Remembering Keith on his birthday.
Capitol Theater, Passaic, NJ 3/17/78
All my early Dead shows and many Garcia Band shows featured Keith on keyboards. Here was a cool backstage experience for my 18 year old self. My buddy's brother had extra backstage passes for this show at the Capitol. He always had goodies for the band and was welcome to the shows.
I met Jerry for the first time and took his photo (of course) and observed some of the scene. John Scher was there, and I got to see Jerry's famous attache case. I was brazen with my camera and took this shot in the hallway that let to the outside door. Heady times.
It’s like Keith is coming out of the tunnel for a prizefight. Instead of reporters and handlers you get a JGB crowd.