Bring Me the FInger of Jerry Garcia!

You may have heard about the insane prices people are asking for tickets. Scalpers start at $15,000 and go up from there. So what’s a hardcore Deadhead to do? Well, you could sell Jerry Garcia’s finger, if you have such a thing.

This guy in Indianapolis does. Allegedly. This appeared on Craigslist with a pricetag of $5,000.

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Before you get too excited, it’s a fake–but it does have hint of authenticity about it. Garcia did lose two-thirds of his right middle finger when he was still a four year-old boy in a wood-chopping accident (he was holding a log steady for his older brother with bad aim). As far as anyone knows, though, that finger bit has long since disappeared.  And does that look like the finger of a four year-old? Good try, dude.

And thanks to Michael for reminding me that this is an excuse to play this song from Soundgarden.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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