Also, every show has its own unique poster. This follows the scarcity idea. I believe that the average run of a poster is about 500 per venue. The really big shows have 1,000 tops I think. Each poster is high quality, silk screened & signed and numbered by the artist. People have been known to line up 3 hours early to make sure that they get a poster.
They also have a series of Live Albums (19 albums at the moment) that with the exception of 2 volumes is only available from their website.
There is also a DMBLive series that is only available for download from their site.
Coran Capshaw is a genius when it comes to merch and i wouldn't be surprised if the $200,000 is much much higher these days.
the band has always allowed taping of all of their shows for their entire history. if you look at dreamingtree.org you will find nearly EVERY show EVER performed. named me another band where you can find that.
ps. they had grass roots support long before they got a record deal. they self-released a ep and a album before they got their record deal.
i wrote a paper on the tuskegee airmen that i used in high school history (12th grade), high school english (12th grade), college composition, college history class, and adapted it to a speech for speech class.
Each time i added to it and changed things, but the basic framework was there.