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    marye
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    It has been pointed out that in our haste to set up regional enclaves, we neglected our neighbor north of the border. We herewith remedy this sad oversight. Heads of Canada, this is your clubhouse!

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  • September 13, 2018 - 12:53pm
    Over The Border
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    Keeping it a-LIVE in Victoria
    We will be presenting Victoria's best Dead tribute band with a full Sixties-style analogue light show on September 29.Canadian Beauty plus Acid Rain Light Show, September 29 @ Victoria Event Centre 1415 Broad Street, Victoria. Doors 8:30, tickets $15.00 from brownpapertickets.com/event/3442201
  • September 13, 2018 - 12:46pm
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    Pow wows
    I've been to several of them. I was 10 and 12 years old, though. Then in '78 I had a girlfriend & roomie who was 100% Yankton Sioux. She told me some things, like there are other ceremonies that r hidden from the tourists. There are sweat lodges used for spiritual and physical healing & cleansing.There are peyote ceremonies as well. However, outsiders are not welcome. You must be a believer. If you wish to know more, read Black Elk Speaks, a book that records his visions and dreams. Mainly just be respectful. Feel the beat of the drummers (called 49ers, something to do with 1849..maybe the black hills gold?) And she told me never take her to a Cheyenne pow wow because the Sioux and Cheyenne don't get along too well. Since I'm no expert I can't give any recommendations. She was a deadhead like me, but it's not polite to speak of the dead in most Sioux Nations. So until we go to solve the great mystery, stay high and smile, smile, smile!
  • September 18, 2017 - 8:14am
    marye
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    Seriously
    We know you're up there...
  • September 17, 2017 - 7:43pm
    scottangel
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    Greetings From Ottawa
    This forum seems a little dead (no pun intended) last post was may 2016. Just wanted to raise my freak flag. Im a lifelong deadhead, guitarist, bass player and turntablist and as far as I can tell the last hippy in the city of Ottawa. I make some sick dead turntable mixes. Just sayin.
  • May 5, 2016 - 8:59am
    marye
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    I hope they record this!
  • May 4, 2016 - 6:21pm
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    Bob in Canada
    Hey check it out. bobby is playing at The Carlu in Toronto at a benefit for Einstein Legacy Project on May 15th http://www.einsteingala.com/#!register/s848q
  • March 31, 2016 - 3:30pm
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    Dark Star Jubilee!
    Any Calgarian heads heading off to the Dark Star Jubilee in Columbus in May? It's only $130 US for a ticket to the 3 day festival and with DSO playing 3-2 set shows, it works out to only $14 per hour of Dead music... plus all the other acts! Sadly I don't have the time or money to get to as many shows as I would like, so I've got to stretch it where I can...
  • October 31, 2015 - 8:11am
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    1971 RESEARCH PROJECT
    Good morning rockers!!!! As many of you may or may not know, I am a bit of a “1971 Dead fanatic”. I have taken on a slightly ambitious project, documenting all 1971 Dead shows, the end result of which I hope will combine numerous “facts/factoids” about shows with recollections of folks who actually attended Dead shows in 1971. In order to accomplish this, I need the help of the Dead fan community. ALL contributions will be properly and specifically credited. If you attended ANY shows in 1971 and have ANY recollections to share, PLEASE consider participating. Please PM me for details. While of course I’m happy to hear from anybody who attended “classic 71 shows” such as Port Chester, Fillmore East, Harding Theater, Felt Forum, etc., I’m particularly interested in hearing from folks who may have attended lesser known, “out of the way” shows, such as: 1/21/71 Davis 1/22/71 Lane Community College 3/5/71 Oakland 4/14/71 Bucknell 4/18/71 Cortland 6/21/71 Chateau d’Herouville 8/4/71 Terminal Island 10/19/71 Northrop Auditorium 11/11/71 Atlanta 11/17/71 Albuquerque In addition, if ANYBODY out there has “paper ephemera” related to 1971 shows, Please consider participating. I’m looking especially for: Newspaper/print media articles Show posters/handbills Ticket stubs Photographs Thanks in advance to all who participate and contribute! Rock on, Doc Gillespie
  • March 5, 2015 - 6:27pm
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    Thanks Marye, always the little brother that was forgotten at home...remember the cross Canada tour of '70, we know how to treat 'em! I am an Edmontononian/Saskatoonian/Torontonian (is there such a thing - since they are diametrically opposite in nature) Deadhead. I was not lucky enough to win out on MO and got shut out of TM...still thinking about heading down to the shows, though have no hotel or formal plans as of yet, so yeah I am open to chatting and finding a bench say in Gary IN somewhere!
