One Friday, the group took the stage to an outpouring of love from 70,000 fans who savored every song. The three-show Chicago stop is part of the band's "Fare Thee Well" tour, marking the last time the original members will play together.
PHOTOS: Grateful Dead fans descend on Chicago
A sea of tie-dye has blanketed Chicago this weekend as fans from around the country say goodbye to the beloved ensemble.
For most, the atmosphere is one of joy and celebration.
Soldier Field was the last place legendary guitarist Jerry Garcia played with the band before his death about 20 years ago.
These final concerts are a worldwide event. They're being streamed and broadcast on Pay-Per-View, and there are viewing parties all around the country.