If you're not from NorCal, the setting will astound you. Even if you are...you gotta go at least once in your lifetime if an act you even remotely like is playing there. An experience unlike anything I've ever had at a live rock show. Went there to see Wilco in Sept, 2012. Took BART over from San Francisco. Note - it's an uphill hike including slopes & plenty of stairs, maybe 20 min from downtown, to the Greek. Concrete seats with some grassy area up top. Not a bad idea to bring a cushion, and always consider the weather. As the seating is up on a hill (with great views all the way to SF), the breeze/mist will hit you at night. Sound quality, once the bowl fills up with bodies, is amazing, IMO. If it's empty, the sound reverberates off the concrete. Overpriced beer/wine can be had (served by super-friendly people), and the food looked tasty enough. If the smell of weed bothers you, bring a mask...I got semi-stoned from the cheech & chong sized joints blazing in front of me, which was a nice bonus IMO. If you want to sit up atop the bowl on the lawn, definitely bring a blanket and shoes with good tread as it's pretty steep up there.
Maybe it was the show, but I'd venture to say that everybody is remarkably chill in this venue, probably all the time. It was The Whole Love.
I don't live out west but if I did I'd want to see as many shows as possible at this place - truly an amazing night. Thanks Berkely!
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