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Monday, August 9, 2010

Kazoo Record Attempt at Tonight's Jerry Garcia-Themed Giants Game

Posted By on Mon, Aug 9, 2010 at 8:10 AM

click to enlarge Jerry Garcia says: 'Constantly choosing the lesser of two evils is still choosing evil.' So root for the Giants.
  • Jerry Garcia says: 'Constantly choosing the lesser of two evils is still choosing evil.' So root for the Giants.
Sorry folks, the Jerry Garcia bobblehead is no longer available. But fans can keep on truckin' with a Guinness Record attempt for largest kazoo ensemble during tonight's festivities honoring the fallen Grateful Dead musician at the San Francisco Giants game.

Tonight's contest marks the 15th anniversary of Garcia's passing. In addition to the kazoo chorus -- led by Dead drummer Mickey Hart -- bandmate Bob Weir will be singing the national anthem.

A portion of tonight's proceeds will benefit the Rex Foundation, the Dead's nonprofit charitable organization, which provides for "creative endeavors in the arts, sciences, and education."

Yes, as you watch the Giants take on the Cubs during the Grateful Dead-drenched proceedings, you may yet ponder what a long, strange trip it's been. Buy your tickets here.

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Joe Eskenazi was born in San Francisco, raised in the Bay Area, and attended U.C. Berkeley. He never left. "Your humble narrator" was a staff writer and columnist for SF Weekly from 2007 to 2015. He resides in the Excelsior with his wife, 4.3 miles from his birthplace and 5,474 from hers.


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