This show was part of the "Trey - Fare Thee Well"

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, attached to 2015-07-05

Review by RobotHeart

RobotHeart Since nobody else has reviewed it, I might as well...

This show has a really touching moment you can find if you go and find the pro-shot video of the encore, or one that shows the band well.

If you recall, there were large video screens that were showing individual pictures of each member of the Grateful Dead over the years, from Pigpen through Vince. After this, the screens started showing the band on stage individually - Bobby gets a huge scream, so does Phil, but perhaps the loudest one is for Trey. At the moment when the crowd is going nuts for Trey, he turns around and looks at the screen and kind of has a quick moment.

This video should take you to right before the moment, I hope it continues to work.

Anyway, none of the Fare Thee Well shows were particularly spectacular, but each show had moments where IT came out and visited us.

I think it is worth it to listen to each show once, pick out a couple of the jams to revisit, and then put these to bed because none of these shows were particularly tight. It was more of an experience than a musical revelation.

China Cat -> IKYR and MotM > TS are the two segments to remember here. Great stuff.

Set Two has a better Truckin', very happy Trey on Althea, a great Terrapin, another Drums -> Space, and a very morbid song triplet of Unbroken Chain > Days Between > NFA.

The Attics of my Life has the aforementioned nice moment with Trey.

Overall, 7/5 is a good cap for the celebration that was FTW, and it's about on par with the rest of the performances. It has inconsistent moments, brief moments of brilliance, and a mutual feeling of celebration between the musicians.
, attached to 2015-07-05

Review by fhqwhgads

fhqwhgads 7/5/15 is a great send-off and victory lap for this configuration of "The Heart of Gold Band," seeing some very poignant moments and a fitting benediction from Mickey to launch the love of generations into the coming years. I have my own, personal, favorite Grateful Dead songs (skewed very much towards Garcia/Hunter tunes), but Phil in particular carries a large portion of the second set with Terrapin Station and Unbroken Chain. The magnitude of the emotional (catharsis? reflection? prayer?) meditation in this event is quite unparalleled, I think. I'm glad we have a built-to-last way to appreciate the most truly American song catalogue in history, and Jerry, wherever you are, we love you, and we miss you.
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