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12/31/85
Oakland Coliseum Arena - Oakland, CA

Set 1:

Not Fade Away
Touch Of Grey
Tons Of Steel
C.C. Rider
Dupree's Diamond Blues
Cassidy
Brown-Eyed Women
Let It Grow

Set 2:
Midnight Hour
Sugaree
Man Smart-Woman Smarter
Ship Of Fools
Playin' In The Band
Terrapin Station
Drums
Truckin'
Black Peter
Throwin' Stones
Not Fade Away

Set 3:
Not Fade Away
Turn On Your Love Light

Encore:
Brokedown Palace

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Comments:

Just like to say that I was here in utero. My parents got lost in the parking lot @ three in the morning, my mother ending up in tears she was so verklempt, and I boogied into the world thirteen days later.
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That's funny.. this is just a few weeks after I was born, 12-17-85. We're pretty close!
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Saw this show. These shows in Oakland were always a blast...I'd never heard Dupree live and it was just a wild show. Anytime you get Terrapin in a show, you've been blessed...
- (04/26/2011)


This show was featured in the video So Far and was the only show I remember where the audience called out for No Fade Away to open and the boys responded as asked>
- (08/04/2011)


I was there. I saw thr Big Indian get his miracl ticket.
- (09/19/2012)


There were fliers everywhere getting people to start the NFA chant at start of the show. Was a bit confused when they re-did it at the end, was really expecting Lovelight to close set 2. Also I don't really remember a set 3, just a 2 song encore.
While I think the prior NYE was way better, the CAKE beat the crap out of the lightening bolt
- (07/20/2014)


I recorded this show from my Oakland apartment, with a close friend. I'll never forget that night! And here it is 2019 and I am listening to my recording....I miss Jerry & the KFOG days! There was no opening NFA, BTW.
- (12/31/2019)


I attended this short New Years run. Before the show people were handing out flyers to encourage the crowd to start the Not Fade Away clap at the show start because they were pushing back on Bobby's penchant for closing with NFA. They figured if the show started with NFA it couldn't be used as a show closer. That came out of the New Years Show in '82 (my first New Year's run) when the crowd kept clapping and chanting ("you know our love will not fade away")after a post drums NFA and Jerry decided on a very rare post drums "Deal". Check out the tape. Anyway, that night in 1985, the crowds plan backfired as Bobby would not be denied as they opened with NFA and closed with it as well.
After that show I was in Binghampton, NY in Spring of '83 and instead of coming out of the drums/space with NFA, which at the time was considered noraml they played it as a set closer. I was stunned, I thought if they're breaking into NFA now, that means a least one more song but they closed with it and Bobby had the last laugh. and the rest is history. Oh well. I can't believe Jerry has been gone this long. I was lucky enough to see 275 shows between '78 and '95. I miss him every day. Thanks for listening
- (02/23/2021)


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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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