in Brisbane , i know of three who get together-they watched Fare thee well as a group , in NSW there are another three , two of whom i have met at womadelaide . we had five watching the saturday show and two of us got together for the final one- dancing all the way through !
in melbourne theres Tascam Tim and Paisley Skies - we met with Paisley when we went over the see govt mule last year , there are heads around , but you need to search. i have a list of people on my website , but its pretty old and outdated as people now don't trade like they used to, i still get heads form new heads every now and again and i put them in touch with others in their town if i can
anyway heres the list
on my main page - www.ukrockfestivals.com/index.html there is a contact email , best to get in touch that way , meanwhile i will send a group email to all those addys on that list and see who is still active and i'll update it .
chilly , i'd love to meet up ,i'll PM you when i have finished this general post .
as for dead cover bands, i've never come across any over here , as they never toured they have no profile . if we can't get more than 20 people to go see widespread ( i was at the gov for their 98 tour - about 25 people there :-) then theres no chance for any dead cover bands , sad but true , in fact the fare thee well shows would have been the most publicity they ever had over here in the press apart from Jerry's death
I'm american as well and have been in Adelaide nearly 7 years now. I've run across a handful of Deadheads here and there. Not to long ago I bought a copy of Hofheinz from a girl in Melbourne who's boyfriend was an American Deadhead. That wasn't you was it? Can't say I've come across any cover bands.
Mr Shark I sent you a pm. Would love to meet up for a pint.
Hey... i'm an American who has been in Melbourne for the past four years. Are there really deadheads around here? I've yet to meet one. I just returned from the last show in Chicago, which was so beautiful!!! It left me feeling both inspired and a bit sad. Are there any dead cover bands in Australia... or anything of the sort? Peace be with you.
see my message above mate about adelaide heads.
I've tried to post this here a few times but for some reason I was never allowed to set up an account, finally it seems to work.
I am the deadhead who accosted a guy at womad a few years back and declared there were five of us in adelaide. At one time there were about 10 of us and there have been more who have drifted in and out of the group over the years . There were a number of core panic and deadheads at the uni but they have all returned to the US .
Well now we are down to about 3 who meet regularly as one of us buggered off overseas -he was much younger than the rest of us ,now he in his 30s living in London running trebuchet magazine ,out of those of us who are left two are old poms who are bickershaw veterans , the other a native aussie of the same vintage .
there is another guy who we see occasionally who is in his 40s who was a tour head in the 90s , way cool guy -and another who isn't bothered about meeting up for some reason so he doesn't count.
there are several ozzie heads who live in brisbane, melbourne and sydney who are all on the sugarmegs.org mailing list . join that and you will get some vine action as well as flac downloads on occasions
if you are in adelaide get in touch and we can see if we can plug you into our listening and viewing sessions . although most of are old farts we have good beer and sound systems and we love the dead and much more music both old and new that moves our souls
Long time Dead Head/ West Coast Sound nut from Perth.
27 years old and live in Camden. Any deadheads around here?
Hi to fellow aussie & yank etc deadheads,long time fan from melbourne.
I have been in Oz for 27 years (Sydney) Nice to know there are more of us out there.
Been down here in SA for nearly 4 years now. Where are the Other Ones? Would be nice to make some new friends.