What a great day! We are almost 2 hours in to 12 hours of free video coverage of Fare Thee Well!
This weekend marks the 5th anniversary of the famous Fare Thee Well Grateful Dead reunion in Chicago. As Relix associate editor, Raffaela Kenny-Cincotta noted in her recent “3 from the 7” podcast, “the videos of the shows have been living in Peter Shapiro’s vault.” Today, the videos of the 3 shows are being livestreamed for all to enjoy, free of charge, from noon til midnight today. There is full concert footage as well as parking lot, Shakedown Street and more.
I was lucky enough to be there—to see the historic shows, and to write an article for JTA and other publications about Jam Shalom and their crew who love traditional Jewish observance as much as they enjoy music festivals. The editor chose the clever title, “Touch of Pray: Celebrating Shabbat and the Grateful Dead.
My biggest challenge for today? How to get in as much concert watching as possible during a day of tutoring and other meetings.