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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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Cb and i have been trying to get hold of her also, but to no avail. I know she was having problems adjusting to Sevilla and missing her kids. If i hear from her will let you know I have bitten the bullet and ordered Road trips from The Store, still hardx to accept postage almost as much as the discs Bob - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Spanish Jam
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Have crashed in every way possible, wasn't able to do anything. That people are looking for me is wonderful and meaningful today, so am hopefully on my way back. ********************************** Don't part with your illusions. When they are gone, you will still exist, but you have ceased to live. Samuel Clemens
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see CB's got my trick now Bob - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Spanish Jam
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am more able to try to crawl out of black hole today. Who knows, may even be able to get back to writing Sevillian Chronicles one of these days.********************************** Don't part with your illusions. When they are gone, you will still exist, but you have ceased to live. Samuel Clemens
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"We" were worried as well, TL. Good to "hear" your voice, again. "All energy flows according to the whims of the Great Magnet. What a fool I was to defy him."
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Its nice to know that theres fellow deadheads throughout europe as well.really enjoing the pages .Gratefulkris
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the next vine will be one or other only have 5 shows in Shn/Flac so hopefully will be them, 3 Rainbow Shows, Bobby and Jerry and russelhiem( i think) Fall 89 will be 26/10/89 and hopefuly 3 or 4 others imho 29/10/89 is THE best show of the 80's and 90's a MONSTER of a show Bob - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Spanish Jam
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still up for offer Go to vines across the water forum for details and PM me if interested Bob - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Spanish Jam
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I recall someone logged in from Bucharest a while back. I will be there on the week starting 24th. If you want to meet up or want any vines delivered PM me and let me know Likewise in the highly unlikely event of any deadheads in Turkmenistan, I will be there for following 2 weeks!
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The British paper Independent has today outed the new head of the Joint Intelligence Committee which runs MI5 and MI6 (equivalents of the CIA and NSC). His name is Alex Allen and he is a great Grateful Dead fan, collecting 100s of the band's bootlegs, all of Dick's Picks and dates his love for the band to his time in the mud at Bickersham music festival in 1972 ( a show srecently exerpted on dvd). His love for the Jefferson Airplane is a distant second. He seems to have no interest in Brit bands, which may be reason for criticism from his fellow citizens. He has never admitted to taking acid or smoking pot. He is said to be silicon valley intelligent.
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I'm gonna' get you Austin Powers, er, I mean, Alex Allen! Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to my underground lair.
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Hello to anyone who reads this and also anyone who doesn't. Any deadheads in Vienna (that's Austria, and not in the U.S. as there is apparently a place of the same name there as well, somewhere)? After reading through what people said, it seems this part of the continent is quite poor on deadheads. I hope I'm wrong. By the bye, have a great day (or night)! -M.
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I used to trade with someone years ago from Vienna, Richard Muhr Bob - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Spanish Jam
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on the vines over the water Forum Autumn 89 Bob - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Spanish Jam
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I feel like I've 'come home' after decades in the wilderness. It's too late for a proper introduction now, but you'll be hearing more from me tomorrow!
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Is Alex Allen perhaps any relation to Lily Allen? Just had to say that! :-)********************************** Don't part with your illusions. When they are gone, you will still exist, but you have ceased to live. Samuel Clemens
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Lily is the daughter of one Keith Allen, famous here in the uk for his work in alternative comedy in the 80s. TV shows The Young Ones and Comic Strip perhaps the most famous. I saw him at Glastonbury giving hippies a hard time for making such a mess. He challenged conceptions. He is one of the good guys.I'm here in Kidderminster, rural worcestershire. recent visit to NY to see Phil and Friends was memorable. we saw the last night. so awesome. listen to the soundboard available from philzone. 11/11/07. third set was the best i ever did see. I meet every month with a bunch of guys locally to listen to the dead and chat. we all did a summer of love party last july in kent. 200+ like minded people for a wonderful, music filled, day.
