Berkeley Community Theatre - January 13, 1967
January 13, 1967
billing: The Mama's & The Papa's; Josй Feliciano; Canadian Fuzz - The Dead substituted for Josй Feliciano - he arrived in time for the late show
I was a young, naive barely 13 year-old. I went with my family to this show to see the Mama's and the Papa's. The MC (possibly Bill Graham) announced that supporting act Jose Feliciano was delayed on his flight from LA, "we have a local band to play instead, please welcome...the Grateful Dead".
So I was first exposed to this band by chance, by accident, or serendipity, or some kind of cosmic suggestion.
Funny story. My parents were not into this change of acts, and I was so young I agreed with them and felt the same way. So all I remember is hoping that band would quit soon.
I'm so grateful I got it a few years later, what a wild, wonderful ride!