Well, Enthusiasts: with the highs come the lows; thus, TotD begins what will probably become a running feature in this next week: Who Said The Dumbest Bullshit?
First entrant up is Billboard magazine, whose article this morning contains this paragraph:
The set ended with a 17-minute “Viola Lee Blues” that segued into a deep jam accentuated by a glorious rainbow encircling the venue in the sky. Said one longtime head: “This is the band that jams with God.” Alas, it was not Mother Nature that stepped in. Rather, the production sprang for the effect, at a cost of $50,000, according to an insider.
Here’s what billboard doesn’t know: TotD has inside sources, too, and one of them provides the context of that quote:
“You see that reporter over there who looks like he’d believe quite literally anything you told him?”
“Go tell him we control the weather.”
“You smell great.”
I mean: it doesn’t even pass the laugh test. If the Grateful Dead could control the weather, we’d all be dead; it’s that simple.