• Sun Dome - October 26, 1985
    *without Jerry

setlist

  • Gimme Some Lovin'
    Greatest Story Ever Told
    Dupree's Diamond Blues
    C.C. Rider
    Stagger Lee
    Me and My Uncle
    Big River
    Big Railroad Blues
    Looks Like Rain
    Don't Ease Me In

    China Cat Sunflower
    I Know You Rider
    Man Smart/Woman Smarter
    He's Gone
    Don't Need Love
    drums
    Comes a Time
    Throwin' Stones
    Goin' Down the Road Feelin' Bad
    One More Saturday Night

    Midnight Hour

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*without Jerry
setlist
Gimme Some Lovin'
Greatest Story Ever Told
Dupree's Diamond Blues
C.C. Rider
Stagger Lee
Me and My Uncle
Big River
Big Railroad Blues
Looks Like Rain
Don't Ease Me In

China Cat Sunflower
I Know You Rider
Man Smart/Woman Smarter
He's Gone
Don't Need Love
drums
Comes a Time
Throwin' Stones
Goin' Down the Road Feelin' Bad
One More Saturday Night

Midnight Hour
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All in all, a pretty neat little show for my second time ever (and first in the ol' hometown). One of only 3-4 times I slept in my own bed after a show! Very long and interesting first set with an outstanding Gimme>Greatest opener. The two guys next to me promised to buy me beers if I would help them yell out for some song called "Dark Star" or something like that. Yes, I was just a bit of a newbie for this show! Alas, no Star that night, but lots of good cold (and free) draft beer as a nice consolation prize! "I'd rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy."
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Remember that Phil sang on Gimme Some Lovin'Awesome show with a great drumz set
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I missed the show, my son was born on this day. Still have the unused tix. And yes he is on the bus, loves the dead and we have been to a few shows together. Ain't that sweet!
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This show is a big blur. The night before in Hollywood, in the parking lot, I eat a beagle with creamcheese. It was bad and I got food poison. So there i sat with a fever, stomach killing me, not into the show AT ALL. All I was thinking about was bed. I missed a week of work after tis show also.I NEVER eat anything in the parking lot again i did however heard a tape of this show.......Sounds like it was pretty good show....................lol
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long strange trip first show in fl ate some shooms allmost lost it ended up in first aid station they tried to make me go to ER ha finialy talked my way back to show second set was magic midnight hour brougt the house down
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GaryHartman? No wonder you had stomach trouble! Just hope it wasn't Snoopy ;-) Don't part with your illusions. When they are gone, you will still exist, but you have ceased to live. Samuel Clemens
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there were some really great doses that night ....phil was godlike
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First and only hometown show for me, if I don't count St. Pete a few years later. Headed home from Hollywood the night before and met my new (now ex-) friend after his bailout from arrest in a bathroom stall down there. He made the Tampa show despite the Broward County Sheriff's best efforts. The show itself is a bit blurry in my mind, although I had a tape. There was relationship drama and other distractions. So glad that part is over. Would love to re-visit this show. Maybe I will.
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I was 13 years old and was visiting cousins in tampa from my hometown new york. I tagged along with my older and "cooler" cousins to this show and I think I had fun. Don't remember a whole lot but I remember them telling me this guy Jerry Garcia was a god. I thought they were crazy!! Years later I found out they were nor crazy and am "Grateful" they let there littlle cuz tag along. Have seen several Dead shows, phil and friends, furthur, ratdog and everything in between. They are all magic to me still. Keep on keepin on boys. Bobby and Phil forever... TOMO Rochester NY
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We were visiting a friend who was attending USF at the time. We decided to check out the Grateful Dead concert being held on campus that night. I'd heard of the Dead, of course, but definitely was not on the bus yet. We dropped some hallucinogens before the show. Hey, it's the Dead! That's what you do, right? Some might argue this would be the prefect scenario to first experience the band. However, I was so totally freaked out by the whole scene, in full regalia, I floated right out the Sun Dome doors sometime during the second set... Looking back, I found my first Dead live experience to be extremely disorientating. I like to tell myself it was the dope, but wonder if any other Dead newbies felt this way... Regardless of whatever happened that night, I certainly got intrigued by the Dead mystique. What had happened to make me feel like I couldn't handle it? Strange trip, indeed!! I was fortunate enough to catch several more shows when the Dead rolled thru the Central Florida area up until Jerry's death. And I made it thru all of those! It was just that first one... Hippies, peace and chicken grease!! StStephen
