Written August 04, 2015
Too much talk, not enough music. I come to these annual Grateful Dead meet up at the movies events to see concert footage, and to hear songs. A lot of the footage in this film was about the backstory about the concert, and showed interviews with people who were there ( not particularly interesting) and people building the stage (again not interesting). Of course it is always amazing to see the Dead perform, on film or live, but a lot of the film was taken up by one of their super-long trippy jams, which works OK in a live setting when they play for hours, but not so well in a short movie. I would have much preferred to see them play more songs. The film last year at the 2nd annual meet up was much better. Also, I don't mind seeing nude adults dancing, it was kind of fun to see everyone having a good time, but there were some young kids in the audience for whom the film was not appropriate.
Written October 01, 2014
Thank You so very much as my summer live concert days have been limited since 2005, this brought me back 20 years, so thrilled to see a show in Oregon with my husband ~ our first GD show together as husband and wife. A gift I gave to my husband and f/t spousal caregiver Thank You so very much as my summer live concert days have been limited since 2005, this brought me back 20 years, so thrilled to see a show in Oregon with my husband ~ our first GD show together as husband and wife. A gift I gave to my husband and f/t spousal caregiver <3
Beautifully upgraded for the full experience. Kudos!
Written May 25, 2015
The closest anyone who's never been to a Grateful Dead show will ever get. And some very good background material, before the concert portion, to show what a great bunch of guys they really were and still are. The setting is a benefit concert to save Springfield Creamery in Eugene, Oregon, struggling to survive in 1972. The Dead decided to throw a benefit concert to raise money for them. In spite of over 20,000 in attendance, so many had not paid that they didn't raise the required amount. Was this the end of Springfield Creamery? Heck no, the Dead wrote them a check for the balance, and 31 years later, they're still in business. That is the background info. After the documentary portion at the beginning, there's plenty of great Grateful Dead music, and crowd shots complete with plenty of stark naked hippies. Anyway, the music is top-notch, and the closest thing I would call true "Jazz-Rock", as their jams in the tunes just take you on a musical journey along with them. Fun!
Written July 03, 2015
I bought the tickets for my son for a birthday gift and he absolutely loved it.
Written August 22, 2013
Awesome movie! I'm not sure, but I think the theater I went to messed up and had only audio for about the first 5 minutes or so of the movie. Not sure if was a legit problem or if someone just screwed up - but certainly enjoyed the movie immensely. They should have photo-shopped "Naked Guy on the Pole" out - or at least cut down on his air time. Glad he was enjoying himself but it was a bit distracting having him hovering over Jerry in what were some excellent shots of JG in action.