: Tie Dye : 1992 Grateful Dead Merchandising, Inc. / Liquid Blue (GDM / LB) :'92 Tour-Issue! Grateful Dead Chicago' Windy City' Surfing Shirt! For the Soldier Field Shows!!
In Chicago, IL - Proud Home of the Chicago Bears!!! Skeleton Surfer skillfully riding a Wave right through the middle of Downtown Chicago, Illinois - right inside the Windy-City! Dancin' Bears too - Smiling afloat in some Boats! And what Great Shows too - and Especially!Night # 1 with the Legendary! James Cotton coming out and driving the Blues! What a Great 1992 Summer Tour all through & through, in fact. I did 10 straight dates on this'92 Summer Tour, and would have to say that this 6/25 Show here in Chi-Town was without any question at all... Chicago's very own James Cotton - and even Steve Miller too! Delivering the Chicago-Blues sound, right alongside of the Good Ol' Grateful Dead!!! This led to Smokin'-Hot versions of Good Morning Little School Girl!! I saw the Charlotte > RFK > Star Lake > Chicago!! > Deer Creek > & Buckeye Lake Shows! - and I'm pretty certain that this Shirt design was the only! " Venue-Specific " Shirt done for this whole Tour run? Well, I can only speak for the 10 Shows I saw, and the lots & venues that I traveled through Blissfully! But, there definitely wasn't a Venue-Specific Shirt designed for RFK, and really... That was the only other' Stadium' date that I saw - maybe at Giants? I never have seen it. And, usually in this Early-'90's G.
Era - it was only the " Big-Capacity " Shows & Show-Runs that a' Special' Venue Shirt was designed for. And, luckily for Chicago, for Soldier Field the Proud! Home of the Monsters of the Midway... For the all the lucky Deadheads!
Chris Pinkerton design was born & delivered! Just check out the Photos, for certain...
Is Creative with a capital " C " Go Bears! - and Awesome with a capital A!!!The front of the Shirt features a Massive & Colorful! Riding a Wave straight through the' Windy City' Downtown of Chicago!
With Smiling Dancing Bears paddling alongside in Drift Boats! And, on the back of this Tie-Dyed beauty, it says " Wake Of The Flood " with two Dancin' Bears in a row-boat' Running a Red-Light' right inside the City on a Gushing Wave!!! And, of course too - printed proudly & loudly! Chicago - Soldier Field - June 25 & 26, 1992!!!
As it's real safe to say that they just don't make them' quite' like this anymore... Grateful Dead & " Chicago " Classic!!!
Pit-to-Pit = 22" Length = 29" As this is a lightly used shirt - here are the only issues that stand out to my eye upon very close inspection : >>> some very slight cracking of the designs images, mostly on the backside of shirt (please see photos/close-up photos). >>> some light fading of the design images (please see photos/close-up photos).>>> some light pilling on the arms and side areas of the shirt (please see photos/close-up photos). >>> some very-light fading of the shirt material dyes (please see photos/close-up photos). Please see all photos provided..