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The Deadpod

Jul 20, 2018

This week's Deadpod features the second set from the beautiful Greek Theater in Berkeley CA that was performed back on July 13th, 1984. While this show is most famous for the 'Dark Star' encore (preceded by a shooting star), the set itself is quite solid with some outstanding performances for the year. They begin with a 'Scarlet>Touch>Fire' that is high energy and punctuated by some great work by Brent on the keys and of course Jerry's dancing notes. A nice long segway leads into 'Touch' (albeit it does sound a bit 'off' to my ears); again a nice bouncy version.. again a somewhat odd transition into Fire, but once it gets rolling love the backbeat.. 'Man Smart, Woman Smarter' leads into a fine drums and space.

The post-drums setlist is highlighted by 'Stella Blue' and a very fine 'Sugar Magnolia'.. 


The Dark Star encore was the last time they played it until fall of 89.. 



Grateful Dead

Greek Theatre - University of California Berkeley, CA

7/13/84 - Friday


Scarlet Begonias >

Touch Of Grey >

Fire On The Mountain >

Man Smart (Woman Smarter) >

Drums >

Space >

The Wheel >

I Need A Miracle >

Stella Blue >

Sugar Magnolia




Dark Star


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There are times when it seems a burden to put the Deadpod out weekly, but then some kind soul reaches out and makes it worthwhile.. thank you my friends. 


be well and at peace