It today's world many people have gained the power to influence others rather it be through celebrity status or social media fame, however, most of them choose to squander this power. Last night the Dead and Company met with students and parents for their show in Miami as well as sported the school's athletic gear throughout their performance (even John Mayer let his fashion guard down for the night!).
The Dead haven’t been known to make splashes in the political realm. While their songs speak very much to this, the band, for the most part, has stayed silent on the forefront. But when they speak, they speak loud. The show last night started off interesting but as it went on the narrative began to unravel, it was a tribute to the students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas high-school. Days Between, Throwing Stones, and Touch of Grey finished the night in an echoing message of we have been here before and it's going be alright.
It is a bit of a shock to me that in today's landscape some of the few speaking out and showing support are the ones who have been doing the same for nearly 50 years ago.
Today, I’m a little extra proud to be a deadhead. Good work boys!