Garcia said “We were great for seconds on end.” I was lucky to see Jerry play for about 1,000,000 seconds exactly. Thanks for your 1,000,000 views here . Dave Davis wrote this blog for 500 posts and 5 years from 2015 to 2019. Contact me at twitter @gratefulseconds

Sunday, December 1, 2019

Stephen Dorian Miner's Grateful Dead Crowd Shots Are Out-of-Sight, Help Him Kickstart His Book Project

New Years Eve, 1989 as Victim heads to Dark Star?
Cal Expo, May 27, 1993, during Cassidy>Uncle John's Band>Cassidy perhaps Stephen?

Recently, I found on twitter and FB some amazing later era Dead fans-in-the-crowd photos there were amazing. And I discovered another unsung hero of the Grateful Dead world, Stephen Dorain Miner, who took great photos of the band and the crowd at maybe 100 shows between 1988 and 1995.

Stephen was a go-west Deadhead, starting at his first show in Hartford  March 26, 1987 and seeing about 250 shows through 1995 all over the map at such places as Alpine, Autzen, Louisville, Warlocks at Hampton, the Greek and just about everywhere .  He also has excellent shots of many post-Dead bands and other artists. You can check out at

Stephen is creating a photo book which I have already contributed to his kickstarter, and if you love Grateful Dead audience photographs in the later era of the Dead where likely you and your friends are there, this is a book you can support.

He even wrote this piece in Relix in 1992. Stephen told me got to meet all the Dead band members except he never met Jerry.  He did take this beautiful black and white of Jerry Standing on the Moon.

Relix 1992

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