Grateful Dead

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Hats, t-shirts, photos, and other objects whose absence is causing a void in your life. Note: if you're looking for tapes, go to the Tape Trading topic. If you're looking for tickets, try Tickets Wanted. This topic is for stuff that is not tunes or tix.


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Joined: Sep 30 2015
Grateful Dead t-shirt from 1986

Hi there, I'm looking for a t-shirt with the text "Grateful Dead, May 3-4 1986, Cal Expo Amphitheater"

White t-shirt, hand-painted with multi-colored fabric paint depicting a train track winding up the length of the front. Casey Jones is driving that train rolling up the track towards the Mountains of the Moon. The track runs alongside the bank of a river, where Uncle John’s Band is playing. China Cat Sunflowers and Scarlet Begonias are growing by the water and Sugar Magnolia is swimming in it. A Box of Rain looms large on the horizon, skeletons adorned with roses shimmy in every winding twist of track and a badly drawn, skinny bear dances alone. The text on the shirt proclaims Grateful Dead, May 3-4 1986, Cal Expo Amphitheater.

Would anyone have this t-shirt at hand? Either to sell or to photograph it? I need it for a piece in a magazine.

Thanks, Brunse

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Joined: Dec 12 2014
Looking for Ticket Stub August 4, 1979

I am into all things Althea and would love to have a stub from the first show. Long shot I know but just thought I'd ask...


Joined: Jul 10 2015
Have the turtles, want the hot air balloon...

Good day friends. Was fortunate enough to make it to all 3 Chicago shows, but was too consummed boogying out to think about buying... I ended up buying the black tshirt with the turtles dancing, but what I really wanted was the green one with the hot air balloon in Large (or Medium or XL).. but by the time i got to the vendors, they only had XXXL left (i considered getting it and making a blanket....). If anyone has one to sell/trade, or knows someone who knows someone... I need one last miracle :) thanks

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Joined: Jan 16 2015
concert tees

Was fortunate to get to the Sunday night show in Chicago. Unfortunately was enjoying it a little too much. Lost ,misplaced, or had stolen two t-shirts. So bummed out. If anyone knows where I can purchase the shirt with the Terrapin logo on front and roses on back. This was the best one ! I know there are commemorative shirts coming out soon. Just really liked this one. I hope whoever found them likes it as much !
P. S. I want a do over of the show !! So great an experience, so glad I went !

Joined: Jan 12 2009
Ticket July 5 mail order

Hey guys, just returned from Chicago and realized I no longer have the Sunday, July 5 mail order ticket. I was going to frame the 3 tickets but now I am one short. I still have Fri. & Sat. I know this is a long shot but, if anyone has a mail order ticket from Sun 7/5 they can part with I would love to have it for framing with my others. I can be reached best at

Peace & Love

Joined: Jul 7 2015
Looking for Fare Thee Well Official T-shirt and poster

Greetings All,

Just back from the final show Sunday night and hoping to locate an official shirt and poster from the show. Looked at them at set break and meant to stop back on my way out, but got caught up in all the excitement and forgot!

There was one particular shirt that I dug but don't remember the exact details. Black shirt with lots of roses but not the one with the Steal Your Face emblem. Need a large.

Also, looking for the bill poster.

Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!


Joined: Jul 6 2015
Looking for Shirt and Poster of Bob Weir and Ratdog 4/19/2003 FL

I'm looking for the following South Florida show or tour items:
Shirt and Poster - Bob Weir and Ratdog 4/19/2003 Pompano Beach, Fl.
Any leads I would be forever GRATEFUL! Email me,

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Joined: Nov 26 2007
Steal Your Face

Wooden door beads. Great sentimental value ones I have are really in bad shape missing strands. I see one left on Amazon. For almost 3x's what I paid. I am tempted but kinda pricey they don't hold up well. But... Dale got them and he is gone and groovy funny story of why he got them for me... AnywayZ if anybelly has some gently used or knows of some new ones to sell... not a hundred bucks... Please message me. I would be ever so grateful. Peaceful evening. Sky on!

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Joined: May 26 2015

As I understand it, somewhere around 1985, Jerry Garcia decided a Grateful Dead snowboard would be a great idea. A graphics company was commissioned to design one, and my late wife Sue Hill, a GD staffer in those days, was the point of contact.

Sooz never mentioned whether the thing ever went into production, but the prototype of Jerry's snowboard is still here in the basement. Can anyone tell me any more about the history of this project? It needs to find a good home.

A few pictures:


(This photo is not out of focus, it's actually broken up like that on the prototype)

Lunatic Fringe


Sue Hill, circa 1985:

Joined: Nov 2 2010
Still trying to find the Spain steal your face shirt

Hey, anyone out there? Can anyone help? I have shows to trade as well as shirts. Would really love to find the Spain steal your face shirt.




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