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: Nov 3 2010
Seeing it in Boulder, CO

With my wife. We are leaving the kids (17 and 9) at home, though we did take them to Red Rocks for Furthur.

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Joined: Jan 19 2011
Kansas City

Will be at the Kansas City "meet-up" tonight. Finally starting to get fired-up. Have a great night folks!

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Joined: Nov 24 2010
Meet up

Do they typically sell soundtracks and t-shirts at the Meetups? Sure wish I still had my Jester shirt from Mouse Studios. Can't wait for tonight. Too much work makes SeminoleSteve a dull boy!

Have a fun time everyone!!!

Joined: Nov 5 2010
I'm surprised

Sign me up with Badkitty - I can't believe the protests against the nudity. Talk about selling out!! OMG - "I don't want my kids seeing naked people" Well I got a newsflash for you friend, Men have penises, women have breasts. If you're trying to hide that from your kids - you just might end up with maladjusted children. There's nothing wrong with a bunch of hippies dancing naked. Have you forgotten the way the Dead transported you to that blissful place where there was only light, love and music? Honestly, if you've fallen that far off the bus, stay home. Your negativity and hippocratic attitude will only pollute the good vibes.

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Joined: Jun 20 2007
The Doors of Perception

This is it, This is the trip, This is the best part of the song.

Joined: Aug 1 2013
Sunshine Daydream

Love this, Love waking up to this everyday. Happy birthday to our beloved Jerry Garcia, thank you so much for everything you have done for us! You will never ever be forgotten, Long live the legacy that he created... "when your confused, just listen to the music play" and as Jerry always said “If we had any nerve at all, if we had any real balls as a society, or whatever you need, whatever quality you need, real character, we would make an effort to really address the wrongs in this society, righteously.”

Joined: Aug 15 2008
The Movie

Wow, this just shut of the sample. Feel it, should be there. If I was I'd carpool. Count my blessing, just a mile to go. Tucson

Joined: Aug 15 2008
The Movie

Lookin like a lotta fun! The whole thing on kind vinyl? I'm in!

Joined: Jul 31 2013
The real horror

For me it's not the nudity (that's fine)- it's some of those full-body sunburns in the making. Ouch, that's gonna HURT!

Oh, the senseless pains of youth... At least they're in the service of musical ecstasy and a great time out in the open with everyone.

I wish I had a time machine so that I could transport myself back with a 55-gallon drum of good sunblock for anyone who needed it.

And if anyone were willing to share their joint or pipe (or hits) with me in return I'd let 'em ; )

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Joined: Nov 13 2009
Blown Away

I apologize in advance for this rant. Consider this your warning to stop
I have always thought Deadheads are the most tolerant people I have ever known. It is one of the reasons I felt instantly right at home when I went to my first show. I can't believe all the negativity regarding the nudity. It's sad that people are so offended by some skin. I wonder if some of these same people let their kids watch violent stuff on TV or play M rated video games without batting an eye. Yes, by all means, that is okay but heaven forbid your kids see some naked people dancing and feeling free to express themselves however they so chose. And even if you do not do drugs, they have always been part of the scene. That's just a fact. It's your choice to partake or not. But yes, there will probably be some people on the screen at some point who chose to do so.
I hope they play the movie just the way it was filmed. I will be very offended if they blur anything. This is a piece of Rock and Roll history and I'm all grown up now, so I can handle seeing a bit of nudity on screen. Plus, that is why it is listed as mature. Leave your kids with a sitter if this is something you would rather they not see. Or skip it and buy the DVD.
I hope I can make it to see this at the movies. It's a bit early for me. I am so glad these meet-ups are continuing. Keep them coming. Rant may return to your normally scheduled programming ;-)


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