Periodically, there were breaks due to exhaustion or health problems, often due to Garcia's drug use. This leads to the Grateful Dead performing more free concerts than any other band in history. ByGarcia's demeanor onstage had appeared to change.
Their efforts were not in vain. But it didn't stop him from his continued musical quest and, after his recovery, he returned to touring and recording with the Dead and his garcia versions of the Jerry Garcia Band. Their efforts were not in vain. Garcia, Mickey Hart and Steve Parish played the show, then were given a police escort to a Grateful Dead show across the bay later that night.
Garcia himself recalled in a mid interview that he'd played the high lead on "Today," played on "Plastic Fantastic Lover" and "Comin' Back to Me" on that album.