  • March 3, 2015 - 5:04pm
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    Edmonton Deadheads.
    Hello Fellow Deadheads! Wondering if there are any deadheads in the Edmonton Alberta area (Sherwood Park mainly) If so would be great to meet up and talk dead! PS: really jealous of anyone who is going to the last trip in Chicago this summer! Cheers!
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It has been pointed out that in our haste to set up regional enclaves, we neglected our neighbor north of the border. We herewith remedy this sad oversight. Heads of Canada, this is your clubhouse!
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Hello/Bonjour, Yes, it's me. Playing in the Tower with Eyes on Fire in El Paso with a Cat. You weren't expecting me were you. Well life is full of wonderful surprises. Greetings and salutations to all! Sincerely, Playing in the Tower with Eyes on Fire in El Paso with a Cat
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Sweet as maple syrup and Watkins Glenn!!I'm not Canadian but will probably be visiting later this summer. Would be great to know of any happenings where ever that I could check out along the way! How's the scene in the beautiful north lands these days people? :) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ "Are you kind?"
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Hi Jodster, I highly recommend the Hillside festival in Guelph, Ontario. Details are on the web. The music is outstanding as are the people and the entire event. It happens over 4 days at the end of July. It is at Guelph Lake Conservation area (swimming too!). It is great for friends, kids and families too! The year before last a buddy and I stumbled apon a tribute to the Band that was incredible. They have very good musical acts from around the globe, are very environmentally friendly and the vibe is just great. People have bonfires throughout the campgrounds and guitars and drumming roll through the trees into the night. If you have kids they have a great play area too! Anyway, well worth experiencing! Talking about Watkin's Glenn, The Band at Watkin's Glenn is a great CD. Apparently the Allman Brother's and The Grateful Dead were their too (early 70's I'm guessing). I would love to get ahold of the Dead's set (and the Allman Brother's) for that festival. All the Best, Playing in the Tower with Eyes on Fire in El Paso with a Cat
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News of True Love to all, O.K. so the Dead are on tour (#@!#!) and our finances are tight (transitioning to be a teacher). We have suspended all concert spending for the time being. Well on Saturday I tell my wife that the Dead are on tour....and she says......"You should go.". That was all I needed to hear.....weeeeeee.........happy, happy, happy.....I am so keyed up for this event. We are going..........Buffalo April, 21st, 2009....oh baby...I'm like a kid thinking about Christmas. "without Love in the Dream it will never come true..." sincerely, Playing in the Tower with Eyes on Fire in El Paso with a Cat
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There's a huge fest in BC's interior (location moves every year) called Shambhala. Not really into the big festivals, but everyone I know who's been says its a great time. There's over 100 artists, a few different stages, villages, healing and craft areas and the Rebel Soul Village - home to campaigns, workshops, cinema and debates. Variety of music too! Check out http://www.shambhalamusicfestival.com/ for more info. Cheers! ~littlebri
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I just left my desk for a few minutes and when I got back my I-tunes had openned and was playing Widespead Panic.....strange computer ghost.....
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Anybody in or around MTL? Maybe we could chat in french?
