Grateful Dead reunion at Chicago’s Solider Field

OK, so this is a toughie folks.

Although I of course want to go, it’s a pretty immense undertaking – as I’m sure it is for a lot us – financially.

The Grateful Dead perform during the Bill Graham Memorial at the Polo Fields in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park, November 3, 1991.

Then there is what is basically the first order of business for me. Credentials. I don’t know yet who will be running that ‘show.’ Will it be old school policy? Or will it be the newer policy of ‘give us your first born in order to get photo access?’
If I can’t shoot, I don’t go. Period. Plus, how much access will there be? Will I get a paltry three songs of one show? Will I still have to pay for tickets if I do get access?

The Grateful Dead perform at the Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View, Calif., September 18, 1994.

I could foresee myself going just to see all you old sods. Just kidding, but that part of the reunion is almost more important to me. But I still have to think of all the practical considerations – those mentioned above, being just a few.
I would more than love a road trip Tad. I would love it Domenic, if someone pulled off a disco bus and watch all these crazy hippies getting down in the parking lot. I would more than love to see everyone and have us all in one place at one time. I would love the chance for us to honor all those who can’t join us in this world and re-connect – they are probably are in a better place than us anyway.

Dancing to the Grateful Dead at the Desert Sky Pavilion, Chandler, Ariz., March 6, 1994.

Jeez, the universe might explode after they kick us out of the parking lot at the end of the third show!
I will do my best to make this a reality – except for the universe exploding – I think we who are still on this Earth would like to stay here for a while.

It will probably be the biggest party this Earth has ever seen!

During the Grateful Dead at Autzen Stadium, Eugene, Ore., June 19, 1994.