Back in the days of Garcia, Deadheads had to get from show to show using sheer chance. If you lost your friend during the show you had to hope you’d run into them afterward. Now we have the luxury of calling up a lost friend after the show to meet up with them and move further down the road. Technology has definitively changed the way society works. With Dead tour still looming over America in 2017, that means Dead tour has definitively changed. This comes with trade-offs both negative and positive. For one, apps can make the road a lot less rough. At So Many Roads we’ve compiled a list of apps that can help you and your crew out on your summer tour runs..
The music is over (Well, I suppose it DID never stop..), you’re tired of sleeping in your driver's seat, and there are no open campgrounds around.. What do you do? Couchsurfing.com
The website title suggests its purpose. It is completely free. Make a profile, provide your “mission statement” as to why you’re couch surfing, and meet some strangers stopping strangers!
If you’re a “Deadhead with a Cadillac” this will be the most benefit for you. While the core of the Dead experience is found in sleeping on the road, National Parks, and strangers floors sometimes we all need a break and a proper bed to sleep on. On Hotels.com after your first 10 bookings, you get another for free.
In 2018, herbal medicine is nearly as common as drinking a beer in a pub. Although you’re bound to run into herb on a Dead lot and inside the show.. (we here at So Many Roads suggest saving your biggest joint for Drums > Space) you may want to resupply on your exotic buds on the road. Weedmaps features deals, locations, and coupons to dispensaries in recreational and medical locations around the country.
“Hey, man try this Hindu Kush I grabbed before the show”
The scope of marijuana strains is massive. Leafly features reviews and lists effects of different strains; both the sleepy time indicas and sunshine daydream sativas. As the road is filled with mystery and that is part of its appeal so is being mindful of your surroundings. If you had the quick knowledge that you might learn on Leafly about the above statement one could potentially avoid having a really sleepy hike when they’re hitting a quick Yellowstone hike on the way to the Gorge coming east.
We all have GPS apps on our phone but does your GPS tell you where cops are? Waze does! Waze is a user-powered GPS app which provides faster more effective routes as well as warns you about hazards, accidents, and yes cops! This app gives even the most distant traveler the power to know their area as if they lived there forever.