Dead & Company marched on into New York City on Saturday night for a show at Citi Field as part of their 2017 summer tour. As per usual, the members of the Grateful Dead along with John Mayer, Oteil Burbridge and Jeff Chimenti had a surprise for New Yorkers at the end of their concert, which included a brilliant light show at the top of the city’s famous Empire State Building.
As seen and heard in the video above, the city’s most famous skyscraper added a touch of blues, purples and reds to blink and shine in sync during the band’s encore performance of “Touch of Grey." The light show took place just after 11:15 p.m. on Saturday, just in time for Deadheads across the five boroughs to enjoy the nice luminescent surprise to go with their long, strange trips before bed. After all, “New York’s got the ways and means.”