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    Gather here and tell us your stories! And thanks to TigerLilly for the suggestion!

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  • November 27, 2018 - 2:19pm
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    Paris 4th May 1972

    Great review, Alain. This show is definitely one of the best, if not THE best, in the box set that came out a few years ago. I was fractionally too young to catch the band in 1972-but that was the time to see them. One of them..

  • October 19, 2018 - 12:37pm
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    4 MAY 1972, PARIS, FRANCE

    The atmosphere is hot tonight, boulevard des Italiens in Paris: the Grateful Dead will give its second concert in Paris, as part of its European tour. But if the atmosphere is electric in the streets, it is mainly because dozens of young people demonstrate and fight against the CRS to claim the free rock concerts.

    The Olympia Room is a classic music hall, with its rows of tight seats against each other, and the balcony overlooking the stage - and where I'm sitting tonight. Really uncomfortable to dance. But the music, irresistible, seizes the body and, like many others, I spend a good part of the concert to gesticulate, standing, wedged between two chairs.

    I dance like crazy on a Good Lovin 'furious. The musicians have no look, there is no stage play, nothing to do except Pig Pen, his hat, his look, his mouth. But after a while I do not listen anymore, I focus my attention on what the musicians do behind him. They weave wefts, they ornament, they open paths and then close them, they are discrete or roar, it seems endless, and the rhythm, always the rhythm that catches the body, makes them vibrate, the music that becomes colors, red sounds, mauve sounds, and it whirls, a real party for the head and the body.

    So many songs played beautifully, tonight! From the first title of the concert, Greatest Story Ever Told (very energetic) to Chinatown Suffle, Playing In The Band (played, it seems to me, on a tempo a little slower than usual), Big Railroad Blues (where Jerry launches riffs as rarely) and so many others. Until that Dark Star, which I did not know and which appeared to me in all its magnificence, a waving and swirling sound wave. Never heard!

    Graceful acrobats, subtle tightrope walkers, the musicians, fire in the veins, give, this May 4, 1972, a magnificent concert, not resembling anything I had listened to until today. Probably, one of the best concerts of one of the best tours of the Dead. For my part, one of the three biggest concerts I've attended in my life, and the biggest rock concert.

