Grateful Dead Men's Retro T-Shirt from Grand Prix Raceway on 28 Jul 73: Large

Grateful Dead Men's Retro T-Shirt from Grand Prix Raceway on 28 Jul 73: Large
Price:
$32.00
Available In:
Men's
Ages:
Adult
Merchant:
Wolfgang's Vault - www.wolfgangsvault.com

Watkins Glen was the epic brainchild of Jim Koplik and Shelly Finkel, Connecticut rock promoters who had also orchestrated Summer Jam. Inspired by an onstage impromptu jam session between the Grateful Dead and Allman Brothers, they came up with the idea for Watkins Glen and commissioned Bill Graham to build the backstage compound and supply production. The three bands lined up for the show were favorites of all three organizers, and were perfect for an open-space gig. In a special and memorable turn of events, 600,000 people showed up for this show at the Watkins Glen racetrack in Upstate New York, and kids were everywhere, crowding the landscape the day before the concert. All of them expected to do a sound check before performing, but didn't plan on doing one before a live audience - but there was no way that huge crowd was going anywhere. The Band sound-checked first, doing their entire run-through in one song. The crowd rocked. The Allman Brothers were next, playing for an hour, an