mgbills wrote:I used to trade beer for green room access to some noteworthy bands. Sometimes you find out that it's better to ride on your assumptions of famous people, than to actually know them...or really even try to converse. In some cases it's likely the byproduct of fame...not really needing or wanting to know anyone else. Sometimes famous people are just unpleasant introvert/extrovert assholes.
Just like the rest of us....
This whole thread has got me thinking (never good....). The hero worship thing can lead to blind spots, and I for one have few larger heros than the Dead. I'm also in the middle of Blair Jackson's Garcia bio, and as much as I worship Garcia the guitar hero, I'm coming around to view his personal life as close to what Annabelle eulogized him as- "a shitty father", with very strange views of family and married life. Then you have Phil (and Jill) and that whole trip. Keith and Brent both had their demons. Interesting revelations in this thread about the percussion section.
We're all human, with our flaws.
So sifting everything out, who to my surprise end up being the best babysitter candidate for my kids? Good ol' Bobby! Who knew? Along with maybe Donna and Pig.
What a long, strange trip it's been.
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