There’s not another band that I know that has a more dedicated fan base then the Grateful Dead. I’ll admit, I went to my first show when I was 15 yrs old and it’s an experience that transformed my adolescent years in so many ways.
When I heard that the New-York Historical Society would be exhibiting the Grateful Dead Archive, I was beyond excited to take a trip back in time and relive some of those moments of my youth.
The exhibit chronicles the history of the Grateful Dead music through its members and performances. IT also highlights some rally cool concert and recording posters, album art, stage props, banners, decorated fan mail and last but not least large-scale marionettes.
Going through the exhibit, you can’t help but travel back in time to the 1960’s and 1970’s Beat Generation and hippie scene. Between the Dead’s time in New York City to Sane Francisco, it’s a long strange trip through the magic that was the Grateful Dead. Exhibit is available through July 4, 2010.
GRATEFUL DEAD: NOW PLAYING AT THE NEW-YORK HISTORICAL SOCIETY
170 Central Park West
New York, NY 10024