Our first show!
We were really lucky to obtain tickets. I logged on the moment the site opened and at the same moment the site went down due to an overload of requests. Then I realized how immensely popular these guys still are. Not the several hundred people that are visible on Dead Net but many thousands more.
We booked tickets for the Chicago 5/5 show. My brother lives in Chicago so we could combine a family visit with a Dead show. Two worlds apart!
We went early and strolled around on the parking lot. This was what we always wished that we could be part of. So many friendly people. All the different tie dye shirts. The mounting anticipation as the show got nearer. We spoke to many beautiful people. They all reacted surprised as they heard that we came from Holland to attend the show.
See my photo's in the section Tour Images.
Everybody told us that the shows were awesome and that the band got better with every show.
We had good seats in the balcony where we could see over the entire crowd. The downside was that we could not see the performers very well. I missed big screens.
The sound was loud and clear but for the voices. Where we sat the words could not be understood.
The entire show was terrific. There was a good light show. The set list was great. The audience was fantastic. Everybody was dancing. They sang along with most songs so that the singer sometimes sang close harmony with the audience. They cheered the band as the jams were developing. Great music.
When we left the stadium we had attended a wonderful concert. I have ordered the downloads of this show so that we can hear it again and again.
We did not expect this show to be like the ones that we have on cd's and dvd's. The band is just not the same. We went for the audience experience. This time we were part of that.
For us this was a dream come true.
Ship of Fools
From Thursday until Saturday 21-23 May Playing in the Band XI in the Malzhaus (Plauen) with Cosmic Finger, Apache Blanket and Mr. Morning. More info here: http://www.germanheads.de/news.html
And Uncle John's Friends:
28 May Villa im Park (Else-Rauch-Platz), Hamburg
31 May fools garden, Hamburg
What a heck of a time!
Hey now - it's STASH radio time again!
From 21 until 23 May a great festival takes place in Plauen/Germany: Playing in the Band XI. Of course I'll present the bands playing there: Cosmic Finger from Hamburg, Apache Blanket from Berlin und Mr. Morning from Sweden. Furthermore you'll get Uncle John's Friends and Captain Obvious, because they play gigs during this month in Hamburg.
Tuesday, 12 May 2009 10-12 PM CET on Radio FSK:
93,0 MHz antenna / 101,4 MHz cable (Hamburg and vicinity)
http://www.fsk-hh.org/livestream (Live stream in OGG format)
If the broadcast times are inappropriate:
Under http://www.stash-radio.de/archiv.htm you can download the latest STASH shows in mp3 format (older ones only after request).
See ya, Frank
Hey Frank and any other heads who might read this! See u at DTB tonight at Knust in Hamburg, Germany! And also tomorrow night in Berlin!!! Heads in Germany Unite!!! :)
"Are you kind?"
I come from the magical land of deadheadland - where the music never stops.
it is the happeningest place on earth. and everybody's dancin in a ring around the sun...
is deadheadland in europe?
deadheadland is wherever you want it to be
becuase wherever you go, there you are, and we are everywhere!
and when the music plays the band
just look what's in your hand
strangers' stopping strangers
like a wave upon the sand
look for deadheadland wherever kind souls are gathered, including facebook and myspace.
let's get on with the shows!
Hey all, just want to let you know about the next shows from Cosmic Finger, georgious GD tribute band from Hamburg, Germany:
30 April Mayday, Hamburg, Germany
21/23 May PITB XI, Malzhaus, Plauen, Germany
30 May History of Rock Festival, Zurich, Switzerland
05 September Fehmarn Open Air, Fehmarn, Germany
See you here and there!
anyone going from europe (england) to see the dead that wants to take a buddy across? aint got no money now but i'll pay you back eventually...
Too bad you missed ME. I was just in the UK and then Scandanavia.
I would have loved to play you something incredible . . . probably for free. However, I couldn't even get a date in those lands. It was strange.
I've become a fan of the grateful dead since my father told me about his love for the grateful dead during the periode Jerry Garcia died. I've spend countless hours on the internet to find whatever i could find about the Grateful Dead. I did allot of reading and I listen almost every day on archive.org for some spectacular dead shows. I also lend some dvd's from the local library which i found amazing. In the meantime I've got all of dick's picks and the albums the dead brought out as well as my dvd collection where I lend the guitar of my dead, playing (amateurish) along with the songs. Later I bought a keyboard to play with the video's from the dead as I came accross a video on youtube of Death don't have no mercy featering Brent Mydland who rocks the cradle good time! There rarely goes a day by I don't listen to the dead. I guess i'm addicted. A year and a half i came across the dark star orchestra who'm performed at jaminthedam. I've bought tickets for my parents and my new girlfriend (who'm i have a child now with) also went along. I was extremely exited and drank myself a headake during the show (in combination of my singing along). It was the night of my life! Till i heard about the dead coming back together as well as performing for Barrack Obama's inaugural ball. I'm so excited to life these day's knowing that even dough I could never see Jerry anymore I could get to see the dead. So the burning question lies with:
When o when will or can the Grateful Dead please perform in the Netherlands or do a europe tour? I really feel myself obligated to have seen them live while they life! I could'nt bare the thought that they were still alive and I have never seen them, but I did see DSO perform. It would give me a hart attack if i never get to see the dead in Holland.
Please respond if somebody knows if they're gonna perform in Europe or how I can contact the dead to ask them this!
Maybe the webdesigner could make a poll how much people would like to see the dead perform in Europe?
Please take this seriously and get back to me!
Greetz from Holland,
Martijn Alexander Kamminga
24/7 Dead Fan
Damn, sorry I missed that show! Txt me next time and I'm there!
Chatting with an ol' tour bud right now online.
Hope all is well!
Praying 4 the Dead to COME TO EUROPE!!!
Yes We Can!!!!!!!!
"Are you kind?"