Saturday, May 5, 2012

Just Like a Dead Show

"It was an absolute blast. The lights go out, and it has the look and feel and smell of a Grateful Dead show. People were dancing in the aisles; people were clapping; people were singing along. There was a certain vibe that was always at a Dead show, where you felt the crowd was sort of at one with each other, and that was very much how it felt there in the movie theater for two or three hours -- even though Jerry (Garcia) hasn't been with us for 17 years. In this day and age of everybody sort of being alone behind their computer or with their phone, to have an opportunity to get together with 500 or 1,000 people and enjoy the opera, or Ira Glass or the Grateful Dead is an invaluable experience. You talk about the social network -- this is the real social network. Read Article

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