The Keystones... That would be the Keystone Berkeley
(University avenue, where Shattuck intersects) and the
Keystone Palo Alto - I forget exactly where. Both are
long gone, but Wow! -- these were special experiences!
This was a time when the Dead were playing regularly
in the bay Area -- so regularly that you could show
up at a small local club and catch Jerry and friends...
no lining up, no begging for tickets. I'm not sure which
show or shows the photos below are from... but they're
Keystones... I know because the lighting was pretty
simple: red! And the tunes... some of my favorites:
Loser; Deal; Dear Prudence. Great shows!
The slide show above includes one of the only times
I ever caught Keith Godchaux' face (For this shot, I
probably held the camera over my head, so that I could
"see" over the keyboard). That's Donna, of course, with
her husband. Keith would die in the next year -- a car
accident -- but it seemed that he was living hard, and
that something was going to catch up with him sooner