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Thought I would check this one out start to finish this morning. Good show had a lot of fun here. Funny thing happened to me many years later. Around 1995 met this girl here on cape cod she and I started seeing each other and as I always do asked if she ever saw the dead? Her answer floored me because the only show ever went to was this show here . She did not go to the show just to the parking lot to find some things for her and her friends. I am the one she bought those things from. She was a great, GREAT soul, ......Loved her like a sister. Christine was for sure someone very special and fun. God bless you my friend
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This was a great show but what stood out for me was the kindness of the Heads in the parking lot scene. I went with my brother and a couple buds and for the 1st time in my adult life, was out of weed. Lo and behold, we were hanging out in lounge chairs in an empty parking spot in the space next to our car, resigned to emptying the cooler of beers we had brought along, when all of a sudden some Phreak comes zooming around our car - headed right for the spot we were lounging in. Luckily, the guy had his wits about him and braked and saved us, but then we found out he had rushed down from Boston for the show and was in a mild panic. We offered him a beer to welcome him and join us in celebration and upon hearing we were weed-dry, he gladly handed us a joint! Problem solved! Later I was wandering thru the lot, grooving on the scene and noticed 2 things at the same time - a Phreak in a car ahead obliviously rolling one and a cop coming in the other direction, scanning cars for "illegal activity". I popped my head in the rolled down window and said "cover it, cop coming" and the dude slid a magazine over his frisbee filled w/weed and we did the fake buddy chat as he approached. "Hey man...gonna be a great one, eh? blah..blah.." and cop, seemingly satisfied, kept walking. The guy was so grateful he handed me a nice nug and thanked me profusely. So...the kind Heads indeed provide for those in need! Just good vibes, good luck, good people and good times! There IS nothing like a Grateful Dead concert!
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    SonofFrunobulax
    4 years 4 months ago
    A Phriend in need
    This was a great show but what stood out for me was the kindness of the Heads in the parking lot scene. I went with my brother and a couple buds and for the 1st time in my adult life, was out of weed. Lo and behold, we were hanging out in lounge chairs in an empty parking spot in the space next to our car, resigned to emptying the cooler of beers we had brought along, when all of a sudden some Phreak comes zooming around our car - headed right for the spot we were lounging in. Luckily, the guy had his wits about him and braked and saved us, but then we found out he had rushed down from Boston for the show and was in a mild panic. We offered him a beer to welcome him and join us in celebration and upon hearing we were weed-dry, he gladly handed us a joint! Problem solved! Later I was wandering thru the lot, grooving on the scene and noticed 2 things at the same time - a Phreak in a car ahead obliviously rolling one and a cop coming in the other direction, scanning cars for "illegal activity". I popped my head in the rolled down window and said "cover it, cop coming" and the dude slid a magazine over his frisbee filled w/weed and we did the fake buddy chat as he approached. "Hey man...gonna be a great one, eh? blah..blah.." and cop, seemingly satisfied, kept walking. The guy was so grateful he handed me a nice nug and thanked me profusely. So...the kind Heads indeed provide for those in need! Just good vibes, good luck, good people and good times! There IS nothing like a Grateful Dead concert!
  • hockey_john
    5 years 3 months ago
    Show of the day
    Thought I would check this one out start to finish this morning. Good show had a lot of fun here. Funny thing happened to me many years later. Around 1995 met this girl here on cape cod she and I started seeing each other and as I always do asked if she ever saw the dead? Her answer floored me because the only show ever went to was this show here . She did not go to the show just to the parking lot to find some things for her and her friends. I am the one she bought those things from. She was a great, GREAT soul, ......Loved her like a sister. Christine was for sure someone very special and fun. God bless you my friend
  • ohsograteful44
    5 years 9 months ago
    Beagles will do that to ya!
    Beagles will do that to ya!