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Bonjour Richard, Good luck on your search. I certainly can't help on that front. All I have is what I remember from Grade 9 and 10................ Ou est le autobus? Le autobus came by and I got on.... All the best, Playing in the Tower with Eyes on Fire in El Paso with a Cat
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Any heads in Ottawa?? I'm heading to PA to see the Boys on April 22, Drop me a line
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Merci, Playin'. Hope you get some billets for the next tournée.
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Hi Richard, Canadian Dead, Litlebri, Jodster and all, We (my wife and I) are going to one - April 21st in Buffalo.------weeee!!!!!!!!!! I wish they would come to Ontario some time. Do you know if any of them come over the boarder to play? I took a large cookie tin and an old jean shirt (with cool paint splatter from various artistic endevours in our basement with my two kids) and redrew the steal your face logo from One from the Vault. It was a beautiful sunny day and I spent a good deal of it outside in a chair listening to you know who and working on the shirt. A good (Grate) day. I will be wearing this at the show. I'll post a pic soon. Here is a gift to you all, and all others reading this message; In case you are not aware, you should check out nugs.net. Go to "free stash" (top right corner I think). There are 43 (?) dead shows there for your listening enjoyment. I also, just yesterday signed up for "The Deadpod" . Started by some Dead loving proffesor. Free in I-Tunes. This morning listening to a great acoustic set from 70'. Richard, Playin' ---- coooollll. Peace. Later, Playin' (Playing in the Tower with Eyes on Fire in El Paso with a Cat)
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My wife Marjelaine and I got tix for Nasseau Coliseum april 24. Already choose my t-shirt; the good ol'' SYF. We gonna fly to LaGarda.and hit the parking lot scene. She will live it for the first time. Anybody join us? We will be the couple who speak french together. See you there and till that day, have a grateful wait! Peace and Dead.
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Richard, Thanks for the invite. Love to go. The budget and other assorted resposibilities do not abide. The Buffalo April 21st show is all we can catch this year. If I think of it I will send an e-mail of the highlights from that show before you drop in for the show on the 24th. Have a grate time. Playin' (Playing in the Tower with Eyes on Fire in El Paso with a Cat)
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and I will follow with mine.
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:)
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Hi Canadian Heads, I just ordered the Grateful Dead Movie yesterday using some points I didn't even know I had accumulated...it was expensive, though with the points it's like its free! Anyway looking forward to it arriving and to firing it up. I remember experiencing it in the mid-eighties and havn't seen it since. Any recommendations as to 73' dead, I am starting to gravitate toward 73' lately..... Playing in the Tower with Eyes on Fire in El Paso with a Cat
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For some 73 Dead check out 2/15/73 Dane County Madison WI. and for some 73 Canadian Dead check out 6/22/73 PNE Coliseum BC
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Anyone heading down to this show? If you are send me a message and well party together.
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post in the Meet Me in Wilkes-Barre topic!
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Hi Marye or other, I can't seem to find the "Meet Me in Wilkes-Barre" topic. Where is it hiding? Playing in the Tower with Eyes on Fire in El Paso with a Cat
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It's right here. Conversation is always more interesting than recitation, so speak your mind and not someone else's.
