What do the Grateful Dead bears mean?

What do the Grateful Dead bears mean?

The group’s longtime sound engineer (and noted LSD chemist) Owsley “Bear” Stanley needed an easily identifiable symbol for the band’s gear when it was jammed in with other boxes and cases in backstage areas, according to the beloved companion-slash-chemist.

How many Grateful Dead beanie bears are there?

89 stuffed bears
Scope and Content of Collection This collection includes 89 stuffed bears in 10 sets or editions. Each bear wears a tag indicating a name and birthday, and a short story relating to a Grateful Dead venue.

Are the Grateful Dead dancing bears copyrighted?

Familiar Grateful Dead logos such as the Skull and Lightning, Skeleton and Roses, Dancing Bears, Space Your Face and Lightning Bolt are the subject of trademark registrations, both in connection with music and also in connection with merchandise.

Where did the Grateful Dead dancing bears come from?

Marching bears: The Dead’s famed multicolored “dancing” bears first appeared in the artwork for 1973’s “History of the Grateful Dead, Volume One (Bear’s Choice).” Yet, according to legend, the bears were supposed to be marching, not dancing.

Why is it called Steal Your Face?

Deadheads also took the “steal your face” lyric and album title and applied it to having your “face stolen” by the music, meaning that the Grateful Dead (and specifically, Jerry Garcia), are blowing your mind with their improvisational jams.

Why are there 13 points on the Grateful Dead lightning bolt?

The 13-point lightning bolt was derived from a stencil Stanley created to spray-paint on the Grateful Dead’s equipment boxes (he wanted an easily identifiable mark to help the crew find the Dead’s equipment in the jumble of multiple bands’ identical black equipment boxes at festivals).

Which Beanie Babies are worth the most?

The 20 Most Expensive Beanie Babies in the World

  • Humphrey the Camel – $1,200.
  • Employee the Bear – $3,000.
  • Nana the Monkey – $4,000.
  • Peace the Bear – $5,000.
  • Snort the Red Bull – $6,500.
  • Gobbles the Turkey – $6,750.
  • Peanut the Elephant – $7,000.
  • Halo the Bear – $7,500.

Which Grateful Dead Bear is which member?

Owsley Stanley aka ‘Bear,’ financial backer (and LSD supplier) to the Grateful Dead, pictured here in 1975. In 2007, writer Robert Greenfield interviewed Berkeley-dropout-turned-acid-cooker Owsley Stanley III – whose pure, potent LSD was favored by Ken Kesey’s Merry Pranksters and the Grateful Dead – for Rolling Stone.

Are Grateful Dead Bears public domain?

Unless the copyright status of an item on GDAO is Public Domain, the item is protected by copyright law. Many user-contributed items are licensed under a Creative Commons license, which allows you to use the item in various ways without contacting the copyright holder for permission.

Is the Grateful Dead logo legal?

Grateful Dead provides us the right to use their logos in our artwork in exchange for paying them royalties. Every piece of art we produce goes through Grateful Dead Productions for approval, and that approval process includes adding their legal line to our artwork and the products on which we print it.

Why do the Grateful Dead use skeletons?

Why Dancing Skeletons? “So the kids, they dance, they shake their bones.” The Dancing Skeleton motif conveys the psychedelic nature of the Grateful Dead and their music. Skeletons are closely associated with death.

Are Care bears still being made?

While initially introduced in a rather large variety of designs, at the moment only the Share Bear, Cheer Bear, and Funshine Bear models are still being made, with the physical appearance of the bears redesigned to match the 25th anniversary looks.

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