  • September 25, 2018 - 6:55am
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    Hello From Madrid
  • August 11, 2018 - 1:31pm
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    Hello From Buffalo NY! I hope you made it to the U.S. for 2016 tour! I am responding to your post because I will be visiting Amsterdam This Sept 2nd 2018. I am looking for fellow Amsterdam Dead heads to meet up with. Do you still live there? -McKenzie O'Malley Buffalo NY
  • July 25, 2018 - 3:30am
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    helloin the late 80's i left for the states and saw gd in oakland.. ended up living in sf for a year and a half.. really miss those times while there i bought a 69 sg with bigsby b5 that looked exactly like the live dead one unfortunately is gone, i regret selling it every day no one knows the wereabout of that one sg ? greetings from italy h
  • March 17, 2018 - 5:21am
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    PETITION FOR DEAD&CO EUROPE FALL 18
    how about startin a petition for them boys havin a few shows in good ole europe this fall as it is rumoured ( Relix et c. ) ?We need to tell them that there are enough Heads in Europe to fill a 10.000 seater in the betutiful cities of London, Paris, Amsterdam , Milano , Munich , Vienna , Prag.......
  • March 6, 2018 - 11:38pm
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    welcome on board - it`s a nice place here though ther are not so many European heads here i suppose.Dead and Co coming to Europe this fall ? if they do i will travel from show to show. I am thankful for nugs.net - covering all them shows on TV , even the Bob and Phil solo shows....if you like to trade , pm me...... Erik ( Austria )
  • March 4, 2018 - 2:53pm
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    Hi! I live in France border to Germany and Switzerland close to Basel exactly.I was never at a dead show but I saw them on live TV (lol) at Rockpalast in Germany in 1981. Since then I'm a big fan of the Dead. I have a huge collection of CDs and DVDs of concerts, Books, first printing poster t-shirts. Now, I need a miracle and Dead & Co are welcome in Europe ...
  • March 4, 2018 - 2:52pm
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    Hi! I live in France border to Germany and Switzerland close to Basel exactly.I was never at a dead show but I saw them on live TV (lol) at Rockpalast in Germany in 1981. Since then I'm a big fan of the Dead. I have a huge collection of CDs and DVDs of concerts, Books, first printing poster t-shirts. Now, I need a miracle and Dead & Co are welcome in Europe ...
  • February 7, 2018 - 11:38am
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    Dead and Company coming to Europe?
    Euroheads stand by the rumours are getting stronger about 8 Dead & Co dates in Europe after Lockn', starting in Amsterdam.
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is very near me :)********************************** By trying we can easily learn to endure adversity -- another man's I mean. Mark Twain
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counting on you tiger lilly to fill up big mama with all your friends and help get the word out in frankfurt. the show is on a sunday night, but monday is a holiday (not sure if it's just in miltenberg or the whole state or all of germany) which is why we were able to book a sunday show. joshua
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Sunday is bad timing, I am at the SpieleMesse Essen (In the Gruga Halle where the Dead played in 81 btw) from Thursday to Sunday afternoon-but I will spread the word, and also try to stop by on my way back down south Sunday night. Must be a local holiday though, I know of no holiday on Monday.********************************** By trying we can easily learn to endure adversity -- another man's I mean. Mark Twain
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We have not forgotten about you! I've had the Play Europe banner/Tie Dye banner flag the whole tour. AND don't think as an American I'm shy...cuz I aint'....I've been wavin' the Europe banner feak flag HIGH AND WIDE!♥~♥~♥~♥~♥~♥~♥~♥~♥~♥~♥~♥~♥~♥~♥~♥~♥~♥~♥~♥~♥~♥~♥~♥~♥~♥~♥ Twirly Banner
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I could get ALOT of people there :)********************************** By trying we can easily learn to endure adversity -- another man's I mean. Mark Twain
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cc and thanks for thinking of us if you could please have a word with bob and phil and ask them to bring further to europe i would be eternally grateful.Peace brother
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I miss SF, My sister just saw Neil Young play a little solo show in oakland and then hung out with his son Ben. I got to see him play 14 shows straight warming up for a Europe tour before I left SF in a little bar where I used to play, It was really low pro, he used a fake band name, and only about 100 tix were sold for each show.
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your in europe shoes mr young plays here in the uk all the time!
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its such good news that the Play in Europe banner still circulates..thanks Canyon Critter. One small request though...please please post a good picture of it here..I would love to see it. thanks
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I think we have one of it from when we all went to Wanee and quite possibly from Furthur Fest too...when I get home I'll look for it and post it. CC ♥~♥~♥~♥~♥~♥~♥~♥~♥~♥~♥~♥~♥~♥~♥~♥~♥~♥~♥~♥~♥~♥~♥~♥~♥~♥~♥ Twirly Banner
