Grateful Dead

Introducing Ourselves - Part 2

Since the original topic now has hundreds of introductions and is getting a bit hard to navigate, this seems as good a time as any to launch a new one.

The original is here, should you wish to catch up on the who's who since this opened up in May.

If you haven't introduced yourself yet, please do! And if you already have, but have something new to tell us about you and your life, speak up!

(A bit of housekeeping business so we don't have to repost everything we posted before--izzie and I are the moderators here, and for our more extensive intros see the original topic.)

Thanks and welcome!


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thibbye's picture
Joined: Mar 7 2008
A Recovering Lawyer

I went to law school, graduated, passed the bar and became a lawyer. I am so, so sorry about that. I really hope that the damage I did to the world will soon pass, even though the evil that men do lives on after them. At least I quit when I realized what I had done. Now I try to do some good every day to try and compensate. It's not enough, but the effort is there. I play the Dead through my headphones to try and repair my soul. Please let that be enough. But who am I kidding? I was a lawyer. My God, what have I done? Peace.

idmando's picture
Joined: Jun 16 2007
new to posting my info

i am new to posting. ive been a deadhead since mid seventies hit some shows late seventies and the eighties mostly chicago and wisconsin , area.rosemont horizon, alpine valley and popular creek. needed to stay away from the party for sometime which at times i regret but kept me alive then i went to see the other ones in pa (montage) and nj (continenal areana). excellent shows. the music never stopped i kept listening. I am grateful for this site thanks

wobbs7's picture
Joined: Jun 7 2007

there's lots of different kinds of "theys" out there, most of 'em aren't very cool, but some of 'em will do in a pinch.

Thanks for the welcome

iknowurider's picture
Joined: Oct 23 2007
Wobbs 7

I get that too, obvioulsy "they" have no taste for the finer things in life!

Peace & Welcome

wobbs7's picture
Joined: Jun 7 2007
Hello to all like myself

Do people around you tell you that they are sick of hearing The Dead? That that's all you listen to> well that's what I get most of the time.

So it's nice to hang with people who appreciate the finest things in life.

I'll be pokin around here now and again, so maybe well bumb into each other and say Hi.


143or245's picture
Joined: Oct 18 2007
Welcome Muffin

i know u will find some kind people here...i loved ur website and sent my wife there to buy some of ur necklaces.

stay safe and feel good!
>><<<< :>

muffin's picture
Joined: Mar 3 2008
hey now!

Hi all...

I am melissa, though picked up the nick name muffin about 8 years ago. Followed the Grateful Dead from about 90-mid 94...always used my real name on tour, never a "rainbow" name, which is funny as my friends giving me a nickname now, but that is a whole different story and world from tour anyway!

lived in the haight, la, oakland, and many other wonderful places...

I do miss my boys and would have stayed through the end if not for the state of ohio thinking differently!

anyway, I have long waited to join here, and lately have had the time to do so, what with it being so cold and icky this winter!


CalebIsHungry's picture
Joined: Feb 27 2008
Newly Dead in the head.

I would love to tell you that, in my 29 years on the planet, I've been listening to the Grateful Dead, swapping tapes, and enjoying this global family. The truth is, up until about 4 years ago, I knew the song "Truckin'," and that's about it. Then, I met this wonderful young lady who has been a Deadhead most of her life. She, in turn, introduced me to the Dead and their enormous body of work. I will admit, it was a bit overwhelming at first, but over the last few years, and several festivals to boot, I have grown into a full blow fanatic. I've played guitar for many years and I just love to hear Jerry and Bobby riff off of each other.

That all being said, my name is Caleb. I married the love of my life, Amber, on Nov. 4th, 2006. We live in Oklahoma and are both enrolled in college here. She is a pre-med student, and I am going to school to be a special education teacher. We both have a deep passion for music, especially live music. She introduced me to the festival life and I have truly become addicted to the experience. I have a band and I believe our Myspace page is linked below. Other than that, I am looking forward to getting to know some of you and maybe meeting at some shows here and there. I am trying to talk my wife into going to Mountain Jam this June to see Bob and Ratdog in NY. I think that is all for right now. I look forward to extending my musical family with you all.


Joined: Jun 14 2007
Hey Now,

Just the last couple years have been my "peak" period of Dead interest, but I've been listening to them off and on for about 20 years, saw a few late 80s/early90s shows at Autzen in Eugene, OR and one in the early 90s at Shoreline. Always dug it but just never quite got that "Must revise lifestyle to maximize show attendance!" zap...or at least it never lasted. Now I'm regretting it and downloading all the great shows I could have been at if only I'd had better priorities! I was primarily a punk rock kid during the 80s, that was a fun scene too. Last October I saw Phil at the Avalon in Chicago and was totally blown away!! Regret that I only got to see one night and will try not to make that mistake next time a Dead-related project comes through Chicago! Would love to connect with other like-minded folks in the Chicago area, especially if you're into bicycling.

marye's picture
Joined: May 26 2007
hey Todd!

welcome, and head on over to the Tapers area of the forum and sign up for some vines!


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Introducing Ourselves - Part 2