Thoughts On The Dead

Musings on the Most Ridiculous Band I Can't Stop Listening To

Wheels Up

mickey keith phil 2 giants
I’ve never seen more of Precarious Lee’s handiwork in one place. This stage setup (from the Dead’s first Giants Stadium show on 9/2/78) goes beyond a lack of interest in the visual aesthetic. This was a deliberate decision.

“How raggedy-assed can it possibly look?” the Dead said.

And the Greatest Roadie of All Time, Precarious Lee, answered, “Gimme an hour.”


  1. Wasn’t sure if you had previously posted this one?

  2. In both pictures I like how Keith’s monitor on the floor has been, albeit crudely, fastened yet the upside down speaker cabinet directly above the drums just has a brick lodged under it.

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