Friday, September 2, 2011

Deadheads alive and well (and apparently not feeling the recession)

Anyone looking for a recession-proof business should look no further than the logo at right.  Jerry Garcia may be Dead and gone 15 years hence, but his Grateful bandmates live on, and his absence certainly hasn't stopped the wheels of commerce -- nor, apparently, should it.  You see, Rhino recently cranked out a box set that not just borders on, but passes directly into the realm of absurdity -- Europe '72 The Complete Recordings is 72 CDs, 70 total hours of music comprising every single note played live on the Dead's 1972 European tour.  The kicker?  The set sold out all 7,200 copies, at $450 a pop retail, in no time at all, and word is they are now being auctioned on eBay for hundreds more over retail.  Now that's what I call a sustainable business...!

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