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Peace, Playing in the Tower with Eyes on Fire in El Paso with a Cat
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Greetings Can-heads! It's good to see a few folks here gearing up for the shows. A few of us will be heading to MSG from Toronto. Although there's no room in the van, we hope to meet other heads for before- and after-party fun. Any shows/jams much appreciated. Check out the Deadheads>Scene> for hookups at specific shows. I was listening recently to a show my partner was at: Kingswood, ON, June 30, 1987. Here's the archive.org link: http://www.archive.org/details/gd87-06-30.schoeps.ladner.8577.sbeok.shnf Any other great Canadian shows are ALWAYS appreciated. My first were Copps Coliseum, Hamilton, ON, March 20, 21, 1992. Beautiful stuff, folks! Love to all, K
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Hey I was wondering where all the Canadian Heads went. Just going to Buffalo this year. I have been seeing shows since Hampton Spring Tour 1992. A few a year mostly near the border, perhaps I have met some of you already? I am always scanning licence plates at shows and will continue to be on the lookout for you guys. Mine = Ontario Plates on a red ford ranger ( will will have beers YAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!! ) Have a great day everone !!!!!! ...Chris
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Hi folks, I got a message from an inquiring mind as to what makes Canadian Deadheads different from other heads. I'll share my reply and wonder what you all think... I myself wonder what it is. Maybe we feel bonded by the fact that our culture is slightly different than our neighbours to the south - our population is much smaller and we find comfort in finding fellow heads in the same country. We have a strong sense of our own geography, landscapes that we love, places we've had to endure... imagine the Canadian version of American folklore with place names and eras and histories that we share in common. Coming from this perspective and loving the Dead make for a special combination. Also, Dead shows in Canada are rare and special treats and we tend to remember them fondly. One of the most distinguishing features, I think, is that because of this, we all end up crossing the border for shows and that is quite an adventure. Many a road story about being stopped at the border and searched, sent back, arrested, etc.... It's like a rite of passage that we all have had to endure. It also means that most of us are dry once we cross to the "other side" and need to start making friends quick if we're going to get a good buzz. Maybe that's why Canadians are known to be so friendly! Any thoughts? I find it an interesting discussion worthy of its own Canadian studies course. Maybe I'll get my partner who's a prof and Dead scholar to create it! Love meeting you all in the virtual realm. K
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I have so many stories about the border. It has become some what of an art form. !!!! ...chris
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Thanks !!!!. for making it real !!!
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Although I was technically born here in SF, Ca.- my dad was born & raiaed in Edmonton, Alberta & my grandparents had a farm out there that they homesteaded about 1900 from Europe....the point being that I've always considered myself half a Canook (as told to me by my Canadian cousins).....just sending some love up your way.....xoxoGypsy Cowgirl ps-dad was naturalized US citizen about 1942 have fun @ the shows & HOWDY!
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Sounds like everything you just could be in a canadian beer commercial! So I would say the same + beer = can-head (nice little stereotype i know) night! ~littlebri
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As with all things USA we must convert to Canadian !!! Km/Hr = Kanadian miles per hour Maple Sugar Magnolia> Mississauga 1/2 Step> Traffic Jam> Alaberta Getaway> Help On The Way > Slipknot > CN Tower Jaques Straw from Ottawa> Snow Many Roads> (Stephen) Harpers Farm I posted these a few years ago...They are a bit cheesey... ...Chris
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Ha! Cheesy but even funny for vegans. Keep the puns coming! I remember at Copps in Hamilton (March 20,21 1992) there was a hotel across the street with an elaborate lunch menu sandwich board that someone in the know had converted entirely with GDead references. Things like Cold Rain & Snowpeas salad, Loose Juicy, China Cat Sunflower bread... It went on & on... I can't do it justice. K
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On another note, those of us who will be going on Spring Tour can still use driver's license and birth certificates to cross on land, but new laws will mean that EVERYONE travelling to the US, whether by land or air must have a passport as of JUNE 1, 2009. That means that Rothbury will only be possible with a passport. Just thought you'd like to know! K
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Got my mail order tickets today. FL 1 Row 6 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you GDTSTOO !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ...Chris
