MEGAN MCCARTHY — Spotted, at the bar at yesterday's annual fundraiser at 111 Minna for the Electronic Frontier Foundation: John Perry Barlow, former lyricist for the Grateful Dead. Barlow, a board member of the online lobby group, held court, receiving well wishers and fans like a mafia bass at his daughter's wedding. A bubbly redheaded woman talked eagerly to him, mentioning "Blobby Wier" and other trivia from Barlow's Deadhead days. Encountering Valleywag's starstruck reporter, Barlow was a little less mellow. "You've been going after my roommate Sean Parker." Say that again? I know they say that internet entrepreneurs are the new rock stars. But: the internet's hard-partying badboy, put up by with the official representative of San Francisco's earlier, psychedelic, heyday. That would be too good to be true. Photos from the party at 111 Minna, after the jump.
John Law helped found Burning Man and now he's suing his ex-business parters over the festival's trademark. No, he will not give you a ride to Black Rock this year.
John Perry Barlow, EFF Board Member and Grateful Dead lyricist. The sticker on his motorcycle jacket read 'Are you kind?'
Johnny Grace had his own version of the iPhone — a cellphone shaped flask that he hit throughout the night.
Scott Beale from Laughing Squid presents the EFF with a check for $3561 - the proceeds from the auction of the laptop he received from Microsoft as encouragement to review its new Vista operating system.
The full gallery, photos by Lane Hartwell.