My buddy in Salt Lake, Steve Jerman brought this scholarly article to my attention. Its concern is discrimination against Deadheads. Of course, we’ve all experienced it, which makes this study ring especially true. Many thanks to Rebecca G. Adams, Ph.D., sociology professor at UNC Greensboro, for making this information available.
One night after an Oakland Coliseum show in 1991, I returned to the Hampton Inn where I was staying, only to find a blockade set up at the door, barring me from taking more than one person with me to my room. A huge argument ensued between me and the rent-a-cops, resulting in me basically saying, “Stop me if you can.” It wasn’t pretty, and I have not stayed with said hotel chain since.