Page 158 Serious Sand at the Sphinx

Previous Next MIDDLE EAST RESEARCH ASSOCIATES WASHINGTON NEW YORK LONDON BEIRUT DUBAI March 4, 1978 HE. Dr. Ashraf Ghorbal Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Embassy of the Arab Republic of Egypt Washington, D.C. Dear Mr. Ambassador: Instead of writing to...

Page 159 Men in Dark Suits

Previous Next Men in Dark Suits The Grateful Dead long dreamed of playing at the foot of the Great Pyramid, for reasons that some said had to do with destiny but which Phil defined more astutely at a crucial moment, as will shortly become clear. We called ourselves...

Page 160 Egypt or Bust

Previous Next Once upon a time there was a rock’n’roll band who wanted to play at the Great Pyramid of Egypt. The boys asked their Uncle Bill, even came to his house late one night with placards and a chant. He was intrigued, but like any good uncle...

Page 161 Mug Shots

Previous Next No these are not mug shots!!! They were for our passports to Egypt. Anyone who didn’t have a passport photo came to the rehearsal hall on Front Street one day and Patti took our picture. She then assembled what looks like a class picture, which is...

Page 162 Early Arrivals

Previous Next October 14, Monday, midnight; Cairo. The turmoil at the airport is unbelievable, tumultuous, teeming —that’s the word—teeming with relatives waiting for relatives coming; porters waiting on passengers and ragged runners waiting on the porters;...

Page 163 Bill Walton

Previous Next The Real Story on Bill Walton’s Demands Flash from Scottstown, USA (formerly Portland, Oregon): An unimpeachable source has informed the Mail Tribune that the Grateful Dead, Walton’s favorite rock group, has decided to make Portland its...