20 years ago, on a solo trip to Maine to visit my BFF Michelle in October, 1987, I stopped at a record store along the way to get some tapes for my trip. I was looking for something different. I purchased "Skeletons From the Closet" by the Dead b/c I knew a couple of the songs on it. That tape changed my life. I was instantly converted and the first time I laid eyes on Bob Weir, I was in lust.
Today's Bobby's 60th birthday!
Wasn't he cute in 1967 at 20? ALL the girls loved Bobby. Guys too. Jerry Garcia even said, "Hell, Weir was prettier than a girl!"
This is a picture of my bedroom at my apartment in Sandwich, MA, taken in the fall of 1988. I remember when my mom and dad came to visit after I had it all decorated. Holly was over at the time. My mom walked slowly through the room, pointing at all the different pictures, going, "Is that Bob? Is that Bob?" Finally she points to one and goes, "Who is that?" and I said, "Bob." Holly and I cracked up. When Brian and I got married and moved to SF, I lovingly unfurled that black and white poster to put on the wall. Brian says, "Oh no you don't. You are not putting that Bobby Cheesecake poster on our wall." I said, "Please? How about down the hall? You'll never even see it!" He goes, "No. No Cheesecake." So alas, Bobby Cheesecake is rolled up in a poster tube and stored in the garage attic.
This is the livingroom of the apartment. I probably should have moved the vacuum cleaner hose out of the way before shooting the picture!
Here's Weir Road in W. Yarmouth, on Cape Cod. There was also a regular green street sign on a pole at the corner of Weir Road and Rte. 6A. One night at about 10:00 pm, Holly and I drove up there and managed to get the pole out of the ground, but we couldn't get the sign off the pole. Unfortunately we had to leave the whole thing behind. We figured we'd never be able to make it back to Sandwich without the cops pulling us over....it would have looked really suspicious, don't you think? Two girls in a 1966 Dodge Dart with the top down in the middle of November, with a 10' street sign & pole hanging out the back. "Oh no officer, this is our street sign, yeah that's it."Here's a picture of Bobby I shot at Shoreline Amphitheatre, in California.