Deadhead sticker

Whats the significance of a ‘deadhead sticker’ on a Cadillac?

One of my favorite songs is Don Henley – The Boys Of Summer.

Being a young person, I don’t understand the lyric

“Out on the road today, I saw a DEADHEAD sticker on a Cadillac

A little voice Inside my head said, “Don’t look back. You can never look back.”

any interpretations/explanations of this would be very helpful!

Back in the 60s and 70s there was a band call the Grateful Dead with Jerry Garcia. The fans were called “Deadheads” and most of them were hippies (yea!). Having a “Deadhead sticker on a cadillac” basically means that we’ve grown up, got jobs and are making money but are still hippies at heart. That is why “you can never look back”. Always go forward.

Deadhead sticker

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