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Grateful Dead to Reunite for Obama Concert

The Grateful Dead is going to reunite for an Obama concert.

The Grateful Dead, the San Francisco cult rock band that has played at political events since the 1960s, will reunite on Monday for the first time in four years to rally support for Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama, a spokesman said on Friday.

"They have agreed to reunite for this one-time-only event in order to lend support to Senator Obama leading into the crucial 'Super-Tuesday' series of primaries held on Tuesday, February 5th," the band said in a statement.

Ironic, isn't it, that the Grateful Dead are supporting newcomer Barack Obama when it was the Clintons who spent the sixties as free love hippies.


I bet she never expected back then as she participated in Woodstock and anti-government political rallies that she would eventually become the same kind of establishment that young people would rebel against.


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Comments (20)

Nor did she expect that she... (Below threshold)

Nor did she expect that she would be forced to "keep the black man down" in order to win the Presidency. As they say, karma really is a bitch.

I can't imagine a Dead conc... (Below threshold)

I can't imagine a Dead concert without Jerry.

Kinda like the Tonight Show without Johnny.

Jerry's dead, there is no D... (Below threshold)

Jerry's dead, there is no Dead. I don't care what they say or who they support.

"..the Clintons who spent t... (Below threshold)

"..the Clintons who spent the sixties as free love hippies." KP

Too bad you don't know your facts:

"After Oxford, Clinton attended Yale Law School and obtained a Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree in 1973.[17] While at Yale, he began dating law student Hillary Rodham who was a year ahead of him. They married in 1975 and their only child, Chelsea, was born in 1980." Source Wiki

Barney is right, there were... (Below threshold)

Barney is right, there were no free love hippies on campus. Ever.

The time is 8:20pm, Pacific... (Below threshold)
Peter F.:

The time is 8:20pm, Pacific time. Mark it. This is the first time I've EVER agreed with Barney.

Anybody else see cows flying?

(Side note: I even wonder if Obama even knows who these stoned-out old white dudes who play incredibly BAD music from the 60s and 70s really are. I can't think of a bad I hate more than the GD.)

That is one of the scariest... (Below threshold)
Miss Elliott:

That is one of the scariest pictures I have ever seen....

Uh, he didn't say they spen... (Below threshold)

Uh, he didn't say they spent the sixties together. They could have been hippies without being in college and before getting together. I'll bet Bill was a free love hippie but I don't think Hillary has ever done anything without calculating the cost.

So they aren't quite old en... (Below threshold)

So they aren't quite old enough to be free love hippies.

That is still a freaky picture.

If you assume that "the six... (Below threshold)
Uncle Pinky:

If you assume that "the sixties" ended in the '60s, Barney has got a point. If you use "the sixties" as shorthand for the time period when people put down orange shag carpet, green linoleum and stank of patchouli ... hell, they're still going on. Just as a more localized phenomenon.

You guys really need to off... (Below threshold)

You guys really need to offer some type of warning before pictures like this are posted. That scared the hell out of me. I feel breakfast coming back up.

This is such a damned shame... (Below threshold)

This is such a damned shame. Jerry would not approve. I don't believe the Dead ever endorsed a candidate, and they didn't really ever get involved with politics. They just played music, damn good music. This sucks.

To refute Jay's claim of wh... (Below threshold)

To refute Jay's claim of what people did in the 60s, Barney quotes wiki about what they did in the 70s. Classic!
Just like when he first came to WB and claimed Bubba wasn't listed in any polls in winter of 1991.

Baghdad barney - "Too b... (Below threshold)

Baghdad barney - "Too bad you don't know your facts

To bad you don't rubble... better read "Yale Law School and the Sixties: Revolt and Reverberations by Laura Kalman that school was no different than thousands across the USA.

The so-called "Dark Ages" at YLS in the 1960's and 1970's featured student unrest and faculty dissension became notable features of the YLS landscape.

Peter F, no, cows flying aren't part of this thread.

Wait, I thought barney left... (Below threshold)

Wait, I thought barney left this site?

So they aren't quite old... (Below threshold)

So they aren't quite old enough to be free love hippies.

That is still a freaky picture.

Bubba was born in 1946. That means he was 27 when he got his JD. Plenty old enough to have been a hippy or hippy wannabe.
Hillary was born in 47. Both would have been adults in 1965.

Summer of Love was 1967, Woodstock 1969. I don't think anyone, except maybe Barney, needs me to explain the cronology any further.

I like how barney pointed a... (Below threshold)
Dave W:

I like how barney pointed at facts from the 70's to try and say that they weren't hippies in the 60's. Good one barney.

OH! and this pic just prove... (Below threshold)
Dave W:

OH! and this pic just proves what relics of the past these two are.

Who cares about the Clinton... (Below threshold)

Who cares about the Clintons. And you deadheads who won't go to a show without Jerry - I've been to many, and I love the energy, the music, the people. Yes, I miss Jerry, but life goes on, and the opportunity to listen to incredible music played by the best guys ever is something I won't miss, no matter what. From Ratdog, Phil Lesh & Friends, (who I wish would come to the Northwest) to Dark Star Orchestra, who are carrying the torch, I salute you. I will always be up front whenever you come within a couple hundred miles of Seattle. The music lives on!

How will they do it without... (Below threshold)
Spurwing Plover:

How will they do it without JIMMY GARCIA?






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