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What a long strange trip it will be, and Casey Jones, dancin' bears and terrapin turtles will all be there this afternoon. Students donning Birkenstocks and tie-dyes, as well as Greek letters, are expected to flail and frolic to the free sounds of local Grateful Dead cover band Smokestack Lightning, who will play Superblock today at 4 p.m. The show is sponsored by the Social Planning and Events Committee and the Interfraternity Council. SPEC chair Lisa Nass said she expects the show will be a success. The College junior added that a large turn-out is expected for the group, which frequently plays at local club Khyber Pass. Nass said that last week's free Friday show, featuring School of Fish and House of Freaks, generated a lot of "positive word of mouth" for the concert series, and added that because today's show is a Greek Week activity, a large number of students are expected to show up for the show. Nass also described the University's thriving flocks of Grateful Dead fans as an another reason why the show will do well, adding that she expects to see tie-dyes a-plenty at the show. Today's weather is also expected to be clear, but chilly, with a high around 66, according to Accu-Weather. She said she hopes that attendees bring their jackets and stay for the whole show, unlike last week when only about 50 students stayed for the second half of the concert. "The show will attract a wide array of people," Nass said.

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