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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
    purpleerik69
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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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Friends - I am writing the liner notes for three of the shows in the Europe 72 box: Jahrhunderthalle 26 April, Radio Luxembourg 16 May, and Lyceum 26 May. Is there anyone among us here who attended any of these shows, or heard the Radio Luxembourg show over the air? I'd be interested in a brief email conversation with an earwitness or two. For that matter, I suppose it would be good to talk with someone who hit one of the other shows, for a sense of how the Grateful Dead were presented to the European market. What had you heard of them before they arrived? How were they received? And of course, as these things go, I need it yesterday. I will check back here later, but it would expedite matters if you sent your stories to me at david@gdhour.com or david@trufun.com Thank you! Gans/GD Hour blog
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Hello Friends, At the end of April 2011 I am going with my girlfriend to Annan in Dumfries to visit her family. I have never been to Scotland and I thought it was be really fun to meet you Scottish Deadheads. My name is Larry and I live in Manhattan. I have been into the GD since '69. My girlfriend, although very open minded, is not into the GD - so any help with info or anything for the trip would be much appreciated. Thanks...Peace....
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you probably want to get on the yahoo group "eurotraders" and in particular contact with "workingman's deed", the scottish dead cover band.
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Hey all ~ good vibes from SW19 London, roots in South Africa, family left for California in 87', first show Great Western Forum 1989-02-10, live and work in London, going to California eventually someday. Nice to have the Cosmic Charlies here, seen them just once and if I could I would see them more. They sound great. peace Gman ~ Hits River Junction at seventeen to, At a quarter to ten you know it's travlin' again ~
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3 months left? then you should definitely go to "Playing In The Band", the premiere deadhead event in germany.
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Our annual SoL party is coming up for its fifth year, and this year's party is looking to be the best so far. We've got Deadicace on Saturday and Sunday, and an NRPS covers band (the Blue Devils) coming on before them on the Sunday, plus Nick Harper (son of Roy), Roger Wootton and Glenn Goring from the legendary Comus, Martin Stephenson of the Martin Stephenson and the Daintees, The Higher State, and loads more. Check out our Summer of Love party (www.solparty.org.uk) if you're in the UK in July. It's the best Deadhead party this side of the Atlantic (and maybe even both sides).
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For anyone interested or who plans to be in Germany in June.Steve Kimock will be playing some dates with his old buddy Billy Goodman. June 25th - Biermichel (Kehl a Rhein) June 30th - Jazzhaus (Heidelberg) July 1st & 2nd - Weisses Ross (Immeldorf) July 3rd - Turning Point (Herrenweis) this is the guy once referred to as Jerry's favorite guitarist. excellent chance to see a master in a really intimate setting.
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LOOKING FOR SPIRAL LIGHT EDITORS, PUBLISHERS, CONTRIBUTORS ... anyone who is in contact with the wonderful folks who published Spiral Light magazine, the European Deadhead periodical, please get in touch with the Archive at GRATEFUL (at) ucsc.edu ... and thanks for any help! ~ Grateful Dead Archive
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and SPAM!********************************** I am not young enough to know everything. Oscar Wilde
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Hello, London Deadhead 'for the moment' that's been all around this world ;) and has re-planted roots in California SD from South Africa, it's a long story. The only thing I ask for is to get a message to Billy, Mickey, Phil and Bobby and ask them from the fondest of my heart to travel to London next year. peace. Easy wind going cross the Bayou today....
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The people who put on Jam In The Dam (march 2012 in Amsterdam) are looking for street team volunteers to put up posters in major european cities (live music clubs, jamband friendly record stores, etc..) if you are interested, please send an email to info@jaminthedam.com (sorry, no free tickets, but there is JITD merchandise to be dispensed)
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Going on a tour with my wife. This festival sounds interesting despite the Netherlands changing laws.
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that's a tough one-sleeping cheap in Amsterdam. I stayed in a youth hostel once, a bazillion years ago-will see whether I can dig up the address for it.
