Memory book: GD50 for brother Dan

Memory book: GD50 for brother Dan
Memory book: GD50 for brother Dan / tile mosaic from Terrapin Crossroads (cover)

Brother Dan and I went to Grateful Dead’s 50th anniversary (and final) shows – 2 in Santa Clara, California and 3 in Chicago, Illinois. We roadtripped the whole she-bang from Vancouver, BC to Olympia, WA to Pacifica, Santa Clara, then Las Vegas to Provo where we switched vehicles and rode with some pals across the midwest (camping in an epic storm in Nebraska along the way). We hit all 5 shows and enjoyed the community and music.

Other stops included Phil Lesh’s Terrapin Crossroads in San Rafael California and Red Rocks Amphitheater in Colorado to see Neil Young and Promise of the Real. We parted ways in SLC as i had to head to rescue a broken RV in Mendocino (unsuccessfully as it turns out) and Dan headed back to BC.

Along the way, stopped at various craft breweries, made loads of arts and crafts (including an massive scrapbook of ephemera, road poetry, set lists, newspaper clipping and other sundries) and a series of photos by Lomo camera. Also documented a series of two-fer photos of us enjoying beers or joints or scenery and the company of conspirators. Several of these became a “memory book” i created (via an online publishing service) for Dan as a wee present. When visited his home, i snapped quick shots of the pages (note to self: take better ones next time). Here the are the lousy pics of an otherwise lovely book – for my amusement and your curiosity.

Memory book: GD50 for brother Dan
Memory book: GD50 for brother Dan / at Ninkasi Brewing garden in Eugene, OR

Memory book: GD50 for brother Dan
Memory book: GD50 for brother Dan / at a bar in Morrison, Colorado
Memory book: GD50 for brother Dan
Memory book: GD50 for brother Dan / parking lot of Levi’s Stadium, Santa Clara, CA
Memory book: GD50 for brother Dan
Memory book: GD50 for brother Dan / with pals Willis and Steffani at hotel in Chicago, IL
Memory book: GD50 for brother Dan
Memory book: GD50 for brother Dan / at an adorable town of Elkhorn, Iowa and Red Rock Amphitheatre in Morrison, Colorado
Memory book: GD50 for brother Dan
Memory book: GD50 for brother Dan / with pal Steffani in Chicago
Memory book: GD50 for brother Dan
Memory book: GD50 for brother Dan / at Russian River Brewing in Santa Rosa, CA
Memory book: GD50 for brother Dan
Memory book: GD50 for brother Dan / with Casey and Sage hunkered in for Neil Young at Red Rocks Amphitheater
Memory book: GD50 for brother Dan
Memory book: GD50 for brother Dan / at Suds Brothers brewing in Fruita, Colorado
Memory book: GD50 for brother Dan
Memory book: GD50 for brother Dan / with the noted professor Larry Harper – as seen in Orem, UT
Memory book: GD50 for brother Dan
Memory book: GD50 for brother Dan / at Chicago GD shows (back cover)