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11/01/85
Richmond Coliseum - Richmond, VA

Set 1:

Dancin' In The Streets
Cold Rain And Snow
Little Red Rooster
Stagger Lee
Me And My Uncle
Big River
Brown-Eyed Women
Jack Straw
Don't Ease Me In

Set 2:
Samson And Delilah
High Time
He's Gone
Spoonful
Comes A Time
Lost Sailor
Drums
Saint Of Circumstance
Gimme Some Lovin'
She Belongs To Me
Gloria

Encore:
Day Job

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Comments:

Just released as Dick's Picks 21
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bad cops, great show!
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My first show; a doozy! Great Lost Sailor/ Saint, beautiful "He's Gone" and check out Bobby admonishing the crowd during "Gloria". A must have! Treat yourself and get the Dicks Picks version!
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Prime Show! I was surprised at how many songs they played in the second set before the drums. Gloria was special considering the fact that hurricane Gloria followed the tour up from Altanta. It was only fitting.
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True about the cops. They forced me to miss this show but I still caught the 11/2 show
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My first show; we drove down from American U. in Washington. A clutch "Jack Straw" near the end of set I. Second set is legendary; first time "Lost Sailor/Saint" was separated by drumz/space. "Gloria" rollicked, and "She Belongs To Me" is far overlooked. For my first encore, I enjoyed "Day Job" but as history will show I was outvoted by far...
- (03/26/2009)


My 18th of 85 shows, and this is by far is in my top 5. Then, after, now, in hind-sight and forever. Sailor and Saint split by Drumz!! In my opinion, they were on that night! 1985!!!
-rob cal (01/28/2010)


Brown Eyed Women was the best song they played this night. Always loved Comes a Time.
-Anonymous (09/05/2010)


Interesting choice for DP21 - first set isn't terribly memorable except for that wicked-cool Dancin' opener - rest is all right, but rather take-it-or-leave-it.

Second set here is the goods - this pre-drums suite is strange, swamp-molasses blues dirge: High Time > He's Gone > Spoonful > Comes a Time (that meltdown!!!!!)> Lost Sailor > all slow, never breaking out of that bluesy rhythm and carefully controlled style - it's this section that obviously makes the show unique.

She Belongs to Me has never sounded lovelier, and check how endearingly flailing the band gets while trying to keep Gloria together.


- (08/28/2013)


There is an amazing recording, hailed by some tapers as the BEST AUD, on archives that sounds better then dick's pick's. The crowd doesn't drown out the music at any point, yet they are still very present in the mix. It feels like you are standing at the board with Danny-boy. It's the one at the bottom of the page with about 26,000 downloads. Get it and enjoy it.

Also, The Dancin' and CRS at the open of the show will give you a good idea of where the rest of this night went. All up hill from there. And then Day Job... A better version then most, but still, it just doesn't have that same Dead vibe to it. Even the covers they do get that vibe, but not Day Job. Besides that, i don't i've heard two versions with the same lyrics. Either Jerry doesn't know his own song, or he was tryin to be slick, but either way, not one of their greatest writing ventures.

But hey, they can't all be winners, the ones that don't work make the ones that do shine just a bit more. So thank you Day Job, for making other jams sound better.
-Murphy (01/10/2014)


I remember the show well but my old man wouldn't let me go because of my grades. I kept the ticket for years afterwards. But a buddy of mine hooked me up with tapes the week after the show. The most memorable show I never went to.
- (01/28/2014)


I with Doug here, I am not sure why this is a Dick's pick. The first set is pretty ordinary. Even Dancin', which is cool as an opener for that time, is surprisingly brief and Weir really butchers the words. The 2nd set is cool especially first half and I LOVE Comes a Time, but Garcia seems to get out of synch toward the end with a solo that seems to want to lead somewhere and the band starts to transition, but then comes back to Comes A Time in a sloppy, clunky way. Then Garcia really struggles to get into Lost Sailor. High Time, He's Gone > Spoonful are great. She Belongs to Me is sublime. Saint out of space is cool, But Gimme Some Lovin is not particularly sharp. I don't know all in all I would think there are much better shows from '85 for a Dick's Pick. What about the Greek show where they broke out Keep On Growing?
- (03/20/2015)


I saw about 50 shows. Most of them between 83 and 89. This is my #1 even over the breakout Hampton shows a few tears later.
I was at the Columbia SC show the night before this. No problem being RIGHT next to the stage and the speakers there with the usual suspects who could actually deal with being so close to the high volume, it wasn't a popular spot. This was the first crowded show for me and also the first show that was a giant dose fest. Doses were plentiful earlier for sure but they were consumed in a 70s way by experienced folks. This show was way different and in my opinion fueled the Richmond scene for years, including Phish and GWAR. I had nothing to do with this.
the electric craziness started with big river continued thru the set break ,kicked in to full gear with the high time out of Samson, followed by another Jerry song (taking turns was the protocol these days) ,followed by a rare trippy weir song. Jerry growling through "only love can fill" for the 3rd or 4th time was the hardest trippin thing ive ever been through in public.
On the let down its more great Bob and a special Visions of Johanna.
To me this is the best show ever. I'm sure there are some bigger mind benders 68-71 but its this for me and I was very fortunate to be there now for this and when I was.
- (02/13/2017)


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Band Configuration
(04/16/79 - 07/23/90)

Lead Guitar: Jerry Garcia
Rhythm Guitar: Bob Weir
Bass: Phil Lesh
Keyboards: Brent Mydland
Drums: Bill Kreutzmann
Drums: Mickey Hart

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