Saw the Airplane also at The Roundhouse in London around the same time as support for the Doors. Had to wait until 1970 to see the GOGD
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of you, Sunshine Daydream!
I went to all 3 in the 60's 70's
the first was the best seeing The Airplane at their peak
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I am an English Deadhead but currently live in Spain.
I know of 4 Deadheads in Norfolk and as far as i know there is one in Lowestoft which isn't too far from you.
I am just back in Spain after going to a Deadhead party in Kent and seeing Barry Melton 7 Green ray, The Cosmic Charlies (an English Dead cover band based in Essex)
this might be of interest to European Deadheads
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Nope-didn't make the original, was just a baby, and on the wrong continent :-). Have only seen a documentary about it.But you are right, show from this year looked pretty corporate and tame, despite some interesting bands. One singer-Amy Winehouse caught my attention with her great voice! Such a skinny person, and such a big voice! Gave me a good laugh to watch all those young kids watching Country Joe, and looking very blankly at Donovan. If I remember right, they both WERE at the original fest.
I see if I can track em down.
Yep fests are getting more organised, but losing the nice laidback hippiness feeling. I have not been to Glastenbury for a few years but watching it the box its all very yuppy and corporate now.
As to weather its been awful for ages now so I'm expecting the wellies to come out from the shed.
Still looking forward to it no end, switch off from work and TV and all that stuff.
Did you get to the origanal IoW fest that had some excellent bands on, missed that as well.
Born at the wrong time I guess although having topped 50 it seems I should have done more.
Sure there are a couple here, have seen posts from British guys here and there! Is one guy posting under "Howard" if I remember correctly.
Watched footage on t.v. last night from Isle of Wight (sp?) festival 2007, which looked like were some fun bands there, and also alot more DRY and organized than the original fest.
I know I'm probably the only one in Beccles, Suffolk but are there any deadheads out there in the rest of this green and pleasant land.
Never got to see the dead live so I'm extremely jeolous of all those who did (thats everyone writing here it seems). I play the albums, read the books, and read your experiances to fill the void.
At least I've converted the family, took awhile before Gill my wife would listen, then said "I thought they were heavy metal or something with that name" oh! well got there in the end.
Spent the 70s and 80s seeing lots of gigs cant remember most of em so they must have been good at the time. I got the hang of it after a while and if poss got tickets 2 nights running. The first to watch and enjoy sensibly the second to get off my face and really enjoy.
Now with a family I go to nice gigs/festivals We are off to Latitude Fest down the road to us tomorrow. Should be good, poetry, theatre, and good music, Arcade Fire,Tinariwen etc. this year and fine beer as well. If anyone fancies listening to Radio 4 Loose ends, Sat night its live from the Fest.
Take care all you fine folk, I'll let you how the fest goes when I get back.
france near lyon!
I grew up just south of San Francisco in Half Moon Bay and Redwood City. Now I live in France like Garcia44. Was living in Paris working as a cook, and now I've been travelling around South and Central America for a year with my wife. When we go back to France we'll be moving to the south to Toulouse, and in a couple years maybe move back to San Francisco, but like tigerlilly said you learn a lot about the states by leaving, but I've been to some great places and in my heart home sweet home will always be the San Francisco Bay. It is so nice to see this site finally up and running after waiting for sooo long.
But just to let the heads in europe know, I did come across a European version of dead.net, but it seems pretty empty there. www.eurodead.net, now that we're here, we'll have to get the people on that site over here.
Hand me my old guitar and pass the whiskey 'round.