The Rex Foundation produced the Make Believe Ball on February 18, 2010 at the Great Music Hall. The event was a replay of the 1975 Grateful Dead record release party at the Great American Music Hall for the album Blues for Allah. The term Make Believe Ball was coined by an audience taper who named his bootleg tapes Make Believe Ball. Rex Foundation was created by the Grateful Dead, Friends and Family in 1983 to provide grassroots funding to people and organizations doing good work in the world.
The Rex Foundation is the charitable foundation created by the Grateful Dead to support grassroots organizations doing good work in the fields of health, the arts, education and community. The Rex Foundation created the Rex Musical Caravan where bands get on board to support Rex donating a portion of the proceeds to the Rex Foundation. Rex board member, Tim Duncan, whose family owns and operates Silver Oak Cellars in Napa Valley, hosted a Rex Musical Caravan featuring Taj Mahal. Rex board member Bob Weir performed, unannounced, with friends Jay Lane and Rob Wasserman. Here is a short video of one of the the tunes they performed.
An acid test tribute was held at the Mission Rock Cafe on the Dock of the Bay in San Francisco. The two Dead shows were four days apart so the Merry Pranksters cooked up an Acid Test Tribute held at the Mission Rock Cafe on the dock of the San Francisco Bay. The Acid Test commenced at 8pm on May 12, 2009 and ended at 8am the next morning. Did you ever pass the acid test?
The Bus Further came to San Francisco with the band of Merry Prankster Offspring drawn by two days of The Dead at Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View. A tour of San Francisco on the Bus was directed by AreWeReally? on Monday, May 11, 2009 to generate enthusiasm for the impending Acid Test Tribute and to prank the citizens of San Francisco.
The Intrepid Traveling Skypilot came to San Francisco looking for New Year’s Eve and found another Era.