I have been simultaneously flabbergasted and frustrated with John because he is capable of owning the stage and making Jerry's space his own but, at times, he does not. So what can be done? In my humble opinion, diligence and consistency from John is the key to maximizing the potential of this lineup.
The thing about going all the way out to the end of the limb every night, is sometimes you soar, and sometimes you fall with a thud.
Same as it's been with this music for more 'n 40 years...