tried to do his best but could not
I think there are a lot of arena bands from the same era that drew (or still draw) similar-sized audiences and played way more shows than the Grateful Dead. The answer to the question is unknowable, of course, but if there was a list, I'd be surprised if any member of the Dead showed up near the top.which living musician has played in front of the most people in their career.
ZING! Ha.If there's a disqualification for Weir it's that he was playing to the same 10,000 people in every arena across the country.