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For 30 years, the Grateful Dead were the most unlikely success story in rock and roll. At the peak of their popularity, they were the highest-grossing concert act in America, but they did it by breaking all the rules.
The band is put together and commits itself to constant change.
The Grateful Dead sabotage their chances at superstardom, and find success on their own terms.
It's not clear where the fans end and the band begins.
Jerry wants the Grateful Dead to have no leader, no rules... and no purpose. Trouble ensues.
It's the 1980s, and the Dead's fans seek adventure in this "New Lame America" as Garcia calls it.
Jerry will put up with the adulation until they "come for me with the cross and nails."
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