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no worries, the only smoke free policy at the Milky Way is for tobacco. marijuan legislation has not changed in the netherlands. there now exists a "weed pass" only available for local residents, but this is not at a national level, rather it is only implemented locally by towns which have a problem with people coming just to stock up (principally the border towns with germany, where long lines and traffic jams are the result with no real boon to the local economy). this policy has not nor will be in the foreseeable future implemented in Amsterdam which relies heavily on coffeeshop tourism. there has also been talk of reclassifying high intensity marijuana, but that is pretty much a no goer, because there is no practical way to test samples for THC content without dragging it off to a lab. so for those of you who are enticed by the idea of 3 nights of jam music while freely toking away, rest assured, at JITD it's possible. as for cheap digs, can't help there, but it's a city frequented by international tourists and more than its share of hippies, backpackers and college students, so i imagine there is a grand variety of lodging options.
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Clearly I'm not a 'Head' as such...bit of a late arrival to the scene. Trying to remember the title of a track that has the sound of a jet aircraft in the background. Short of buying up the entire catalogue I don't know which album to start with! Anyone help me out there? duncanbinks@yahoo.co.uk Thanks. D
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it's morning in California and all I can hear is Paul McCartney singing Back in the USSR. And I know that's not right.
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Anyone out there know where I can find a European retailer of decent GD T-shirts? The designs on DJTees (UK) are awful and Amazon.co.uk has a very limited European retailer choice (Loud Distribution) but loads of US-based stuff (Liquid Blue, nightmare for delivery time and surcharges). I'm in Italy but any European info would be massively appreciated (gotta get that Xmas gift list started!) Geedus71
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a jet aircraft? the dead?my closest guess is the album In The Dark, which used liberally sound effects. motorcycle revving and whip snaps on the song "Hell In A Bucket", a steam locomotive on "Tons of Steel" and a helicopter on the bonus track "Brother Esau". but i don't remember any jet plane sounds.
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i recommend posting the question on the yahoo group eurotraders, recently someone was talking about t-shirts sizes. anyway, lots of longtime euroresident deadheads who would know.also suggest dancingbear.dk which is an online shop based in denmark. in theory as they buy in bulk for reduced shipping costs, etc. it works out allright, although some people on eurotraders have questioned that. you might also try and get a shipping quote from dead.net directly as they ship a lot of stuff to europe (to wit, the latest europe 72 boxed set seems to have been bought by every head i know here.
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just in case any folk out there wern't aware, Dark Star Orchestra is playing a London show on March 18th when they plan to recreate a historic London show in its entirety from the GD Europe '72 Tour...can't wait!
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remember folks JAM IN THE DAM is from 14 to 16 March in Amsterdam at the Melkweg.DSO - Mike Gordon - moe. - Keller Williams - Lotus every band plays a full long set every night. also, german GD tribute band COSMIC FINGER will be playing a pre-JITD party on that tuesday night at maloe melo.
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Hello It’s 41 years since the invitation ‘Dead Freaks Unite’ appeared on the sleeve of the Skull and Roses album. This formalised the whole Deadhead phenomenon. I live in the UK and have been a dedicated follower of the Dead since “Anthem of the Sun” and have seen them on each European tour. A colleague and I have been invited to write an article about European Deadheads for a forthcoming edition of the academic journal “Popular Music and Society” dealing with themes relating to “fandom”. To help us to understand the band’s continuing importance to its European fanbase, we will very shortly be issuing a questionnaire. Initially, this will seek to gather basic information from respondents, such as age, gender, occupation, number of shows attended, etc. More importantly, we would also want to explore the overall significance of the Grateful Dead to its followers – the ‘meaning’ of the band (and its music); the place it occupies in the lives of Deadheads; the opportunities and constraints that come with Deadhead activity; the benefits to be derived. These responses will provide much of the material for the article. Respondents will not be identified by name, and anonymity and confidentiality will be guaranteed. We would also hope, where possible, to interview a representative selection of Deadheads about their experiences. The article will be published in late 2012/early 2013. If you would like to receive the questionnaire and/or would be willing to be interviewed (in person or by telephone) please e-mail me at pandagos@yahoo.com .If you have any questions, please contact me at the same e-mail address. And please do forward this to others who might wish to participate! Best wishes, Pete Smith
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Hi everybody, I'm new to the forum and therefore was looking around for the right place to introduce you to my version of "Loser" that I recorded at home during a decisive period in my life. I got to know the Dead through my neighbor when I was about 15/16 years old and still living in a small village in the middle of Germany. He played me all those wonderful songs when I came around to see him to hang out, play guitar or whatever. One of the songs he had played me was "Loser" and it's still one of my faves of the "Dead Set" record iand in general. I especially like the beginning of the guitar solo...a moment of beautifulness and drama. And the singing....it would make no sense at all to do a one-to-one cover So " it's about time", I told myself, to record my version of that song. I invented a new guitar part and, in turn, picked up on that part to write my very own song out of it eventually...So the Dead were inspiring, at least twice. Here it is, hope you enjoy "Loser" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uUc5EpHgsws ...And here's the song a wrote later on...:called "Spring Cleaning in the wintertime" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AN8xen-7Nq0 Cheers and keep on growing!
