The remaining members of the Grateful Dead — Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann, Phil Lesh and Bob Weir –posted the following message to its fans on their message board, vowing to perform together this summer:
We are gratefully overwhelmed by the support you have
shown us, specifically the very direct support you demonstrated in your response to the two shows at Alpine Valley.
You will all understand that we and our promoter were
dismayed by the decision made at the recent Walworth County Highway Committee meeting. We certainly appreciate the concerns of anyone who believes that 200,000 people might be coming, but such a number simply does not square with the 30 years of Dead history. That being said, we are currently looking at all the alternatives available to us to insure a safe and successful event. To that end,
we are attempting to resolve the issues that were brought up at the hearing, as well as looking at other venues in the general region.
As always, we are committed to working with the
communities we visit. We have never wanted to create a situation in which we, our fans, or the local area has a negative experience.
We intend to play together in public this summer. We
thank you for your patience and understanding — we will work this out. As soon as the proper solution reveals itself, we will make our plans public. Honest, you'll be the first to know.
Mickey, Billy, Phil, and Bobby