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    Gather here and tell us your stories! And thanks to TigerLilly for the suggestion!

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  • September 25, 2022 - 2:38am
    Cal
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    I'm American living in…

    I'm American living in Germany a deadhead for 45 years I want to connect with other dead brothers and sisters but don't FB.

    Can I connect another way?

  • September 25, 2022 - 2:33am
    Cal
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    Concerts in Europe (Germany Preferred)

    I hope to see dead n co in Europe on their final tour..

    Any news to sway the freespirit our way?

    In Germany now but US native been a deadhead now for 45 years.

  • August 24, 2022 - 7:28pm
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    Salve!

    Benvenuti Nostre amici Italiani. Mi amo Italia assai.
    Penso che più italiani vorrebbero i Grateful Dead se le canzoni potessero essere tradotte.
    C'varimm ’o guaglione.

  • August 19, 2022 - 4:00am
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    Bands and scene in Europe

    Oh wow, I was not here for quite a while... But got a hint with the current GD Bulletin and I love to connect, so here we go.
    There is a small but fine GD and jamband scene in Europe. I'm living in Hamburg/Germany, so I'm going to start here.
    The activities of the German deadhead scene can be followed on germanheads webpage and on Facebook.
    With the PITB festival in Plauen end of May there is an annual gathering and followed by a Summer Special in Schneidenbach, both in Saxonia.
    This year in June was the start of another annual festival in Frankonia: Jamkraut headed by local jamband Mars Mushrooms. Oh man, what a mind-blowing event with a set of a new formed collaboration called Dead Mushrooms. Check out the jamkraut website, find it on Facebook and listen on LMA under Mars Mushrooms.

    In Switzerland you'll find some Dead bands (Aoxotoxoa for example) and several live opportunities including festivals.

    In UK there are several bands, too. The Grateful Dudes play regularly and the SoL festival just took place last weekend. Check out the relevant Facebook groups like "U.K Deadheads & Fans of Dead EVERYWHERE !!!" and others.

    Ah, Barcelona...? Check out Aaron Feder and his band The Burning Shore, the play regularly.

    In France I don't know but I spend my summer vacation every year at the beach close to Nantes. So FRUBES, where are you located?

    American jambands do not visit us anymore or at least pretty seldom. I've seen DSO in 2007 over here and I got tickets for three shows in September. What a thrill!
    Similar with Billy Strings in December, yeah!

    Unfortunately, the Jam in the Dam festival in Amsterdam was happening only a few times with several bands coming over to Europe for some tours the following years. Oh well, sweet times with Phish, WSP, moe., SCI, DSO, Disco Biscuits, ekoostik hookah, UM...

    All the best, Frank

  • August 16, 2022 - 1:55pm
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    Dead Heads in NL

    There is an instagram page for dutch dead heads! It's called deadheadsnl and there is also a whatsapp group chat where we share updates and stories!

  • August 14, 2022 - 5:19am
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    Hey Dutch Jack straw.
    Haven’t had a chance to check them out yet, as they havent done shows. I do though know that some of the musicians play in Utrecht weekly.
    But hey, Billy Strings in December is a wonderful alternative this year!!! Or check out Dark star orchestra touring europe this summer/fall

  • August 14, 2022 - 5:13am
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    Dead Heads in Nederland

    Not very known in the Netherlands I found out. I guess NL has embraced electronic music too much.
    But there are some heads here for sure. There is even a cover band called Deadly Grateful. Havent been able to check them out as they dont play often… check out on facebook.
    Funny thing 8s that H&M was selling GD shirts,mand see some youngster walking around with shirts and have no idea what it is..
    I am a dutchie and have sen my share of shows, and still after 35 years cant get enough

  • July 19, 2022 - 3:33am
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    GD scene in Spain

    Hey, I just moved from Los Angeles to Barcelona. Live music photographer in the Dead scene and would love to know what the Dead scene in Spain looks like. Seeking members of our tribe here. Would love to find out how big an audience there is here for bands from the U.S. to come over as well. Will get a sense when DSO comes, even though they are not playing Spain or Catalunya. Curious about the European turnout for tribute bands and those musicians carrying on the Garcia/Dead legacy.

  • November 30, 2021 - 2:32am
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    Deadheads on the West Coast (of France!)

