Poster - Grateful Dead Benefit for the Rainforests. Madison Square Garden, New York, NY. Artist: Robert Rauschenberg
I made a two-hundred dollar donation to the Rainforest Foundation and they sent me a ticket to the concert and a ticket to the benefit afterwards. In the twenty-two years that i had been going to Dead Shows, the only times I ever got to be in front were either general admission, or just before i got caught and thrown out. This time, i had a front row center ticket, and i got to share a drink with a very drunk Billy afterwards. Bobby and Jerry were there as well, but they were seated behind an autograph table. The show was astounding especially when Jerry and Susan Vega sang a duet while she read the lyrics from a paper that was taped to the mic stand. It was a night of nights to be sure!