Trouper's Club - Acid Test Poster - 1966 [ Back to Gallery ]
This was the last Acid Test event that the Grateful Dead, Owsley Stanley and Ken Kesey and the Merry Pranksters put on in the Los Angeles area. After this the Grateful Dead returned to the Bay Area and performed at the second Trips Festival. Ken Kesey and the Pranksters headed in all sorts of directions, but primarily off to Mexico. This is the only concert poster that was designed by the famous Stanley Owsley, the king of LSD at the time. One of my favorites and certainly one of the best Grateful Dead Posters ever produced! The reason Los Angeles is written in Pencil at the bottom was that this particular poster was transported up the Bay Area for posting there to attract GD fans down to LA for the event. From what I have learned about the event, the advertising was not much help as only about 100 people showed-up and the Dead netted only $75 which was quickly spent as they headed off to get something to eat right after the show. On the bright side - it was a GREAT TIME for all who were there!!
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