OK, so I was wrong. No not about the waterboarding!
About The Dead
What a show at Madison Square Garden Saturday nite. Warren Haynes ain't Jerry, but he's close enough for rock n roll.
The first set focused on the Garcia/Hunter ouerve- plus a Cassidy for another fallen icon.
The second set... all pre '73, with a real bias towards "Anthem Of The Sun". The Gimme Shelter was everything that you wouldn't expect it to be... it freakin' rocked.
Whatever you want to say about the aura, emotion and vibe that Garcia brought to the game has to be weighted against the lack of energy, imagination and creativity that the Grateful Dead also suffered throughout their last years.
There have been so many shows over the past 14 post-Jerry years that kicked the crap over the 90's GD.
The MSG was certainly one.
On to New Jersey!