Sunday, June 28, 2015

Far Out

Last night we went to the first of the two Grateful Dead shows that we will see this weekend. Tonight will be the second. Trey Anastasio from Phish played in place of Jerry Garcia, bringing his own unique flavor of guitar playing to the familiar and obscure Dead tunes. Here is the setlist for those of you interested in such things. 

I am usually cynical of seeing favored old rockers, though last night I kept most of that at rest. The evening was a lot of fun and they played quite well together, I thought. Some online reviews tell a different story. It wasn't flawless, but there were only noticeable struggles if you were really listening for them.

They did take an hour long set break, which seemed excessive, but what should one expect of such a band, if not excess?



  1. I'm going to the show in Chicago - by accident really.

    I'm at a conference in Chicago Tuesday - Thurs. Was with my high school girlfriends at the Jersey shore two weeks ago when one of my buddies, Strauss, got the call that her husband, who owns Mix Music Mobile, was working the gig.

    He didn't want to go to the show but Strauss is a Dead Head and definitely wanted to go. Told her I happened to be in Chicago. So I extended my stay a day and will be utilizing one of Mitch's al access passes to one of the Friday shows. She said I was doing Mitch a favor. :)

    Fun when that sort of shit happens.


  2. Oh. I mentioned his company name wrong - not good - Music Mix Mobile.

  3. Not sure if you're a fan of their music, but I would think that it would be difficult not to have fun at the show. It has been a while since I've been as happy at a live show of any kind. Eat some acid. I find that helps open things up a bit, etc.