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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
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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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Cb and i have been trying to get hold of her also, but to no avail. I know she was having problems adjusting to Sevilla and missing her kids. If i hear from her will let you know I have bitten the bullet and ordered Road trips from The Store, still hardx to accept postage almost as much as the discs Bob - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Spanish Jam
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Have crashed in every way possible, wasn't able to do anything. That people are looking for me is wonderful and meaningful today, so am hopefully on my way back. ********************************** Don't part with your illusions. When they are gone, you will still exist, but you have ceased to live. Samuel Clemens
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see CB's got my trick now Bob - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Spanish Jam
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am more able to try to crawl out of black hole today. Who knows, may even be able to get back to writing Sevillian Chronicles one of these days.********************************** Don't part with your illusions. When they are gone, you will still exist, but you have ceased to live. Samuel Clemens
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"We" were worried as well, TL. Good to "hear" your voice, again. "All energy flows according to the whims of the Great Magnet. What a fool I was to defy him."
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Its nice to know that theres fellow deadheads throughout europe as well.really enjoing the pages .Gratefulkris
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the next vine will be one or other only have 5 shows in Shn/Flac so hopefully will be them, 3 Rainbow Shows, Bobby and Jerry and russelhiem( i think) Fall 89 will be 26/10/89 and hopefuly 3 or 4 others imho 29/10/89 is THE best show of the 80's and 90's a MONSTER of a show Bob - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Spanish Jam
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still up for offer Go to vines across the water forum for details and PM me if interested Bob - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Spanish Jam
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I recall someone logged in from Bucharest a while back. I will be there on the week starting 24th. If you want to meet up or want any vines delivered PM me and let me know Likewise in the highly unlikely event of any deadheads in Turkmenistan, I will be there for following 2 weeks!
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The British paper Independent has today outed the new head of the Joint Intelligence Committee which runs MI5 and MI6 (equivalents of the CIA and NSC). His name is Alex Allen and he is a great Grateful Dead fan, collecting 100s of the band's bootlegs, all of Dick's Picks and dates his love for the band to his time in the mud at Bickersham music festival in 1972 ( a show srecently exerpted on dvd). His love for the Jefferson Airplane is a distant second. He seems to have no interest in Brit bands, which may be reason for criticism from his fellow citizens. He has never admitted to taking acid or smoking pot. He is said to be silicon valley intelligent.
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I'm gonna' get you Austin Powers, er, I mean, Alex Allen! Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to my underground lair.
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Hello to anyone who reads this and also anyone who doesn't. Any deadheads in Vienna (that's Austria, and not in the U.S. as there is apparently a place of the same name there as well, somewhere)? After reading through what people said, it seems this part of the continent is quite poor on deadheads. I hope I'm wrong. By the bye, have a great day (or night)! -M.
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I used to trade with someone years ago from Vienna, Richard Muhr Bob - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Spanish Jam
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on the vines over the water Forum Autumn 89 Bob - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Spanish Jam
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Hey there, any takers? North London Pinner/Harrow area ...
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I feel like I've 'come home' after decades in the wilderness. It's too late for a proper introduction now, but you'll be hearing more from me tomorrow!
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Is Alex Allen perhaps any relation to Lily Allen? Just had to say that! :-)********************************** Don't part with your illusions. When they are gone, you will still exist, but you have ceased to live. Samuel Clemens
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Lily is the daughter of one Keith Allen, famous here in the uk for his work in alternative comedy in the 80s. TV shows The Young Ones and Comic Strip perhaps the most famous. I saw him at Glastonbury giving hippies a hard time for making such a mess. He challenged conceptions. He is one of the good guys.I'm here in Kidderminster, rural worcestershire. recent visit to NY to see Phil and Friends was memorable. we saw the last night. so awesome. listen to the soundboard available from philzone. 11/11/07. third set was the best i ever did see. I meet every month with a bunch of guys locally to listen to the dead and chat. we all did a summer of love party last july in kent. 200+ like minded people for a wonderful, music filled, day.
