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marye's picture
Joined: May 26 2007
hey 71

not sure who you're calling names up there, but hey, this is the official Grateful Dead site and we do allow trading of shows that are not commercially released. I'd suggest paying a visit to The Vineyard and getting some ideas.

Meanwhile, feel free to head over to the Gainful Employment topic and post about being a locomotive engineer. Which, I suspect, is a dream job for a lot of us.

DarkStarr1971's picture
Joined: Jul 14 2008
advice on getting started in tape trading

well hello all, I'm new here on the site, I was lucky to see 2 shows back in the 90s, Chicago's Soldier Field show, Saturday, June, 19th, 1993 what a 1st show for me,, a big bolt of lightning hit down right behind the stage veiw just outside the stadium, it came right down thru the orange foggy haze just as the band started to warm up,everyone felt it, I felt it, I was a very big fan from that show on, i also seen the very last show at Buckeye Lake, in Oh, 1994, i always wanted to get a copy of these taped shows i always noticed the taper section, but i never was lucky to meet anyone who taped, I wish i could have, if i only new then how much i would enjoy listening to whole shows later in life, and how much relaxation it would bring me,, i would have been right there at the show,(,any show within driving distance 2 or 3 days,) with my mike pole up,taping everything I could,, well hindsights,, any how, i am so interested in starting to collect and share tapes or recordings. I know this is somthing that is frowned on as of late by the high ups, but as i remember from being at the shows the tapers were a big part of it,, almost as the members of the band wanted to put on a great show for not only the audiance but also the tapers, now it seems from what i read that the HighWhigs are not as into fans sharing, they want to be the only kid at school with a big great tasting peice of Grateful Deadalicious, and there chewing hard and lip smacking,, but they dont have enoughto share with the class funless you have 99.95, well anyways same ole story, im really wanting to start getting some shows to listen to and share, i really really love listening to whole shows, i was in a motercycle accident last year i still am not walking, but i will someday, and i have a lot of time to listen, i am a Locamotive Engineer by trade, but im on medical leave right now, if there is anyone who might have some extra time to help me get started with a few recordingings so i would have somthing to trade with others when obtaining i would be so so "grateful" and i will try to make it up to u with some of my music thats related you might not have my email is im Craig, thanks my freinds,,

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Joined: Jun 10 2007
In Honor of " Andy" John Andrew Vojtko

I wish to Inform the Deadhead community that my Best Friend in the entire world as passed and any fellow heads that would know him (and there were many, many heads)should know that this happened, particularily Tony in Portland that i do not know how to contact but I saw at the 2004 show there with the Dead. Andy was a model deadhead in his belief system or principals. Jerry would of have been proud to call him friend , he never wanted to be a typical fan or hassle anyone at anytime. He was my music partner we went to so many shows together , the ones on my profile is a small sampling. His knowledge of the music and the Dead plus numerous other band community was like a library of knowledge , The vault people could of used Andy. The following is his Obit and the DEADHEADS worldwide weather you knew him or not, should heed to his passing. His story is 30 years plus and amazing. It would take more space than I'm provided to tell the story from beginning to end.

I have been given his music collection , which is quite extensive in tapes as well as CD's , Probably more than 3000 pieces or more. I will be cataloging this collection of live shows and all. The following is the OBIT , My Tears have flown for three days now since I found out. Yesterday was the big day for the furneral and being with his family. I have known Andy since we were 15 years old.

John Andrew "Andy" Vojtko
John Andrew "Andy" Vojtko of Libertyville Visitation for John Andrew "Andy" Vojtko, 45, will be from 1 p.m. until the time of the services at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 28, at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 29700 N. St. Mary's Road, Libertyville, with Pastor Robert Davis officiating. Born Aug. 18, 1962, in Libertyville, he passed away Wednesday, June 25, 2008. Andy had lived in the Libertyville-Mundelein area all his life. He was a 1980 graduate of Libertyville High School, received an associates degree from the College of Lake County and attended Illinois State University. He was a charter member of Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Libertyville and was employed as a cook at Winchester House for many years. Andy enjoyed music, model trains, the outdoors, various pets and cooking. Surviving are his parents, Gerald and Delores Vojtko of Libertyville; two sisters, Jane (Charles) Binning of Cornville, Ariz. and Lynne (Darren) Rogers of Wauconda; and his favorite nephew and niece, Ethan and Brianna Rogers. Memorial contributions can be made to your favorite charity. Arrangements were made by Burnett-Dane Funeral Home, Libertyville, 847-362-3009.
Published in the Chicago Suburban Daily Herald on 6/27/2008.

Joined: Jun 13 2007
Wave That Flag Tour

In 2004, The Dead posted one song from each show on the tour on the website for download. I just had a recent hard drive crash and lost mucho GB of live music. (I was going to backup, I swear). Most of these songs I had burned to CD, and I only need the last four songs on the tour. Can anybody point me to a download site to grab these four songs. I would prefer the unedited versions, as e-tree has a (dead) torrent of edited files. Thanks much.

Joined: Jun 4 2008
The Other Ones/ the Dead

Any shows from "the Other Ones" and "the Dead"...Please contact me at
Many thanks, Steve

dstache's picture
Joined: Sep 10 2007
tape v WAV

Ripping and burning a WAV CD takes about 10 minutes total vs the 90 minutes it takes to do a tape, so don't use time as an excuse, deadtaper!!! I don't do FLAC either, WAV sound is good enough for me. Come check out the vineyard and start collecting some higher sound quality shows!!!

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Joined: Mar 20 2008
Tape Trees/vines

Hey Now,
Been on here today reading all the posts about people having problems with downloading files, and using Lossless instead of MP's to get a true sound balance, and files not loading.
I was thinking, what ever happened to tape trees? I wanted to make the jump to digital but its too time consuming vs. spinning tapes. The amount of tapes I have are in the thousands.
I use 2 Sony TC KE500S single well decks, with monster cable feeds. So, Hunter, if you read this. If there is anyone who wants to do a tape tree or vine let me know. I would be more than able to assist with the project. Maybe a best of '95 or something like that. Just a thought for all the people having problems with this digital realm.

Let the music flow..


Joined: Aug 2 2007
ISO The Dead 8/8/03 Darien Lake, NY

I've been trying to trade for a copy of The Dead 8/8/03 Darien Lake w/ Bob Dylan. Can't seem to find a copy. I was at the show, and would love a keepsake if anyone can help me out please PM me or e-mail, Thanks so much!


playdead's picture
Joined: Jun 5 2007
Cal Expo

I am looking for someone to hopefully reseed 5-20-92....I am stuck at 82% for months now
I would be very grateful!
Peace to you and yours

"Emancipate yourself from mental slavery...none but ourselves can free our minds"

Exploratory Data Analysis Dead's picture
Joined: May 12 2008
spring and summer 1991

The only complete 91' shows I have on tape are Charlotte & Greensboro NC. I think those were in April. They did "Loose Lucy" at the Charlotte show. Both of these were indoor arena shows so the sound is not all that great but ok.

It's been 13 some years, and the "last" show 7-9-95 has not been released? I am still waiting too. For crying out loud, it could be one of the downloadable series sets.


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