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Grateful Dead's Last Ever Shows Available Through Online Streams


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To celebrate their last ever live shows, The Grateful Dead have announced that their concerts at Soldier Field in Chicago – dubbed ‘Fare Thee Well: Celebrating 50 Years of Grateful Dead’ - are to be broadcast live around the world.

In January this year, the four remaining members of the ‘60s legends – Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann, Phil Lesh and Bob Weir – announced that they’ll be playing the three final shows at the home of the Chicago Bears, in front of 70,000 ‘Deadheads’, as the group’s fans call themselves.

The Grateful DeadThe Grateful Dead will be making their final shows available through online streams and cinemas in the U.S.

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Magic Trip Trailer


Back in 1964, Author of classic novel 'One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest', Ken Kesey, set off on a famous road trip across the USA to the New York World's Fair. He was accompanied by what came to be known as 'The Merry Band of Pranksters', a rebellious group of truth-seekers, one of which was Neal Cassady, an icon celebrated in Kerouac's 'On the Road', and the man in charge of decorating and driving their transport - the Magic Bus.

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Picture - Phil Lesh New York City, USA, Wednesday 21st October 2009

Phil Lesh Wednesday 21st October 2009 attends a fundraising reception in support of the new exhibition 'The Grateful Dead: Now Playing' at the New-York Historical Society New York City, USA

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Picture - Phil Lesh and Bob Weir New York City, USA, Wednesday 21st October 2009

Phil Lesh and Bob Weir - Phil Lesh and Bob Weir New York City, USA - attend a fundraising reception in support of the new exhibition 'The Grateful Dead: Now Playing' at the New-York Historical Society Wednesday 21st October 2009

Phil Lesh and Bob Weir
Phil Lesh and Bob Weir

The End of the Road Review


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For The End of the Road, filmmaker Brent Meeske took a roving handheld camera on tour with The Grateful Dead, roaming the parking lots and campgrounds that made up the Deadhead scene during what wound up being the last three months of Jerry Garcia's life. In attempting to present the scene as realistically as possible, he foregoes narration and tries to show how the Deadhead scene was approaching an end even before Garcia's 1995 death made it official.

The shots of, and interviews with, the Deadheads are completely random for the first ten or fifteen minutes, and are nothing new to anyone who has ever been to a Dead show or had Deadhead friends. We see requisite shots of underweight tripsters with creative dentistry clad in dirty jeans and loose-fitting smocks and smoking weed and holding signs saying "I Need a Miracle" (Deadhead code for "I need a ticket"). A girl with "Dose Me" written on her forehead appears over and over again in montages until you want to scream at the screen, "For God's sake, someone dose her already!"

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