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Happy Christmas Bon Noel etc etc etc - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Spanish Jam
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nicksabout i no doubt saw you there the photo was taken there by CJ Bob - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Spanish Jam
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http://www.dead.net/forum/vines-across-waters?page=15 HolyDaze 07 Eurovine #6 Shows from the the festive season 29th December 1969 30th December 1969 6th December 1971 31st December 1983 31st December 1989 Happy HolyDaze Bob 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Spanish Jam - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Spanish Jam
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Hi, my name is Alessio, I write from Cerveteri, a small town near Roma, Italia.You know, there aren't many DH here in Italy..and I'm tryin' to turn my friends, especially the ones playin' with me in the band (I play bass & sing) to their music.. So, even if I think that reading things & sharing thoughts with people from..everywhere it's beautiful, I still 'd like to know if there any of you from my country! Thanks Marye for the suggestion.
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I've seen the post of someone from St. Gallen (from the guy from SF). I am living in Switzerland, too. In Alpthal, actually, which - needless to say - even noone in CH has ever heard of :-). But it's in the Area of Einsiedeln, about 45' away from Zürich... Hey you guy from St. Gallen. In Einsiedeln is this little (loose) dead community and I think there are more then 20 persons around... It all started because of this cover Band from Einsiedeln, the Dead End. But unfortunately, they don't play anymore. Therefore the community broke some sort of apart... Apparently being the only one chasing the net, I share a lot of concerts with my friends and needless to say, they are happy about that. A problem in CH is: you hardly find any good releases. There's obviously a small stock of available copies (e.g. Dick's Picks) and they're sold out very soon. Well, this shows me there are more deadheads around but where to find?
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I became a member of the Dead net today. Could have done so way earlier. Not the day, I first heard about the Grateful Dead in the late 70s, because I got comuterised as late as 94, but well ... I am a native of the city, where the Dead once rocked the Rhine and have been living here for quite a number of my first, almost 52 years on this planet. I have read through lots of posts in this forum and although I have never been to a Dead show, I know what some people in here wrote about German audiences, not only at Dead concerts. I am aware that it is not usual for newbies to introduce themselves, the way, I might do. So I will leave it with a short story what made me join in here. And asking for a little help. Early last week I went searching the www for the lyrics of Ripple, which lead to surfing and reading for days (not that lyric only). Until I got news about the free stash at nugs.net. I made my mac download everything Deadish available there. Took me three days with double shifts. In between I also ran into other spots, whith free downloads in formats, I have no experience with. Downloaded one of them, but did not know which program to choose to open them. I am neither real professional in computer handling nor in understanding techncal terms in English. But as I have become a bit tired of listening to my few/50 something LPs and CDs with Grateful Dead, Jerry Garcia and Mickey Hart music, I would like to download my ass of, before I will move to a part of Germany, where internet access happens with the smallest possible bandwidth. So I am asking for help. Is there anybody, who can explain to me what this shn flac stuff is all about. And how to handle dem files ? Does not have to be, but preferably in German. If not, please try to make it easy. Be Well & Thanks a lot, andré
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Dankeschön very much !
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Thanks again, Marye ! A post by HeadwayGraphixx on the technical-discussions forum named the xACT software that really works on my mac. After three others did not and drove me nuts until 6:30 am. andré
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I am the new kid :+? (almost 52) on the block, joined dead.net about a week ago and after I have signed into the Acid Tests vine, I found out that there are vines spreading the music, right here, over Snakes Place, too. I have read (okay sometimes I also scrolled through) all the pages of this Euro Vine and kinda lost it. But as I am interested in the Acid Tests recordings, please let me know by PM, if these are somewhere around, because then two people could save some money. Thanks ! Let there be music ... andré
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Hi andré if you look at the vines across the water the latest situation on quite a few vines is at the end of the postings now Bob - - - - - - - - - - - - - - http://spanishsunshinedaydream.blogspot.com/ Spanish Jam
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Hi everybody!i am living in the czech republic and i want to say that even if there never was an opportunity to see the Boys playing live over here there are amazingly many deadheads over here.and the more we missed the concerts the more we cherished tapes,vynils etc.With the uprising of the cd we could start to listen to high quality live recordings that,beside the regular albums,were never or very rarely available.but i want to tell you about a very sad day in 95 we all remember.sitting in a bar in the center of prague thunder and lightning hit me as i opened the paper and read the news..but to my surprise many people who knew about my interest into the DEAD came up to me to show their support and understanding over that trgic loss!Even more,as the evening went by,a taxi-driver(which are the greediest human beings in town)offered to play a tape ihad with me on his giant car-stereo in front of the bar!!!the tape i had was the Boys at red rocks and it was played again and again until 3 o clock in the morning with dozens of people hanging out,dancing and having a great time.It was pure magic in the center of town...even a russian mafioso,who has been to the states for a while hugged me with tear in his eyes and we had a J together looking at the moon and listening to Jerry playing FRANKLINS TOWER!!Yeah even prague said good bye to Jerry in a way that suited this man.P.S.As this was happening in the center of town,neighbors must have called the cops more than once(the stereo in the car was just BIG)but the guy had a remote control and everytime the cops drove by,he simply paused the music just to start it again when they were gone...and the name of the bar was The Singers Place!!!
