Hello, I've just checked out this site, I remember my first dead show at the Kaiser auditorium in Oakland around the start of April in 1989, and the opening number was ' Touch of Grey', it was a truly beautiful track, the whole enviroment, atmosphere, was so nice. I had never been to anything like this at all. Well, not quite true, I saw the Jerry Garcia band about a week before that somewhere in San Fran, which gave me a little taster, if my memory is right, the opening track was 'Tangled up in blue'. The whole show, ambience, it was like being teleported into another universe.... of nice people. I'm writing all this because I think I was really lucky to have shared those experiences, my mind was expanded, and I am so glad to have been part of that experience. I saw the Dead on other occassions and each time was special in its own way. As my name suggests, I live in Canning Town, east London. Marin county it 'aint. San Francisco, Santa Cruz are beautiful places. Thanks for the cherished memories
Hello everybody from Chicago!
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you need the They Love Each Other...But... topic.
Idaho folks, speak up!
are ther any of us here in idaho???like the eastrn side,i never see any deadhead stikrs around this area...i love my wife vry much but i dont think she understands,yes she loves the band but when u spent years upon years listening and travelin to showz u cant afford but manage to makeit anyway u can......its like my soul is lost and duznt know wher to turn..i have mist jerry so much i still shed tears for him....sum1 just sum1 reply and tell me ther is sum around my area who feels the way i do....
okay thanks so much!
more anecdotally, you might want to check out the topic If It Wasn't Your First Show... in which people talk about their more life-changing concerts.
Go to the Grateful Dead collection. Sort by download count. The shows that have been downloaded the most are a pretty accurate picture of really good dead shows. There is also some serious commentary there.