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In 1970, $4.50 would get you not just get you into the Fox Theater in St. Louis to see that far-out band from the Coast, the Grateful Deads, but you might just wind up hanging out onstage.

Nowadays access costs a bit more. This year’s Interferon Concert–or whatever the mudfest is called–offers an executive all-inclusive Diamond Level package for ten thousand bucks. Granted, you do get to sleep with Bobby and Phil, all in the same little bed like the Three Stooges, while wearing those old-timey sleep hats and Phil has that old-timey snore: chhhhhhh-WEEEboobooboo, chhhhhh WEEEboobooboo, so on that level the whole thing’s worth it.