• Old Renaissance Faire Grounds - August 27, 1972
    Springfield Creamery benefit - "Field Trip" - also: NRPS

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  • 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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Springfield Creamery benefit - "Field Trip" - also: NRPS
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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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the best birdsong ever! one more time... the best birdsong ever
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What a great film Sir K made of the event. My VHS copy has seen better days as has my 90 min tapes... This would be a great view from the vault....
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I believe that either Ken Babbs or Zane Kesey owns the rights to the movie. They really ought to let a high-quality DVD be released!
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And go post to that effect here right now! Because that's where the product development folks check in looking for requests.
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It would be great for a DVD?Audio box set of the show to be released in this it's 35th Anniversary I am sure there must be plenty of photos around of the show to make a great booklet Bob W - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Spanish Jam
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...shall we go, you and I while we can... For those interested, a 16 track master resides at bt.etree.org.(gd72-8-27.sbd.braverman.16582.sbeok.flacf.torrent) and an upgraded copy of Sunshine Daydream (with additional footage, MUCH more clear picture, and the above noted sound track) can be found for DVD at www.shnflac.net. So guys, you can make your own "box set". BTW, NRPS, who opened the show, have commercially released their set, so you can buy it and have the complete "Field Trip" experience without the dehydration!
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All we need now are photos and rememberances from people who were there Bob - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Spanish Jam
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paisley said:
"For those interested, a 16 track master resides at bt.etree.org.(gd72-8-27.sbd.braverman.16582.sbeok.flacf.torrent) and an upgraded copy of Sunshine Daydream (with additional footage, MUCH more clear picture, and the above noted sound track) can be found for DVD at www.shnflac.net."
Sigh... I can't handle the www.shnflac.net. site. I can't find that DVD download there. That site is a mystery to me. Help!!!
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Thanks!, I'll try that URL
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OK, so I go over to the "Create Account" page, and fill in my info. No submit button! So how do I join?
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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 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 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... :) ___________________________________________ groovin' the light fantastic at http://www.popeshady.com and http://people.tribe.net/shadygrove
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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... :) ___________________________________________ groovin' the light fantastic at http://www.popeshady.com and http://people.tribe.net/shadygrove
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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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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. Spread the word!

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..." 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 Keseythen 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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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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I am watching almost this whole show uncut on youtube.com. I can't believe they have this and tons of other full shows !!!
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  • Strider 88
    1 year 3 months ago
    Where have all the flower children gone ?
    I guess it doesn't matter anyway.
  • Strider 88
    5 years 1 month ago
    You Fockin A!
    That was a day
  • drumdevil
    6 years 10 months ago
    VIDEO
    I am watching almost this whole show uncut on youtube.com. I can't believe they have this and tons of other full shows !!!
  • Rev. J Scott
    9 years 7 months ago
    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
  • Allah1975
    9 years 8 months ago
    I WANNA BE KEN KESEY by Jeffrey Timko 10/16/2008
    I wanna be Ken Keseythen 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!