The 1980s

A show at Laguna Seca in Monterey in 1981.

I followed the Dead’s 1981 Europe tour. On this stop at a hashish bar in Amsterdam, they played an unannounced show in this tiny venue. I was very lucky to be there as the band played songs they’d never played before.

The social aspects of a Grateful Dead show were often as meaningful as the concert itself (1983).

Situated on the grounds of Stanford University, the beautiful Frost Amphitheatre (1987) is one of my favorite venues.

Resplendent in a “Dancing Bear” tie-dye, Lesh drops the bass bombs at Frost in 1988.

Dead Heads doing what they do best at a show, dancing and having a great time (Giants Stadium, N.Y., 1987).