why do people love the Grateful Dead
(con'td) What they did do was create a traveling space for people to get high and chill and dance. When they began, that wasn't so uncommon; what made them special, I think, is that they kept it going for 30 yrs, so people who were young in the '60s could keep going back and reliving those good feelings. So feeling "meh" about them isn't a character flaw, in my not-so-humble opinion. It's totally reasonable. That was just not our moment.
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