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Old Renaissance Faire Grounds - August 27, 1972

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Old Renaissance Faire Grounds

August 27, 1972

Veneta, OR US

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Springfield Creamery benefit - "Field Trip" - also: NRPS

Set List:

Promised Land
Sugaree
Me and My Uncle
Deal
Black Throated Wind
China Cat Sunflower
I Know You Rider
Mexicali Blues
Bertha

Playing in the Band
He's Gone
Jack Straw
Bird Song
Greatest Story Ever Told

Dark Star
El Paso
Sing Me Back Home
Sugar Magnolla
Casey Jones

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One of the best days of my life

We drove over caravan style from Adytum (9 miles above Lowell) in a 1950 panel truck (GMC) and my brother's 1948 ford pick-up. The traffic jam from Eugene to Veneta was a record breaker for the state of Oregon up to that point. The heat may have been a record breaker also, as it hovered around a 100. A couple of sky divers parachuted down during the NRPS set. Also red tail hawks flew over (was it during "Last Lonely Eagle"?). I was 18, had moved away from home by way of Table Mountain (7-4-72, Granby, Colorado)- White Buffalo above Strawberry Lake. These are hints for some of you who were there and others who were not. So back to Veneta, Texas medicine, primera vez. Thank you Q. The Dead roared to life and yes, 3 sets with some of the finest renditions of "China Cat Sunflower"- "I Know You Rider"ever and perhaps the most stellar version of "Bird Song" ever to grace the void of the Universe." Dark Star" covered the field of souls with waves of beauty and power of the "Gods" or call it the "Muse" that flowed through the band as a mighty wind. The third set I managed to stand on the planks set up in front of the stage. From that amazing perspective I stood six feet directly in front of Jerry. And what a "Dark Star" it was. My old dear friends from high school in Ct. were there in the crowd. (Mr.Jimmy,Theresa G.,Danno, and Wynn) They had driven up from San Francisco in the "Connecticut Cruiser". My brother and his dear wife Shelley were there. David K. and Michele were there. "Whamo" Glen and "Whamo Odie" were there. Most of the Pranksters were there. And I was there as a youth who had found one of many paths that led to beauty and wonder. I'll always remember that day as a jewel , a fine jade ,a gift from the "Gods". A true touch stone to the path of light, to keep me searching "for a heart of gold". So the gathered made good medicine that day. Thank You Jerry, Thank You Ken Kesey, Thank You Babbs, and yes Thank You Nancy, I still love your acidopholis yogurt.

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OK folks whats up with the

OK folks whats up with the writhing hippie dude perched on a pole from Jack straw >Dark star in the video. He appears at times to be rising out of Bob Weir's head like some spirit. Very weird...

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sitting here right now with

sitting here right now with a friend watching sunshine daydream... very fun dvd! we, too, had a laugh over the writhing spunion emerging from bob's cranium...

someone asked why zane or ken babbs haven't released the item commercially. if i have my chronology of the story right, someone in the prankster camp (not zane, but one of the old-timers) had been making bootleg vhs tapes of the show and selling it via a mail-order back in the early '90s and they got a spanking from GDM. in the time since, the release of this *crucial* piece of the grateful dead / prankster archival history.

zane doesn't sell releases of the dvd, but he's been known to burn and gift copies to people who treat him nicely... :)
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sitting here right now with

sitting here right now with a friend watching sunshine daydream... very fun dvd! we, too, had a laugh over the writhing spunion emerging from bob's cranium...

someone asked why zane or ken babbs haven't released the item commercially. if i have my chronology of the story right, someone in the prankster camp (not zane, but one of the old-timers) had been making bootleg vhs tapes of the show and selling it via a mail-order back in the early '90s and they got a spanking from GDM. in the time since, the release of this *crucial* piece of the grateful dead / prankster archival history.

zane doesn't sell releases of the dvd, but he's been known to burn and gift copies to people who treat him nicely... :)
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groovin' the light fantastic at http://www.popeshady.com
and http://people.tribe.net/shadygrove

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whoops... that post was a

whoops... that post was a mess... and double posted... anwayz, story as i heard it was the prankster selling bootleg vhs copies kind of bolloxed the release.. not sure why it's been in limbo for so long, but it's great stuff...

sorry 'bout the double post there... guess i hit "send" twice when it lagged on posting...

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The Grateful Dead - please release 8/27/72 petition

To: Grateful Dead

Whereas today, August 27, 2008, is the 36th anniversary of the classic Grateful Dead concert performed at the Old Renaissance Faire Grounds in Veneta, Oregon (a show popularly known as "Springfield Creamery Benefit" or "Field Trip");

Whereas multi-camera visual and multi-track audio recordings of said show are known to exist;

Whereas fans have circulated unofficial versions of the audio recordings and the video (popularly known as a move titled "Sunshine Daydream");

Whereas the Grateful Dead's business organization is involved in the commercial release of audio and visual material from its archive;

We, the undersigned fans, popularly known as "Dead Heads", petition the members of the Grateful Dead, their estates, business organization and representatives to release the recordings in their entirety, in deluxe packaging, in a manner that reflects the esteem with which this show is held in the fan community.

Thanks.

Sincerely,

The Undersigned

Click here for the petition.

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Cute infomercial

..." one man gone and another to go..."

Reading the "Signature" link to the Veneta petition pulls up a John McCain advertisement....kinda strange if you ask me.

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I WANNA BE KEN KESEY by Jeffrey Timko 10/16/2008

I wanna be Ken Kesey
then life would be so easy
Because I know I'm crazy
and only he can save me

I know I can pass the Test
Taking it would be the best
Daydreaming at a dairy
Just eat, trip, and be Merry

I wanna be Ken Kesey
then life would be so easy
Because I can't get ahead
and I'd be better off Dead!

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This was my first show!

I had heard the Dead on LPs but never live. Then when they came to the Fair, a friend of mine took me along. My goal at the time was to have a great time and sell a bunch of Window Payne. I had no idea what to expect.
I had been drafted into the Vietnam War was leaving at the end of Aug. 72.
To say the least it was a life changing event.
Rev. Scottie

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