Grateful Dead – 1979-1980 Tour Laminate Backstage Pass For “Hieronymus Bosch”
A laminate all access backstage pass for the Grateful Dead’s Tour 1979-1980, made out to the name of 15th Century Dutch painter Hieronymus Bosch (see explanation below.)
This pass is from the collection of the Grateful Dead’s former publicist, who notes in her accompanying letter of authenticity
While working for Ren Grevatt Associates, the boutique NYC music PR firm subcontracted by Arista Records to promote the Grateful Dead and Jerry Garcia Band during 1979-1980, my responsibilities included maintaining the backstage guest list for large venues like Madison Square Garden, shepherding journalists to band members for backstage interviews, and guiding media and news crews who might be filming the band’s soundcheck. In this capacity I amassed a few All-Access laminated badges, which were created by the tour promoters (in this case John Scher) in advance of an extended tour. We asked the promoters to create additional laminated badges using obscure pseudonyms like Hieronymus Bosch, which enabled us to quickly badge an unexpected VIP, or to have extras in case our own badges ‘disappeared’ as we stepped out into the noisy and crowded hall/auditorium during the concert, taken from us unwittingly. It was common wisdom and practice on the tour to remove our laminated badges if we were going to step into the hall, just to avoid them being taken, but sometimes we’d forget.
Signed by promoter John Scher. 2 3/8″ x 3 1/4.” In excellent condition, with a diagonal crease near the top.
With a copy of the original owner’s letter of authenticity, and Recordmecca’s written lifetime guarantee of authenticity.
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