Berkeley Community Theatre - April 21, 1986
April 21, 1986
Brent played throughout the drum solo - Rex Foundation benefit - final/last "Maybe You Know": 04-26-83 
Set List:Mississippi Half-Step
My Brother Esau
Ramble on Rose
Let it Grow
Touch of Grey
Eyes of the World
Maybe You Know How I Feel
Goin' Down the Road Feelin' Bad
Around and Around
Not Fade Away
Not Fade Away
Don't Ease Me In
Attendees of this show
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The iteration of Let it Grow performed at this show was incredible. Estimated Prophet was good but not spectacular. This was my first and last California Dead show and....well, they play much better on the road! Most of the Cleveland, Columbus, and Huntington shows that I'd attended were musically far better than this one.
This is one of those small theaters that was built for orchestras and so the accoustics are very good. Anyone can be heard from anywhere in the audience.
During the song "Morning Dew"; the 3rd verse I think; "thought I heard a baby crying", the voice of a single person could be heard coming from the back half of the audience singing harmony on this line along with Jerry from the stage; spontaneous applause immediately following the line; I was the singer in the back that sang the harmony to that line of the song.... It was a great that everyone seemed to enjoy the spontaneous voice from the back... One of my best memories!
"Be Good; Stay Smart; Teach Peace"
The 'Teach Peace' Project
I'll probably never be able to document all the shows I went to, but I remember being there for the first set, to see Bobby do "Desolation Row," one of my favorite Dylan songs.
I was in the bay area that week to find a place in SF and move to the left coast. My wife had no idea that I was also attending two GD shows at the Berkeley theatre. I was staying with a college bud Ken and while we were at the show Renee called from Worcester and found out I was at the show. She was pissed! Well as the angels were with me I rented this great place at the top of Asbury in the Haight and I got to see two amazing shows. This is the smallest venue I have seen the boys at, by far. I was in the 6 or 7th row. I remember sheets the band had placed in the entrance hall where fans could write messages to the band. There were several questions above each sheet. What song would you like us to play? Message to the band? A few months later I moved to Cali and life would never be the same again.