- Feb 19, 2014
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I've listened to some of their music. It's ok. I dug their Touch of Grey song they threw out in the late 80s. But why... how... did they form such a cult following? People following them around the country, going to show after show. "Deadheads." Seriously, I don't get it. I understand people joining in once the following was established, and had gotten big enough to sustain a continuous party for weeks or even months at a time, but how did it get started in the first place? Their music wasn't "that" good... was it? Not trying to rip on anyone who's a Grateful Dead fan, or anyone who considered them self a "deadhead". Just trying to understand how that following formed and grew. I've known some pretty die hard fans of some pretty big acts, and non of them went on the road following their favorite band around the country. Was it a hippie thing? Kids that didn't have jobs and just wanted to get high in a new city every few days, but needed a reason? Somewhere Grateful Dead fans must have gone from loving the music and going to concerts, to loading into the Scooby van to catch the next show, 1500 miles away. Anyone know how this got started?