Avid Collector Seeks Original 1966 Grateful Dead Trips Festival Longshoremans Hall Poster

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Avid 1960's poster collector, Andrew Hawley, is now seeking vintage April, 1966 Trips Festival Concert poster featuring The Grateful Dead and The Loading Zone from the Longshoremans Hall in San Francisco, California. This was the Dead's first concert since their Trips Festival Shows in Southern California. The Trips Festivals set the stage for the Summer of Love in San Francisco the following year.

The Grateful Dead and The Loading Zone from the Longshoremans Hall in San Francisco, California

1966 Grateful Dead Trips Festival Longshoremans Hall Concert Poster

The Trips concert poster is a great example of a 1960s acid test poster that features psychedelic graphics.

Avid 1960's poster collector, Andrew Hawley, from Vintage Rock Posters, announces his search for vintage April, 1966 Trips Festival concert poster featuring The Grateful Dead, and The Loading Zone, from the Longshoremans Hall in San Francisco, California. According to Hawley, “The Greatful Dead were very much part of the hippie movement of the 1960s with San Francisco as it epicenter. The Trips Festivals took place in California were considered seminole events of the 1960's. The Trips Festival was on April 21–April 23, 1966 and was organized by Stewart Brand, Ken Kesey, stan owsley and others. Ten thousand music lovers and hippies attended this sold-out event, with a thousand more turned away each night. The Grateful Dead came on stage, and 6,000 people arrived to listen to great music, take the acid test and witness one of the first fully developed light shows of the era.”

Hawley continues, “The Trips concert poster is a great example of a 1960s acid test poster that features psychedelic graphics. It was printed by Tighlman Press of San Francisco. The concert poster is slightly larger than the standard 14x22 inch boxing style poster. The rock concert poster was printed on thick cardboard and features red and green lettering. Most of the Trips Festival posters and handbills were printed on very thin paper with concert venue and information hand written on the poster.”

Hawley will pay 10,000 cash for the April 1966 trips Grateful Dead poster from Longshoremans Hall in San Francisco or any other Trips Festival or acid test posters from either the San Francisco or Los Angeles venues. Any condition would be accepted!! Please call 310-346-1965 or email at andrew(at)vintageconcertposterbuyer(dot)com.

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