Hi all... Great to be on board! I'm Jackie. I'm from smalltown Connecticut. I'm in my late 40s and saw the dead a lot starting in....hum...I think it was Colt Park in Hartford '75, maybe '76...I've lost track. Yike, how time flies. Let's face it, a lot has happened since then. I'm happy to see this new dead.net up and running since I spend a lot of time on the computer. Ciao for now.
My name is Dave and I am glad to see the new site up. I am from Jersey and my first show was mych later then a lot of you.LOL!! 11/10/85 at where else, the Brendan Byrne Arene in the Meadowlands. I am also on the phlizone and am a BIG ABB fan so i spend a lot fo time at that site as well. Just wanted to say hey and its good to be a part of this great community. Peace!
I first heard the Grateful Dead at my girlfriend's house. Her brother was playing an album. Then a friend asked if I could keep his roommate's tape collection for winter break. I listend to about ten tapes the first couple of days. Then I bought my first album,
Terrapin Station. It was the studio version of Terrapin Station that got me hooked. I saw my first show on 7/29/84. I only knew a handful of tunes, but they played Dear Mr. Fantasy which was my favorite tune at the time. I loved the sound The Dead had with Brent because of his full-color sound. The older I get the more I like the '71-'73 years.
What a diverse and fantastic gathering of like-minded people! Hello and good vibes to all! I have truly enjoying going through and reading all the introductions from brothers and sisters around the world. May the music never stop!
"I expect to pass through this world but once; any good thing therefore that I can do, or any kindness that I can show to any fellow creature, let me do it now; let me not defer or neglect it."
My name is Oscar, i'm from and live in Spain, in a forest in the province of Avila. My first show was in 81, the only time in Spain, 10/19/81 in Barcelona, (great experience and very good concert) after two more in London, 10/31/90 & 11/1/90. Follow the Ratdog tour in Europe in 2002 and Terrapin Station, in Alpine Valley some summer. Love these guys, it's music and it's spirit, and love too all deadheads in the world. I like much the sound of the seventy with the Godchaux.
music never stopped..
My name is violetta- the real name is close to that. My first show was in 1990, and I was VERY young....13. But the bus came by- and I attended many east coast shows until I was 15 in 92 and traveled until the end of the road. I can not remember all the shows I attended because- "all the years combined"- However, i think I appreciate more now than back then; what the boys brought into my life. I made some bad choices on tour, and had some great times. I started out an idealist, wearing patchwork and selling grilled cheese...I ended wearing skate shoes, jeans and living in a uhaul- however, things come full circle. I try and think back on the days between, and I had so much fun...but didn't realize just how lucky we kids were. I see and recall the demise of the band and jerry daily, and I reflect on the darkness I brought to the lot...but we all know- that darkness gives. I am so thankful for my experiences. The dead brought me the realms that I had only read about, and still continue to today. Some of my best friends I met on the road and my hubby too. I am and will always continue to be so grateful- http://www.myspace.com/violetcvkds
Hi trinxy : )
If there is a GD site..I'll surf it.
Hi from Long Island.
I am now a fairly conservative lawyer with two kids, although my politics are certainly left-leaning.
Got on the bus in college late seventies. First show Pittsburgh, April 18, 1978. Saw about 100 shows (plus some JGB) until about 1984. The music, the scene and the relationships really defined me, and I have nothing but great memories.
Although I never stopped listening to the music, I did not attend any Dead-related concerts after 84 until last summer when I caught Lesh at PNC. It was amazing-- I felt like 30 years had melted away.
Thanks for the new site, and I miss Jerry.
Greetings from the Lone Star State!
My name is Dallas (i'm female) - yes, it is my real name! - and I now live in Dallas, Texas. Oh, the irony! Lived and traveled all over the US and across the pond, but am now settled down in the Lone Star State.
My first show was Alfond Arena, U of Maine on April 19, 1983. Been on the bus ever since. My partner in crime is Eric Schwartz - does the Lone Star Dead Radio Show on 89.3 FM in Dallas/Fort Worth and streams live at KNON.org every Friday night from 8-10 central. We have 2 dogs, live next to White Rock Lake near downtown Dallas and enjoy life as much as possible.
I guess that's it. Cool space here!
Hi there. My name is Hunter. I'm a library assistant and a history student from West Chester, PA. My Father gave me my first tape (4/2/89 set II) when I was about 13 and it changed my life. A family friend from Ashland, OR was kind enough to help me out with a bunch of tapes in the beginning. Since then I've been trying to catch up on 30 years of GD music. Still tryin' to pick up on some of those older vibes by getting out to as many shows as I can in the Philadelphia area (Ratdog, Phil, DSO, Splintered Sunlight, ect.). Listening to the Dead has brought me so much happiness and been such an incredibly positive force in my life. I feel real fortunate for a place like this where I can share that with some like minded folks. Thanks! Rock on.
"The bottle was dusty but the liquor was clean."