    Hi everyone. I've been in love with the music and ethos of the Grateful Dead since I was 14 in 1978. Everyone my age in England went punk but it did nothing for me. My cousin had already turned me on and when all the heads got their hair cut, sold their records and pretended to be 'new wave', I bought all their records for no money! The Dead, Allman Brothers, Airplane, Quicksilver everything. I learned to play the guitar. Now I'm pushing 60 and still playing in bar-bands but in France for the last decade. I wonder if there are any other Deadheads around here, especially musicians...

  • October 15, 2021 - 4:05am
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    Hi everyone! I just moved to Den Haag from Spain and I want to know how's the Grateful Dead community doing in this country. Since the Dead played here a few times my guess is that there should be some deadheads out there, and even second or third generation deadheads...

    Are there any places where they would play any GD music or where they would program anything like that? A coffeeshop or a pub, maybe...

    Also, I play bass and I'm missing terribly the Grateful Dead cover band I played with back in Madrid. Damn! It was fun!!! I'm willing to start another one in Nederlands if it comes to that.

    Thanks!

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I am not Spanish but live in the mountains of the province of Granada, in the south of Spain I used to trade with a person in Madrid, and also one in the Basque country. Bob - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Spanish Jam
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The weather here is still warm, a bit cooler than the last few days as we no longer have the wind blowing hot air from the Sahara Bob - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Spanish Jam
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Thanks for the weather update, Bob. Will be a long and tedious journey tomorrow, leaving here at 6:30, a.m. arriving there at 3:30. Am prepared for slight system shock thanks to your "weather report suite"! :-) Also means I will be quiet here for a few days after today, back online on Sunday.
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Let's just say that I can communicate w/Mexicans much better. Have heard the special Andalucia dialect, and will require practise to catch the speed and the letter dropping/word running together. Not to mention that my brain runs through English, German, and French vocabulary before coming up with the Spanish words/grammar when speaking myself. But that is just a matter of practise; I suppose.
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This village is a nightmare, they don't just drop letters, they drop whole words sometimes. you get the occasional sentence that is just one word - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Spanish Jam
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Village/rural dialect is often worse than city dialect. Is certainly the case in Germany. Some villages neighboring here have a dialect that it almost like another language, and almost incomprehensible at first, even when someone understands the dialect of THIS village where we live now (with a whopping 2,000 inhabitants). How small is your village?
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Safe journey and keep on shining! Let us know how you are when you can!
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There are no more 200 people live here all the time, about half of them are around the 80 mark Bob - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Spanish Jam
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cosmicbadger. Will give the first Spain update on Sun/Mon. And Spanish Bob, that IS a tiny village!
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200..its a metropolis..we've got 23 and most of them are related to eachother!
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It is a reasonable size village but hardly anyone lives here most of the time. It is full village fiesta time and Christmas and Semana Santa probably 800-1000 people There is no work here apart from subsistence farming so most of the younger people have moved to the coast or elsewhere in Spain Bob - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Spanish Jam
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..waiting for tapers section eh? How sad are we?
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apart from the 3 english families in the village the rest are all related - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Bob Spanish Jam
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I am listening to some April May Ts's at the mo. They arrived in the post today, now working my way through 3 DVD's of them Bob - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Spanish Jam
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yaargh just had 2 jobs come in...14 days to compile a huge report then 8 days in Thailand ..won't hear much from me for a while (sighs of relief all round!) still, things had been a little quiet on the work front so can't complain!! bye
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-So no need to work it has taken me about year to upgrade the house Chilled Here There are more Donkeys than cars here Bob - - - - - - - - - - - - - Spanish Jam
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Hi Lilly, I am living quite near you, in Ingelheim/Mainz, Rheinland-Pfalz. Thanks for the links Bob. I'll check them out. Have a nice week.
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to welcome Rene to Spain a few hours early, but by 3:30 it should be plenty hot Bob - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Spanish Jam
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a discussion on Snails teeth for a change - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Spanish Jam
