December 31, 1989
New Grass Revival then Bonnie Raitt opened - FM broadcast KPFA-Berkeley - last "Big Boss Man": 04-09-88  - last "Midnight Hour": 07-31-88  - Bill Graham, dressed as a chicken landed on and cracked a giant eggЉ - Two baby "New Years" hatched, one was Bill Graham's son, Alex
Set List:Sugar Magnolia
Touch of Grey
Man Smart/Woman Smarter
Big Boss Man
Stuck Inside of Mobile
Victim or the Crime
Dear Mr. Fantasy
Hey Jude Reprise
Goin' Down the Road Feelin' Bad
Not Fade Away
Attendees of this show
Whoopie! More crazy fun with 50,000 of my closest friends!
Yeah I was at that show too. This was the only NYE show I ever attended.
I actually floated over the audience during Dark Star. The Best Western across the street was CRAZY after the show!!!!
Had a blast even though we had to listen on KPFA in the dew night of the east bay... and yes the Best Western WAS a zoo!!
Had a great time, but the long-awaited dark star was way too short. . .
Without love in a dream it will never come true. . .
Remember Bonnie coming on and giving Bobby a lesson in how to play slide. She gave Jerry a huge hug before leaving the stage and left Bobby in the lurch. Good comedy.
vividly remember being down in front ,getting a birds eye view of bonnies legs under a short skirt...dammm she had some thick legs... """ nothing left to do but,SMILE
I had no ideal what was going to happen then the tabs hit and it was on. Never been the same since thank God for that. It was the best experience and I enterd as a newb and Walked out Dead to the Core. I was up on the right side and the Purple flowers rolling across the carpet of heads on the floor was breathtaking I remember during victim that this was almost my limit but I was wrong WoW incredible night finding berkley after took forever lucky I was in that bubble of wonder that lets you always be alright. I often relive that time in my memories.Beautiful just beautiful
Was gonna get a "miracle ticket" for this ('89) New Years Eve show. Wound up inside the arena one-and-a-half hours before the doors opened, no ticket required(I'd brought an extra 100 bucks for a ticket for this show). The arena worker who'd "ghosted" me in said that he was thinkin' about getting a couple of beers later, and could I maybe give him "five or ten bucks"-- I laughed and gave him a fifty; he laughed and gave me a hug. good ol' Grateful Dead!
my first new years show