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Happy Christmas Bon Noel etc etc etc - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Spanish Jam
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nicksabout i no doubt saw you there the photo was taken there by CJ Bob - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Spanish Jam
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http://www.dead.net/forum/vines-across-waters?page=15 HolyDaze 07 Eurovine #6 Shows from the the festive season 29th December 1969 30th December 1969 6th December 1971 31st December 1983 31st December 1989 Happy HolyDaze Bob 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Spanish Jam - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Spanish Jam
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Hi, my name is Alessio, I write from Cerveteri, a small town near Roma, Italia.You know, there aren't many DH here in Italy..and I'm tryin' to turn my friends, especially the ones playin' with me in the band (I play bass & sing) to their music.. So, even if I think that reading things & sharing thoughts with people from..everywhere it's beautiful, I still 'd like to know if there any of you from my country! Thanks Marye for the suggestion.
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I've seen the post of someone from St. Gallen (from the guy from SF). I am living in Switzerland, too. In Alpthal, actually, which - needless to say - even noone in CH has ever heard of :-). But it's in the Area of Einsiedeln, about 45' away from Zürich... Hey you guy from St. Gallen. In Einsiedeln is this little (loose) dead community and I think there are more then 20 persons around... It all started because of this cover Band from Einsiedeln, the Dead End. But unfortunately, they don't play anymore. Therefore the community broke some sort of apart... Apparently being the only one chasing the net, I share a lot of concerts with my friends and needless to say, they are happy about that. A problem in CH is: you hardly find any good releases. There's obviously a small stock of available copies (e.g. Dick's Picks) and they're sold out very soon. Well, this shows me there are more deadheads around but where to find?
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I became a member of the Dead net today. Could have done so way earlier. Not the day, I first heard about the Grateful Dead in the late 70s, because I got comuterised as late as 94, but well ... I am a native of the city, where the Dead once rocked the Rhine and have been living here for quite a number of my first, almost 52 years on this planet. I have read through lots of posts in this forum and although I have never been to a Dead show, I know what some people in here wrote about German audiences, not only at Dead concerts. I am aware that it is not usual for newbies to introduce themselves, the way, I might do. So I will leave it with a short story what made me join in here. And asking for a little help. Early last week I went searching the www for the lyrics of Ripple, which lead to surfing and reading for days (not that lyric only). Until I got news about the free stash at nugs.net. I made my mac download everything Deadish available there. Took me three days with double shifts. In between I also ran into other spots, whith free downloads in formats, I have no experience with. Downloaded one of them, but did not know which program to choose to open them. I am neither real professional in computer handling nor in understanding techncal terms in English. But as I have become a bit tired of listening to my few/50 something LPs and CDs with Grateful Dead, Jerry Garcia and Mickey Hart music, I would like to download my ass of, before I will move to a part of Germany, where internet access happens with the smallest possible bandwidth. So I am asking for help. Is there anybody, who can explain to me what this shn flac stuff is all about. And how to handle dem files ? Does not have to be, but preferably in German. If not, please try to make it easy. Be Well & Thanks a lot, andré
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Dankeschön very much !
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Thanks again, Marye ! A post by HeadwayGraphixx on the technical-discussions forum named the xACT software that really works on my mac. After three others did not and drove me nuts until 6:30 am. andré
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I am the new kid :+? (almost 52) on the block, joined dead.net about a week ago and after I have signed into the Acid Tests vine, I found out that there are vines spreading the music, right here, over Snakes Place, too. I have read (okay sometimes I also scrolled through) all the pages of this Euro Vine and kinda lost it. But as I am interested in the Acid Tests recordings, please let me know by PM, if these are somewhere around, because then two people could save some money. Thanks ! Let there be music ... andré
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Hi andré if you look at the vines across the water the latest situation on quite a few vines is at the end of the postings now Bob - - - - - - - - - - - - - - http://spanishsunshinedaydream.blogspot.com/ Spanish Jam
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Hi everybody!i am living in the czech republic and i want to say that even if there never was an opportunity to see the Boys playing live over here there are amazingly many deadheads over here.and the more we missed the concerts the more we cherished tapes,vynils etc.With the uprising of the cd we could start to listen to high quality live recordings that,beside the regular albums,were never or very rarely available.but i want to tell you about a very sad day in 95 we all remember.sitting in a bar in the center of prague thunder and lightning hit me as i opened the paper and read the news..but to my surprise many people who knew about my interest into the DEAD came up to me to show their support and understanding over that trgic loss!Even more,as the evening went by,a taxi-driver(which are the greediest human beings in town)offered to play a tape ihad with me on his giant car-stereo in front of the bar!!!the tape i had was the Boys at red rocks and it was played again and again until 3 o clock in the morning with dozens of people hanging out,dancing and having a great time.It was pure magic in the center of town...even a russian mafioso,who has been to the states for a while hugged me with tear in his eyes and we had a J together looking at the moon and listening to Jerry playing FRANKLINS TOWER!!Yeah even prague said good bye to Jerry in a way that suited this man.P.S.As this was happening in the center of town,neighbors must have called the cops more than once(the stereo in the car was just BIG)but the guy had a remote control and everytime the cops drove by,he simply paused the music just to start it again when they were gone...and the name of the bar was The Singers Place!!!
