Alpine Valley Music Theatre
During Tom Thumb Phil replaced "cops" with "security" in the verse "cops don't need you and expect the same" Not a police officer in sight all three nights...not that anyone was doing anything wrong or anything...just comfortable.
Was attending college in Vermillion SD and friends were taking a road trip to see the Dead... I jumped on board and life has never been the same since.... for the best! Firsts will always hold a sentimental place in my heart.
This show litterally changed my life. Prior to the show I was hangin out at a bar in New Orleans when I met some rainbow family who took me to the Rainbow Family mine in Mt. Ida, Ak. Before that I was hangin with Nazi Skinheads. In Mt. Ida, everyone asked if I was a skinhead and I would deny it. These people had something I wanted. Well they told me about the dead shows in Alpine, so I hitched up there and got to townn thre days before the shows. I met a couple of guys (Diver Dan and Rainbow Trout) we were the only heads in town when we got there. Those were three wild days, this one guy would mess with us everyday, then the first day of the shows I seen him, and he's like, "peace bro, I found the answer". Wow, here I was, a skinhead who got shot in a driveby five months earlier, now turned dead-head. That show changed and probably saved my life. Thanks, Richard (aka Bullet, aka Tripster)
If you stole our deadhead variety shoppe sign, could you return it please?
My first show; Alpine Valley, East Troy, WI June 19, 20, 1988
Was young & not appreciative of what I had early on. All that changed when I woke up & found out I was the "Eyes of the World"