More music takes you Furthur, guys. There's no reason not to give music that is new to you a try. +1 to Bob Weir for recognizing their brotherhood with the greater Grateful Dead Family. Bob's as open minded about music as Phil these days. And to be honest, that is not at all surprising to me, as I've previously said in other threads. Too many people here seem to just like one flavor (but fortunately, not all, and God bless you all).
Yes, the music is always evolving & I'm always willing to give anyone a chance and go in with open ears ... maybe one day the stars will once align. They have to a certain extent with cheese, as far as I'm concerned. Just kinda got back on that bus a little late in the game. Had seen them maby 6-8 times prior to 2010 going back to the 90's ... but within the past year have seen them 6x (Red Rocks last summer + WC last month) & am grateful to have seen what I have seen recently! It's funny what perspective will do .... since a lot of SCI fans who haven't missed a beat are dissappointed they haven't done a full blown tour in recent years. ... yet I'm totally psyched to see what I can.
It's funny how when I look at things that way for furthur & their apparent infatuation with the east coast, I'm much more relaxed about it. If that's what it takes for them to still keep it together & not be over extended, then I'm all for it!
(I guess if I did hear from the source that it was PURELY about money, then I'd have more questions! ... until then, I give them the total benefit of the doubt)