Written August 29, 2016
As a Dead Head this was a step back in time for me! I have seen the Dead at Deer Creek and watching this film brought me back to that moment even thought I saw them in 1995 it was much the same the crowds coming through the fields and enjoying each others company. Of course the day turned ugly with cops attacking the crowds but in the beginning it was a lot like this movie. I danced and just listened to the music and it took me back to what a show was like. I am so glad they made this movie happen because it gave others who have never been to a show a glimpse of what we Dead Heads understand to the core. That we all are one and the band is the medium to that. I hope everyone who loves this band gets out to see it. It is a classic and as usual the band and crowd never let me down....
Written May 29, 2016
The seating was very uncomfortable and the movie actually stopped 20 mins in and they had to restart it, so people saw same movie twice for part. The sound could have been louder and the lighting could have been turned off faster. Otherwise movie was really good.
Written June 25, 2016
enkoyed the movie nothin like happy times sweet jams out in the woods amazing dark star bird song china rider sing me back home was the best to bad the foot wasnt as good the whole movie had a lot of hickups the theater we went to the sound went off and we had to hunt down some one to fix it so missed five min of the interview stuff
Written July 29, 2016
The story of how the Grateful Dead teamed up with Kesey and the Merry Pranskters to put on a benefit concert to try to save a local creamery business. AMAZING gootage of the band...probably the best I've ever seen and a sick show.
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!!