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Building on Critter's post regarding touring Europe, I wanted to let you all know that we are hosting a special show on Deadvids.com on Wednesday, November 17th, 2010, from 9:00-11:30pm/ET called My First Grateful Dead Show: International Edition. Each month, Deadvids.com hosts a new series called My First Grateful Dead Show. I host the show and each month a member guest hosts with me and we listen to their very first Grateful Dead show that they attended, and I interview them with 20 questions. During the interview, others that are present can ask additional questions of the guest host. We've been doing this show since late July 2010, and it's been catching on as people get to understand what it's about. We've found it really interesting and inspiring to hear each person's unique journey into this community and how it has impacted their lives. So far, it's always been an American/US-based deadhead that is my guest host, but next month we will have our first "international" guest host - a deadhead from overseas. I can't tell you who, or what show (we try to keep those under wraps until show time), but I would like to invite all of you, US-based and those living outside the US, to please join us! FYI, our guest host will have to be up into the wee hours of their morning to do this show, so perhaps you guys overseas can make a party of it and get together and listen/participate in the discussion that evening, make an all-nighter of it... If you cannot make it, we post an archive on Deadvids.com of all the past shows so folks can see whose show it was and the link to archive.org for that show. You are all most welcome! Please stop by the Deadvids chat room to fully participate in the interview discussion. For more information, please check out info on the next show here: http://gdvodcast.ning.com/events/my-first-grateful-dead-show-5 And info on past show archives here: http://gdvodcast.ning.com/forum/topics/my-first-grateful-dead-show-1 Hope to see you all on November 17th! Tell your friends... ;)
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i'm going to throw this one out and see if anyone bites.one of the great things about going to a dead show was not ever knowing what they were going to play next. you could go to a three night stand and not have them repeat even one song. obviously in the early days, when they had a much more limited repertoire they probably ended up repeating alot. but how about later on. are there any two shows which have exactly the same setlist from opener to encore? even if they were years apart. just curious : ) would love to listen to the two tapes and compare them.
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here is a list of what i believe to be all the dead tribute bands currently active in europe or at least still maintain a web presence. can anyone think of any others? please send me the contact information if you do. (CZECH REPUBLIC) Bardo Thödol (DENMARK) Seven'th Heaven (FRANCE) Deadicace (GERMANY) Cosmic Finger Dead Again OE Kapelle S.A.M. Schluff Jull That's Wooden Music (SWEDEN) Mushroom Pickers Uncle John's Band (SWITZERLAND) Fresh Kneedrops (UNITED KINGDOM) Cosmic Charlies
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before anyone points it out i want to apologize to Workingman's Deed from Scotland! I also read a post at eurotraders that suggested that laffin bones might get together again. any word on that?
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This has come up in forums before esau and some one said gonzo i think that no two shows have ever been the same now i could research this but aint got the time maybe some one else knows more........
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curiosity gets the better of mepeace esau.
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I'd check with the DeadBase folks (who are in any case putting together a new edition). I vaguely recall hearing that there were something like one or two instances of duplicate setlists over the band's entire career, but the discussion in question was many years ago so I'm not sure the recollection should be trusted!
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In August Lamagonzo posted this on another forum http://www.dead.net/features/august-23-august-29-2010?page=1 this is what he said. ---------------------------------------- 'The question of 2 identical show lists is a factoid I obsessed on for some time until satisfying myself that I had the definitive answer. The answer is never, but almost. The entire 2nd set is virtually identical except for a Nobody's jam. The dates are, drum roll please, Prov. 5/14/78 and and UCSB 6/4/78 Read'em and weep.' --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- COME BACK GONZO
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if that is as close as it gets, i guess the answer is no. i'll even concede the 2nd sets as identical and even the 1st encore is the same. but the first sets only have some similarities. i'll admit i'm surprised. i would have thought that it had to happen at least once, the truth is i'm surprised that that is offered up as the only time a second set was repeated. with far less songs, the probability would be much higher
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i have a small radio program here in valencia spain one hour twice a month. i was thinking of doing a show composed of grateful dead performances in europe. anybody want to help me out with suggestions? ideally, there would be something from each tour, and spread out from different venues adn different countries. obviously there need to be high qualtiy recordings easily accesible. ratdog also counts, i think. remember it's only an hour long show, so "the entire second set from wembley" is not going to fit. let's hear your opinions on the best performances, single song or song sequence (china cat > rider, etc.) from europe. BTW sorry this isn't a contest, no one will be sending you a free copy of road trips vol. 1 2 or 3, but you'll make my life easier and my listeners happier.
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were wolves of london wembley halloween 90 or anything from rockpalast essen oh oh shakedown st essen.
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just did a werewolves for my pre halloween show,so that's out. shakedown from essen, ok.any other takers out there?
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Is your show a strictly Dead radio show?********************************** By trying we can easily learn to endure adversity -- another man's I mean. Mark Twain
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it is in theory a "jamband" radio show, so i try to mix it up. some new stuff, some old stuff, live and studio, usually throw in a few of the promo cuts off of albums just out, but the grateful dead do seem to slip into just about every show. wonder how that happens?
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you can either send me the MP3 file to jams@jambandseurope.com or send me a link to download. please don't make me listen online. if you haven't already you will definitely want to send to Frank Poppe at Stash Radio in Hamburg and if there is an album out to review also contact Hans at Here Comes The Flood. also background info is nice as well.
