Look out of any window, any morning, any day, and the likelihood of seeing a 70-year-old rock star still going strong are slim to none. Grateful Dead bassist Phil Lesh is about to change all that.
Phil will celebrate his 70th birthday with Furthur & Friends at the Bill Graham Civic Center in San Francisco on March 12. The proceeds of this momentous occasion will support Haiti earthquake relief through Phil’s Unbroken Chain Foundation.
Rumors are swirling as to who the onstage “friends” will be when Phil becomes a septuagenarian. Many fans hope this birthday bash will surpass the spirit of the 1999 Warfield concerts after Phil bounced back from a liver transplant.
Unbroken Chain is using Charity Folks to auction benefit VIP tickets, which include VIP seats, a meet-and-greet with Lesh, and a T-shirt. Winners will also be able to build and ride an amazing float during the celebration.
Sounds like a fine opportunity to give both Phil and Haiti more than just a box of rain. Seventy years is such a long, long time to be gone and short time to be there. Show ’em how grateful you really are.