glad you're here!
Well I have loved this site for a couple years and finally made a profile for myself. I love reading the stories and going through set lists. I saw the Dead 7 times before Jerry left and feel very blessed. My first show was 11/30/94 in Denver. I went thinking it would be fun, but it wasn't gonna be all they said it was. Well that first day was just soo overwhelming. The lot was so busy and lively. That first show was good but I think i was a mesmerized by my surroundings to fully enjoy the music. Well the next night was a different story. I was an 18 yr old college kid from WYO and anyways, I must've had sucker written on my forehead cuz i was sold a lot of bunk goodies. Nothing was happenin as I walked up the steps to go in. Kinda bummin. Then some brother held out his hand and GAVE me some boomers. I make it inside and the second song is 12 minutes of Sugaree. Jerry had a yellow light on him and I he reminded me of an innocent kitten playin with a ball of yarn. I got lost in watching him. Then, I snapped out of it and looked at the heads un the front row. There was nothin but smiles, dreadlocks and elbows flyin everwhere. Then I saw(in my mind) this wave of energy form from this one guy. It was like a drop in a pool of water, and the energy was expanding in a 360 pattern like a wave. Woah!!! It was comin towards me. I saw it climb up the seats through the people. The wave hit me. I started crying!!! What is happening to me. I have never experienced anything like this... It's just music. A stranger next to me must have seen me crying and asked if I was ok. I sniffled and said, "I've NEVER been better!!!" He passed me a bowl. I knew from that point on that the music and love of the Grateful Dead was for me.
Hi everybody!!! So glad to be here.
Im also new here!
It's nice to be on your community hope to have many friends here.
the In Search of Info topic...
Attended a very amazing show in the early 70's in Atlanta, but cannot find it in Archives, or anywhere else I have looked. I think it was in the Fox Theater, but could have been in the old Atlanta Municipal Auditorium. The band started off with an acoustic set - with Jerry playing pedal steel guitar almost the whole set. Then they took a break and came back out and did two electric sets. It was one of my earliest, and one of the best shows I ever saw (out of nearly 300), but I can't find ticket stubs or a show like it.
Which forum might I find an expert on this sort of thing in? Thx!
The album you mention would have come out 2 days before their first gig. By contrast, the first GD album came out 3/17/67 while it's first performance was 12/4/65.
I think I have the first Warlocks album dated May 3,1965 just two days before their first gig please someone help me to find out. Any info would be kind
hello, I am new on this forum and hoping I will have some great time here.
it has its own topic!
As for the movie, it seems to go in and out of release. I suspect with the impending theater release something is up. I'll make inquiries.
I am really excited to have found this forum. I have long loved the Dead. Although I'm coming up on 55 years old in a few months, I will never forgot the magic of a Grateful Dead concert. First time was driving up to San Francisco from Los Angeles in probably about 1977, at an indoor venue. I only wish that I could remember where we went to see them. It had to have been Winterland or Fillmore Auditorium.. Also saw them at Red Rocks Amphitheater in Colorado at night, UCLA Pauley Pavillion, and UC Santa Barbara (outdoor/daytime). Also saw Jerry Garcia with Merle Saunders at a converted movie theater on Lincoln Blvd, in Venice, Ca. Very nice performance. I suppose one regret I have in life is not going to see more of their concerts.
I am just now starting to compile some stuff through ITunes. One tip I'd like to share, I found this DVD for about $6 at Amazon. Festival Express a documentary of a concert tour in Canada, from about 1970. Really some great film making, which includes a very well done New Speedway Boogie, and also some great informal jam session, that includes Jerry Garcia.
Here you are http://www.amazon.com/Festival-Express-Janis-Joplin/dp/B000305ZDO
Could anyone could help me find a reasonable priced DVD of the Grateful Dead movie. They are priced at almost $100 on Amazon. Time to go have a look at the rest of dead.net.