Written February 06, 2016
This film starts off as a documentary about why the concert was put on in the first place- to help save the Springfield Creamery in Oregon. The Dead and Ken Kesey had been in twin orbits for about 6 years at this point, and the Dead were finally able to pay back Kesey and the Pranksters for giving them an auspicious start at the Acid Tests, where anything and everything went, which served the Dead very well as they built their "music plays the band" ethos.
The extremely hot day on which the show took place is a main character in the early part of the film, which then gives way to about 90 minutes of the Dead, minus PigPen but very prominently featuring Keith Godchaux on piano (although he is hardly in the film visually) at an absolute peak in their jamming prowess. Seeing Jerry close up on his birthday was a really pleasing experience, and their performances on this hot day are HOT. Vocals are on, jamming was the code of the day, and it was all for a good cause too. See it!!
Written August 24, 2016
movie was good my complaint lies with the theater Westbury new York stadium theater . this is the third show of your I've seen there and most likely my last . like all theater you preshow stuff is a lot louder than the flim.They play the concerts at a low volume that takes away from the flim aspect and complaints fall on dead ears (no pun ).
rate so-so on that theater
Written July 27, 2016
This film was clearly enjoyed by many in the audience as a nostalgic evening. Laughter and some applause. The music was hypnotic and I could understand why everyone at the original event was danciing, but we found the poor quality of the 1972 film unappealing and left early.
Written February 14, 2016
I wish they would do these more often than once a year. Also a good idea would be to offer the DVD/CD packages with a promo code for discount when you buy the ticket. i was not sure i was going to be able to place an order because so many people attempting to after the movie last night.
The movie was grate. Sound, video all outstanding.
I placed my order for DVC/CD package this morning.
Written September 29, 2016
The movie was fantastic a terrific way to celebrate Jerry's birthday.
But i didn't have to buy my tickets from fandango and spend an extra
$2.50 per ticket.