Jerry Garcia Honored At Giants Game In San Francisco

The San Francisco Giants hosted a tribute to the late great Jerry Garcia during last night's game vs. the Chicago Cubs at AT&T Park in honor of the 15 year anniversary of the Grateful Dead guitarist's death.

The evening included many Dead-oriented activities, including the giveaway of Garcia Bobblehead dolls; the cover band Cryptical performing "Shakedown Street" and "Touch of Grey" before the game; Bob Weir, Phil Lesh and Jeff Pehrson singing the National Anthem; and Billy Kreutzmann, Mickey Hart and Bill Walton leading the crowd in a Guinness Book of World Records kazoo-infused rendition of "Take Me Out To The Ballgame" during the seventh inning stretch. Jerry's family was on hand for the event with his daughter Annabel Garcia throwing out the first pitch and saying a few words about her father.

The evening benefited The Rex Foundation, which was founded by the Grateful Dead to support worthy non-profit organizations.

The Giants beat the Cubs 4-3 in the 11th inning.

[Published on: 8/10/10]

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