This weekend marks the final performances of rock legends the Grateful Dead as the band is set to play three last shows at Chicago's Soldier Field under the "Fare Thee Well" moniker.
2015 marks the 50th anniversary of the band, along with the 20-year anniversary of lead singer/guitarist Jerry Garcia, and the group is set to go out with a bang with its four surviving members -- Bob Weir, Phil Lesh, Mickey Hart and Bill Kreutzmann -- and a little help from Bruce Hornsby, who played keyboards for the band for a couple of years after the death of Brent Mydland, and Phish's Trey Anastasio.
Having played two shows last weekend in Santa Clara, Calif., the band has now settled in to the windy city, which will no doubt be filled with Deadheads -- for what is likely the last time.
One thing -- the music -- is what brings the band's subculture, aka "Deadheads," together, and like the lyrics to the band's song "New Speedway Boogie" go, being a Deadhead has "got no signs or dividing lines, and very few rules to guide."
In fact, Deadheads span all walks of life and the love of the band's music is shared by many, including a few famous celebrities, sports figures and politicians from both sides of the aisle...