Greek Theater Trivia

See how well you know the Greek Theater and the Dead’s history there

1. The Dead’s first show at the Greek was a benefit at which they played alongside jazz saxophonist Charles Lloyd and Brazilian guitarist Bola Sete. What was the show a benefit for?

A. Haight Ashbury Legal Organization

B. North Beach Children’s Adventure Day Camp

C. The United Farmworkers

D. The University’s Economic Opportunity Program

2. What occurred the day after the Dead’s debut at the Greek?

A. The Dead played their first show at Winterland.

B. The Dead helped Janis and Country Joe McDonald move into their first apartment in the Haight.

C. The Dead played a free concert on Haight Street.

D. The police raided 710 Ashbury.

3. The Dead played their second show at the Greek on October 20, 1968. When would they next play the Greek?

A. May 29

B. 1969

C. August 15

D. 1971

E. June 4

F. 1978

G. September 11

H. 1981

4. Over the years, how many shows did the Dead play at the Greek?

A. 23

B. 29

C. 31

D. 38

5. In what year was the Greek Theater built?

A. 1876

B. 1903

C. 1913

D. 1936

6. What is the full name of the Greek Theater?

A. The William Randolph Hearst Greek Theatre

B. The University of Berkeley class of 1900 Greek Theater

C. The Ludwig and John Littleford Memorial Greek Theatre

D. The University of California Regents Classical Greek Theatre

7. The design for the Greek Theater is based directly on what?

A. The Theatre of Dionysus

B. The Ancient Theatre of the Asklepieion at Epidaurus

C. The Odeon of Herodes Atticus

D. The Ancient Theatre of Taormina

8. What song did the Dead breakout at the Greek on July 13, 1984?

A. Dark Star

B. Saint Stephen

C. Death Don’t Have No Mercy

D. Box of Rain

9. Through the first half of the 80s, the Dead had beautiful, massive tie-dyes made specially for the backdrop at the Greek Theater. Who made these tie dyes?

A. Courtenay Pollock

B. Candace Brightman

C. The Lama Foundation

D. Bert Bliss

10. What was the last song the Dead played at the Greek?

A. Brokedown Palace

B. Foolish Heart

C. US Blues

D. Not Fade Away


1. D; 2. D; 3. D; 4. B; 5. B; 6. A; 7. B; 8. A; 9. A; 10. B


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