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The Grateful Dead and Jerry Garcia Band
Jerry Garcia The Rainbow Maker
It's been said "There is nothing like a Grateful Dead Concert!" and you'll get no arguments from me. As I've mention on my other Lenses I've been to about 250 Grateful Dead concerts and perhaps about 50 Jerry Garcia Band Shows (which I sometimes actually liked better).
Jerry Garcia at Nassau Coliseum
photo Â© by Judy Ferony
At one time I was thinking of becoming a professional photographer, and one of my favorite subjects was indeed the Grateful Dead (especially Jerry); it was much harder than it is today with digital photography to get a good photo. In my opinion a concert was one of the hardest scenarios to shoot at too.
Totally Awesome Grateful Dead Related Books
Jerry Garcia and Friends
- The Jerry Site
A site "Deadicated" to Jerry Garcia of The Grateful Dead and JGB (Jerry Garcia Band) fame.
- Terrapin Crossroads
This is Phil's venue in San Rafael, CA
- Official Site of the Grateful Dead | Grateful Dead
This is the official Grateful Dead site where you can look up shows, set lists, and stay in touch.
- Grateful Dead Archive Online
Online site of the Grateful Dead Archive at University of California, Santa Cruz.
- Welcome to Furthur!
Furthur, Bob Weir and Phil Lesh make sure "The Music Never Stops".
- Dark Star Orchestra
If you missed the boat, bus or Jerry; this is a band that plays whole Grateful Dead concerts note by note.
- TRI Studios | The Ultimate Playpen for Musicians
The Ultimate playpen for musicians will be broadcasting a tribute to Jerry Garcia tonight (Aug. 3) in honor of his 70th Birthday.
Papa: He Was A Friend of Ours - The Money Shot
Photo Credit: Â© 2012 Judy Ferony
Hands down this is my best photograph ever taken at a Grateful Dead concert of Jerry Garcia (I sure do miss him).
Grateful Dead Concert Ticket Album
Mama don't take my kodachrome Away.
There were shows that I've taken over 150 photographs at and maybe wound up with a few good shots; now I don't know if that makes me a bad photographer or not, shooting with film was tricky at a concert. I use to use very high speed film, sometimes as high as 3200 ASA. Why? It was a real crap shoot if the security was going to let you in with equipment or take it away from you; I never took any chances so I'd have to stow everything on my person making a tripod out of the question.
To add to the mix, if it was a rocking show (and when wasn't it?) the floor would actually be moving, you also have the performers moving (although Jerry, not so much lol) and the lights constantly changing. Skill was essential, and sometimes pure luck. Lastly you would also want to avoid the mike in their face, the musicians closing there eyes, and a nice smile and not an open mouth is also a good thing.
Bob Weir at MSG
Â© 1993 Judy Ferony
Box of Phil
Life Goes On - August 5th is Jerry Garcia Day in San Francisco
Garcia and Grisman - Their Love For Traditional American Music ...
Really shine through and this is a show from The Warfield in San Francisco; it must have been great to be able to go crash in your own bed after a show, Jerry looks so happy and relaxed.