Written December 27, 2014
Great flick great music. I really loved seeing the guys just doing what they do best. And I am not just blowing smoke atcha because it has one of my favorite Birdsongs ever played but because it's worth the trip...
Not one for the kiddies though...
Written January 30, 2015
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 October 01, 2014
Thank You so very much as my summer live concert days have been limited since 2005, this brought me back 20 years, so thrilled to see a show in Oregon with my husband ~ our first GD show together as husband and wife. A gift I gave to my husband and f/t spousal caregiver Thank You so very much as my summer live concert days have been limited since 2005, this brought me back 20 years, so thrilled to see a show in Oregon with my husband ~ our first GD show together as husband and wife. A gift I gave to my husband and f/t spousal caregiver <3
Beautifully upgraded for the full experience. Kudos!
Written February 02, 2015
The closest anyone who's never been to a Grateful Dead show will ever get. And some very good background material, before the concert portion, to show what a great bunch of guys they really were and still are. The setting is a benefit concert to save Springfield Creamery in Eugene, Oregon, struggling to survive in 1972. The Dead decided to throw a benefit concert to raise money for them. In spite of over 20,000 in attendance, so many had not paid that they didn't raise the required amount. Was this the end of Springfield Creamery? Heck no, the Dead wrote them a check for the balance, and 31 years later, they're still in business. That is the background info. After the documentary portion at the beginning, there's plenty of great Grateful Dead music, and crowd shots complete with plenty of stark naked hippies. Anyway, the music is top-notch, and the closest thing I would call true "Jazz-Rock", as their jams in the tunes just take you on a musical journey along with them. Fun!
Written January 30, 2015
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!