• June 5, 2018
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    August 1st - 8th Annual Meet-Up At The Movies

    Come one, come all! On August 1st, we'll be bringing the boogie back to your favorite local moving picture house for the 8th Annual Grateful Dead Meet-Up at the Movies. This year's special cinema event is the full concert from July 7, 1989 at Philadelphia’s John F. Kennedy Stadium.

    The final show at the historic venue, this one offers a peak snapshot of the Dead’s 1989 tour, where the band played to some of its biggest audiences ever, a result of the group’s only Top 40 hit, “Touch of Grey.” On this super-hot night (literally and figuratively), the Dead blazed through staples like "Hell In A Bucket" and "Scarlet Begonias," got in a few Blues, and pulled out a pair from the upcoming Built To Last- the aching ballad “Standing On The Moon” into the poignant “Blow Away,” a song co-written by keyboardist Brent Mydland, who sadly died a year later. And the last song ever performed at JFK Stadium? It was the Dead's cover of Dylan's "Knockin' On Heaven's Door."

    Gather up your Grateful tribe and be sure to come on down early - we'll be revealing an exclusive look at the Dead's soon-to-be-announced 2018 boxed set.

    Get your tickets here.

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Come one, come all! On August 1st, we'll be bringing the boogie back to your favorite local moving picture house for the 8th Annual Grateful Dead Meet-Up at the Movies. This year's special cinema event is the full concert from July 7, 1989 at Philadelphia’s John F. Kennedy Stadium.

The final show at the historic venue, this one offers a peak snapshot of the Dead’s 1989 tour, where the band played to some of its biggest audiences ever, a result of the group’s only Top 40 hit, “Touch of Grey.” On this super-hot night (literally and figuratively), the Dead blazed through staples like "Hell In A Bucket" and "Scarlet Begonias," got in a few Blues, and pulled out a pair from the upcoming Built To Last- the aching ballad “Standing On The Moon” into the poignant “Blow Away,” a song co-written by keyboardist Brent Mydland, who sadly died a year later. And the last song ever performed at JFK Stadium? It was the Dead's cover of Dylan's "Knockin' On Heaven's Door."

Gather up your Grateful tribe and be sure to come on down early - we'll be revealing an exclusive look at the Dead's soon-to-be-announced 2018 boxed set.

Get your tickets here.

