nice, so if any of you neighbours feels like letting me know whenever there's a tribute band passing by or whenever you feel like hanging out to listen to some music, let me know.
i for myself have just encountered a deadhead on saturday! It was 'record store day', and i heard two copies of 'rare cuts and oddities 1966' would be distributed in Gent (my town). Since i'm a vinyl lover and an early dead fan, i went to the store early in the morning but once there the staff there told me the 2 copies were already gone. I cursed. So fast? But then again, 2 copies aren't exactly a huge stock. A few people in the store laughed at me. Pretty disappointed i bought the other things i came for and walked away. When leaving the store, an older guy stopped me. 'Was it you cursing about the dead?' I said 'yes'. 'Are u a deadhead?' he asked. 'Yes, you too?' 'Uhu, for about forty years already' ... He reached for his bag, pulled out the record :' here, u can have it. Enjoy it son', he smiled, touched my shoulder and walked away. I didnt have time/was too surprised to even thank him properly. This guy, who i never met, just gave me a really rare and expensive record he just bought himself 2 minutes ago. Why? because he liked to give it, guess. Because it's a deadhead thing, maybe. Because he heard me cursing and understood why i cursed.
it was nice, it made my day. May this guy have a happy life.
Thought i'd share it with you guys.
I know one Deadhead in Brussels who plays in the GD triibute band, Deadicace ! They submiited some vids to the Dead covers project this year. PM me for details .
I don't meet as many Deadheads in Australia as I used to...pity:(:(
I live five miles from the border and three children went to highschool in the picturesque town Maaseik, so I may qualify as a honorary Belgian. I'm almost twice your age at 49.
Big fan, have all their commercial releases (except for original downloads volume 10 & 11 and soundtrack VftV 2) plus some LMA shows, mostly from 90-94.
Favorite era would be 69-74
I'm sure you could find some deadheads in your country of Belgium, Sorry I can't connect you. What about "The Muscles from Brussels" pro golfer? I forget his name, Kolbert?
I don't believe the Grateful Dead ever did a show in your country.
Perhaps Furthur will do an extensive tour of Europe. If not, go to the Vindex to see what vines are circulating currently and get yourself a large serving of your favorite years!
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 :)
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? :)
Paying a short visit to Spain in April. Any cool folks out there want to give me some advice on fun places to see?
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)