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Saratoga Performing Arts Center - Saratoga Springs, NY

Set 1:

In The Midnight Hour
Little Red Rooster
Stagger Lee
El Paso
Crazy Fingers
High Time
Hell In A Bucket
Don't Ease Me In

Set 2:
Feel Like A Stranger
Eyes Of The World
Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad
Man Smart-Woman Smarter
Black Peter
Turn On Your Love Light

Johnny B. Goode
Baby Blue

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Along with the other shows on the Summer 85 tour, this one kicked ass! Midnight Hour opener, and the first set Crazy Fingers>Supplication Jam (with Lazy Lightnin teases)>High Time was excellent. Second Set and encores were super high energy.

Man what a bunch of drunks. I was shocked at how the croud was. This was the start of the trouble for the Dead scene. The show was good, but had to have three people protecting the microphone stand from roudy drunks. I knew things were going to be rough when we first pulled up after a 16 hour drive some girl was puking her guts out. We camped out that night and had people all night trip on the tent lines collapsing our tent around us.

An absolute smokin' 'Stranger', one of the very best ever pulled off!! Excellent transition from Eyes to GDTRFB
Otherwise the show was pretty good.

dont forget jerry bob and phil yelling at the nutcase who was hanging off the balcony! "Get back in yer seat man!" says Jerry. "There's a 50,000 people waiting for you to get back in your seat." says Bob "We dont want you to fall on somebody else." jerry.

words of wisdom, and then the REAL explanation of why jerry didnt like to talk to the crowd:

Jerry: "Do to yourself to what you want!"

huh? beg pardon?? lol a classic.

and the joke to break the tension
bob: My dog has no nose."
phil: "How does he smell?"
Bob: Bloomin awful!"

then they tear into a fantastical stagger lee...yeeha

my sincere apologies...PHIL cant speak straight...:)

Trouble ahead,Jerry in red!

Anybody remember the marshmellows?

Trippy, trippy, walk over the bridge...fences being breached by rowdy crowds, streaker during Rooster, and oh the running room on the back 9!

"that first step a doozy"

I don't remember the streaker during rooster...great. Remember being on the lawn and watching the shed shake. Great night, great venue.
-Anonymous (09/29/2010)

Great show, the marshmellow's flying all over the lawn was funny. The Midnight Hour was great with Brent and Jerry trading verses. So many years ago can't believe I still can recall. It was great weather that day.
-Nibs (06/21/2011)

Love the comments and digging the show on this beautiful Memorial Day. {{{good vibes}}}
-1x1 (05/28/2012)

Love the comments and digging the show on this beautimous Independance Day eve!

{{{Heady Vibes}}}
-1x1 (07/03/2012)

This show was a madhouse, but it was also a lot of fun to be at. Yes, I remember the streaker, and the people trying to rush into the pavilion. I also think it was the least expensive GD show I ever saw, bought a ticket at the gate for $10.
- (12/25/2012)

I agree with jerry, do what you want to yourself, just don't hurt other people. And hanging off a balcony over a crowd of people ain't smart, like the bro who "fell" off the balcony at phish's Jone's beach show back in 2010, people below will BREAK your fall. The boys didn't sound too happy at this point in the show. but the show took a rockin turn after this situation resolved itself.

Seriously, that stagger was fire and the Crazy Fingers just emerges out of the hazze of speaker hiss so eerily. Then the supplication jam into High time is just choked full of Lightning teases. But the real killer of this show was the Eyes->GDRFB. The transition is seamless and eyes was just reckless in it's speed.

There were a few confusing moments in this show, with everyone just kinda gettin lost in their own head and then quickly taking someones lead right back onto the track. This show definitely shows the boys off for being the Monster Musicians they were/still are. Most people woulda fell to pieces after that one moment in JGB, the boys turned their screw up into a jam, that fit in eventually. thats just Brilliant!

And I can hear the obnoxious drunks through the AUD i have. If Deadheads weren't so chill, i'm sure one or two of the drunken fools woulda gotten knocked out for the benefit of everyone else. Funny, SPAC '13 was the last time (Probably ever) i saw Phish because of the same thing. Too many obnoxious drunks who, at phish at least, didn't seem to realize(Or care) they were at a concert. Sad. Brought the vibe down so much my friends and i left before the encore the last night. I'd rather listen to 1000 tapes then be at a show with people like that. Just my opinion though.
-Murphy (12/31/2013)

We rented a mini Winnebago and drove up from Holyoke Ma. Took a hit of ecstasy(never heard of it) was high for a day. Got stubbed up to the balcony and enjoyed a monster show. We were about to leave and at the last moment 4 stragglers found us and we drove home. We Inc. forever, Scrodee!!!!
-Brian Damage (02/01/2015)

To be clear, no one was hanging off the balcony. There was a ledge over the rail that heads were sitting on dangling their feet over.
-Wasntme (05/06/2017)

High Time-High pitched Jerry voice
Bucket-Rockin' version from start to end. The boys were mighty tight at this point in the show.
Don't Ease-Jerry's solo's are incredible. Longer version with good Brent fills
- (01/05/2018)

Jerry's in RED! Trouble ahead...Had seats 13 rows back.
- (04/30/2019)

Itwasntme either. If I remember correctly as I was near these people on the balcony, there was a kind of ledge in front of the balcony that held lights. They climbed out onto it and were sitting there swinging their legs back and forth. Made for a great moment. Show was great fun as all SPAC shows were...but 83? Damn!

-Bossgobbler (07/01/2022)

Supplication into High Time?! Show is played with typical 85 verve and inventiveness and you know Baby Blue means they took you on a trip!
-Just Exactly Perfect Band (08/22/2022)

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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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