June 30, 2022
Man.... The Talking! (and thanks for the tapes!!)
Our MMJ shows in KY were canceled so we pivoted, got a Lyft to Chicago and got sick seats right behind pit. The talking by far was the worst we've ever experienced in 30 plus years going to shows and just sad actually to not be present like that. Friday night a guy was watching a baseball game on his phone constantly talking to his crew and wife. The wife who was so proud of her Dead tattoos and telling us she was a mega fan, been to all these shows but wasn't at all present to see her favorite band? We ejected to unsold seats way up and found some fellow noodlers :). Went to same area Saturday night but now the couple in front of us were seriously nonstop talking ("cocaine is a powerful drug" Rick James) to where we had to actually say something. Luckily we were able to move down and ran into new friends Richard and this epic 65+ yr old hippy dude that we just nodded and fist bumped and only talked to at intermission. Danced all night, met new friends, had the best time. People shut the fuck up at shows, be present in the moment, these experiences are few and far between for a lot of people and life is short for everyone. EXPERIENCE the Music while you can and stop talking. Haha, feel like a whining douche here but fuck why can't people think about others. OK byee and love the recordings man. Much appreciated.