A friend had an extra and when I saw Joe Russo was in it I figured "why not?". I was going more to hang out and hope that Joe was enough to endure a tired old Dead cover band. I was pleasantly surprised that the band was good. I enjoyed it a lot. Press releases said they were going to do 3 sets with a very special guest for the 3rd set each night in NYC. I didn't know who he was, but it was nice having another guy up there. I read later it was Stanly Jordon. I also was just fine with the "regular band". I actually wasn't as into that 3rd set as the other 2. It was still good, but I didn't have a problem leaving Early, at around 11:20.
I was very happy with the Strawberry Fields cover in the 1st set. Joe Russo was indeed phenomenal.
Phil, Jackie Greene, Joe Russo, John
Kadlecik, Jeff Chimenti