Furthur 1999--It's Officially
San Francisco, CA
Dennis McNally, speaking officially
for Grateful Dead Productions, and Metropolitan
Entertainment, has confirmed that there will be no
Furthur Festival this year.
The Furthur Festival, named after Ken
Kesey's bus, featured remnants of the Grateful Dead,
including last summer's successful Other Ones, and have
happened every year since the death of guitarist Jerry
Garcia. Bassist Phil Lesh had a liver transplant last
December, and earlier attempts to put a tour together
were scotched as well.
Still...there was much longing for
some kind of get together, and rumors floated about some
mini-Furthur after Woodstock.
"We tried our best, but it was too
late. Look for us next year. We just didn't have the
time," said McNally.