The Grateful Dead are known for inspiring fanaticism.

But there can’t be many more devoted Deadheads than Basketball Hall of Famer Bill Walton.

Walton has been to more than 850 Grateful Dead shows — so it’s only natural that he’d be attending all five of their farewell shows, including the three-day festival this weekend at Soldier Field.

And while you might expect him to be promoting the shows, given that he’s hosting a pay-per-view broadcast of the tour, his twitter feed makes it pretty clear that his goofy enthusiasm is genuine.

 

 

 

Walton’s enthusiasm is infectious, but you wouldn’t want to be stuck behind his 6 foot 11 frame at the show: