Grateful Dead's indie style makes Wall Street Journal front page

The Indies presents Grateful Dead

Last month, it was announced that the original living Grateful Dead members would reunite to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Grateful Dead.

The reason for this post is because this weekend, a Grateful Dead story made the front page of the Wall Street Journal due to the strength and cosmic ethics behind the group's indie operation that is processing concert ticket orders for the shows through an old-school method of the U.S. mail. Fans decorate their envelopes that hold ticket requests, covered in hand drawn psychedelic art in hopes of sending the right impression that they are not part of a scalper network, but real fans.  The fact that the story is newsworthy to the journal is a testament to the value of the indie spirit that Grateful Dead has always been known for.

Just below are some select songs recorded live on November 24, 1978 at the Capitol Theatre in Passaic, New Jersey, USA. Turn it up and enjoy! GC

Grateful Dead - Estimated Prophet / Shakedown St. / Fire On The Mt / Sugar Magnolia

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