Attention! Buckle up for this brand new collection of "Grateful DeadHats"! Don´t miss out on this stylish and trendy accessory and show to the world your love for the band that never rests 😎✌🏼🌈
About the product:
The Unisex 6-panel Twill Cap is one of our most popular options—it’s perfect for the great outdoors, sporting events, and everyday use. This solid design is 100% cotton twill and will become your go-to hat for years to come. Buckram lining not only makes for easy embroidery but also ensures a classic shape that lasts.
Before you understand the full meaning behind the Grateful Dead bears, you have to look at the man who they were designed for: Owsley “Bear” Stanley. In addition to being the band’s sound engineer in the early days, Stanley was also the chemist behind the creation and distribution of a large proportion of the LSD that was being consumed in the United States in the 1960s and beyond.
There are five different Grateful Dead bears on the album cover, in colors red, orange, yellow, green, and blue, though bears have since appeared in many different colors in different Grateful Dead related artworks. After the release of the album, the dancing bears started appearing on Owsley Stanley’s blotter art, which also happened to be in heavy circulation at Grateful Dead concerts. So people were tripping on Owsley’s dancing bear acid while watching the Grateful Dead, who had recently released a live album with the bears on the cover. It’s easy to see how the symbol became so heavily associated with the band, and have come to represent the music, the energy, and of course, the LSD.