Well, the Grateful Dead that is anyway. On June 1, 2017 – marking exactly 50 years ago to the day – the Grateful Dead Tribute Band (Ice Petal Flowers) brought along some speakers and decorated the area with tapestries hung from the fence. It was June 1, 1967 that marked the start of a relationship between NYC and The Grateful Dead. They played their very first (free) show at Tompkins Square Park.
So at the beginning of this month the music from that time came alive again. Passersby checked out what was happening and then just stuck around because the band was great. Official NYC Grateful Dead Family DJ Matt Lilly said he was “pleasantly surprised” by the quality of the music; they knew what they were doing. They were clearly true fans.
The event lasted around four hours and was thoroughly enjoyed by fans young and old, putting out “good vibes and great music.”