The final concerts by Grateful Dead spinoff band Dead & Company took place over the weekend at Oracle Park, and they came with some spectacular drone light shows hovering over the stadium, in a fitting farewell.
Social media is filling up with images and video from the final shows, which brought thousands of Deadheads and music lovers to San Francisco over the past few days. And spectators filling the stadium to see original Grateful Dead members Bob Weir and Mickey Hart along with John Mayer, drummer Jay Lane, bassist Oteil Burbridge, and keyboardist Jeff Chimenti were treated to a spectacular drone light show, as you can see below.
“Dads with their teenagers, parents with toddlers, old hippies in faded tie-dyes, college students on summer break, and Millennials born after Garcia’s passing made up a throng of some 40,000 fans that packed the open-air arena, with roughly 70% from outside Northern California,” writes the Chronicle, with info from Live Nation. “One line to get into the stadium snaked more than half a mile along the Embarcadero past Brannan Street,” the paper reports, and they have the four-hour setlist from Friday as well.