Grateful Dead

Red Rocks Amphitheatre - September 7, 1985

Red Rocks Amphitheatre

September 07, 1985

Morrison, CO US

Average: 4.9 (16 votes)


"Frozen Logger" performed before first set - "Star Spangled Banner" tuning before "Half Step" - first "Hey Jude Finale"

Set List:

The Frozen Logger
Mississippi Half-Step
New Minglewood Blues
Brown Eyed Women
My Brother Esau
Dupree's Diamond Blues
One More Saturday Night

Shakedown Street
Crazy Fingers
Samson and Delilah
Uncle John's Band
Playin' in the Band
Dear Mr. Fantasy
Hey Jude Reprise
Dear Mr. Fantasy
Comes a Time
Turn on Your Love Light

Johnny B. Goode
Baby Blue

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Attendees of this show

dubai-escorts-bunnies, Flatbed Floyd, jeffmpls01, Brad125, Amy from New York, Chuck Gannon, GeoffHarrison, fishheadmn, subdog, zoyd1962, Jenknox, bigtreesnotbigstumpz, ascialabba, Mountaingirl02, nitecat, PlayinDead, Jules N Binokulas, lafingh2o, Stella Blue Dad, southofi10, dhaivyd, payingdues, CassidyNYC59, PeggyO.5.5.1977, LocoBrian, geododge, rymo, chas44, Steveinkato, GripWeed, hockey_john, cosmicsushi714, Paul Dirks, Quazi, L8nite, hitmeister, augustwest4, Phinnegan, minutemouse, quick68, NJgr8ful, blacksharpie, intrepid, fifty lakes, ChinaRider77, grateful hawaiian, mmtapeop, smarcus, hippierob, PeggyO65, deliadelyon, DavAlan, Lazyhaze, spacewalker, Balloonatic Austinweird, tpenn, pitzdidg, sunfish62, Mud, terragin, grubstake, stu magoo, AlaskaDeadHead1, illicoug, deadlvr68, pokologist, duppree, Cerberus, alovours13, W.A.L.S.T.I.B., dustyeagle, Mister_Charlie, fudouj, pat L, Chief_Hosa, jrbird419, st.stephen_colorado, BornInADesert, LuigiDied, BurntDawg, coldrain_snow, cool colo. rain, UnkieJeff, acacia, CoolColoradoRain, Phaldo, bejosh, paulsig, Lynnzie, tomsned66, terrapinrichie, britty, MissReddin, The_Music_Danced_Me, Janeen, aikox2, ffej55, JAXTRAWICHITA, Talmu, jlg3rd, wiggy, deadhead1980, TheNightEagle, rami, Sleepingdragon777, cepx, cub, neeserbean67, vootie, aliceDmillionair, kambyman, D from KS, bucks-yellow van, WaywardBill, kydedhed, Upstate NY, scrltbg, whitebird, timnewy, BEGGERSPAY, another jerry, CassidyNY59, BabylonDon, Bluebird3434, 143or245, osborne fitzgerald mcclintic, ginsu710, Ungnome, rpartusch, mp51, novakm1, Still_Dead, wolfreb, Chief Book Dog, westking101, Tydyed, 9785, terrapination, Rossboy777, Drumhead, Cass, Skjellyfetti, Ted S, GreensAndNettles, klaussmith, Rum Jungle, drkstar69, Majuroguy, MoonshineCito, logstirl, Valerie Stevenson, terrapin85, BlondeJim, Tito714, Josef, smallwarfrat, slidebrain, bdpalace, jackerowe, bilee, direlupus, thfalk, Dire_Lobo, fool, drumzspace72, bhamel55, Terry Tolkin, Bearzchoice, PearlyB, shadyjohnny, wharfrat8199, Strider 88, muab dib, rlrs, dharmagum, Grr8ful, spudvw67bus, slipknot, johnoreno, Symmetry, gratefuldoc, ecmitch, lzylightning, Emerald4689, Fillmore Midwest, Jim Gore, CR, Tabie, buscameby, juicediva, warnold420, jburde, wolff, moforme, suzy creamcheese, deadheadead, steveaes, duboman, weallen, gilco, mapfreak, Bobby33914, MktoSteve, juddcbrown, gcs, paisley, Chief, broomhead, dolecda, NYsteve, alta, cumberlandcase, 333mike, relentlesslier, tripperb, Far-L, gratefuldave, dennisdster, d0ti5, tse, skioa, bmayjor, Ski_Nose, spam, bradleyg, augustwest, johnnyg, Sully


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Joined: Aug 13 2007

This show was real hot!!! Finally got to see some Red Rocks magic......need I say more....after three days of looking out at the audience while being blinded by the sun and no stage lights that anyone could really see.....the band made a statement....Rossboy777

Joined: Nov 8 2007

Three days of the most enjoyable shows I've seen

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Joined: Jun 21 2007
Kristin372 This day..was


This day..was probably the High Point of my entire existence!
Totally Magical. They made weird cow noises and played kazzoos before the show. When they did Dear Mr. Fantasy into Hey Jude I thought I would fly out of my skin!! (And I was Sober!)

Joined: Jan 22 2009
Brent made us all HAPPY

"Dear Mr. Fantasy play us a song to make us all happy"brent continued w/ " HAPPY,judey,judey,juedy, la,la,la,la,la,la hey jude" it was a time i remember oh so well

Joined: Jan 13 2009
Red Rocks Fulfilled

This was the best three days ever had on GD tour.

Really moving shows.

Oh, to go back again!

Joined: Jan 5 2011
Bill Walton

I remember walking out of the show and seeing Bill Walton on crutches. He was carrying something and I asked if he needed some help and he said he's got it. When we got to where his car was parked it was kind of funny to see this big tall man get into a tiny red sports car. It was just cool to see the best 6th man ever in the NBA. Go Celtics. The Fantasy>Hey Jude> Fantasy blew me away.

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Joined: Aug 25 2012
frozen logger photos
Joined: Aug 16 2011
One of the top three best sets I saw of 121 shows

The second set was one of the most magical sets that I saw those guys perform in 121 shows from 1/79 thru 7/95. As always at Red Rocks, magic is in the atmosphere already. The sun was out for the second set opener of Shakedown Street, then a cloud moved over the sun and it got very dark, with spooky wind, as the band cooked on through the jam at the end of Shakedown, then into a gorgeous Crazy Fingers in the dark atmosphere with the sun breaking through the cloud and everyone suddenly in bright light by the time of Samson. All of this natural light show going on with the band playing some of their best songs with the daytime view of Denver and the plains in the distance behind the stage. Samson followed by a monumental Uncle Johns Band into Playin. Every song in the pre drum segment were personal favorites. Classic Grateful Dead. They all had that sparkle. One great thing about 1985 was the return of Comes A Time. I remember that after Baby Blue, when Jerry took off Tiger and put in the stand, waved, and walked off stage, I had the feeling that I had just witnessed the best concert I had ever seen. Monumental good vibes after this one, watching the sunset light on the plains from the front range with my beautiful fiancé and our friends with our dilated pupils, talking about the show and laughing. That was one of the best days of my life.


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Red Rocks Amphitheatre - September 7, 1985