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: Jan 28 2011
Great news!

The clip looks tons better than the various VHS and DVD versions I've picked up through the years. I hope it sells so well you add a second showing for those people who have conflicts-- and for those of us who want to see it twice!

gr8ful0221's picture
Joined: Nov 4 2011
Please please release

Thanks for the show, though I cannot go. Please please release it so I can see it!

Thank you!

China_Cat_69's picture
Joined: Oct 5 2012
130 mins?

I dont know about this fellas, it says its approx. 130 mins and the whole show is over three hours long so...

old hippie's picture
Joined: Oct 9 2007
A Dream Come True!?

Oh, May this be a new release on Blue Ray.
I know the whole concert is on tape and part of it is on film. The music was absolutely marvelous. But the film that is shown now is fantastic quality. If the sound is just as much upgraded this will be a monumental release.
I have a fairly good copy and we love to watch it as it captures the essence of the free spirit of these times. The band provides the music and the Dead Heads form the real party.
Please, please bring this out before we are all dead. It is very, very late already.

Joined: Jun 5 2007
Holy crap!!!!

Have you ever seen a more wilder collection of motley sunburnt whacked out drug addled hippie type freaks???!!!

(Makes me wish I'd been there....)


iGrateful's picture
Joined: Jun 5 2007
It took me all of about

It took me all of about 45 seconds to click away and get 4 tickets at the local CineBistro!

Based on my experience at the last Movie/Concert (2 years ago?) I got 4 seats on the corder of the center isle so I can dance and jam w/o disturbing those sitting and watching the "movie"...

THIS is going to be a goodnight :-)

As always, iGrateful

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Joined: Jul 15 2010
Arkadin -- sorry to not say Blu Ray.

I hope you can forgive and forget I ever said DVD. I swear I didn't mean it. I also sometimes will say, "I taped the game" despite recording it on a DVR. I may have even once, in a drunken stupor, suggested that something should be filmed.

Perhaps you are wound a little tighter than those in the movie, eh?

The Weve's picture
Joined: Feb 16 2010

It's about time SSDD is coming on out. My guess is this will be the fall 2013 release. Hopefully it'll be on Blu-ray. With Jeff Norman workin' his ass off on this, you can not see why it wouldn't be. Thanks DL2, Jeff, & Mark P.

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Joined: Aug 27 2009

Really hope this will come out as a 3CD/1 DVD set, similar to the 7/7/89 release. Got tapes in College in the 80s and then the friend I introduced to the Dead dropped CDrs of it on me in the mid90s before I got CDr tech and LMA got rolling. Cornerstone of my Dead shelves!
Will love to buy the official release.......UNLESS it gets chopped up! My ass still hurts from what happened to the 5/15/70 tapes when they became a RT set!
Please keep 8/27/72 complete on the release! I'll pay whatever you want!
Video looks great! Thanks!

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Joined: Jul 20 2007

Probably my favorite Dead show ever - I've listened to the tape of this many many times. That China Cat is truly amazing, probably the best version ever, as are many songs from this show. I can't wait to see this in the theater on Jerry's birthday, I've heard about this video for years, but have never seen it, it looks like it was worth the wait!


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