San Francisco, 1977
During a trip to San Francisco, Minkin saw a sign on a pole advertising a Garcia Band show and found himself at an intimate gig with only a few hundred people, allowing him to take close-ups. "It was a formative experience," he says. "While we were waiting, Jerry drove up in his BMW and waved at us. He pulled into the parking lot and came out with his guitar case. It was so casual. I was dumb-founded."