Grateful Dead: Rainbow Hologram Was In Honor Of Jerry Garcia

Published On July 2, 2015 | By Ryan Valdron | Rock Lounge, Rock News


We now know why there was a rainbow over Levi Stadium as the Grateful Dead performed last Saturday.

Trixie Garcia, the daughter of the Jerry Garcia’s told Billboard that the band explored the idea of projecting a hologram of her late father during the “Fare Thee Well” shows. She says:

“We came very close to making the Jerry hologram ,I met with people and was very interested in trying to make the Jerry hologram where he appears for a couple seconds – like a rainbow.”

Sadly, due to licensing and technological issues, the hologram never came to be. Earlier this week news broke that ‘The Grateful Dead’ spent $50,000 on a man-made rainbow for the shows. Many fans thought that was a little outrageous. Now, given the facts…a rainbow made to honor a fallen band member seems like such a perfect gesture. Towards the end of the Santa Clara show, Trixie Garcia said:

“I was taking pictures of the crowd and everyone was crying,” Garcia said. “It was the most amazing moment. It was twilight and there was this wonderful purple fuzziness over everything.”

The Grateful Dead are getting set to play three sold out shows this Friday through Sunday at Soldier Field in Chicago.

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