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Cinco de Mayo is DEAD…and WEIR Grateful!!!

Updated: May 7

This is the "Other One" I had initially planned to post...See link at bottom for my post about Mexican holidays that celebrate their struggles for independence and posts addressing the harm done to local peoples by colonial empires...


Desayuno (breakfast)


Had all these typical foods ("Comidas típicas) in stock.



Foods from the seas and tropical spaces



It's OK to play with our food...: )))



Cena (dinner)




Música



A piece about Dead & Company's February 2018 "Playing in the Sand" "fashion show"...


See article link above for more gear pics...


Mordechai Rubinstein—a.k.a. Mister Mort—hit the beach in Mexico’s Riviera Maya to find the most legendary Grateful Dead gear in the world.


Here are my fan pics:


Being a former Bus owner, this one rises to the top:



And while not among Mort's images, there is surfing in Cancun, Mexico...In 1969, my friends and I spent 6 weeks surfing in Southern California. One time we hightailed it for a few days to Mexico's Baja peninsula to enjoy some waves.



Mort's pics continue:



Brotherly love and Gratefulness...



The song lyrics on this one remind us of our personal GRATEness:



Take 2:



Parents and other caregivers: It's never TOO EARLY to tell our children their GRATEfulness...



Eyes of the World - Grateful Dead


Before the song starts, a fan rushes onstage to present the band with a gift:




This is a cue to share some of my plates. Got this one at a West Hempstead Street Fair:



This's from my 1965 VW Bus that took me to Callie 3X and lots of other places...



And this baby graced her while I was living in Callie. That's the cover of my Mom's book of poetry "The God of the Universe Dances in Trees"...Some of them might have been inspired when she and Dad asked to accompany me when I relocated to California during the summer of 1973...

Oh...She did get one about her surfer son published in Surfer Magazine...



Playing in the Sand


The event's name is a musical pun on the Dead's classic "Playing in the Band"...It can be found below in the FANZONE...




And this "bud's for you folks that think history is a dead subject: Here's the full first "Playing in the Sand" show from Mexico Feb. 15, 2018.




FANZONE...


Here's a younger version of Bobby...44 years younger...



--this jam could be extended on some enchanted evenings to 20 minutes or more...


More Mexico-themed Music...


Here's a two-fer featuring Mexico:



New Riders of the Purple Sage


In my early years of following, NRPS would open for the Dead...Truly magical evenings and daze...



"Steal yer pedal"...My favorite part of the trip...Buddy Cage on pedal steel guitar...




The Cap in Port Chester, NY was a fan and Band favorite...and music is still going on there - check out their "SHOW UPDATES" page at the link below.


The theatre includes Garcia's bar. Check out the link below for more photos.



In partnership with the family of Jerry Garcia, The Capitol Theatre christened its "lobby bar" as Garcia’s in honor of the late Grateful Dead guitarist and singer, who counted the Port Chester, N.Y., rock palace among his favorite venues in the country.


In recent years, Garcia's has become a whole lot more—a venue of its own! In addition to showcasing local and regional artists, Garcia's hosts nationally touring acts to satisfy the most diverse musical palettes. From Wednesday DeadCenters to R&B, funk, bluegrass, pych-rock, jazz, and rock 'n' roll, live music lives here at Westchester's only rock club.



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