On another note,
those of us who will be going on Spring Tour can still use driver's license and birth certificates to cross on land, but new laws will mean that EVERYONE travelling to the US, whether by land or air must have a passport as of JUNE 1, 2009.
That means that Rothbury will only be possible with a passport. Just thought you'd like to know!
Ha! Cheesy but even funny for vegans.
Keep the puns coming! I remember at Copps in Hamilton (March 20,21 1992) there was a hotel across the street with an elaborate lunch menu sandwich board that someone in the know had converted entirely with GDead references. Things like Cold Rain & Snowpeas salad, Loose Juicy, China Cat Sunflower bread... It went on & on... I can't do it justice.
As with all things USA we must convert to Canadian !!!
Km/Hr = Kanadian miles per hour
Maple Sugar Magnolia>
Mississauga 1/2 Step>
Help On The Way > Slipknot > CN Tower
Jaques Straw from Ottawa>
Snow Many Roads>
(Stephen) Harpers Farm
I posted these a few years ago...They are a bit cheesey...
Sounds like everything you just could be in a canadian beer commercial! So I would say the same + beer = can-head
(nice little stereotype i know)
Although I was technically born here in SF, Ca.- my dad was born & raiaed in Edmonton, Alberta & my grandparents had a farm out there that they homesteaded about 1900 from Europe....the point being that I've always considered myself half a Canook (as told to me by my Canadian cousins).....just sending some love up your way.....xoxo
ps-dad was naturalized US citizen about 1942 have fun @ the shows & HOWDY!
Thanks !!!!. for making it real !!!
I have so many stories about the border. It has become some what of an art form. !!!!
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.
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 !!!!!!
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:
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,