Fellow Deadheads, here in Lafayette, CA we are working on a fundraising event for our Town Hall Theatre. Raising funds is the second motive. The first is to honor Brent's life. Brent was a resident of this semi-rural city, just east of San Francisco. Our community is rich with music tradition. With that tradition, doing something for Brent is way past due. A local artist has agreed to paint a portrait of Brent to be displayed permenently at our historic Town Hall. We are looking for a photo of Brent you would be willing to share with us for the artist to use. The photo would have to be something you took and would give us the rights to use it.
In exchange for permission to display Brent's portrait and plaque, we will be organizing a celebration in October to raise operating capitol for Town Hall.
If you think you can help us with this request, please send Brent's photo to:
Jay Lifson, Executive Director, Lafayette Chamber of Commerce
100 Lafayette Circle #103
Lafayette, CA 94549
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Hey, I'm in Germany too! Sent u a pm!! I agree with ur comments there! At least there are lots of good concerts here unlike New Zealand where I was previously! Still, it's just not the same cats! Send some love out to your lost sailors and ramblin' roses!!!
As I asked for it, guess I should start talking, eh? My real name is René, and originally I come from Chicago. First Dead show was in 87 or 88, and caught a show whenever I could, up until 1992, when I moved to Germany. Had a job opportunity here, and decided why not try Eurpope for a while. Would be an adventure, right? It was indeed, but am still here, amongst a population where it is few and far between that anybody has even HEARD of the Grateful Dead. But I digress. Was rough to adjust here, in the beginning, but I learned alot about life in America by leaving, and now I do not care to go back. Or at least for the moment. But what I DO miss are the community of friends who are Deadheads, the dancing frenzy late at night to somebody's tape, the exposure to tapes I haven't heard before, the joy seeing of a car driving by with a Deadhead bumpersticker and knowing is a potential friend, talking about show experiences with somebody/anybody without having them look at me with a blank stare on their face, and and and. Have met the occasional Deadhead here, even a guy in Düsseldorf who saw the shows in '72, but is uncommon. Anyhow, am done w/Germany now, and will be moving to Sevilla in the fall. Again not Deadfanland there exactly. But is enough blabbering from me for now. Will be back again, for sure!