Various sources are reporting that the anticipated Dead and Company festival Aug. 18-19 near the foothills of the Grand Tetons in Teton County, Wyoming will not happen.
A few days ago, on March 2nd, the Teton county board approved a festival to take place in August centered around the Dead and Company. Unfortunately, the timing and logistics behind the event are proving to be too much to pull of this year.
This news brings great disappointment to many adventurous Deadheads and us here at the So Many Roads family. Certainly, a festival at the foothills of the Tetons would be a “sunshine daydream” and a half.
On the bright side, we have a full summer tour coming off the smoking legacy of the appendectomy return tour as well as Dead and Company’s debut at Lockn in August.
This also raises the question of, “what comes after?”. Big Cypress Indian Reservation, home of Phish’s famous millennium concert with 85,000 attendees comes to mind immediately. The Dead have risen again and the Deadhead renaissance is calling both young and old alike. In contrast with the anticipated 15,000-20,000 people that were anticipated to come to the Wyoming festival Big Cypress, among others, offers much more space for eager Deadheads.
May of us hope simply for another fall tour and or the return of the New Years Shows.
Wherever the road takes, “the band out on the highway”, our So Many Roads crew will be there to join the tie-dyed ritual, dance, and record the continued, “long strange trip”.