The Grateful Dead Bids Fare Thee Well to Fans

The jam band kicked off the first of their five "farewell" shows.
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The Grateful Dead Bids Fare Thee Well to Fans Stephen Lam/Reuters

Deadheads dizzy with anticipation gathered at Levi's Stadium to see the Grateful Dead perform with its "core four" members. The jam band, which boasts a huge following, took the stage Saturday night for the first of their five "farewell" shows slated to happen over the next week. Joined by Phish's Trey Anastasio on guitar, filling in for the late legend Jerry Garcia, the band played several lengthy sets of deep cuts, classics and other oddities for the crowd that converged at the stadium in Santa Clara, California.

A Grateful Dead fan wears a mask in the parking lot before the Grateful Dead's "Fare Thee Well: Celebrating 50 Years of Grateful Dead" farewell tour at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara. Stephen Lam/Reuters