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On August 27, 1972, fresh off their now-legendary European tour, the Grateful Dead traveled to Veneta, OR and reunited with the Merry Pranksters for a common cause – to throw a benefit concert for the Kesey family’s Springfield Creamery. A stage was erected under the hot Oregon sun at the Olde Renaissance Fairgrounds, tickets were printed on the fronts of the Creamery’s yogurt labels, and the rest is history…
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Complete 8/27/72 Concert Audio
Sunshine Daydream Concert Film
40 Page Book
Courtenay Pollock Tie-dye Slipcase
Individually Numbered/Limited Edition
Individually Numbered, Limited Edition of 12,500
Individually Numbered, Limited Edition of 12,500
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for the well-deserved charting. And thanks again for all the hard work over the years!
Congratulations and sincere thanks to everyone who made this happen!
way to go boys
Party on Garth
I know accolades never meant anything to the Dead, but congrats on your second top 20 billboard album. Apparently, this was the most anticipated of all the posthumous releases thus far.
popped in the dvd a couple of nights ago and was taken to '72 Veneta, completely. I was going to catch a buzz before I watched this but I got to watching the dvd and I forgot to. Honestly, I felt equally as high at the end of the film just from watching it. What a beautiful job the filmmakers did of capturing just enough of the band and just enough of the audience to convey everything.....just as it should be. Really, really, really loved the additional 30 min. of interviews and how cool to see and hear a regular poster on here...Strider 88.
Nice job of restoration!
I absolutely love Jerry's face at 1hr 18min; that deep, introspective look quickly changes to a huge smile that bounces into laughter, kind of like he was transformed himself from that jam. And poor "pole guy", now that I know he is deceased, I truly root for him. Right there in the thick of it, dosed to high-heaven and dancing, dancing, dancing to try and hold on to that last thread of reality because if you stop, you dissolve into the white light.........we've all been there. And that shot, for about 30 sec. of pole guy dancing naked over Jerry's shoulder, the filmmakers knew what we all know: like it or not, that was an excellent representation of the transformative power of psychedelics coupled with the sound waves of the Grateful Dead AND the back and forth energy sent from band to audience and back. Extremely powerful, life-changing stuff. I, for one, absolutely love it. Great scene! (the nudity is irrelevant....and anyway, when you're close to the peak, those nasty, confining articles of clothing that are bound to our bodies due to the conventions of an uptight society simply have no place resting on our skin......sometimes they just gotta go!)The better the acid, the less clothes you wear, plain and simple.
I know one thing for certain: had I been there, I would've been saturated to the gills on orange sunshine and who knows, I might have been right there with pole guy :))))))))))))
To everyone who worked on this, Thank You! Exceptionally well done!
A tinny start to Promised Land, but it's all there by the time Sugaree cranks up.
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to paraphrase Macklemore's Thrift Shop:
"Veneta's f^ing awesome."
Veneta 72 forever and always.
I found the sound quality on Disc 1 of this set unlistenable,but the rest was fine,