A few other thoughts:
Notably absent from mention IMO were the Kreutzmann project (other than the complaints made about the Dead cover), which I thought was absolutely fantastic and fun, and hope to see again locally, and also, what about Derek and Susan's late night? I'd give most beautiful moment (or at least runner up) to their "I believe in music/I believe in love" closer. What a wonderful way to end an amazing experience.
I'd also argue that the Funky Meters alone (and with the super jam) went a little understated in this article, but then, I'd never seen them before Wanee-- SOO GOOD! Also fun for me was Electric Tuna, which I'd never seen before!
As a WSP fan, and the subject of criticism and skepticism before this event, I would second this author, that it all went just fine, even the battle of the chairs. People seemed to get along great, and it was fun to watch older Allmans fans rock out to my favorite band. My fiance and I had a particularly good time with a group of guys much older than us who were treating themselves to a weekend getaway- it was really a cool experience to get to know people who've been around for a while-- and we look forward to meeting up with them at future shows!
A few last superlatives, just for fun-
Best vending: The BBQ stand that sold the most ridiculously delicious greens and fried green beans that anyone anywhere has ever eaten (you know if you had it)
Best stamina: Warren Haynes- Mule late night which went more than an hour over schedule, right after the Allmans! I couldn't even hardly stand up anymore, not sure how he was from all that rocking out!
Most stage time all weekend: Oteil Burbridge, seriously how many bands is that guy in anyway?!
Most ridiculous campsite as a result of the overcrowding and effect of people trying to save entire fields for themselves: dude managed to squeeze tent, grill, car and pop up tent into the 5 foot wide strip of land adjacent to the chain link fence enclosing the bat house. In case you have never smelled a bat house, its something like that gerbil cage you neglected to clean for about 2 months. Also, all of these things were like 10 feet wide, resulting in at least a few feet of infringement in the road. I think I would have been freaking out every time a car, golf cart, or bike went by late night!