looks like a cool road trip all right!
Well, I made it to the last Monterrey show with a couple hours to spare and really enjoyed my time at the show. Got the hell out of Dodge ater the show and headed to Pinnacles National Monument, then to Seqoia,Kings Canyon, Yosemite, and Lassen National Parks. i saw my first Black Bear of the year 33 hours after the show(cool story). Twas one of the best roadtrips my 18 year old Sheba and I have had. Well, i hope somebody sees this. luv2all
Having moved to Texas in '93, I have been Tom Hanks alone on island with my tapes (who we shall call Wilson) as far as my vicinity to fellow Deadheads goes. But every so often, when I run into a fellow Head at a concert, and spark up a conversation with a true lover of the band, there is a level and a depth to the conversation that most other bands, if any, create. Especially if they actually caught the Dead live in Jerry's time, or even saw some of the same shows I saw, it feels like catching up with family. There is something special about the Dead experience. It's more than just being stuck in the past- its a richer, more fulfilling emotion.
everyone lives in the past in one way or another.
i am not a fan of dead tribute/cover bands and being honest im not really a fan of further however if i lived in the states i would be attending the shows to meet other deadheads and enjoy that family feeling.And sugaree is right other people dont understand it and it is pure love.
I think it's truly fantastic when people try to recapture the spirit of the music of bands like The Dead. I never understood why some people are just so adamant about people not even touching dead band's music. It simply means that people are trying to pay homage to their favorite bands or reopen the flow of spirituality, creativity, and beauty that the 1960s had opened. I can understand someone being angry at a modern musician for trying to make a quick buck off of someone else's music. However, it's different if someone says,"hey, let's try to make someone feel the spirit that I felt when I first listened to 'Dark Star' or 'Love March' or 'Wooden Ships'." I apologize if this doesn't fit in with the current trend in the conversation, I just HAD to give my 2 cents on the main subject of the thread.
I haven't read all of the replies, but I am here because of the feeling the music gives me. Plain and simple, frineds who aren't heads ask me how and why I collect so many shows (of the same songs! lol) and my answer is that they can't know without being a part of it. It's love man, pure love
Agree with you on that Docks. And thanks also! Try to post there now and then because...
yeah well nevermind. As Lamagonzo also said, I struggle with myself over the site and the scene; but keep coming back on a mission of sorts.
By trying we can easily learn to endure adversity -- another man's I mean.
Sound like a plan.
I am one who will truly miss your words here at dead.net. My life has gotten so busy that I rarely login here but I do look thru the posts 2 or 3 times a week and your voice informs and reminds me to be focused toward our collective wellbeing. You and Tiger Lily in the "trouble ahead, trouble behind" forum -- I wish to thank you and her for the postings. I kind of grew up at the Fillmore, Winterland, and the Avalon. Many bands reflected the times but a hush would come over the hall with the first notes of Morning Dew and we all would ponder with them the seriousness of our time. And our purposes in it. Come hear Uncle John's Band, indeed. Your voice on this site is an Uncle John voice. I am also planning to see the movie you mentioned just recently. If you must go, don't go far or at least open that good old picture album now and again. Peace & Music