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  • November 24, 2022 - 2:31am
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    Deadly Grateful performing Utrecht Netherlands

    Deadly Grateful will perform coming Sat.Nov.26th at 't Oude Pot Huys in Utrecht 11pm-2am. We are with new additional members (now we have and Bobby and a Jerry :-) and new songs for y'all. Its rare that we conjure up gigs in the Low Lands so pls don't miss it and tell your Dheadish friends! Out in the Cold Rain or Snow the show must go on !!! (the Dead brought me to Europe, now we bring the Dead to Europe! ) Feels Like a Family Reunion...

  • September 25, 2022 - 2:38am
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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
    Idkwhatimgoin4
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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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    Deadly Grateful

    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...

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Bluesun, i've send you a private message about being a deadhead loving person in Belgium and all. But i havent even seen your first post when writing that message, about missing a deadhead scene here.. i cannot agree more! Hope to hear more from you and maybe even other Deadheads in Belgium?

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I read about your plans in 2016 to go to de Dead & Company shows in de U.S. If you are living in Holland can you contact me? I'm fully interested in the Grateful Dead and its legacy and would like to see a dutch Grateful Dead tribute arise overhere..

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Hello from a Scottish Deadhead whose association with the good ol' GD goes back further than I might care to admit.

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Hey kayare, there are no messages in my inbox? Indeed man, just a simple dead dance would be awesome 😃

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Cool dude, we should organise a dead dance somewhere near the border haha! That would be it, if any of you guys play any instruments, i would love to jam one day!

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Hey to all! There is a Dead cover band in NL called Deadly Grateful. Caught one of their gigs awhile back. I'm sure they are inactive due to the COVID rules. Anyone else know about any GD related groups/bands/events?
I saw the GD over 100 times back in the day.
Caught Dead and Company in November 2019 at the Hampton Coliseum.
I am always game for talking about Jerry and the Boys - feel free to message me!

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Great to learn there are other Heads in Belgium. I’m hoping to also find some in france.

I got on the bus at Madison Square Garden, NY in March 1981 and saw 150+ Dead shows (and dozens of JGB shows) before Jerry passed. I’ve been living in Brussels since Jan 2019 working in the chocolate industry. Prior to that I spent a few years in Paris (where I still spend a lot of time when there are no pandemics) and 8 years in Latin America - I’ve Been All Around This World.

If anyone has suggestions for bands to check out please let me know.

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Hey now!! Any ideas on where our "Grateful Dead" Band might could play in Europe. We are looking at Germany, Switzerland, England, and wherever there is a cool venue with folks who enjoy quality Jam Band faire. We play a lot of stuff with over 100 songs worked up. I welcome any and all suggestions. I am planning on coming over next spring to scout but if the right situation were to present itself we will make it happen.

The best way to reach us is at our email which is thejamcooperative@gmail.com

Our band's name is: "Drifter and The Jam Cooperative A Grateful Dead Experience"

We have a Facebook page. Just search our name.

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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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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...

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.

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

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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

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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!

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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

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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.

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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.

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Deadly Grateful will perform coming Sat.Nov.26th at 't Oude Pot Huys in Utrecht 11pm-2am. We are with new additional members (now we have and Bobby and a Jerry :-) and new songs for y'all. Its rare that we conjure up gigs in the Low Lands so pls don't miss it and tell your Dheadish friends! Out in the Cold Rain or Snow the show must go on !!! (the Dead brought me to Europe, now we bring the Dead to Europe! ) Feels Like a Family Reunion...