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 #91979  by high time loser
 Tue Jan 11, 2011 2:32 am
Hello,
Just wondering what's up with the Grateful Dead bears, the ones on many shirts and other merch.
What is the idea behind it and the origin?
The only conclusion I can come up with is that a lot of dead heads used to take their small children to shows and parking lots and maybe it was a way of keeping the kids happy and amused?
Maybe I'm wrong.
Maybe I'm a poser for not knowing about the bears. :oops:
 #92007  by ugly rumor
 Tue Jan 11, 2011 11:59 am
Old early 60s record albums by one company-I can't remember who, but it could have been Warner (my albums are still in Virginia, I'm currently in Colorado)-had a series of five bears in a row as a logo on the record and/or cover. Someone just took those same bears and made them dance. The originals just stood in a line, facing the right.