The crowds of people that turned up to see the Grateful Dead perform for the very last time in the city of Chicago sobbed at the farewell moment. Indeed, it appears to be the case that parting is such sweet sorrow.
The Grateful Dead sang their swansong. They performed live before a large crowd of some 70,000 individuals at Chicago’s Soldier Field. It was a memorable occasion indeed as the scads of people who had shown up to see them perform for the last time started spouting tears of grateful agony at the sight of these vetaran golden and olden players giving it their best shot.
The fans sang along to the group’s musical antics and danced like crazy. They shed tears of gratification too in the process as was naturally supposed to occur. It’s been half a century since the foursome that comprise the Grateful Dead have been entertaining the masses and their fans are just wild about them.
In the mid 90s, Jerry Garcia, the lead guitarist died which was a huge tragedy. The group is famous for its poetic lyrics which are fantastic and magical in nature. And they have been known to improvise in a jazz-like manner thereby extending their songs into a record number of minutes.
The foursome started their journey as musical geniuses from the San Francisco Bay Area. And they gave the world a truly amazing experience in terms of listening pleasure. They inspired others of their ilk such as Phish.
As a jam band which engaged in extended sessions, their fans were lovingly termed deadheads. The remaining musicians who comprise the Grateful Dead embraced each other for their final goodbyes. It was a fun and bumpy ride together but one that was worth it in the end.
Some of the meme-worthy songs of theirs which they sang on the occasion included: China Cat Sunflower, I Know You Rider, Truckin’, Cassidy, Not Fade Away, Touch of Grey and that all-time crowd favorite Attics of My Life.
The folks who couldn’t obtain tickets to the grand show saw the concert on their television sets in the safety of their living rooms. This is one musical group that has really seen it all. It has been through heaven and hell and has emerged a seasoned band. Now is the right time to bid adieu to their countless fans. And it was “fantabulous” while it lasted.
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