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this is from Eurotraders Just a reminder that this happening is happening on Saturday. En bref: Auditorium ENMD (Ecole Nationale de Musique et de Danse), 13 avenue de la Resistance, 93100 Montreuil (Metro Montreuil). Starts 21.00. Entry 5 euros. More info at http://bib.quoideneuf.free.fr/index.html and http://www.ridethewind.org/Deadicace.htm Neil's booked the trip - hope others will make it. Any questions, just get in touch Hey, hey, come right away .... Bill just finished watching Barry and Green Ray from SOL Party 7 7 7 and this will be worth watching hopefully someone will record this Bob w - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Spanish Jam
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How's it going with the move and all?
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Thanks for the inquiry, marye! Am just back and my head is spinning! Will write all about it tomorrow.
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good to hear you're safe and sound, if spinning!
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am all choked up that people I never even met in person before are asking about my trip. Incredible!Travel on Tuesday was pretty strenuous and LONG! Left home at 6:30, and got to Sevilla at just past 4:00, after a bus, three different trains, and two airplanes from 2 different companies. Sevilla was warm, and quite a change from what weather had been in Germany when I left. Was crazy hectic, with trying to find a place to live in 4 days, absorb some of my new Spanish working environment, learn my way around Sevilla a bit more, and and and. Ate ALOT, which was good-something I don't usually manage at home, but the cuisine there is sooo great-fresh seafood and vegetables and things. And tapas!!! Appartment hunt was discouraging at first. Looked at a couple of places that were complete shit (was looking for a furnished appartment for the beginning) One was really dirty, with the former resident's grease all over the kitchen, one was in a bad neighborhood where I would have had to be careful leaving alone at night, and one place was really great. In the center of the city, in an old Sevilla-style appartment house, with a patio in the middle and tiles on the walls of the inside halls. Was small and slightly expensive, but clean. Was leaning towards that one for a few hours. And THEN my new boss José went to his doctor to have his allergy shot. Came back and said that his doctor's daughter had bought an appartment and fixed it up, then lost her job and moved back home. The doctor said he'd be willing to rent the appartment to José. We went to look at it that evening, and is perfect! Absolutely perfect! Is beautifully decorated, has a living room and two bedrooms, a brand new kitchen (washing machine is still not connected yet), has a little balcony off the bigger bedroom, and again is just perfect. I would feel like that is my home in a very short time, which is important, as outside in Sevilla will be strange and hectic for a while. Am chosing to view having such a stroke of luck of finding that appartment as a sign that that is what I am supposed to do. Appartment is 3 minutes walking distance from José's house (which is a big relief for he and his girlfriend, who seem to think they have to keep their eyes on me in the beginning) and 20 minutes walking to the office. Was also doing a little bit of work, and found the working atmosphere to be very friendly and comfortable. Guys were really nice and helpful, driving me to viewing appointments, helping me look through the ads offering places, and all sorts of things. Wshew! Am back here until after my daughter's 10th birthday on the 17th, but will go back for a longer stretch on the weekend of the 22nd. Transition will be emotional and sad, but will go as well as such a thing can. All the new co-workers being so caring about making things go as smoothly as possible is so wonderful. One guy Dario is sad about me living alone, and has promised that he and his wife will visit often. And it seems that the Sevillians are very friendly and active-life style is totally different from here in Germany. Everyone stands around on the street at night, talking to everyone passing by. I am trying real hard to be positive, can you tell? Will break my heart to leave my kids behind.
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Tapas is something you have to get used to here. Sevilla is the capital of Tapas. Different parts of Andalusia are different about charging for tapa. Here whenever you buy a beer or wine you are given a tapa, in other parts you have to buy them. Not too much seafood here though living in the mountains it tends to be more meat based tapa. in some bars even wild boar and Venison Bob - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Spanish Jam
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I liked most of the kinds of tapas that we tried. Except for the ones with mayonnaise, but don't like mayo w/anything, so... The one with octopus and potatoes and olive oil and garlic was very good, as was the spinach and garbanzo beans in a bowl tapa. Seems as if in Sevilla you get olives and crackers w/beer and wine, but have to order tapas. But this is after only a limited experience, so will see. I really like the option of eating just a little bit of all sorts of things.
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most of the big cities are like that apart from in local bars Granada and Malaga certainly are are finding it cold in Germay now ? Bob - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Spanish Jam
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is fecking cold here, and am not just talking about the weather! Do you have any tapas recipes that you particularly like, or Spanish cuisine? If so, perhaps you should post it in the "sat down to my supper" thread. Will be taking on Spanish cooking soon, and would be good to know where to start.
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most of the stuff i know is from here, not Sevilla But....... I will see what i can do I still cook what i like, ie. Indian, Mexican and Moroccan food Bob - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Spanish Jam
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am very fond of Mexican, but NOT Indian (have a problem w/many curries I have tried unfortunately) Like Moroccan too, but is another topic ;-) Sorry-just had to say that! Like Moroccan cuisine too! So you are not to hot on Spanish cuisine? I think so far, so very good, and beats the hell out of sauerbraten and eisbein!!!!!!!!!
