Written June 29, 2016
I am the mother of two deadheads and the fiancee of another one. I enjoyed listening to the music and watching the audience react and how they danced to the melodies. I was especially grateful to see the young Jerry and Bobby perform. It was more meaningful to me since I saw Bobby yesterday on his show and was able to compare Bobby, the older man, to Bobby, the young man. Sallyk
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 June 01, 2016
was told it was 2 and a 1/2 hors but it was only two, and only one and a 1/2 hours was music, on that stand iwas dissapointed. but the dead is always good.
Written November 29, 2015
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.