by The TV Guy
This week I was able to view a webcast of Phil Lesh and Friends as they played the Grate room of Terrapin Crossroads in San Rafael, California. For those of you who do not recognize the name, Phil Lesh was the bass player for the Grateful Dead. This was the best webcast I have ever seen; the sound was perfect and there must of been at least three, if not more, cameras working the stage. They played for more than two and half hours and there was never a blip in the transmission; at times I felt like I was watching a produced pre-recorded show.
I watch a lot of live TV and movies and this was impressive. When the band came on live the sound was ready to go and it all worked like the webcast guys have been doing this all of their lives. The really strange part of all this is that I only paid $7 to see the best webcast ever. I look forward to more of these in the future and other artists need to think about taking a page out of Phil’s book. I do not know how this could have been done any better, unless I had been in the audience in person. I look forward to getting up to San Rafael to see a show in the 250 person Grate room soon. Thank you for such a wonderful experience!