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I was born by the sea but HATE seafood English fish and Chips is about my limit. A lot of the cuisine here is based on Moroccan food, the moors were here for a few centuries and the part i live in is the last part of Spain they lived in, after the fall of Granada. There is a local dish called Migas which is basically fried Breadcrumbs, similar in a lot of ways to Couscous, which they eat with what ver they have, Sardines, Bacaloa (salt Cod), vegetables, It is poor peoples food. This is supposedly the poorest part of Spain, and has the cleanest air in Europe. Not too many cars still, more Burros in this village than cars Bob - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Spanish Jam
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then will have to try migas too. I DO like seafood very much, so am hoping for many eating adventures.
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Sevilla is a good place for Seafood as you are close to the Med and The Atlantic Bob - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Spanish Jam
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Glad to hear things are working out for you. "All energy flows according to the whims of the Great Magnet. What a fool I was to defy him."
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Hello out there! Just wondering if there are any Heads in Cloggie Land? Jack Straw in Holland
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Any English Heads know him? He came to visit me at my office back in around 1990, and somewhere around here I've still got the picture he took of me sticking my head out the door at BAM. Then after Jerry passed he called me at the crack of dawn to tell me about the memorials they'd had in England, thereby causing the obit I was struggling to write to fall into place. We have, however, lost touch, and if anybody knows where he is, tell him hi for me.
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I met him before all the Europe 90 shows, we lost touch somewhere in the 90's he moved from London to Hereford area i think Bob - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Spanish Jam
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i have just put a posting on the Eurotraders site asking if anyone knows his whereabouts. Bob - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Spanish Jam
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Have you read the vine thread-seems like the guys are willing to include us in their vine. You interested? Think it makes more sense if are more than one of us over here.
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in the music vine? Was rude of me just to ask Sunshine Daydream so exclusively! Just saw he is online now is all.
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Thanks for thinking of me, i tried to start one of the first vines on this and there was no interest, but then it was of the SOL party in Kent this July.I Still have the disc on my desk. I have all the shows offered in vines so far. There are regular offers on the Yahoo Eurotraders site, quite a few from me. If there is anything you want contact me i have quite a large list. I have most of the available 70's shows, i am still picking up the odd 70 and 71 show that i don't have. My computer is downloading very slowly 24 hours a day Bob - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Spanish Jam
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There is still on offer at Eurotraders the Winterland shows from nov 1973, that everyone wants as a box set. If anyone is interested go there and have a look. Look for RET memorial freebie. It is the Shn/Flac files of the 3 Winterland shows and 26th October 73 show Look out there for others, my next will probably be the feb 73 Winterland shows Bob - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Spanish Jam
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as in Summer of Love? Party in Kent? Tell me more, please. Nevermind-you had put this in the vine thread, right? Will check there.
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to give it its full title The second annual looks like it will happen July next year. it happened 7 7 7 in the sunny Kent countryside. The Bands scheduled to play Silverwood, Urban Spacemen, Cosmic Charles and Barry (The Fish) Melton and The Green Ray. There was also an unscheduled set by Chris Difford and Glenn Tilbrook(ex of Squeeze) the RET part of the name is in honour of an English Deadhead who died a while back who was responsible for literally 100's of vines that spread GOGD music around Europe through the Eurotraders site. I hope this makes sense Bob - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Spanish Jam
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i suppose i could set up a few Euro vines if anyone is interested out there in cyber EuroDeadland Bob - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Spanish Jam
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Thanks Bob, you rock!
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Disc 4 of "Steppin' out" on the Stereo A glass of Fine English Ale and a glass of Bowmore cask Strength Scotch as chaser and a pipe of Alpujarran hierba a fine evening cheers Bob - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Spanish Jam
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If anyone has not heard "Steppin' Out" it is worth a listen It is made up from English shows in Europe 72 tour Bob - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Spanish Jam
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Hi I will be offering my first Eurovine shortly. It will a DVD with probably 3 or 4 shows. As it is the first "Eurovine" it will be shows from either Europe 72 or 74 not sure which yet. I am trying to keep it this side of the pond to keep postage costs down. I have no problem if anyone wants to copy for our brothers over the ocean fine. Marye and Izzie do you want me to post it here or on the vines forum or anew forum for Eurovines Bob - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Spanish Jam