Grateful Dead – Standing On The Moon (Live at Soldier Field in 2015)
If you were lucky enough to attend the Fare Thee Well shows, or watched them via pay per view, you know how magical they were. I’ve been combing the Tubes for high quality audience recordings, and the pickings have been slim. But then my favorite audience videographer – LazyLightening55a – posted a few videos from the shows. Each of them is Trey-centric – the video focuses on him, and each of the songs is a Trey vocal, too. “Standing On The Moon” has been one of my favorite Garcia/Hunter tunes since I first heard it from a show in 1989. It blew me away. I almost had to pull over and just focus on the song the first time I heard it.
So I was giddy when they broke it out this past weekend. And this video captures it pretty well. The audio is the best I’ve heard. Trey pulls some tasty licks on this one, too. Phil gives him a hug at the end, and whispers something in his ear. Trey responds. I can’t tell what either of them say. Can you?