Further Festival, August 4, 1996, Pheonix
The Further Festival was, for those who don't know, a concert
series put on by several members of the now truly Grateful Dead along with
a number of other musicians and bands. It was great.
Hot Tuna, Los Lobos, and Bruce Hornsby added to the general show which
largely was intended to feature Bob Weir and RatDog, as well as the
Mickey Hart Mystery Box. Personally (perhaps it was a timing thing),
I think I enjoyed Bruce about the best ... he unashamedly played a
Medley of Dead Tunes which people in the audience really dug. Then
there was an all acoustic version of Uncle Johns Band with everybody
from all five bands playing. Fun!
I got a chance to see my sister, Frances. We got suites at one Hilton
Pheonix for $69, and then pooled and jacuzzied at another one across
town. Unfortunately, I don't have any pictures of the Further
Festival, but I did steal the logo above to make my page look better!