• May 31, 2013
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    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 www.FathomEvents.com.

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

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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 www.FathomEvents.com.

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

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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.

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Will be at the Kansas City "meet-up" tonight. Finally starting to get fired-up. Have a great night folks!
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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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Will be at the cinema 14 at capitol mall olympia, wa for the show tonight, gonna show my grandson how we partied then.
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Going with my wife. The first and only time I've seen the movie was in 1973 when it screened at Stanford.
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I'll be seeing it in Oahu with a shipmate :)
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I never complain on this site (and rarely post). I'm grateful for all the releases. But the sound at the theater was horrible. The drums were completely out of time with the rest of the band. There was a huge delay between the drums and the band. The surround sound was really watery, and after the first song, I was almost ready to leave. I was really looking forward to 2+ hours of amazing '72 Dead, loud, clear and pumping, in a theater on a big screen. The showing sounded nothing like the preview on this site. Even old versions on YouTube sound better. I know there's a difference between stereo and 5.1 or surround sound, but the showing was a huge waste of money. My wife and I stuck it out, but I had to leave during Sing Me Back Home, it was too painful. When we got home I played my wife the preview of China Cat and she was amazed at the difference. I'm almost ready to ask Fathom for a refund. We blew $36 on a hugely sub-par audio experience. Never again. I'll spend the money on the DVD for any future releases.
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Yes! That was lots of fun!! Took a while for the laser duo to dial it in, but once they did it was fabulous. Second set Dark Star part 2 was particularly trippy.
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Where did you see it? I was in Redwood City, CA, and I thought the sound was great (if a bit loud). The audience in our theater was sparse but appreciative. You probably should ask for a refund; it sounds like what you experienced was a localized problem.
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Courtenay Tie Dye, I believe. Sweet, sweet "Bird Song"!
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Nice to see this on the big screen. I'd have to say this is a big improvement over the VHS and DVD-R's that have been going 'round for years. The music also sounded great, we'll enjoy listening the the complete show. I was hoping that the '65-6 Acid Test black & white footage would've been omitted, this stuff is everywhere on Kesey's videos. Surprised they didn't have Jerry pushing the broom.
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PLEASE schedule an encore showing! Missed this at the last second due to a family emergency. Next week? Pretty please??
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Made me smile, laugh & cry (tears of happiness). Best feeling I've had in a long time.
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If I recall correctly he had something to do with the tie-dyes on the speakers, too, which knocked my socks off. And he did several of those incredible backdrops at the Greek. He's really pretty amazing. In Emeryville, the place sold out, my ticketless friend was reduced to begging for extras, but she got in and hung out with us. Sound and picture were awesome there. BPalma, where did you have this awful experience? Somebody else was saying their theater had transmission issues and they got nothing. The whole thing was pretty great, and reminded me of why Veneta will always be my favorite venue. And I wasn't there till the second one!
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Lost Angeles. I was in the middle of a crowded row, so I didn't want to bother anyone! So I sat through most of it. Heard some other theaters had issues as well. Oh well...
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...at the Woodland Hills, CA, AMC theater and the show was excellent! Sound was so vivid that I could hear every note of the piano and both Jerry's and Bob's guitars crystal clear. The audience loved the entire show. Luckily AMC has a great sound system which made me feel I was at an actual live concert. Having seen The Dead at their last L.A. show at The Forum a couple years back, I can attest that the film was the next best thing to having the band perform live. Thank you, one and all, for making this Meet Up possible!
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We were so lucky to have Adrian Marin make sure the manager had the sound perfect! And of course we were even luckier to have a lot of us who were there that day in 1972 in the audience: Ken Babbs, Chuck and Sue Kesey, Mike Hagen, George Walker, Shannon Kesey Smith, Chez Ray, Sara Hammer, Nancy from the Springfield Creamery, Joey and Shirley Valentine, and many of the interviewees in Adrian's documentary.For me, it was a very emotional screening, partly because of the loss of that era; but mostly it was the faces on the screen who are no longer here among us. To see again some of the FWAPS film crew: Bobby Sky, Lew Melson, and the Ultimate Intrepid Tripper, Ken Kesey; and then to see those still living, in their youth again: Ken Babbs, Bobby Laird, Tangerine, Bobby Miller, etc; was heart rendering. However,it was the Incredible Music, the sensory visuals, and Garcia the Guitar God, Passionate Bobby Weir, Bone-deep bassist Phil Lesh, Entranced Bill Krutzman, and the Brilliant Keyboards and a background vocal by the Godchaux's that had me riveted. They say if you remember the 70's you weren't there, and I don't remember much about that day. Maybe we were spoiled by all the great music concerts at the time, or too darn hot on that scorcher of a day, but I don't remember the music being so transcendent. Now I agree with those who look back at it, this had to be an all-time high-water mark. So thank you to all of you who struggled 41 years to make this happen. It was so very worth it!
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@greysoul & @marye, thank y'all very much, my parents and I are extremely grateful! :)
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Way to go! Bring some back!
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just finished watching and listening to aug.27,1972. AMAZING!!!! The boys at their best!!!! One of the all time best shows. The film is incredible took me back to the days when I was in high school touring with the band. There was nothing like a grateful dead concert. WOW!!!
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just finished watching and listening to aug.27,1972. AMAZING!!!! The boys at their best!!!! One of the all time best shows. The film is incredible took me back to the days when I was in high school touring with the band. There was nothing like a grateful dead concert. WOW!!!
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    bruce ellis
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    sunshine daydream
    just finished watching and listening to aug.27,1972. AMAZING!!!! The boys at their best!!!! One of the all time best shows. The film is incredible took me back to the days when I was in high school touring with the band. There was nothing like a grateful dead concert. WOW!!!
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    bruce ellis
    5 years 2 months ago
    sunshine daydream
    just finished watching and listening to aug.27,1972. AMAZING!!!! The boys at their best!!!! One of the all time best shows. The film is incredible took me back to the days when I was in high school touring with the band. There was nothing like a grateful dead concert. WOW!!!
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    skyuka
    5 years 2 months ago
    Well, it think I have somewhere else..
    But memories are non-linear and I was there at the other place...