Check out some great coverage from Dead.net for the 09′ tour here. They’ve got fan-submitted pics and videos from every show, setlists, venue historical info, and mini reviews.
Jambase also delivered beautiful pics from every show of the tour courtesy of photographer Jay Blakesberg.
This tour definitely had its ups and downs, but it also had that undeniable, unmatched, and undying energy, vibe, and love that is the Grateful Dead community. Aside from the confirmed appearance at Rothbury later this summer, this could be the end of the road for the band after 45 (!) years of touring. It will be interesting to see what develops over the next few years in the Dead world – I’m expecting a few more years of Ratdog touring strong and for Phil to wrap up his touring career in the next 1-2 years. I’ve heard rumors that Phil may be doing his Nokia run this fall, but also heard he had nothing planned for the rest of the year. One thing’s for sure, he won’t go out without a friend-filled, star-studded final run of shows that should be a blast. Let’s keep our fingers crossed for more good things to come, be patient, and remember – all good things in all good time.