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Chris what date are your tix for? I'm still waiting for my Wilkes-Barre tix!!! I still have some through Consider It Dan but GDST has some killer floor seats. Fare Thee Well
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Due to your fondness for our Country, your clear sense of good judgement when it comes to music, and a sence I get that you would be an asset to Canada, it is my distinct pleasure to award to you, Gypsy Cowgirl, on behalf of all Canada and all its citizens whether they be Deadheads, crazy bald heads, or no heads (decapitated in horrible car accidents) an honourary (honorary) Canadian citizenship. May you never be hassled at any border between our nations or by any of our citizens. Sincerely, Playing in the Tower with Eyes on Fire in El Paso with a Cat P.S. There is something about California that makes me feel right at home, perhaps partially our accents (or lack thereof depending on point of view) are very similar. While I havn't been in years, I felt very at home there. Also, I am very impressed with California in its leading of environmental initiatives in North America. P.P.S. had a beautiful moment this morning - I was listening to a 77' dead at a fair volume while showering and I heard a door slam and the music got quieter. When finished I opened the door to my room and found my 2 kids (7 and 6), hopping up and down on my bed, great big smiles on their faces, shinning flashlights on the walls while listening to a fine version of Good Lovin'. What happy loving music. The GD just make me feel so good! Peace
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Thanks! I gladly accept the Official Canadian Citizen Award. We visited many times, but only to BC (wanted to go further east, but dad was driving) & I was a young child. We (hubby & me) had our honeymoon on Victoria Island, though in '94.....last trip up north was in 1998! when will you be sending the papers? I have many cousins up there, the ones in Alberta-we've never met........"long distance runner" ?? 1 in BC loves the GD great about your kids dancing!
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just remember we've been to Toronto on a tour.....where else was it?????
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don't know what happened to my post accepting your Official Canadian Citizenship- all my life I've thought I should've had 2 citizenships......Thanks!
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The tix I got were for Buffalo. The only show I will be going to (((((sweeet seats!!!!!!)))) later dude ...chris
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Dear Gypsy, As far as paper work goes, if you send me your address I'll forward the documents to you (sending through private e-mail message might be best) perhaps with a drawing or two from my little sweet cheeks (she kind on reminds me of the pic of your darling one - one of your grandkids no doubt (from your bio)) . Or you could go without the official paperwork. They don't need too see "no stinckin' badges" anyway. Just tell anyone who hassles you for the paperwork that I vouch for you and please remind them that as part of our agreement noone is allowed to hassle you. Anyway, as far as the pre-mentioned strangeness, the show you forwarded to me was from my birthday when I was 3. I was born 27/07/70. Perhaps needless to say, 7's seem significant, or at least stand out, to me especially in 3's. Anyway I'm looking forward to listening to the 27/07/73 show you sent my way as I've been gravitating toward 73' shows lately (maybe I mentioned that on a previous e-mail that you saw? or perhaps some more weirdness is afoot). Peace, Love and all the good things, Playing in the Tower with Eyes on Fire in El Paso with a Cat
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Hi all, Today is the 18 year anniversary that I sent roses ("it must have been the roses", well at least they certainly didn't hurt any) to my then girlfriend (now wife) that essentially started our courtship. Also, I just got a call from her. She just got acepted into teachers college!!!! We are going out to celebrate both tonight. Peace, Playing in the Tower with Eyes on Fire in El Paso with a Cat
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J'ai reçu mes billets pour Uniondale cet après-midi. 22 jours encore!
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Félicitations! Je compte aussi les 23 jours jusqu'au 25 avril à MSG. D'après les vidéos on va bien s'amuser! Essaye de dormir un peu...
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Excellent français. De quelle région-ville-pays es-tu? Je croyais être le seul à parler français sur ce site. Content de pouvoir "deviser entre copain". A plus.
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Je suis anglophone du sud de l'Ontario, sur le lac Érié, j'ai appris mon français en immersion et j'ai continué mes études au niveaux secondaire et universitaire. J'enseigne présentement la 2e année, immersion française, à Peterborough, ON. Merci de tes compliments! J'essaye de mon mieux de poursuivre ma deuxième langue - c'est la première fois que je puisse discuter mes intérêts quand au Grateful Dead en français. Vive la nouveauté! For those who didn't get that, it's just a plot to take over Deadnet by French-speaking narcs. =) D'où viens-tu, Richard?