14 Sep

imagePhil Lesh described it as thinking of a guitarist’s hand. Each finger on that hand represents one of the band’s members. Think of the entire band as if the guitarist’s hand was closed. As you factor in synchronicity the hand slowly opens like a thousand petals of a lotus. Add the audience into the mix and you have fully blossomed flower.

This description of synchronicity is by far the most accurate I have come across. When The Grateful Dead achieved this onstage the entire stadium and all its occupants became one living organism.


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