Over the weekend, The Grateful Dead played the first two of what’s scheduled to be five reunion shows split between Santa Clara, California and Chicago. Among their guests for the Santa Clara portion was noted deadhead and NBA Hall of Famer Bill Walton, who was on hand for both shows, and who is also planning to attend the final three in Chicago beginning this Friday.
Walton documented his weekend on Twitter, and it looks exactly how you’d imagine.
It’s tough not to be conspicuous when you’re 7 feet tall, but this picture just cracked me up. The only thing missing was someone sitting on his shoulders.
Here he is posing with a fan who was decked out in a white suit and purple hat. The caption, “You meet the most interesting people at Dead shows,” is interesting in that he just as easily could have been referring to himself.
Walton was clearly enjoying himself during the Santa Clara portion of the Dead’s farewell tour. The remaining three shows take place this weekend at Soldier Field in Chicago, and feature the “core four” remaining band members Bob Weir, Phil Lesh, Mickey Hart and Bill Kreutzmann. Trey Anastasio of Phish is on lead vocals in place of the late Jerry Garcia.