Fun fact: the Dead played the Los Angeles Coliseum only once, on 6/1/91.
Not-as-fun fact: the cops were dicks, and when the Dead took the stage, fans burst through the security fence and the whole bowl emptied onto the floor; there was almost a riot.
Fact neither fun nor morose, just true: the L.A. Coliseum was already an outdated dump when this picture was taken, and it’s an utter joke that an NFL team is playing there.
Patriotic fact: the L.A. Coliseum is where Ronald Reagan won gold at the 1984 Olympics in three events: leadership, freedom-givingness, and javelin.
Follow-up patriotic fact: if there were a superhero that used a javelin the way that Hawkeye or Green Arrow use a bow, it would be Ronald Reagan. People don’t know this about Dutch. The man could chuck a spear. Once, mistaking his wife’s wraith-like figure for his javelin, Reagan threw Nancy clear across the Rose Garden. Ronald Reagan called his favorite shaft “Lincoln.” He called his favorite javelin that, too.
Historical fact: there used to be nothing to do. No innertubes, no teevee; shit, there were no books until relatively recently. Case in point: the javelin:
“I bet I can throw this stick farther than you can.”
“I don’t know, man. I’m pretty good at throwing sticks.”
And so on.