Here and there lately, folks have been mentioning some of the great T-shirts they picked up on tour and elsewhere. Several decades having passed in many cases, the shirts are no longer with us. Which ones did you wear till they fell apart, accidentally leave behind at the campground, give to your best friend, or otherwise part with, and now you'd really like to find another one?
I used to have a nice stash of weed-themed shirts.
One was a Zig-Zag shirt that I got for "free" by mailing in a bunch of empty paper packets.
One I got at the Ann Arbor Hash Bash. It was a leftover from a different, similarly themed event in Columbus so it only cost $3.
One was from a really cool head shop in Grand Rapids called Purple East.
One was a red-eyed Scooby Doo begging for a Scooby snack with obvious implications.
They were all folded and stacked in the top right corner of my closet when our roof started leaking . . . right into my closet. :( Of all of my shirts to get ruined, it had to be those 4.
I had just purchased the "No Jim, they're Dead" Star Trek T-shirt in the lot at Alpine Valley in the mid 80's.
It was scorching hot, so I looped the shirt through my belt behind me so I wouldn't have to carry it.
While going through the bottleneck at the gate, I felt a sharp tug, and it was gone.
Cheeky Monkey.....I hope you at least took care of it.
I still have my original Stanley Mouse Europe '81 Skull In The Sand T-shirt.
I've long since packed it away, as it's too frail to survive another wearing or washing.
Hey I'm hoping someone out there kept some of the earliest Dead shirts----1967 to 72. I'd make a strong offer for any shirt I'm looking for!
Does anyone remember the Ed Donohue shirts. One of my favorites was the "Estimated Prophet". I still have several different ones that Ed did. I can't find information on the names of the artwork that Ed put on the shirts except the Estimated Profit. Anyone have any ideas where I might find that info.
Thanks in advance for any help.
I have a shirt that has dead bears tailgating. Has ny 7 vs wash 7 on the back. I cant seem to find it anywhere. It is a bit beat up holes through the back but was wondering if there is value and if anybody may be lookin for a shirt like it. I love it but if someone went to this event it belongs with them ya know.
I do not know how many of you are on Instagram, but there is an account that collects and sells old vintage Dead shirts. The catch is that some can get very pricey (as expected when it comes to vintage Dead march, especially licensed items). His Instagram handle is @deadshaman.supply. I highly recommend checking him out if you are searching for something. His inventory is always updated frequently so luck may be in your favor. Here is the link to his easy shop for those who do not use Instagram.
Good luck on your search! I hope this helps!
...it was a cool ink drawing of Alice standing in front of the Looking Glass, peering into it and the reflection was a smiling Uncle Sam beckoning her in with a waggly bony finger...I still have it but that was like 70 lbs ago and it doesn't fit...oh just remembered Alice's cat is standing next to her peering into the Looking Glass also and the Cheshire Cat's "Grin" is staring back at her
Hey guys! I wasn't lucky enough to see the boys play but they played in my hometown of Charlotte NC on March 22,23,24 and my Birthday is March 23rd. I was wondering if anybody might have any shirts from that show or any show from NC they might want to sell to a guy like myself. Thank you all in advance!!
I bought an Ace shirt at my first show September 8 1973 and wore it forever. It was a great quality silk screen and soft as a baby's butt.
Never saw another one. And could fit into the old one if I did still have it.
I have a Grateful Dead scuba tie die that I've had for 30 years and I still wear it. Never seen another of these either son I'm pretty careful with it. Only wear to shows now