Written August 02, 2013
Jerry was in the zone. Bob Weir doesn't get enough credit for his guitar playing. Check out the interplay between them to start China Cat Sunflower. This is the closest thing we're ever going to get to seeing them live. The theater was crowded with tye - dyes.
I first saw the Dead in 1978. Saw them about 10 or 15 times live plus Jerry Garcia Band, Bobby & the Midnites, and Weir and Wasserman. Not much for a true dead head. However the Dead and Dylan make up 1/3 to 1/2 of my music listening forever. I'm well versed.
And, I am also happy to say, my 16 year old daughter enjoyed the movie too. She could not believe how long Dark Star went on even though I warned her about the length of songs.
Give us more. How about one of the View from the Vault videos. I'll won't miss any of them.
chardio (from Fennario)
Written February 09, 2016
Too much introductory interview; we didn't need the old coots' dissertation on what a Grateful Dead concert is like. Though, it was great to see the Further footage of the Pranksters driving through Manhattan, and Cassady. And Kesey and Babbs. Concert footage was awesome, as was the recording. El Paso was as good as it ever was, even if Bobby couldn't hear himself in the monitors. Dark Star went on way too long, but I guess they ran out of decent footage. Could have lived without seeing that guy's **** hanging over Jerry's head for most of the show. Thank God they got him to put pants on! I imagine the DVD will have select deleted concert footage. Glad they finally figured out how to make money. Happy Birthday Jerry! Fare Thee Well.....
Written July 30, 2016
The films audio recording was great not a complete concert like I thought it would be. was a little disappointing that is was not a complete concert, could have done with out the naked man standing behind Jerry about 90 percent of the time you saw Jerry on the screen! But really it just mad you laff! I did enjoy the movie, i just expected more, I walked away thinking... that's it?? The Best Grateful Dead Movie was the first one from Winterland hands down IMOP.. All in all it was good but far from great, video wise really enjoyed the tapestry images, could have use more of that then some of the video that you could not even see...
Written May 04, 2015
Overall it was outstanding experience (except for the very boring crowd). I danced in the side aisles. The opportunity to be so very close to Jerry, Phil, Bobby and Billy was a gift.
Written May 04, 2015
Great flick great music. I really loved seeing the guys just doing what they do best. And I am not just blowing smoke atcha because it has one of my favorite Birdsongs ever played but because it's worth the trip...
Not one for the kiddies though...