When it comes to the Grateful Dead, everyone has their favorite pieces of memorabilia. Whether you have some multi-colored teddy bears, t-shirts or concert flyers, there are so many great pieces to enjoy around the country.
How would you feel if someone walked up to you and said, "The Grateful Dead is the greatest rock band to have ever played! Wooo!" You might fist-bump them. You might take a hit just by inhaling as they walk by. It's all good! But would you agree with them?
Between John Mayer's insistence that he just HAD to be a part of the Grateful Dead and drummer Mickey Hart talking about how you can't live in the past, the birth of Dead & Company almost seems inevitable. The Grateful Dead really seemed to want to continue existing without Jerry Garcia but as something that combined his legacy with something new in order to simultaneously honor him without replacing him, if that makes sense.
According to Bob Weir, the Grateful Dead set is never the same, no matter if it's a new year, new week or a new day. To him, there is always something different to learn and experience. Weir told The Chicago Tribune, "The songs will tell us on a daily basis new things about themselves." He went on to say that the band is only a group of "humble servants," which is so refreshing compared with so many bands today.