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Can-head identity

Hi folks,

I got a message from an inquiring mind as to what makes Canadian Deadheads different from other heads. I'll share my reply and wonder what you all think...

I myself wonder what it is. Maybe we feel bonded by the fact that our culture is slightly different than our neighbours to the south - our population is much smaller and we find comfort in finding fellow heads in the same country. We have a strong sense of our own geography, landscapes that we love, places we've had to endure... imagine the Canadian version of American folklore with place names and eras and histories that we share in common. Coming from this perspective and loving the Dead make for a special combination. Also, Dead shows in Canada are rare and special treats and we tend to remember them fondly.

One of the most distinguishing features, I think, is that because of this, we all end up crossing the border for shows and that is quite an adventure. Many a road story about being stopped at the border and searched, sent back, arrested, etc.... It's like a rite of passage that we all have had to endure. It also means that most of us are dry once we cross to the "other side" and need to start making friends quick if we're going to get a good buzz. Maybe that's why Canadians are known to be so friendly!

Any thoughts? I find it an interesting discussion worthy of its own Canadian studies course. Maybe I'll get my partner who's a prof and Dead scholar to create it!

Love meeting you all in the virtual realm.

K

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Hey I was wondering where

Hey I was wondering where all the Canadian Heads went. Just going to Buffalo this year. I have been seeing shows since Hampton Spring Tour 1992. A few a year mostly near the border, perhaps I have met some of you already? I am always scanning licence plates at shows and will continue to be on the lookout for you guys. Mine = Ontario Plates on a red ford ranger ( will will have beers YAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!! )

Have a great day everone !!!!!!

...Chris

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going South

Greetings Can-heads!

It's good to see a few folks here gearing up for the shows. A few of us will be heading to MSG from Toronto. Although there's no room in the van, we hope to meet other heads for before- and after-party fun. Any shows/jams much appreciated. Check out the Deadheads>Scene> for hookups at specific shows.

I was listening recently to a show my partner was at: Kingswood, ON, June 30, 1987. Here's the archive.org link:

http://www.archive.org/details/gd87-06-30.schoeps.ladner.8577.sbeok.shnf

Any other great Canadian shows are ALWAYS appreciated. My first were Copps Coliseum, Hamilton, ON, March 20, 21, 1992. Beautiful stuff, folks!

Love to all,

K

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Thanks Mr. Pid

Peace,

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Wilkes-Barre?

It's right here.

Conversation is always more interesting than recitation, so speak your mind and not someone else's.

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Can't find "Meet Me in Wilkes-Barre" topic

Hi Marye or other,

I can't seem to find the "Meet Me in Wilkes-Barre" topic. Where is it hiding?

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Grateful Canuck - Thanks for the suggested shows and....

...have a great time on the 22nd. I'll be at the Buffalo show on the 21st.

Peace,

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or hey

post in the Meet Me in Wilkes-Barre topic!

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Wilkes-Barre 4/22

Anyone heading down to this show? If you are send me a message and well party together.

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'73 Dead

For some 73 Dead check out 2/15/73 Dane County Madison WI. and for some 73 Canadian Dead check out 6/22/73 PNE Coliseum BC

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