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On August 1st, we'll be bringing the boogie back to your favorite local moving picture house for the 8th Annual Grateful Dead Meet-Up at the Movies. This year's special cinema event is the full concert from July 7, 1989 at Philadelphia’s John F. Kennedy Stadium.
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On August 1st, we'll be bringing the boogie back to your favorite local moving picture house for the 8th Annual Grateful Dead Meet-Up at the Movies. This year's special cinema event is the full concert from July 7, 1989 at Philadelphia’s John F. Kennedy Stadium.
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the sound was awesome. nice, rich, full sound. I enjoyed this much more this time. when I attended a few years ago, I was like, "eh, it's okay..." thank you, ptb!
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was at the va beach screening! wow once we got them to crank the system it was rockin in there! wooo!!
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I had to take note about the DC crowd in last nights movie. No cell phones, very few tattooed people, heroin was a much smaller problem, add in all white powders. Brent was a stand out. A tiger in a human body. Attendance in Albuquerque was anemic. But that didn't stop me from dancing, starting with Let it Grow. Peace Out / Love In
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so powerfulso energetic so together I closed my eyes and listened for much of it Scarlet... I take back all of my apathy toward 89-90 GD "sell everything", and let's go on tour!
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This was great! Some random thoughts from someone who had never owned the Crimson, White & Indigo set (this show was new to me): Little Red Rooster has never been one of my favorite songs in the Dead repertoire, but Brent KILLS it on this one. Even Bobby’s slide couldn’t ruin this rendition. Also great versions of Scarlet and Wharf Rat, and a very psychedelic Drums (I think I like Drums more than most). Unpopular opinion alert, but this show did nothing to change my long held feeling that the Dead’s Dylan covers are a slog and almost always break the momentum of a show. Set killers, every time (and I love Dylan). Camera work was occasionally pretty annoying, especially during the second set, as Bosco points out. The 1989 production values and, err, special effects--like the 3 minute static shot of a cymbal while the camera goes in and out of focus (trippy, maaaan) and long shots of Mickey’s arm and stuff--were definitely a distraction. And I wish the commercial for the box set was longer and more interesting (still no unboxing’ video!!). But yeah, overall, this was an above average '89 show in my opinion. Sound at the theater was fine! Glad I went. Only about 15 people there, which may not bode well for the theater hosting a Meet-Up next year, according to the old head sitting next to me. Hope he's wrong about that.
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Our theater didn't show a sneak peek of the box set before or after the show. Anyone else not see it? We got there at 6:30 too.
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It was after the show (and the encore) at our theater. If you left while the credits were rolling you might have missed it
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We stayed after and the screen went black and lights came on. Don't think the theater got the memo. Did it show inside the box and any of the goodies included?
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No, it was pretty underwhelming, you didn't miss much. It was David Lemieux doing his rap about the shows and then a brief interview with Roy Henry Vickers
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Fun Night and Grate show! Unfortunately, the theatre (Crossroads in Cary, NC) I saw this in also happened to be having a Trump 2020 rally at the same time. I gave the theatres manager an earful. Poor planning and timing. Hard to beleive people support that ass clown for another term....
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So I took my 11 year old with me to the show... he enjoyed it, thought it was cool seeing all those fans in one place. "ever been to a place like that Dad?" LOL... plenty son... more than I actually remember. He asked me when he could go to Lockn with me... I said on the eve of your Sr. Year in HS... that should be about right... but Mom may overrule us on that ;-) Anyway, I estimated about 60 in attendance + 1 dog Other than my 11 yr old, I saw a few "college age" and a pretty good representation of 30+ 40+ 50+ and 60+ Really good to see that mix. My comments on the show: it was good, I thought a good show, well played... enjoyed Stuck inside of Mobile and Standing on the Moon and then Lovelight as my stand outs. Anyone know who the lady in 1st set was back stage in Pink with white headband? I know it wasn't Olivia Newton John, but it was a sign of the times moment as well as the 80's gear of the road crew on scaffolds :-) iG
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they turned on the house lights during Knockin'. derp. the energy and sound was so good last night, that I couldn't get off much on 9/17/82 on CD in my car while driving around this mo'nin'.
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look next year if your theater has the volume to low do like we did and every one was shouting and raising their arms, like "TURN IT UP!!!" I think someone finally went and talked to somebody and we got what we were looking for !!! :) Awesome set!!! just got off work and I'm still beamin! wooo!!!
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After a rough start (the video kept stopping, the theatre rewound, it stopped again, etc....but they finally got it right), the experience was great. Interesting that in Houston, they expanded the # of theatres showing it from 1 to 3. So there were fewer people in my theatre than last year, but overall there must have been a lot more. I would have fiddled with the mix a little...it seemed all the musicians were treated equally, which sometimes led to Jerry being low in the mix and Brent's keyboards very prominent. Is it that way on the CD? Also, the bass speakers in the theatre could've been better. Still, much fun.
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I totally enjoyed it, but it would have been even better if there was a set break/intermission... just like a show! That is definitely part of the Dead show experience and it would be fun to schmooze with other committed Heads, not to mention pee!
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I agree, a short set break would have been cool!! Crowd at our theater was biggest I have seen in the past 4 years of attending this event. Keep it going, I love MUAM!!!!!
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    joennn24
    2 months 1 week ago
    Meet up at Movies
    I agree, a short set break would have been cool!! Crowd at our theater was biggest I have seen in the past 4 years of attending this event. Keep it going, I love MUAM!!!!!
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    bchertov
    2 months 1 week ago
    No set break :(
    I totally enjoyed it, but it would have been even better if there was a set break/intermission... just like a show! That is definitely part of the Dead show experience and it would be fun to schmooze with other committed Heads, not to mention pee!
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    mjzeee
    2 months 2 weeks ago
    Houston was great
    After a rough start (the video kept stopping, the theatre rewound, it stopped again, etc....but they finally got it right), the experience was great. Interesting that in Houston, they expanded the # of theatres showing it from 1 to 3. So there were fewer people in my theatre than last year, but overall there must have been a lot more. I would have fiddled with the mix a little...it seemed all the musicians were treated equally, which sometimes led to Jerry being low in the mix and Brent's keyboards very prominent. Is it that way on the CD? Also, the bass speakers in the theatre could've been better. Still, much fun.
  • d3adf1sh
    2 months 2 weeks ago
    re: theatre sound
    look next year if your theater has the volume to low do like we did and every one was shouting and raising their arms, like "TURN IT UP!!!" I think someone finally went and talked to somebody and we got what we were looking for !!! :) Awesome set!!! just got off work and I'm still beamin! wooo!!!
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    stoltzfus
    2 months 2 weeks ago
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    they turned on the house lights during Knockin'. derp. the energy and sound was so good last night, that I couldn't get off much on 9/17/82 on CD in my car while driving around this mo'nin'.