Watkins Glen was the epic brainchild of Jim Koplik and Shelly Finkel, Connecticut rock promoters who had also orchestrated Summer Jam. Inspired by an onstage impromptu jam session between the Grateful Dead and Allman Brothers, they came up with the idea for Watkins Glen and commissioned Bill Graham to build the backstage compound and supply production. The three bands lined up for the show were favorites of all three organizers, and were perfect for an open-space gig. In a special and memorable turn of events, 600,000 people showed up for this show at the Watkins Glen racetrack in Upstate New York, and kids were everywhere, crowding the landscape the day before the concert. All of them expected to do a sound check before performing, but didn't plan on doing one before a live audience - but there was no way that huge crowd was going anywhere. The Band sound-checked first, doing their entire run-through in one song. The crowd rocked. The Allman Brothers were next, playing for an hour, and the crowd went nuts. The Dead, not to be outdone, finished up with an hour and a half "sound check," wrapping up what turned out to be the concert before the concert.
Men's t-shirts are made using the finest combed ringspun cotton to give you the softest, smoothest t-shirt around. A select few are a polyester-cotton blend which increases the t-shirts stretch and softness. These shirts are designed to fit like they did in the 70's and 80's, tailored to the body for a more youthful fit. We suggest thinking a size up when ordering these tees. Our "full cut" shirts are a little more forgiving like the classic beefy tee. The quality and feel remain the same. Be sure to check out our sizing chart to help assure that you'll get the perfect fit on the first try.
Should a tee not fit on the first try, we offer a quick and easy return policy (domestic orders only).