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Re: "Captain Tripps"

Posted by Brian from Shawnee on August 02, 2006

In Reply to: "Captain Tripps" posted by Regina on August 02, 2006

: I'm looking for the origin of "Captain Tripps". I believe that Steven King got it from somewhere else. In his novel The Stand it was the name of the plague that killed some 98% of the world. But what is that originally from?

"Captain Trips" was the nickname of the late Jerry Garcia, vocalist, guitarist, and leader of the rock band The Grateful Dead. It's a reference to the many acid trips indulged in by Mr. Garcia and the band's legion of faithful followers. Acid in this case refers to mind-altering drugs like LSD.