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To late

Mother inlaw needs firewood for the upcomming winter, brother inlaw and I spent many hours yesterday and today getting wood, cutting and stacking. Days off are the only days one can set aside for such chores. Still need that # of Pa. shows, as far as where in Pa. Thanks and happy labor day.

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Thanks for digging up the results.

Thanks to the folks who found the number of shows played in PA. I am familiar with Deadbase, but had no idea you could find a tally there. Anywho, happy Labor Day - that means don't labor too hard.
Peace All,
Zachary

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Pa.

Where did the Dead play in Pa. so often? I know Phily was big, but where else?

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DeadBase

For those who don't know, DeadBase is online.

http://www.dharmarose.com/deadbase/dbsearch.html

Peace,
Richard

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“How do we stop ourselves turning into our parents?

Cosmic badger, I have been thinking about the following that you wrote and have a few thoughts.
You said:
“How do we stop ourselves turning into our parents?
OK philosophers help me with this one
so many people I've known for years are becoming frighteningly 'conventional' in their middle years and saying and doing stuff that they themselves would have despised or laughed at years ago So.......
How do we stop ourselves turning into our parents?
How do we stop people we love turning into their parents?
Or maybe turning into your parents is the natural course of things not so bad?
Why does old = conservative for so many people? Does it have to?
I need this information, dear deadheads to help stave off an impending midlife crisis!!!!”
My response is:
I think that we are just naturally going to play it safer as we grow older and start to have responsibilities such as a career, a home, a family. Our priorities change and our hormones cool. If we are mature we are caring more for others in some form than when we were younger.
But many people start to become closed to others, the world around them, experiences, new ideas and forms of art.
We are going to age and have less time to explore as our responsibilities towards others and goals may take up the time we formerly used to explore the world.
What I think you are talking about is how do we stay young at heart and open to the world instead of closed.
I think we have to keep our minds, bodies and spirits active. We need to continue to explore and see and listen with a sense of awe and wonder to our amazing planet and universe.
Here is some of what I try to incorporate in to my life to stay open and young, not with the success I always want but I do make the attempt
1. Regular aerobic exercise, pumping that blood and moving the body. I feel so much more alive after hiking, biking, walking, jogging. The refreshed and open body.
2. Exploring new ideas and art. Reading always and sometimes looking at things outside your normal interests. New music is refreshing. By people new to you. Theater – live people in front of you enacting a story. The refreshed and open mind
3. Some form of spirituality, whether it is Tai Chi, meditation, yoga, communing with nature. The refreshed and open spirit.
I do think one thing that makes people old and closed is too much of intoxicants and attachments whether their drug is tv, pot, alcohol, attachment to money and possessions, the list goes on.
So having said all this I have concerns about the loss of connection to nature that is increasing in our world and that many of the young have. If I have this and other concerns about younger generations am I becoming old and like our parents? I think not but I do worry about all of us and the young especially becoming so involved in the artificial world of the screen (tv, dvds, games, internet) and ignoring real people and the natural world.

Do I contradict myself?
Very well then I contradict myself,
(I am large, I contain multitudes.)
Walt Whitman-Song of Myself

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The final tally was......

CA 854
NY 309
PA 101
MA 84
IL 78
NJ 54
CO 49
OR 48
OH 47
MD 44
FL 39
CT 37
VA 37
GA 36
WI 35
MI 32
MO 32
Canada 30
WA 30
TX 28
NC 27
England 23
IN 22
NV 20
RI 20
Wash DC 17
AZ 16
ME 16
MN 16
KS 11
France 10
West Germany 10
IA 9
LA 9
UT 9
OK 8
HI 7
KT 7
TN 6
AL 5
Germany 5
NE 5
NM 5
Denmark 4
The Netherlands 4
Vermont 4
Alaska 3
Egypt 3
WV 2
ID1
Jamaica 1
Luxembourg 1
MS 1
MT 1
NH 1
Scotland 1
SC 1
Spain 1
Sweden 1

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Ohio

I think maybe Ohio came on really strong fom the late 80's till the end. With all the venues they had. Richfield coliseum for example, hosted the Dead Three nights in the spring and three nights in the fall as well as buckeyelake in the summers and so on. Don't have any facts to back me up on this subject though, so that is just my humble oppinion.

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A Ranked Order of States the Dead Played

You could find this in Deadbase. My copy is Deadbase 2 and only covers through 1987. As of then.

CA 679
NY 216
PA 67
MA 61
IL 55
CO 39
OR 35
NJ 34
CT 32
MO 30
VA 30
TX 27
OH 27

Do I contradict myself?
Very well then I contradict myself,
(I am large, I contain multitudes.)
Walt Whitman-Song of Myself

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Ohio

I'm also from Pa., but I'd have to say Ohio would be ahead of Pa. as far as # of performances. The Spectrum had alot of dates, but the only other big venue was Pittsburgh, the Dead only played there once or twice a year.

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I checked at furthur.net

but i didn't find it there . . .
~KRISSY~

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