(Tie-dyed curtain rises to reveal BOB WEIR, played by Ben Vereen in his Pippin costume. He wanders across the stage with a guitar slung on his back.
The set is a SAN FRANCISCO STREET SCENE. The house from 710 Ashbury is STAGE LEFT. Magoo’s is STAGE CENTER. Dana Morgan’s music shop is STAGE RIGHT.)
SONG – WHEN BOBBY MET GARCIA.
This foggy old town
The streetcars, they don’t know my name.
I’d rather be ropin’
And punchin’ and pokin’
And back at my home on the range.
(As he is walking by Dana Morgan’s, he stops. There is BANJO MUSIC coming from behind the door. He knocks, and JERRY GARCIA, played by Patti Lupone, answers. He looks at Bobby, then up and down the street.)
Well, hey, how are you, buddy?
All my students are real late.
Well, hey, I don’t think they’re coming.
Why not, man?
Check the date!
(A spotlight illuminates the 1964 calendar in the window of Dana Morgan’s. All the days are X’ed out up until December 31st.)
My evening’s opened up
My name’s Jerry; how’d you do?
I do pretty darn well
The name’s Bobby Double-U.
You can see I’ve got my gee-tar
And I’ve got a joint as well
Then come in, friend, and tune up
And we’ll give these steel strings hell.
And we’ll jam jam jam jam jam.
Yes, we’ll jam jam jam jam jaaaaaaaam!
(A GREEK CHORUS made up of DANCING BEARS enters and begins NOODLE DANCING.)