Deadheads and the last days of the Grateful Dead 1994-1995
33 images Created 2 Jan 2009
Before Jerry Garcia died in 1995 I managed to get photograph the Grateful Dead twice and Jerry Garcia once. I went to the last Mardi Gras show in 1995 and the infamous Deer Creek show where people who couldn't get tickets crashed the show. I made photos of the band for the couple songs I was allowed and then went into the parking lot to photograph Deadhead culture. Garcia died not long afterwards. I also photographed a funeral show at Wavy Gravy's hog farm later that summer and a Further Fest show near Bonner Springs, Kansas in 1996. Not to mention I photographed a couple Rainbow Gatherings ... one in Southern Missouri in 1996 and a regional gathering in Indiana during 1999. I call this series The Last days of The Dead.