I am 17 and listen to the Dead all the time, I have many live shows ( in FLAC of course) on my computer that i listen too. I think the notion of wearing a shirt from a concert that you weren't at if your parents didn't buy it for you is crazy. I saw someone wearing this shirt http://www.wearyourbeer.com/images/Grat ... t2_POP.jpg
and i just don't understand why someone would wear it other than to seem edgy that you like the Dead. I may be totally wrong in thinking this and that is why I wanted to know from people who actually got to go to concerts. Yes I know Barton Hall was a classic concert and in my opinion their best song ever played was played there, but to remake a shirt from a concert seems a little weird to me.
I've been seeing a lot of Dead tees at places like Target and Walmart; used to be they only had stuff like Bob Marley and Jimi Hendrix, maybe a Beatles tee or two. Must've done well selling music tees and have now expanded. But yeah, the artwork is pretty basic, and they usually slap on a concert reference. I never got to see live Dead, even though I definitely could have due to my age. Favorite shows would have to be certain crunchy 1970's stuff, classic 77 shows, 78 SF shows, 1985 for Jerry guitar essence, late 80's for Bruce, and 90's for songwriting.