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Her fluffy cat Sampson, named for the Dead song "Sampson & Delilah," is chilling on an adjacent end table.That summer day in Pittsburgh, Jennings came away with a few keeper photos of the band, including singer/guitarists Jerry Garcia and Bob Weir.But outside the arena, she got a ton of shots of the band's Deadhead fans and the hippie-party parking lot scene.
They arrived at the venue, but there was no photo pass for Jennings, causing them to miss opening act Crosby, Stills & Nash.
Since Jennings still didn't have a photo pass, she didn't want to leave the backstage area because she didn't think she'd be able to get back in.
At some point a man came over, introduced himself as Cameron Sears, the Grateful Dead's tour manager, and asked what she was doing backstage. Then, Sears invited her to come take photos at The Dead's show at Washington's RFK Memorial Stadium. " Jennings used those RFK/Dead photos to develop the portfolio that got her going in Philadelphia.
I made a point of trying to be good to college kids," Mc Nally says.
When reached for this phone interview, Mc Nally's at a hotel in Chicago, where he's in town to do a lecture on "Desolate Angel," his 1979 book about Beats writer Jack Kerouac.