Ted knows something about the Grateful Dead – not his favorite music, but something he’s crossed from time to time. But this fan following – that a counter-cultural phenomenon he knows little about. He’s about to learn much, much more.
Ted meets Pete, who introduces him to Vincent, Jinx, Mignon, … and Cricket. They each share their personal opinion about their Deadhead tribe, each from a different perspective. They come from all parts of America but they all share a dedication to the music and the lifestyle of the Grateful Dead.
Some of them reflect on the early days of hippies and Haight Ashbury and peace, love, sex, and rock ‘n’ roll. Some go back further, to the beatniks of the 50’s, to Jack Kerouac. Ted takes it all in, drawing the line from beatniks to hippies to … to this campsite in the Michigan woods.
Ted heads back to his campsite – or tries to. But Cricket won’t hear of it. She knows that Ted is a writer, and she wants to read his writings. And Cricket is not someone you can say ‘No’ to…