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Am gathering info, mp3 etc now-was just a spontaneous idea anyhow. Will get the mp3 when this weekend's concert is over. Thanks for the info!********************************** By trying we can easily learn to endure adversity -- another man's I mean. Mark Twain
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that's a good one! i even had the tape, once. i'll download it now from LMA to check out the sound quality. and to mr. ripple and any one else, if you're passing through valencia let me know, i'm always up for a beer with a fellow deadhead.
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each beer or glass of wine will be accompanied by its appropriate tapa. relevant quotes from dead lyrics will entitle you to additional portions of ham and/or cheese
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The New Mastersoundsdecember 18th Band on the Wall Manchester James Dalton December 7th Saints Bar Mansfield December 8th Half Moon London Enjoy
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you might be better off posting this in the Your Own Storefront topic.
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Both of the posters recently offered in this topic have been heavily counterfeited, just sayin'...
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though the stated provenance is good if the seller's willing to include a notarized statement to that effect.
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Hey Now...Just a reminder that www.deadvids.com is hosting another My First Grateful Dead Show this Wednesday evening from 9:00-11:30pm/ET. This will be our first in the series to showcase one of our "international" Deadheads so it's gonna be a really special show. Please do join us in the Deadvids chat room (http://deadvids.com/dv) to participate in the interview. We're bound to cover just a little more ground! Peace...
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just a heads up for all jamband and funk fans living in spain. the Uks finest funk band "The New Mastersounds" will be on tour in Spain in February. These guys play all original funk, mainly instrumental, ten albums already released, and have been compared to the meters, in fact, Art "Poppa Funk" Neville was so impressed by a video of them doing a meters tribute session at the Mountain Aire festival he asked them to be his backing band for a show at Tipitina's in NOLA this Halloween. They spend most of their time touring the jamband circuit in the u.s., they played just about every major jamband festival this summer and fall, so this is a rare opportunity to catch them on this side of the Atlantic. These will be their first shows after Jam Cruise (3rd year in a row), so don't miss them. If you live in the UK they will be playing a free show in Leeds tomorrow December 22nd. Thursday, February 3rd - Fender Club Getafe Friday, February 4th - Durango Club Valencia Saturday, February 5th - Booga Club Granada Sunday, February 6th - Sala Malandar Sevilla w/ La Mula Wednesday, February 9th - Vallado-Indy Music Series @ Sala Asklepios Valladolid Thursday, February 10th - Hangar Burgos Friday, February 11th - Jimmy Jazz Vitoria Satruday, February 12th - Apolo [2] Barcelona Sunday, February 13th - Sala Caracol Madrid
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Hiya, Just wondering if there are any heads residing in or around the London area? thanks! Has anyone tried any of the fine ale from Darkstar brewery? Delicious
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don't know about london, but the UK is full of deadheads.you need to check out the eurotraders group on yahoo, that's your best bet. currently a concert is being planned in april for workingman's deed, a dead tribute band, one of various in the uk. although i think it is cosmic charlies which plays more around london. if you hunt around my webpage www.jambandseurope.com you can also find links to all the dead cover abnds and jma bands in the uk as well as links to other sites and the SOL festival in UK as well.
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Dr. Will is playing a blusey theatrical jammin show at the Paradiso in Amsterdam, on 25th of March.Can't wait! ********************************** I am not young enough to know everything. Oscar Wilde
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that sounds like fun. i'm so used to facebook ... i was looking for the like button
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jas obrecht Jamasutra "revolution down the road" cd reviewFirst, a quick background check: Barry “The Fish” Melton played lead guitar on the San Francisco scene’s first psychedelic record, and went on to play the Monterey and Woodstock festivals. His new “neo-psychedelic” release with Parisian guitarist/vocalist Stephan Missri and band is, in a word, extraordinary. It’s trippy, politically and socially conscious, and brilliantly played. Deadheads – Garcia freaks in particular – will love Melton and Missri’s flowing solos, epitomized by the Jerry-esque joyride of “Jamasutra Mantra.” Like the early Allman Brothers Band and Steve Hunter-Dick Wagner with Lou Reed, Melton and Missri create intriguing two-guitar interplay without venturing into overkill. They freak-out Hendrix-style on “Vert,” and Barry resurrects his wicked vibrato of yore for “Le Dernier Homme en Ville.” His sea shanty-cum-ecological call to arms “Shady Grove” recalls his Country Joe & The Fish era and then segues into one of the album’s best jams. International feels abound. Algerian-born Missri sings mostly in French, with a smooth, smoky voice. Rhythms and melodies seamlessly embrace rock, blues, psychedelic, Middle Eastern, and African influences. “This was truly a trans-Atlantic effort for me,” says Melton, who’s worked as a public defender in northern California. “Much of my early music was influenced by Middle Eastern music, which becomes immediately apparent were you to see me with Country Joe in the 1967 movie Monterey Pop.” Danish bassist Charles Jannic and French drummer Christophe Rossi excel at everything – hats off to these guys, as well as to Melton and Missri for their fine, fine playing and producing. Order this Seafood Records release at www.barrymelton.com and www.jamasutra.com.
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Scottish dead band Workingsman's Deed will be playing Saturday, April 16th in Manchester at the Briton's Protection Bar. A great opportunity to hear some good tunes and meet fellow deadheads in the UK. Discussions about football are not recommended .....