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?