Monday, March 1, 2010

What a Long Strange Trip: Unavoidable Cliches

"Like father like son" cannot be much truer than in the case of Californian's Tom Pope, 55, and Jafar Thorne, 32. The two Deadheads connected through a chat site devoted to the band and its fans. And the connection turned out to be a bit more than the usual as they are father and son, with son conceived while mother and father grooved to a 7-inch reel-to-reel recording of the Dead's March 19, 1977, show.

The "parents" relationship didn't last much longer than the one night, but the connection between father and son has been forever (even if they didn't know it). Along with their GD devotion — including a readiness to dress up as Uncle Sam when attending concerts — they drive Harleys, play guitar and have done a bit of dabbling in similar drugs. "... Together, more or less in line, just keep truckin' on..."Keep on Truckin', boys.

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