Grateful Dead

Sun Dome - October 26, 1985

Sun Dome

October 26, 1985

Tampa, FL US

Average: 3.5 (6 votes)


*without Jerry

Set List:

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
Comes a Time
Throwin' Stones
Goin' Down the Road Feelin' Bad
One More Saturday Night

Midnight Hour

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Tampa Red's picture
Joined: Jun 11 2007
Pretty cool show in the ol' hometown!

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."

World Wide Dialtone's picture
Joined: Jun 11 2007
Show Opener

Remember that Phil sang on Gimme Some Lovin'
Awesome show with a great drumz set

Joined: Jun 12 2007
Missed Show

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!

GaryHartman's picture
Joined: Jul 4 2007

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

gwizard's picture
Joined: Sep 20 2007
long strange trip first show

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

TigerLilly's picture
Joined: Jul 2 2007
you ate a beagel

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

Joined: Jan 6 2009
good show

there were some really great doses that night ....phil was godlike

One Man's picture
Joined: May 17 2011
Home Town

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.

Joined: Sep 1 2009
Re: First Show

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...

Rochester NY

ststephen123's picture
Joined: Nov 8 2010
My first Dead show!!

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!!



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Sun Dome - October 26, 1985