September 11, 2009 Marin Civic Center, San Rafael, California
Metallica Moonalice poster by Chris Shaw
According to Moonalice legend, the Marin County Civic Center was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. History says it is the last project Wright worked on before he died. The legend reveals the real story. It was the last project Wright worked on before he came out of the closet. It turns out the Wright spent his whole life as a closet bass player. In true Moonalice tradition, he finished designing this building, traded his pencils for Precision Bass and disappeared into the bowels of the music business. We probed the Legend and discovered that Wright disappeared at precisely the same time as a bass player named Jack Casady emerged on the scene. Jack’s in the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame, but all he ever wanted was to play bass in the building he designed. Ladies and gentlemen, here he is, the former Frank Lloyd Wright, Jack Casady.
According to Moonalice legend, Chris Shaw created a beautiful poster for this concert, which benefited the Marin History Museum. The museum memorializes the Marin County music culture created by the Dead, the Airplane, Quicksilver, and others. The poster was created in that spirit. Unfortunately, Metallica’s management felt it was their duty to confiscate the posters, rather than let the museum give them out for free. The tribe totally respects the desire to protect a trademark; asking nicely would have gotten the job done without leaving a bad taste in anyone’s mouth.
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