Music

John Mayer's First Time

If you've always wanted to hear how Dead & Co. got started, you should definitely check ou tthis video of John Mayer playing with Bob Weir for the first time on the Late Show. It's a great performance, but it's also a piece of the Dead's history. Mayer seems to be the longest running stand-in after Garcia shuffled off this mortal coil of dancing bears in 1995 and perhaps he'll be around much longer, too.

Box of Rain

If you were at the JFK Stadium in Philadelphia on July 7, 1989, you were lucky enough to hear the Grateful Dead play "Box of Rain" after it had been virtually retired for over a decade. For the rest of us, we can still check it out in this All the Years Live video of Phil Lesh. If you haven't already, check it out.

Ship Of Fools

Most major metropolitan areas seem to have a few tribute bands, and many of those are of the Grateful Dead variety. What's so fabulous about Deadheads who play tribute music is that they often bring their own schtick to the mix, playing in homage to Jerry and company but also bringing their own sound to the table, making something truly unique in the process. Deadheads are already brought together in solidarity by the music of the Dead so it only makes sense that they would help communities bond in the same spirit.

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