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Berlin

One of the greatest venues ever -- complete with folding down tables in front of the seat for the tape decks and supplies. And Berlin right after the fall of the wall was, to say the least, very interesting

Peace, Danny

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Berlin

I was there also and it was impossible to get digs in west Berlin, We had to go to East.

At that time you had to get off the west subway network and walk to the East . Then we got a Trabant taxi to where we were to stay. A tower block at junction of Karl Marx Alle and Ho Chi Minh Strasse

Strange times indead

Bob

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Spanish Jam

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Berlin

I was there also and it was impossible to get digs in west Berlin, We had to go to East.

At that time you had to get off the west subway network and walk to the East . Then we got a Trabant taxi to where we were to stay. A tower block at junction of Karl Marx Alle and Ho Chi Minh Strasse

Strange times indead

Bob

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Spanish Jam

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And then the wall came down...

Philippe drove the bus, we had Scott whom I met at the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, and his beau Kara; there was Hugh and a couple of others on board. Jill flew in from California and joined the tour at this point, blissing us all out. When we rolled into Berlin, there still were obvious signs of the big political events from ten months earlier. The Berlin Wall was down, and remnants of the crumbled concrete were still there. Christmas presents for back home! The ICC was an even smaller venue than the Gruggehalle. It was also an all-seated show with plush congressional seats, complete with pull down trays to get all of our things together neatly for the show. Given the wall coming down, everyone was calling for Shakedown, and we got it right after Let The Good Times Roll. It was the highlight of the set, and for me the rest of the set was fun and pretty mellow. A woman in the front row changed her baby’s diaper on the stage, which was a first for me. Went up front during the intermission, and met some cool Germans who were completely blown away by the scene. I stuck around with them for the second set, three rows in front of Phil Lesh’s shoelaces. A blistering Scarlet Fire opened up, Looks Like Rain quenched it a bit, and then Jerry took us all to Terrapin. The intimacy of these European venues was magical; my memories of these shows always recall that distinctive aspect. Billy and Mickey played an inspired drumz, and the Other One was coming around. It was a strong version, but the strongest was yet to come: after Wharf Rat, I figured Round and Round would close out the set, but they then launched into Sugar Magnolia….I have a tendency to overextend on my “favorite” versions, but this one was un-freaking-believable. Phil was crunchy and LOUD. Linus, a German I met at the intermission told me years later that this Sugar Mag was his all time favorite, anywhere. How true. We got back on the bus, drove around Berlin and settled into one of all too many wastelands in the east which would eventually grow into part of the city.

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Concert in Berlin 10/19/90

I am doing a research paper on the Grateful Dead's concert in Berlin Germany on October 19, 1990. Any information you can give me would be greatly appreciated. Where was the concert at? What songs did they play? How many people there? Any problems with the peopleand/or cops during or after the concert? If you have any pictures of that concert would be great!!!! What did the advertising posters look like for that concert. I saw them in concert in Memphis Tn. They were absolutely GRATE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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