Posted in music on January 24, 2009


Owsley Stanley (born Augustus Owsley Stanley III, January 19, 1935) also known as The Bear, was an underground LSD chemist, the first to produce large quantities of pure LSD.

His total production is estimated at around half a kilogram of LSD, or roughly 5 million 100-microgram "trips" of normal potency, although accounts vary widely. The widespread and low-cost (often given away free) availability of Stanley's high-quality LSD in the San Francisco area in the mid-1960s may have been crucial for the emergence of the hippie movement during the Summer of Love in the Haight-Ashbury area, which one historian of that movement, Charles Perry, has described as "one big LSD party." Stanley was also an accomplished sound engineer, and the longtime soundman for seminal psychedelic rock band the Grateful Dead; the band's well-known "dancing bear" icon derives from his nickname. [Wikipedia]

The Dead are playing some shows in April and May. That includes Nassau Coliseum and Madison Square Garden. Tickets go on sale at 10AM.



Comments (25)

the only band I would ever trust my mind with.

Posted by gonna go for it for sure | January 24, 2009 8:32 AM

But do The Dead take LSD now?

Posted by never trust anyone over 30 | January 24, 2009 10:01 AM

MSG was sold out before it even went on sale. What a joke.

Posted by Anonymous | January 24, 2009 10:04 AM

MSG was so out entirely to ticket brokers as there were only very few tix released on the pre-sale. What a joke. I'm sure we'll be able to get for under face the week of the show when all these guys realize they are stuck with tix.

Posted by Anonymous | January 24, 2009 10:09 AM

Looks like they just opened up the seats behind the stage now, I pulled up a couple pair but didn't get them. I don't want to go that badly, better to wait and take advantage of people dumping tix later.

Posted by Anonymous | January 24, 2009 10:15 AM

Inspiration, move me brightly.

Posted by ryan fb | January 24, 2009 10:16 AM

thats all i got was behind the stage. stub hub here i come yay

Posted by Anonymous | January 24, 2009 10:22 AM

Ticketmaster is fucked up. What bullshit. I has to come over here and vent my anger. There is no way the show is sold out. All I'm getting is behind the stage too.

Posted by anonymous2 | January 24, 2009 10:35 AM

Jerry ain't gonna be there so neither am I

Posted by Anonymous | January 24, 2009 11:30 AM

Berry Garcia will be there though. Andy Garcia's brother.

Posted by Honky Grandma | January 24, 2009 11:33 AM

Ticketmaster is a frigin joke. I am glad I got my seats through

Posted by Dooder City | January 24, 2009 12:10 PM

A friend of the devil is a friend of yaps.

Posted by Anonymous | January 24, 2009 12:19 PM

around 750 tickets are now on resale, just on one website (ticketsnow), so by extrapolating id say conservative estimate every 4th ticket was picked up by someone with intention of reselling it, at minimum 100% mark-up.

Here's hoping those people get stuck with these tickets, it could be a blood bath.

Posted by Anonymous | January 24, 2009 1:59 PM

200% markup, sorry. those are $50 tickets going now for $150. Floor are going for over $1000, (some as high as $3000!) thats 1000% profit on a 100 dollar ticket. And this is not even taking into account people who are gonna get scammed like on the Animal Collective show.

Posted by Anonymous | January 24, 2009 2:07 PM

better get your tickets now no matter what they cost. this could be the last tour ever.

Posted by jerry | January 24, 2009 6:09 PM

could be...probably won't.

Posted by Anonymous | January 24, 2009 6:28 PM

Print out some blotter on your ink jet.

Posted by Anonymous | January 24, 2009 7:24 PM

HEW HEW HEW HA HA HA, I bought all the dead msg tickets. Now you pussy liberal hippies have to pay MY high prices!!!

Posted by Scalper | January 24, 2009 8:12 PM

Um... If you all paid attention to - you could have purchased good tickets before they went on sale to the public. They kept a limit on the tix to keep away from scalpers. Also, there was a mail order before on sale date with the same restrictions.

Posted by Buddy Status | January 24, 2009 9:23 PM


Posted by Anonymous | January 24, 2009 11:42 PM

In and out of the GARDEN he goes...

Posted by ICORP Investigations, Inc. | January 25, 2009 1:09 AM

got yer tasty nugs right here, brah...

Posted by Tyler | January 25, 2009 5:51 PM

Hi. I'm 43. My mom took me to 1st show at 9. I'm still really their. but am going on....i used to live in brooklyn on rugby rd. now i'm in FL.

Posted by Lorraine | January 28, 2009 1:12 PM

Been to five Dead concerts and especially
enjoyed sitting up in the upper balcony
at the Spectrum in Philly listening to Jerry's hypnotic guitar while I was absolutely smashed on sensemilla and rum.
No LSD though.

Posted by Rusty Suender | July 3, 2010 11:27 PM

Never got to see the Dead since that last time high as a kite.Got sober in July 1987
and then Jerry died since then.Otherwise
I'm still a major fan of the band.(Was first
introduced to the Dead in 1972 after Jerry's
first solo album came out.Loved the songs
"The Wheel" and "Deal")

Posted by Rusty Suender | July 3, 2010 11:39 PM

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