Grateful Dead

Starlight Theatre - September 3, 1985

Starlight Theatre

September 03, 1985

Kansas City, MO US

Average: 4.8 (9 votes)


final "Cryptical" - final/last "Nobody's Fault": 05-04-81 [295]

Set List:

Feel Like a Stranger
They Love Each Other
Little Red Rooster
Dire Wolf
Big Railroad Blues
Music Never Stopped
Don't Ease Me In

Cryptical Envelopment
The Other One
Eyes of the World
Don't Need Love
Nobody's Fault But Mine
Smokestack Lightnin'
Comes a Time
Turn on Your Love Light

Baby Blue

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Attendees of this show

dubai-escorts-bunnies, susadave, Brad125, Amy from New York, Jaybird Song, jayclark, zoyd1962, ascialabba, UncleJohnH, Jules N Binokulas, dhaivyd, fcbrew, hockey_john, cosmicsushi714, scarletttouchfire, Paul Dirks, ouroboros007, MNGLWD, Phinnegan, Andy D in KC, minutemouse, blacksharpie, intrepid, ChinaRider77, KitSue, Dolabella, mmtapeop, Ken1024, hippierob, greeksam78, dpw1982, lynch, darkstarcrashes, spacewalker, tpenn, McGr8ful, scotts, terragin, AlaskaDeadHead1, illicoug, texas dead, August_r, Gratefulbead, duppree, jstrawks, alovours13, Pedro2009, pat L, CW_Traub, Cassidys Dad, BornInADesert, LuigiDied, rednfillmore, cool colo. rain, MagicPEZ, Phaldo, ladnarc, paulsig, chicobonzai, Cassidy18, Clairebear, wharfratdude, milldew, The_Music_Danced_Me, fishbach, bobbyb, L8dywithafan, JAXTRAWICHITA, rami, cepx, kcdannisoo, D from KS, don of the dead, WaywardBill, gnoodle, cosmicloyed, forcestream, scrltbg, Sterling CC, another jerry, kind01, Bluebird3434, osborne fitzgerald mcclintic, ginsu710, Ungnome, mp51, novakm1, 1965, Elston64, kctomato, Chief Book Dog, 9785, pearlybakerbest, Rossboy777, philphreek, dhmikeo, Rum Jungle, Majuroguy, MoonshineCito, logstirl, Gr8fulTed, deadheaddave1982, terrapin85, BlondeJim, slidebrain, jackerowe, bilee, mrcharlie57, bobinkc, PearlyB, AikoBearzly, dharmagum, texasdragonfly, johnoreno, gratefuldoc, Emerald4689, Fillmore Midwest, mushroomike, Augwest, duboman, Bone, other.1, mapfreak, Bobby33914, ray, Sinc6, dazebtween, hiker, sgolston, Far-L, ronbow, JackStraw_1969, Teedawg, bradleyg, augustwest


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Joined: Jan 7 2009
Home town Show

Coming off a hot as hell show in OK the day before, we headed to our Home town show. Basically I got home, showered did some quick laundry, packed for Red Rocks and headed to Starlight (What a magical place)

There was something very cool in the air that night, the air was warm and crystal clear and the music was SOOO sweet.

With out a doubt this was my all time favorite show. Look at the set list, The show had the most amazing blues ee feel to it. It was ridiculously cool.

Joined: Jan 7 2009

If anyone knows how I could get a copy of this show, please send me an email to

Thanks and Peace

Joined: Feb 1 2008
my bday show

I thought that riverbends cryptical was hot, but jerry bellowed he haaddd toooo diiiiiiie

Joined: Jul 4 2011
Orchestra Pit-

This gig was a complete trip!
Naked people outside prior to the show,people peaking before the band went on & my wife & I got turned on to orchestra pit tix 15 minutes before the gig.
We gave our prior tix to some 1st timers & followed our friend to in front of the front row! WOW!!!
I remember we got to pick up folding chairs & place them wherever we wanted...we sat right in front of Jerry & he looked better than I'd seen him on the entire 85 tours.
Fell like a stranger opener & Cryptical 2nd set opener were amazing.
The 2nd set was & is still one of the hottest 2nd sets I ever saw!

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Joined: May 4 2012
I had the same interpretation

Of course I also had the impression that "Don't need love and I don't need you " was directed at Jerry in the first place.

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Joined: Dec 30 2010
Kansas City here I come!!!

Was a great trip to be close to friends.

Joined: Aug 12 2013
Becoming one with the music

This was my second show ever, and my most magical Grateful Dead moment--very simple but powerful. It was a perfect late summer evening at a beautiful outdoor venue. During "Eyes of the World" a cool breeze blew through the stage into the audience. Time stood still and the Eyes groove stretched to infinity.


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Starlight Theatre - September 3, 1985