Grateful Dead

Rare Bertha Video from September 16th, 1978

30 years ago the Grateful Dead arrived in Egypt and created one of Rock ‘n’ Roll’s most monumental achievements by playing 3 unforgettable shows at the Sound & Light Theater near Cairo. To celebrate the enduring legacy of this musical milestone, we’re streaming video of the first song, "Bertha" from that final night, September 16th, 1978.

This excerpt is plucked from the DVD inside ROCKING THE CRADLE: EGYPT 1978. You'll find 100 minutes of footage on the DVD -- including 13 songs from the night of the 16th. Another DVD highlight is “The Vacation Tapes,” a featurette of never-before-seen candid band footage from the trip.

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Good Show!

Grateful someone was recording this stuff. I enjoy all of the music what a crazy sound!

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I hope the DVD has the trips

I hope the DVD has the trips added for our mental well being !!!!
Can't wait to see it my spines all tingly thinkin' about it

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doze were the daze

far out show, all in all it is the best show the DEAD ever played for many reasons, the location, thier dream came true specialy on this third night,they gave realy too much efforts to bring these shows live and it was n´t easy at all , for those who says they are slow , you can ask me and I´ll tell ya why they were slow "cause it was pure golden lebanis" what do you think guys this stuff was hard to handle ,I still can remember how perfect they played that night, on a five mins clip and you wanna judge how the show was? QUEEN DONNA JEAN, she had the groove and keith was an extra show ,Billy the HERO what a man to be he is so solid like a ROCK , Miky felt home and he acted this way, saw him a couple of times in th mina house. PHIL my sweet heart the kindest and most humble man I ever met , BOBBY it was the first time to face him just few meters face to face he rocked the stones and our souls never ever gonna forget his crazy wild style ,CAPTAIN TRIP "MASTER MIND" no doubt magic indeed no words can describe how he was on this night, THANX DEAD NET , for all that efforts and being faithful to all those dead heads out there , how many bands came and went and as if they were never been there ,for me the Grateful Dead is still out there alive and well and the last thirty years its only a part of the long strange trip .........................OH YEAH PROUD TO SAY I WAS ALSO THERE .......

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Donna is Horrible

Donna looks like a rabid fan that jumped the stage and instead of the security throwing her off they let her stay and sing out of key. She reminds me also of "David St. Hubbins's" girlfriend in "This is Spinal Tap". I cannot stand her. She's a stage hog and sings like a hungry and abused feline. Yoko of the Dead.

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Girtha

With Donna hogging the stage (i.e. Yoko Oh No) the lyrics should be "GIRTHA don't you come around here anymore!" I'm sorry but, she was horrendous.

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I WOULD DIE TO GO BACK IN TIME LOL

Damn right, LOL I truly would let thy reaper take my soul RIGHT NOW -TODAY, THIS MINUTE, IF I could go back in spirit form and watch the ENTIRE EGYPT run LIVE LOL Just another Sunshine daydream :-) Heck while I am at it I would rather just start at the BEGINNING of 1965 and enjoy LEGAL LSD :-) and the BEST DEAD YEARS EVER (60's-1977!!!!!!) PEACE

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"If Your not A HEAD - You are BEHIND!"

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AND Donna Jean BTW and Brent.........

I have to agree that Donna Jean DID RUIN a TON of OTHERWISE INCREDIBLE G DEad Shows with her SCREAMING - out of key - TOO HIGH ON COKE - Voice LOL.. BUT She DID ALSO put on some AMAZING perfomances in her EARLY DAYS with the band and I DO respect her for that..Even SHE admits this LOL.. But I Still say she should have walked BEFORE the 1977 TOUR!!!! (NOT KEITH!!!!!! KEITH WAS THE BEST PIANO PLAYER THE DEAD EVER SAW!!!! ) (Pigpen Played Organ!!! And OF COURSE NO ONE EVER COULD TOUCH HIM AND HIS TRUE BLUES SOUL!!!) ) (RIP!!!)
I always like that REAL PIANO SOUND THAT ONLY a REAL GRAND PIANO can make!!! (UNLIKE BRENTS FAKE SYNTH/80's Sounding Keyboards and Raspy voice.. One could say HE ruined a ton of GREAT shows too!!!! (But only in the LATER years I personally think his EARLY years with the Dead where INCREDIBLE!) I just never liked how he played the GUITAR PARTS on his keyboards and I HATE the sound of FAKE PIANO/SYNTH KEYBOARDS!!!! It sounds so 1980's and FAKE.. LOL But God bless u anyways Brent for you DID rock out so MANY TIMES (IN THE EARLY 80's and a few good shows in the later years) to soothe MY SOUL!!! PEACE!!!
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JUST ASK!!!! -PEACE-
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AND BTW WHAT A FRIGGN TEASE THAT VIDEO WAS LOL

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Egypt

The Fat Man Still Rocks!!!! Really looking forward to the Hamza too.
Peace, Love and Hugs

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all i want

to know is, are you kind?
spiders usually get stepped on, benign or not

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Rare Bertha Video from September 16th, 1978