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After I found out about those amazing download possibilities and had started to be able to handle dem files and stuff, I called a musician friend of mine, to tell him about it. After I mentioned that I have started downloading GD music, he told me that, while on vacation with his wife in SF and walking through town one day, the streets started to fill with people people people, all walking the same direction. The two walked with them, ending up at the concert the GD and other folks played, because Jerry had passed .... phew andré
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after having read this it came to my mind that maybe somebody drugged your friends and after they woke up and stumbled out on the street,they found themself in a bunch of zombies(also known as the living dead and recognisable by their habit of walking in big numbers into one direction).but because they where lucky as hell and staying in sf,your friends were not eaten alive but lead to a GD concert.........! aufwiederlesen yours Frankly
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While I may not live in SF, I would hardly characterize them as "zombies, living dead"...They are people too. They may walk in one direction, but that is often downhill... or across the bridge. "deadheads" may in-fact resemble the modern day " Resident Evil Zombie", to all media purposes. But we are alive, and kicking. Haight-Ashbury has changed. Let us put ourselves behind the brilliant music, and use it to fund-raise for a social cause. its up to us. Paul, Lost Finger project
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paul,this was a JOKE!!
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after having recieved several serious death threats ,insults etc...i feel the need to explain that we tcheque people have a long tradition of cynikal jokes.this starts with the jews(prague was one of the centers of the medieavel jewish community),continus with the brave soldier shvejk and goes on with egon erwin kisch,up to the hidden mokery over the communist system.may i recall that on the day jerry left us Howard stern played the dead alllday mixed with pretty weird jokes.SO WHAT?As Jerry said"Fuck em if they cant take a joke"! seriously yours Frankly
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(if not, just tell me, I am new here), but Frankly, I want to share my thoughts about your last two posts to this forum. To me it is no wonder that you have received some frankly PMs, regarding your reaction to the story, I shared above (and decided to send, after reading yours about something that happened the day Jerry passed). I guess none of the people, who sent you a PM, was able to understand what made you react like that. Now you justify your reaction by mentioning the tcheque long tradition of cynical jokes. But as there is nothing at all in my liitle story, that could make somebody become cynical, not even just a little bit, your explanation is of no value to me. If you don't know how to behave yourself in an online forum and probably don't care about respect, you better might stay inside the Tzech boundaries. Otherwise you might run into members of some society on this planet, where they have a long tradition in (worst case scenario for you, frankly) simply killing adults, who get cynical in public for no reason at all. So it might be healthy to consider breaking up with that Tcheque tradition. Another suggestion, I want to make, is that you keep Jerry or whomevers quotes for yourself, instead of using them to justify your misbehaviour. And yes, I expect that you probably have the opinion to know better. But see, I know good. And I have no problem not to get cynical, although you gave me more than one reason, to do so frankly. andré p.s. : PMs from your account will be blocked from now on.
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please take your ugly argument and unpleasant threats elsewhere, this is supposed to be a friendly tolerant place...............
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No fighting now guys Peace :)
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ola,yo no hablar espanol.francais peut etre!