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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
    Alain
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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
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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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Those Koko vids ARE the best. Amsterdam were good too. They might be the greatest band on the planet. Im waiting for the reels.
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That was my first thought, also.!.. the FBI Conspiracy!! (LOL).. i don't think anything shows up on the Bands'passports.??
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Hi all I have been around some for time and listening to the GD for more than 10 years and just now I have realized that I am still not a member of this Forum ... well hi everyone! : )
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Hope things are great in Croatia!
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Hope many things are good in mu country!
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Hello freinds! We are jam band from Serbia, we play mostly Grateful Dead songs.. There are also Bob Dylan, Allman Brothers Band, JJ Cale... This is our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/Dead-Mondays-Grateful-Dead-Tribute-Band-from-S… and our YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCp_asT_Vl62xrySpomjAuSQ Hope you like it! Greetings from Serbia! :)
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Any Euroheads going to Dead & Company this summer? I will be at the Chicago shows June & July. Maybe we can meet up.
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Any Irish on here?
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Looking for Belgium people :)
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Given my own lack of innate musical talent, or sufficient discipline to acquire playing skills, I always admire - but don't often listen very long to - amateur cover bands. However, DHSerbia, having just completed your entire 6/12/16 set on utube, I'm tremendously impressed. Your collective musicianship, communication, and emotional conncetion with the music warrant a greater, or louder, audience than the 4 people who audibly applauded. In particular, let me say that I kept waiting for familiar instrumental landmarks to "Cocaine", but got none. That intro is fantastic, but led me to believe that the setlist described below the video must be incorrect. Still, when the vocalist sang the all-too-familiar, "If you want go out...", I realized the band was putting it's own imprimatur on the classic by infusing it with a slower, bluesier feel across a broader instrumental palette. Well done! Were you stateside and local, I'd be a groupie. Perhaps when back in Holland later this year I can plan a trip to the (other) BBC!/peace, Katherine
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Anyone in the south of Bulgaria and fancies a visit drop me a line. I live in the province of Varna and it's great in summer, Cheers
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Hey now, I am an american head looking for others in Austria. Are there any meetups or places for heads in Austria or Vienna? Any Jam Bands or the like? thanks, deadnik
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Hi I am a music lover and a hobbyist guitarist. I am always in search of music which I have not listened to. Being from a technical background I am always trying how I can mingle my technical knowledge of programming and music.Looking forward to have a great time here.
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Deadnik , there are some heads here in Austria , you will meet some at local summer festivals called " Lovely Days " in Eisenstadt and " ClamRock " at Brurg Clam. You will see some at concerts of Gov`t Mule , Warren Haynes ( as he is the only Dead related musician who plays most every year here in Austria ). Another fine scene is the " Arena " in Vienna.Unfortunately there are no Gatherings here ---- Austrian Heads are the one to grow their collections at home and play them to their friends... cheers , Erik
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hello... first time poster here! my question, sind hier deadheads aus deutschland? (are deadheads from germany here? have a nice evening ph.
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Hey now! Im a US Expat living in Umeå, Sweden soon moving to Stockholm(Skarpnäck). The Dead are the most constant musical element throughout my soon to be 40 years upon the 3rd stone, I am Warf Rat and completely so, a recovered alcoholic but I dont judge and like to take an alcohol free ale. Hit me up on the off chance you see this are in Stockholm/Norrland are kind want to share gd dates or even pass some flacs = l Also into kraut, underground garagepsych, ambient, new age, stoner doom, post musics, cosmic synth, drone minimalism... Lee flueretapes@gmail.com 0725182220
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no , don`t think so ; ich bin der einzige österreichisch head hier , aber lass dich nicht davon abhalten , ist nett hier , gibt viele gute Infos und auch gute tips .....
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People who love the Grateful Dead in France (Les gens qui aiment Grateful Dead en France)...you don't need to be Deadheads or wear a uniform (pas nécessaire d'être Deadhead ou de porter un uniforme)...Who are you? Where are you? (Qui êtes vous? Ou êtes vous?)..."We are everywhere", maybe, but I sure don't bump into many of you just strolling around (On a beau dire "Nous sommes partout", mais je ne vous croise pas sur mon chemin)...
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We have shared the same road, Eliseu. See you at the Jubilee...
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first saw the dead in 1970 at Hollywood festival with Pig :)
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well, i`m lucky here in Austria - a good friend of mine is a Head too, we do usually warch the Dead and Company gigs via nugs.net together , staying up till the morning sun comes , chatting and smoking through the night and dreaming the dream of flying over to the States ( maybe next summer tour finally ).....

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Euroheads stand by the rumours are getting stronger about 8 Dead & Co dates in Europe after Lockn', starting in Amsterdam.
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 )
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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.......
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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
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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
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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.

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..