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After I found out about those amazing download possibilities and had started to be able to handle dem files and stuff, I called a musician friend of mine, to tell him about it. After I mentioned that I have started downloading GD music, he told me that, while on vacation with his wife in SF and walking through town one day, the streets started to fill with people people people, all walking the same direction. The two walked with them, ending up at the concert the GD and other folks played, because Jerry had passed .... phew andré
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after having read this it came to my mind that maybe somebody drugged your friends and after they woke up and stumbled out on the street,they found themself in a bunch of zombies(also known as the living dead and recognisable by their habit of walking in big numbers into one direction).but because they where lucky as hell and staying in sf,your friends were not eaten alive but lead to a GD concert.........! aufwiederlesen yours Frankly
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While I may not live in SF, I would hardly characterize them as "zombies, living dead"...They are people too. They may walk in one direction, but that is often downhill... or across the bridge. "deadheads" may in-fact resemble the modern day " Resident Evil Zombie", to all media purposes. But we are alive, and kicking. Haight-Ashbury has changed. Let us put ourselves behind the brilliant music, and use it to fund-raise for a social cause. its up to us. Paul, Lost Finger project
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paul,this was a JOKE!!
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after having recieved several serious death threats ,insults etc...i feel the need to explain that we tcheque people have a long tradition of cynikal jokes.this starts with the jews(prague was one of the centers of the medieavel jewish community),continus with the brave soldier shvejk and goes on with egon erwin kisch,up to the hidden mokery over the communist system.may i recall that on the day jerry left us Howard stern played the dead alllday mixed with pretty weird jokes.SO WHAT?As Jerry said"Fuck em if they cant take a joke"! seriously yours Frankly
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(if not, just tell me, I am new here), but Frankly, I want to share my thoughts about your last two posts to this forum. To me it is no wonder that you have received some frankly PMs, regarding your reaction to the story, I shared above (and decided to send, after reading yours about something that happened the day Jerry passed). I guess none of the people, who sent you a PM, was able to understand what made you react like that. Now you justify your reaction by mentioning the tcheque long tradition of cynical jokes. But as there is nothing at all in my liitle story, that could make somebody become cynical, not even just a little bit, your explanation is of no value to me. If you don't know how to behave yourself in an online forum and probably don't care about respect, you better might stay inside the Tzech boundaries. Otherwise you might run into members of some society on this planet, where they have a long tradition in (worst case scenario for you, frankly) simply killing adults, who get cynical in public for no reason at all. So it might be healthy to consider breaking up with that Tcheque tradition. Another suggestion, I want to make, is that you keep Jerry or whomevers quotes for yourself, instead of using them to justify your misbehaviour. And yes, I expect that you probably have the opinion to know better. But see, I know good. And I have no problem not to get cynical, although you gave me more than one reason, to do so frankly. andré p.s. : PMs from your account will be blocked from now on.
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please take your ugly argument and unpleasant threats elsewhere, this is supposed to be a friendly tolerant place...............
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wow.will the gambino family show up at my door tomorrow.no joke....
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No fighting now guys Peace :)
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ola,yo no hablar espanol.francais peut etre!