Adam Gittman was a Brother and A Friend to many here on the scene.
I've only known the man a couple of years, but have been priveleged to go to a handful of shows with him. On the darkest day, he would contact me out of the ether and say, "We're going to these Furthur Shows!"
So we did indeed go to those shows, and had a great time. Aside from being a Grand Instigator, he was a consummate Fan and critic of the musical genre known as the Grateful Dead.
Of all the people I've encountered in thirty - odd years of this Musical Zoo, Gitmo has been a Huge Standout -- A Giant among Deadheads. He has helped so many people out of jams and rough situations, that volumes could be spoken thereof.
I talked to Adam a couple days ago, and he was somewhere between enthusiastic and Rabid to catch the Southern leg of Furthur Tour... it was his largest goal to make all the shows from Hampton to Boca. Had he lived, that would have been the greatest Musical Excursion of the Spring.
Hundreds of people have been touched by this Gentleman's dedication to the Music. I propose that if not at least the Binghampton Show, that the Southern Leg of Furthur Tour be dedicated to this fine Man, Outstanding Father, and Intrepid Tour Warrior.