Grateful Dead

Grateful Dead Meet Up At The Movies 2013: "Sunshine Daydream"

On a blistering summer day in 1972, the Grateful Dead took the stage on the grounds of the Oregon Country Fair in Veneta, Ore. for what would become one of the most legendary concerts of the band’s storied history. Join us this summer when we screen the previously unreleased concert film “Sunshine Daydream” as part of our now annual Grateful Dead Meet Up At The Movies.

Originally shot on 16mm film and painstakingly restored to HD resolution, "Sunshine Daydream" captures the band at the height of their powers (fresh off the Europe ’72 tour) and at the epicenter of the counterculture movement. Special features include never-before-seen footage of the concert day as well as recently recorded interviews with key participants from the time such as Ken Babbs, Sam Cutler, Wavy Gravy and Carolyn "Mountain Girl" Garcia, who provide insight on how the community came together for this special event to help raise money to keep the local town’s Springfield Creamery afloat. This extraordinary screening also shines a spotlight on some mighty fine tunes, with a playlist containing all new Stereo and 5.1 Audio mixes done by Jeffrey Norman at TRI Studios in San Rafael, Calif. and mastered by Grammy® winning engineer David Glasser at Air Show Mastering in Boulder, Colorado, with tape transfer and restoration by Plangent Processes.

"Sunshine Daydream" will only be playing on the silver screen for one night! Come along and connect with Dead Heads in your neighborhood on Thursday, August 1 at 7:30 p.m. local time.

Tickets are now available at

Look and listen: "China Cat Sunflower" from "Sunshine Daydream":


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Joined: Apr 1 2008
Clip looks great!

Glad the time was taken with this to do it right - or so it appears at this point.

The preview shows that the footage looks better than ever!

This will make a lot of folks very happy indeed!

Joined: Oct 3 2008
China Cat Sunflower

Great tune on what looked like a marvellous day - lots of flesh! Wish we could see this in UK on 1st August. Look forward to the CD/DVD release over here

Joined: Jun 6 2007
Would LOVE to see it....

...on the big screen finally, but I already have tix to see Warren Haynes with the SF Symphony for their JG tribute that night. I suspect this will conflict with a lot of similar events nationwide; a shame!

Joined: Feb 2 2011
Dude put some pants on!!!

Really. Just put some pants on, or, underwear preferably boxers. Now!

Joined: Feb 4 2008
Hey that's my mom!

Sunburned everywhere and all. So that's why my dad liked her:)

I can't wait to see this on 8/1!

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Joined: Jul 15 2010
DVD Release

There is in my opinion almost no chance that they would put this together for a one day movie theater release and then not subsequently release the DVD. Wow, sorry for all the negatives. My point: I believe the DVD will DEFINITELY be sold here, and would strongly expect it to be this year.

Joined: Feb 24 2009

Just got tix :)

Joined: Sep 5 2007
about damn time!

this has to be the BEST performance of the Dead, and is well overdue! The workmanship I am seeing on this restoration is amazing, my hats off to all that worked on this! You can really see the playing by the band, music synced up excellently with the playing, sharp, sharp video, beautiful! Now, you MUST release this on DVD after the screening, I need this always! Thanks!

Joined: Jun 14 2009
the jam


Joined: Nov 3 2007
Hokey Smokes

This should be good clean fun Bullwinkle!


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