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":
as one of the all-time best experiences of my Deadhead life. Perfect mix of band, venue and vibe.
And then the next day we were in Seattle being herded by mounted police!
I wasn't there in 72 but, like Mary E., made it to 82. No comparison, I guess, or maybe there was.
Same mushroom field full of crazy hippies doing their thing. But what in ten years, what have we lost? A certain looseness to the scene that marked it's still relatively newness?
Maybe the tribal quality? Don't know, can't put my finger on it. But am so glad we have this prism of a movie to look through and compare, or just see the swirly aspect if we weren't at both....
Much LOVE and Peace.
Those notes are just dripping like honey off Jerry's fretboard.
Please release this show in its entirety.
Just watched Sunshine Daydream clip on radio station computer and JBL speakers. Hi-Rez "LOS HIPPIES FANTASTICOS!"
Taking the missus, looking forward to it.
The year I graduated from High School. Right after I first started my 200+ shows. Lots of family and friends don't know why any one would do that. Some think we threw our underwear on stage or something. Alas, the time has past and they can never really know. I, myself have almost forgotten what it was like to be young, full of energy, not have bad joints (that's hips and knees folks, we had good joints then and gave some to Jerry later that year at the Palace) and be so high you couldn't talk.
Put me down for half a dozen DVD copies. I would love to give them out as a window into what it was like to see the boys back then. My cousin saw a clip of the band and asked who was playing guitar. I told him it was Jerry. He didn't recognize him with out grey hair. We need footage of the band in their youthful excitement. When it was still new to them and us. This release would be a very good bet.
In the summer of 1972 every other hippie in Oregon went swimming naked from the McKenzie River to Fall Creek to the upper Willamette, Our favorite swimming hole was nine miles above Lowell in Lookout Point Reservoir. Slo Lettuce, thank you for the affirmation of freedom well scribed. Gone are the days. Having left home, owning not much more than a backpack. Exploring freedom in the utopian fleeting dream. Could not last forever. There was no talk of disappearing ozone. We were young, innocent, and carefree as it gets. Getting older is not easy but I wouldn't trade anything for time spent in Oregon back then. Veneta was the pinnacle of an amazing summer. Remember what Jack Nicholson said to Dennis Hopper in Easy Rider; "Its not you they hate Billy, its your freedom they hate". I look forward to the official release of Sunshine Daydream with a fondness close to my heart. An old friend Jay who has seen the Dead more times than anyone I know put it real clear one time, "The Grateful Dead are shamans of the highest order". Well they sure evoked the spirit of freedom and beauty and community on that day of August 27, 1972 as if touched by God, Buddha, the great void, The Great Mother, the Sun, Moon,Stars and Mother Earth. I thank my lucky stars for being there. Long live the Spirit of the Grateful Dead.
Can't even look at that girl dancing around 7:40; she's got one spot on small of her back that's just brutally purple and singed. Hope she didn't die of skin cancer 6 mos. after this, whoever she is. Seems like that's how people were back then-sunblock, who needs it? Little sun won't hurt ya...
Hope they consider releasing this officially. (plus audio of the whole three sets, natch)