Since 2008, the Guinness World Record for the largest kazoo ensemble has stood at an impressive 5,300 participants. 11 days from now, members of the legendary jam band The Grateful Dead hope to give that record a run for it’s money!
The attempt to break the kazoo ensemble world record is scheduled as part of a Jerry Garcia Tribute night during the San Francisco Giants game on August 9th. Garcia and the Grateful Dead have always been synonymous with the city of San Francisco, and each year the city celebrates “the days between” – the week between Garcia’s birthday (August 1) and the day he died (August 9). The upcoming tribute night marks the 15th anniversary of Jerry’s passing.
During the 7th inning stretch, Grateful Dead percussionist Mickey Hart will lead 7,000 fans equipped with custom kazoos in a rendition of “Take Me Out to the Ballgame.” Deadheads in attendance who are willing to shell out some extra cash (with much of the proceeds going to The Rex Foundation) will receive special promotional giveaways, such as a custom bobblehead resembling Garcia.
Deadheads who can’t attend the game can celebrate Jerry’s legendary career and raise money for The Rex Foundation by purchasing custom t-shirts featuring the San Francisco Giants logo and the iconic Grateful Dead “Steal Your Face” logo. This is a great example of using promotional apparel to get the word out about your cause.