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You Don't Want To Miss This

By alapoet
Written August 03, 2013
If you care anything about the music and the legend of the Grateful Dead, you absolutely don't want to miss this film. This is classic Dead, at the absolute height of their powers, on an incredible day. Transcendent and beautiful... a wonderful time capsule.
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Happy Birthday Jerry G. !!!!

By mexicojoes
Written October 26, 2014
Coming from a longtime Dead Head - but one that didn't get to experience the early days (my 1st show was in 1979) - this movie was very cool! With that said - nothing is like a Grateful Dead concert, even a movie about one. The obvious missing piece was the experience of being there.. we'd lovingly call it the freak show, the before-during-and after experience of people from all walks of life melting into One Humanity. The movie did a great job of showing the experience & getting people to share their experience too. It made me want to jump into the screen and be part of it all. Thank You to everyone involved in producing and promoting the event. What a great way to celebrate Jerry's Birthday!!! Bark Like a Dog! Beemdog
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Great Movie, every fan should see !

By raygeisler
Written January 30, 2015
It was 105 degrees that day and the band was in amazing form ! The movie is very well done love the animation. Garcia was tremendous ! You have to see this ! It will bow you away, it was a benefit to save the Kesey family creamery ! In the fields of Oregon, they cut done trees to make the towers, it was hippydom at its best. Just Freaking Grateful to have seen it !
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THANK YOU

By haynesem
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!
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Great Fun and Jerry's Birthday, to Boot!

By tjwags
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!
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