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Hallo Kenneth_Minor Where in the middle of Germany? I am in the middle of Germany too.
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I live in France... I bought one on allposters.com. Fast and not too expensive...
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I tried to order All the Years combine through the deadnet store, but.Shout (the company that is producing the set) won't ship to France. Duh. You can get it on Amazon for $25 more. What do they always make it such hard and expensive work for us foreigners? Eeeesh.
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I completely agree with you, cosmicbadger. Some things are hard to get in Europe. But you even cannot imagine how it's hard to get here in Belarus... We live in somewhere outside Europe.Maybe someone out there wish to trade this DVD set for DVDRs w/ GD shows....
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Estación Terrapin (http://estacionterrapin.blogspot.com.es/), the only Spanish program about Grateful Dead, tomorrow celebrates the 40th anniversary of the second concert at the Olympia in Paris on May 4, 1972, with a special program four-hour which will play the entire concert. In the tuning HomeGrownRadioNJ (http://www.homegrownradionj.com/), 7 to 11 AM East
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Any Deadheads in Scotland? I moved here from the States ten years ago and still haven't met anyone that are into them. I know there's the Workingman's Deed cover band near Edinburgh but I'm over on the west coast. Cheers, Patrick
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me .iain from irvine .
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We are alive & kicking in Peebles, Scottish BordersSkip & Mary
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Rosie McGee just posted about this.... This guy took some of the great rock-star pix, including the boys, back in the day. Plenty of ooohing and aaahing just looking at the web page, but one suspects the prints will be better: Baron Wolman Paris/ (Go to the photographers page)
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Paying a short visit to Spain in April. Any cool folks out there want to give me some advice on fun places to see?
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Well hey there, So, I am a 26-year old guy from the famous country of Belgium. Have been introduced to the magic of the band by a Californian deadhead residing in Spain, his name was James, about 5 years ago. He ran/runs a hostel in there, appropriately named "terrapin station", where i stayed at for a few months and we spend countless evenings/nights/days listening to mostly '90s dead shows (he was present at most of these shows). How blessed was I ("that's some good stuff James", " GOOD? GOOD? It's a fuckin' religious experience!!"). I have been totally hooked ever since and am by now, after 5 years, deem myself worthy of the label deadhead myself. Have been through most of the eras (though i 'm generally not very interested in post-77 stuff, I prefer 71/72/77), and all I can say is: they're my favourite band, and i'll think they'll always be. After five years of lonely listening; I have never, and i mean never, met a single person around here who so much as knew about this band (well yes, there are two guys, and one of them PROPERLY gets it, but both of them are friends that have been introduced to the dead by me). So i inscribed myself to this forum. Hoping there'll be some other Belgian just like me. So i can finally share my love for this band :) So that's why i inscribed to this forum: any Belgians out there? :)
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I don't know wether this hostel is still up and running, but the owner is a massive guy and a total deadhead. The town itself, Granada, is a hippy-heaven. If u go there, make sure to say hi to James, from Marnix. Tell him i still love the dead :)