NOW PLAYING AT THE NEW YORK HISTORICAL SOCIETY

Yes, I know. New York Museum on a blog dedicated to the outdoors. It happens. The New York Historical Society has been home to a Grateful Dead exhibit for the last couple of months that I finally went to go see this last weekend while my parents were in town. Made up almost exclusively of "stuff" from the Grateful Dead archive at UC Santa Cruz, the exhibit is about half official Grateful Dead memorabilia (old tickets, posters, skeletons from the "Touch Of Grey" video, guest lists, the original WB contract, photos, cassette tapes from the GD hotline etc.) and half unofficial art made by fans (comic books, posters, hand painted envelopes, bootlegs, etc.) which, for me, was the more interesting part. Could I have done without the fan made "SHAVE YOUR FACE" dopp kit? Yes. If my father hadn't paid the $12 per person entrance fee, would I have thought it was a rip off? Perhaps. But what's better than being reminded that Phil Lesh used to look like this?

Youtube: Grateful Dead - Eyes Of The World

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2 Responses to NOW PLAYING AT THE NEW YORK HISTORICAL SOCIETY

  1. MANNY July 22, 2010 at 5:08 am #

    dont give weir the cold shoulder! he looked cool too, you know:
    http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3075/3268150897_9fa6b894e6.jpg

  2. The Wild Wood July 23, 2010 at 4:10 pm #

    Ah damn, wish I could get up there for that exhibit.

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