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marye's picture
Joined: May 26 2007

you might try the 45 Years So Far topic for the moment.

buddy plant's picture
Joined: Jul 7 2007
But sometimes the whole show...

... is NOT in the vault. As I remember it, the guy who did most of the taping was Kidd Candelario, a long -time roadie with the band. If he had other, more important issues, for example helping Billy with a loose drum mount, or something else to do, then the taping took a back seat. Not sure when the band made taping the WHOLE show a priority, but I think it was sometime in the late 80's or the early 90's. That's the way it's been in town...

cosmicbadger's picture
Joined: Jun 13 2007
Whole shows vs compilations referendum

Marye: How about a forum on this.

Once again the debate is raging about whole shows vs compilations. In the latest Rhino era (since this revamped site was launched). I make the score so far this

Total 9 Whole shows: RT2.2 (2/14/68); 3 From the Vault (2/19/71); Winterland Box Set (11/9/73/11/10/73;11/11/73); Cow Palace (12/31/76); To Terrapin (5/28/77); Road Trips Whole Show Download (11/5/79); Road Trips Whole Show Download (11/6/79)

Total 7 Compilations: RT1.1 (Fall’79); RT1.2 (Oct 77); RT1.3 (Summer 71); RT1.4 (Oct 78); RT2.1 (Sept 90); RT2.3 (June 74); Rockin’ the Cradle (Sept 78)

So its a more or less even balance now, with whole shows slightly favoured (mainly because of the 73 set)

So how about a referendum on future policy. Please post your preference from the following list

A. Whole shows only

B. Mostly whole shows with a few compilations

C. About even balance of compilations and whole shows

D. Mostly compilations with a few whole shows

E. Compilations only

If we post our choices A,B,C,D or E in the subject box,then it will be easy to monitor the results. Then we can rant as much as we like in the comment box.

marye's picture
Joined: May 26 2007

GOTV comes up in the What's Your Favorite Summer Festival topic; if it gets really overwhelmed there I'll move it. Ditto Nelsons Ledges. I've heard great things about both of them.

kottonmouthjeff__'s picture
Joined: Jan 29 2009
Would enjoy to hear some positive vibes about a Fall venue

Only had a chance to catch both shows at the Spectrum. It was the closest location because I live in Ohio. In recent years, the band seems to circle around us Ohioans. C town baby. The only event to look forward to is Nelsons Ledges.


noonie's picture
Joined: Jul 31 2007
hey how about

gathering of the vibes topic in the festivals's one of the most family friendly festivals one point they were even pet friendly

thanks mary for all your hard work

peace and hugs to all

marye's picture
Joined: May 26 2007
sorry, the deal here

as on Dead Net Central, is that only moderators can start topics. This is fundamentally a chaos-management decision we made two years ago, and having seen some of the more free-for-all sites have big problems with everything from sheer overwhelming size to invasions of bad actors, we have not, to put it mildly, had cause to regret that decision.

As for the variations on the theme of best-of, I'm all for it if they've got enough popular support. Any interest, folks?

Northbound Train's picture
Joined: Mar 3 2008

Love the forums here but I have a few suggestions. I hang my hat at several difft forums from Fantasy Football to Gambling sites to Grateful Dead etc, etc....

WHy is it that we can't start our own new threads??? I've never seen anything like that at any forum, anywhere.

I like the idea of the "Best of" thread but it is 200 posts long and IMO would be best served if you have say a best of "Loser" thread, best "Terrapin" etc, etc... I am a long time Head but I can tell you I don't know shows and dates off the top of my head like some of these cats do. I read through 100 posts in that thread looking for the best Terrapin and haven't come across much yet. Maybe individual threads for each song, or maybe have a thread devoted to what we would like to see as a "Best of" thread... I know Loser and Terrapin would be my first two.

That's my .02 on that topic.

How bout a Best of 70's shows, Best of 80's etc, etc??? Best of Brent shows???

Maybe an all time Best Show thread....members would post their favorite show which in turn staff would narrow down and maybe a poll of some sort to get the All Time Top 10 shows....see, I'd start these threads but unfortunately I am "not allowed to post new content in forum"...that's mind boggling to me that I can't create a thread on a forum...isn't that what forums are all about?

One other thing in regards to the forums...I notice you don't have a "quote" option, where we can't quote another members post and answer it directly. There are two members looking for the best Days Between in that thread, we should be able to quote it and answer it directly rather than just make a post.

Let me know if you need any additional help.

Northbound Train

marye's picture
Joined: May 26 2007

we thought about that but we're not set up so well for it. Until such time as that changes, please feel free to avail yourself of the In Search Of (people, info, stuff) topics for this purpose.

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Joined: Dec 27 2008
new topic

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