Freedom Hall – Backstage Thanks to Mom (don’t ask)

Jul 25, 2013 No Comments by

I got my first backstage pass when my friend Liz and I went on tour with the rest of the State College gang. It was 1989 so I was 19 and she must have been 15 or 16. Her mom was friends with Bob Weir so we decided that, I would drive and she would […]

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1st Deadshow “brings smiling tears to my eyes”

Jul 20, 2013 3 Comments by

the Grateful Dead July 4, 1990 Sandstone Ampitheater Bonner Springs, Kansas This was my first Grateful Dead ‘experience’ and I had no idea what i was in for. At 19 I already considered myself a psychedelic veteran but this particular day i met my chemical match. The temperature didn’t help – it was over 100 […]

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The Art of the Backstage Pass – Matthew Goldman where are you now?

Jul 06, 2013 No Comments

I got the passes in Oregon from 1993 from Marshall, a guy who told me he worked for Bill Graham Presents. He had a gigantic pack of passes including one that said he was a writer for Rolling Stone. Even after visiting him in California, I’m not quite sure what he actually did for a […]

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