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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

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


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Joined: Jun 7 2007
So freaking good...

That sample of the Chinacat just literally brought a tear of joy to my eye. I am looking so forward to this!

Also, anyone in the Seattle area if you aren't doing anything 7/30 at 9:30 Andy Coe's Dead cover band is doing a set at the Pacific Science Center with laser show... should be a nice way to warm up for the movie!

Joined: Jan 8 2009
No movie in Santa Barbara/Ventura

Santa Barbara/Ventura was a frequent stop for the GD and Furthur yet no movie showing in either city. Anyone want to carpool to Oxnard on the 1st???

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Joined: Jun 20 2007
Oregon Dead

Please print copies of the old Oregon Dead t-shirt. Only roadies and extra help got those 41 years ago. The 1982 Veneta Dead shirts also kicked ass. I'm going to see the movies in Albuquerque and get both the CD/DVD package and the 4 set LPs. Bring on the schwag, t-shirts, coffee cups, bumper stickers and grilled cheese, buck and a half. Ah where do all the years go. And very observant Slo Lettuce, very few tie-die shirts, hardly any tattoos, piercings, dreadlocks were only in Jamaica and with the sadhus on the Ganges. And please, no censored copies of Sunshine Daydream. Grateful Dead warts and all, that goes for Dead Freaks too. By the way "Pole Guy" died last year, amazing to have that much impact from the grave.

Joined: Apr 1 2008

Coming September 17, 2013 pre-order your copy today! Orders with both pre-order and in stock items will have all in stock items shipped immediately!

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Live Performance On 180g Vinyl Four LP!

Live Performance From Renaissance Fair Grounds in Veneta, Oregon on August 27, 1972. The August 27, 1972 concert was played to benefit the Springfield Creamer in nearby Springfield, Oregon.

Ken Kesey and old cohort Ken Babbs emceed the concert. The Dead played all afternoon and into the dark after an opening set by the New Riders of the Purple Sage. The New Riders also released a live album named Veneta, Oregon 8/27/72 in 2004.

• 180g Vinyl
• 4LP Set

1. Stage Announcements
2. Promised Land
3. Sugaree
4. Me and My Uncle
5. Deal
6. Black Throated Wind
7. China Cat Sunflower - I Know You Rider
8. Mexicali blues
9. Bertha
10. Playin' In the Band
11. Stage Announcements
12. He's Gone
13. Tuning
14. Jack Straw
15. Bird Song
16. Stage Announcements
17. Greatest Story Ever Told
18. Stage Announcements
19. Dark Star
20. El Paso
21. Sing Me Back Home
22. Stage Announcements
23. Sugar Magnolia
24. Stage Announcements
25. Casey Jones
26. One More Saturday Night
27. Stage Announcements

Also some interesting comments here:

Dave is being coy about the ultimate release but says this about it:

" It was mixed over at Bobby’s studio at TRI in San Rafael and Jeffrey [Norman] spent a very long time mixing. It’s perfect. It’s really great."

Very excited!

Joined: Jun 4 2007

No details yet.....but a must buy, whatever it is.

amazon listing for 9/17

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Joined: Jan 19 2011

CD Universe -

Sunshine Daydream (Veneta, OR, 8/27/72)
3CD/1DVD - Release date Sep 17, 2013

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Joined: Jul 25 2011
lack of tattoos

Yeah I also noticed the lack of tattoos. And no backwards baseball caps, no dudes wearing earrings. Even very few tie-dyes. Just old school hippies in jeans, t-shirts and sneakers.

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Joined: Jul 20 2012
a couple of things to remember....

this benefit is almost exactly 3 yrs after Woodstock. Loads o' nudity there,too and still pretty fresh (fuzzy?) in people's memory. '72 was still a very liberated time. Secondly, and more importantly, it was 108F that day. Folks, that's downright hot. The greenhouse I worked in today was pushing that temp. easily. I would love to work nude in that kind of heat but it would seriously affect my employment status. I get the nudity from that perspective. Add "fun tabs" to the whole scenario and ,well, the nudity was just inevitable.

What makes me uncomfortable are the few people I see clothed in pants and long sleeve shirts on a day of 108F heat. WOW!!!

**Had the nudity pictured been of old farts like me instead of the younger, more attractive folks, then I would be all for some "pixelated" censorship (and so would you :)) Otherwise, I hope they leave well enough alone. It certainly is innocent enough. Another interesting cultural note in this outstanding document of American history is the apparent absence of tattooed skin. Fast-forward 41 yrs. and this scene would more than likely look quite different.

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Joined: Jul 20 2007
Who gets it?

Some were stoned at this show, some were not. Some where naked, most were not and everyone got along just fine. And regarding the music, everyone "got it". I see more tolerance there than I see today. If you have a problem with viewing the crowd in this movie, you're the one who doesn't get it.

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Joined: Jun 5 2007
Smile Smile Smile

I told my wife that this is what the Interlocken Music Fest will be like in Sept! LOL... she now regrets giving me the hall pass :-)

Hopefully everyone is going to be real chill with this sceen on movie night, as marye said, history is history, you're never gonna repeat or recreate this sceene, but it is what it is (was)... just sit back, listen to the show and smile smile smile :-) :-) :-)

Can't wait... myself and two older brother's all have our tickets in three seperate states. I hope you all enjoy it as much as we plan to...



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