Written August 02, 2013
The movie started 45 minutes late because the theater and/or distributor could not get their acts together on the technology for this kind of presentation. But the concert film was wonderful. Great sound and the only visual record I know of that shows the Dead at their peak with such attention to the important performance elements--hands on guitars, singers, etc.
Written August 03, 2013
There was a problem at the theater: we could see the movie but the sound track was Bruce Springsteen! After 30 minutes the problem was still not solved. The manager was nice though - we got a free movie pass and refunds.
Written December 19, 2014
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 !
Written November 29, 2014
Just to see new Jerry, that was enough. But the music was fantastic. The video coulda been cleaned up a bit more. The animation just clearly sucked. Oh, but that music!!!!
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!