The Grateful Dead played the last shows of their Fare Thee Well Reunion tour at Soldier Field this weekend. Friday’s show broke the previous attendance record set by U2 at Soldier Field. More than 70,000 deadheads were there. And WBEZ’s Monica Eng mingled among them pre-show to talk to fans about what keeps bringing them back.
There’s a difference between “retro” and “classic”. Pokey LaFarge banks in the latter, using sounds and elements from days gone by...not to trade in nostalgia, but to create a solid base for music that instantly becomes timeless.