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Empire State Building honor the Grateful Dead October 20, 2009

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esblightsI took this photo from my apartment last night as the Empire State Building burst into tie-dye lighting in honor of the Grateful Dead. The special lighting ceremony celebrates  the opening of an exhibit at the New York Historical Society honoring the band. The tie-dye color scheme is a reminder of  the iconic group’s original imagery and psychedelic influences.

‘On October 21, Bob Weir and Phil Lesh will attend a charity fundraiser to celebrate the opening of The Grateful Dead: Now Playing at the New York Historical Society, an exhibit cataloguing the career and accomplishments of one of America’s most socially influential bands.

Through an extensive variety of media, even including fan mail, the exhibition explores the history of the band from 1965-1995. A section of the exhibit chronicles the social phenomenon of the band’s most dedicated fans, the Deadheads.  Most of the exhibitions materials were contributed from the extensive collection of the Grateful Dead Archive at the University of California Santa Cruz’.

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1. cassidylooksatthegratefuldead - June 9, 2010

i never knew they did this at the empire state building and i think that this was a super cool way to honor one of the greatest bands of all time. i really appriciate their music and i’m glad someone decided to do something big to honor them.


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