After seeing half the shows so far and listening to the other half...few thoughts:
Every song is different. All of them. From Loose Lucy / MAMU to a Dark Star / Other One. Different take on the entire catalog. Seeing it's 2017 and not 1977, this is very much appreciated
There's an obvious passing of the torch taking place right before our eyes. Oteil and John taking the baton and running with it. Vocally like with Ship of Fools and musically on damn near every other tune. I've never seen Jeff smile so much...he's gotta be digging the challenge of the change. John taking the framework of the tune and just completely moving it somewhere else while honoring the nuts and bolts...incredible feat really
Several times I've heard people comment during the show about how they look at Bob now and all they see is Jerry. Hard not to notice the obvious traits but in Hartford I really noticed the subtle resemblances...right down to some of the facial expressions. At one point Bobby's face was on the big screen mid vocalizing and the dude next to me goes, "wow, it's Jerry". I'd be lying if I didn't admit to thinking the exact thought at the exact moment. WEIRd stuff indeed
Bobby is healthy and sober. Hair combed with a clean set of clothes lol. wonder if John's sobriety is a little more than coincidental. It's nice to see. Vocally strong as ever. Musically challenging himself and doing new things at 71. Top of his game. Good stuff
It's not far fetched to say in the not too distant future DeadCo will be John, Jeff, Oteil and three other cats...glad to see em soaking it all in.
Bravo to the whole crew