gloria followed the tour up the coast. Needless to say, it made for some very unusual camping after the shows and driving between shows. I thought the shows in Atlanta were ok and really enjoyed the show in Columbia, SC. I was looking forward to Richmond. I saw them there the year before and had a great time them. When I got to the venue it was apparent the times they were a changing. I could not believe the police crack down. It was a virtual police state. I remember one dude on the ground being busted by an undercover cop that did not really understand what was going on. He kept telling the cop to get up off of him because he promised to roll one. A young kid walked by around 12 years old and looked over to see what was going on and the cop told him to get the f*** out of there. I was in a van with some folks and a guy got tackled right in front of the vehicle. The people in the van were writing down descriptions of all the undercover people they encountered and passing the information out to their friends. I couldn't believe it. I went into the last show thinking that I would meet my friend in our regular seating area. He never showed up. Come to find out he had been arrested earlier. I had to figure out a way to get back to Charlotte and was glad I found another friend who offered a ride back. Damn. Even so the music was unbelievable. Both shows were really good. This one had one of the best Morning Dews I ever saw. The transition to it after space was awesome.
Tried in vain to get tickets...again. The show started and Bertha was crankin'. The cops had some poor woman in a headlock inside and when they popped the door to throw her out the crowd outside moved in; making me a "gate crasher". Certainly there was someone or two who first lunged at the door but once the wave started, there was no stopping it. At almost 16 years old, I was literally lifted off the ground and pushed through the door by the crowd swell. There was no turning back, no willful "gate crashing" only forward or getting trampled to death...anyone remember the Who in Cincinnati, 1979? Once inside, what's a poor boy to do? Not proud of it, but shit happens. I vividly remember a cop in front of us in a goal keepers stance and Marvin kicking him in the balls and the crowd rolling over him. Karma for all the un-warranted head cracking they had been doing.
Once inside, I will never forget the intro to Morning Dew. Phil's bass had my clothes shaking on my body. And Baby Blue...still have the cassette but it is fading. Goose bumps to this day when I hear that transition from space> Dew...and Phil in his flannel shirt. Wish I had a stub.
First Night in Richmond was great, the Uncle John's>China Doll>D/S>Dew was the highlight for me this night. 3 in a row from Jerry NICE!!!!