Pelons are extremely rare "practice pieces" for the early t-shirt designs. Before production was initiated, the image or design was tested on cotton cloth or burlap to determine the color and line accuracy of the piece. Only a few of the "tests" were preserved once the design was deemed acceptable and the t-shirt went into production.
In Concert Against Aids was a ground breaking, 18-months-in-the-making entertainment series taking place in the Bay Area over five days at the end of May, 1989. Conceived and organized by Bill Graham and billed as a "... total community effort ..." the jewel in the crown was this star-studded concert on May 27 at the Oakland Coliseum.