It doesn't sound totally beyond possibility. I don't know what the lot scene was like in 82 but I imagine it wasn't nearly as big as post "Touch of Grey" so it could be a true story. I worked with a guy who met Garcia once, he was a cook at a hotel and it was late night after a show and Jerry was in the hotel coffee shop having some coffee and smoking cigarettes. Dave the guy I worked with, had just finished up his shift and he asked Jerry for a light for a smoke. Garcia invited him to sit down for a minute and chat. Dave, was not a deadhead at all but he knew who Jerry was. Dave told me Garcia was laid back, pretty funny and "Stoned off his fucking ass!!" Dave said he kept nodding off for a few seconds here and there. Hence the late night coffee. Dave sat with him a for a couple of minutes smoked a couple of Jerry's cigarettes and went home.
lightningbolt wrote:I saw the GD at SPAC at least twice...maybe more...."it all roles into one", however I was not there in 82.
I saw the GD at SPAC at least twice...maybe more...."it all rolls into one", however I was not there in 82. The scene at SPAC which holds about 15K people would have been crazy....even before Go To Heaven....there is just no way this story is true.
SPAC's largest attended performance in its history was by The Grateful Dead in 1985, where a total of 40,231 fans showed up to see the band. Since the show, SPAC limits its capacity to 25,100.
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