Yes, Bill Walton was the tallest man in the crowd at this past weekend’s Grateful Dead Fare Thee Well shows in Santa Clara, California. But he most definitely wasn’t the only professional athlete in attendance. San Francisco Giants pitcher Jake Peavy was also in attendance at the shows, leading to one star-struck encounter from Giants fans:
— Stephanie (@stephgambles_) June 29, 2015
Our friends at the voter registration charity Headcount.org passed along a little tidbit about Peavy from the first string of Fare Thee Well shows. Apparently he hit up their Participation Row charity auction at Dead50 to bid on a signed poster by artist Taylor Swope, who has the official show poster through Global Merchandise. He ended up winning the auction with a $15,000 bid:
Here’s the winning $15,000 bet for the signed poster from Peavy:
And here’s the poster itself, by artist Taylor Swope:
In other news, a signed guitar Bobby Weir played on stage for “Row Jimmy” in the first set of Sunday’s show is expected to go for $100,000 during the Chicago shows, according to Headcount. If you’re heading to Solider Field, Participation Row and the silent auction will take place in the South Courtyard of Soldier Field.
And if you see Headcount at a show or festival this summer, hit them up and get registered to vote.
Stay weird, Peavy.