This whole Phil is 71 and should slow down shit is just that...shit.
He is touring and making very nice cash doing so. It isnt too much to ask that he play in other areas where the fanbase will support him.
Him getting paid to play music for a living is the privilege. Don't forget that.
We shouldn't forget that Phil and most of us enjoy something
called free will.
Suffice it to say Phil has led a very priveleged life (grew up/resides in
bay area, plays the best music professionally, drives expensive sports cars, etc)
but he has lived out of a suitcase for years and years. The man has done
his part. Conversely I wished Furthur would play all four corners of the
U.S., a tradition these guys upheld for decades. Thing with life is some
aspects don't remain as they were.
I can only hope Phil, et al would be receptive to the wishes of the fans
and visit their respective regions.