Trips and Tales

Grateful Dead Road Stories—Europe '81 (Russelshiem)

1980s Europe '81 Grateful Dead Road Stories

Grateful Dead Road Stories—Europe '81 (Russelshiem)

Munich to the Walter Köbel HalleRusselshiem, West Germany10.13.81   After recovering from the great show the night before at the Olympiahalle, I made my way from the youth hostel I was staying at in the suburbs of Munich to the main train station, the “Hauptbahnhof”. Wearing my “Relix” shirt I was spotted by a group heads while I was wandering around the station looking for the train to that night's Grateful Dead show at the Walter Köbel Halle in Russelshiem (near Frankfurt). They invited me to travel with them to the show, in a VW camper van, and the plan...

Read more →


Grateful Dead Road Stories—Copenhagen '81

1980s Grateful Dead Jerry Garcia

Grateful Dead Road Stories—Copenhagen '81

Grateful Dead Road Stories—Europe '81The ForumCopenhagen10.8.81   I had heard that the Dead were to do a European tour, so I figured out the details, passport, grab a "Lets Go Europe" book, (hey the internet wasn't invented yet!), plane tickets and off I went. I was 22 and went solo! After arriving in Brussels the morning before, I took an overnight train, then a train ferry to get to Copenhagen. I saw all the flags at half staff, I wondered what happened. Saw a newspaper and found out that Anwar Sadat was assassinated… so sad. He was a leader that...

Read more →


Jerry Garcia Band at the Keystone Berkeley 8.20.81

1980s Jerry Garcia Jerry Garcia Band Keystone Road Stories

Jerry Garcia Band at the Keystone Berkeley 8.20.81

In ’81 during a trip to the Bay Area I lucked out and caught a Jerry band show at the Keystone Club in Berkeley.

Read more →


My first San Francisco Trip

Jerry Garcia Jerry Garcia Band Travis Bean

My first San Francisco Trip

Here’s Garcia, with his sleeves rolled up, Travis Bean in hand on a magical breezy summer afternoon in San Francisco.

Read more →


Happy Birthday Carlos Santana!!

Carlos Santana

Happy Birthday Carlos Santana!!

Although I loved Santana, I didn't get to see them play till 1981. And what a show that was at the Pier in NYC on 7.28.81.

Read more →