Written May 25, 2016
A vetran of thirty some-odd shows, but wishing it was 300! This was a great exercise in Greatful Dead fare. If you're expecting a full concert first-to-last-note played, this it is not. There's plenty of playing footage, but the peripheral footage was perfect for setting the mood and giving a great glimps of exactly what it was all about "back in the day. In "72" I was 19 and if you were a Dead Head, this was the scene that you would constantly strive to be into and emulate, believe me!
The band only being human, were capable of playing stellar shows as well as total bombs, and everything in between. The majority of shows were in fact great. This one is heading into the stellar range! To wit, if Jerry was in the zone and the rest merrily followed, great things would happen. For me , when Jerry takes off into the DARK STAR, he leaves nothing on the table! If you ever wanted to see what is produced while being in the ZONE, just spend the time viewing that one song!
Written February 10, 2016
Great movie with the footage they had to work with!
Written August 02, 2013
Had a great time; there is still nothing like a Grateful Dead show! Terrific back story on this concert...would have liked to hear more music from that day, maybe a few less crowd shots. Met old and new friends at the theater, the sound was GREAT!
Written August 31, 2016
Unfortunately there was one little channel missing in the sound system and that happened to be the one for the lead guitar, so..... yeah, couldn't hear Garcia too well. They tried to fix it maybe half hour in, improved a little, but still not right, couldn't hear Jerry properly. Quite frustrating. Saw the whole thing and got my money back. The film itself is quite good, though could have done w/ a lot less of the low budget psychedelia, especially during Phil's bass solo, and all the crowd shots, particularly the naked guy on the rail behind the stage. But it was 1972 and they wanted to capture "the whole experience" (like Woodstock) instead of like a concert film (i.e, the Last Waltz).
Yeah, seeing a Dead movie and not being able to hear Jerry. But I'd see it again if it was presented properly.
Written February 14, 2016
Worth seeing, good tunes and probably as entertaining as most if not all movies currently in the theaters. It’s a shame they couldn’t pipe reefer smoke into the theater to enhance the experience.