playingdead wrote:The element of the unknown was always one of the magical things about a Grateful Dead show. You didn't know where you were going, and they didn't really know either.
I agree but I am hoping they grow in to it. I don't know if this is related but it may be - the 2 shows I saw were the only 2 shows I have EVER been to that I was not offered doses. Not once. I wasn't looking but I found it very unusual. The crowd was excited but it did not have that electricity of several thousand people tripping that I remember from the 80's. Is this related to less "out there" jams, no drums, no space, no 22 minute playin' etc...?