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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
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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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I'm sure you could find some deadheads in your country of Belgium, Sorry I can't connect you. What about "The Muscles from Brussels" pro golfer? I forget his name, Kolbert? I don't believe the Grateful Dead ever did a show in your country. Perhaps Furthur will do an extensive tour of Europe. If not, go to the Vindex to see what vines are circulating currently and get yourself a large serving of your favorite years!
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I live five miles from the border and three children went to highschool in the picturesque town Maaseik, so I may qualify as a honorary Belgian. I'm almost twice your age at 49. Big fan, have all their commercial releases (except for original downloads volume 10 & 11 and soundtrack VftV 2) plus some LMA shows, mostly from 90-94. Favorite era would be 69-74
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I don't meet as many Deadheads in Australia as I used to...pity:(:(
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I know one Deadhead in Brussels who plays in the GD triibute band, Deadicace ! They submiited some vids to the Dead covers project this year. PM me for details .
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Hey heads, nice, so if any of you neighbours feels like letting me know whenever there's a tribute band passing by or whenever you feel like hanging out to listen to some music, let me know. i for myself have just encountered a deadhead on saturday! It was 'record store day', and i heard two copies of 'rare cuts and oddities 1966' would be distributed in Gent (my town). Since i'm a vinyl lover and an early dead fan, i went to the store early in the morning but once there the staff there told me the 2 copies were already gone. I cursed. So fast? But then again, 2 copies aren't exactly a huge stock. A few people in the store laughed at me. Pretty disappointed i bought the other things i came for and walked away. When leaving the store, an older guy stopped me. 'Was it you cursing about the dead?' I said 'yes'. 'Are u a deadhead?' he asked. 'Yes, you too?' 'Uhu, for about forty years already' ... He reached for his bag, pulled out the record :' here, u can have it. Enjoy it son', he smiled, touched my shoulder and walked away. I didnt have time/was too surprised to even thank him properly. This guy, who i never met, just gave me a really rare and expensive record he just bought himself 2 minutes ago. Why? because he liked to give it, guess. Because it's a deadhead thing, maybe. Because he heard me cursing and understood why i cursed. it was nice, it made my day. May this guy have a happy life. Thought i'd share it with you guys.
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Whatever the reason, you got a miracle. It is your karma, you are kind. Perhaps he thought he was getting a dubious investment or your passion about the Dead got to him. However it went down, it is a good reflection on you! Pass it down the line.
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We live in Haarlem, the Netherlands. We know of no other Dead Heads in Holland Just saw the post of Roland. One ! only one? We know that there must be more Dead Heads in this country. It would be great to meet and listen to some show together. Going to a tribute band would be great. Two weeks ago we went to The Beatles (The Bootleg Beatles to be precise). That was a fantastic show. Great likeliness and very good music. It made me feel happy for quite a while. There were many gray haired or bald original fans but also many of the younger generation who seemed to really enjoy the show and the music.
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Yo, up here! I live in Wassenaar, The Netherlands, and have been into The Dead for some time now ... Are all our fellow Dutch fans living under bridges or stones, or what? Per
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Just sayin' Hi from Scotland where deadheads are few but do exist. Loved the earlier story about RSD. I also tried to get a copy of the vinyl from the one store in Glasgow that was participating but had no luck. By the time I got back home there were about twenty copies on ebay starting bidwas more than double the price. The event should be re-named Record Scalpers Day! Peace :-)
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Hi, I just found this group and am really happy. We have some friends living in Switzerland, we need to find. Bertold, Hansi, Markus, Marianne.... in Bern and Basel. Does anyone know them, (I don't want to put their last names on here) are you guys out there? Please get ahold of me in Santa Cruz not Boonville or David in Napa, we all want to see and talk to you. Our Swiss friends were our hosts for the GD European tour and we couldn't have had a better time. Then Life got in the way and we all lost touch. Are there any Swiss people in this group who might want to help me find them ? Thanks for reading this...
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Any Portuguese Dead Heads? Anyone know if there is any jam band festival in europe? Love for all*
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I live in America but will be studying in the Netherlands from January until May! Looking to meet up with fellow deadheads and catch some shows. Do you have any venue reccomendations? I've heard good things about Paradiso and Melkweg in Amsterdam. I know moe. will be playing in Amsterdam in March, would you be interested in going to that?
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Hi everyone I'm a Londoner in London been a DH since 68 I'm 64 this year... I came to this site many years ago but didn't keep it rolling,maybe I will this time I want to make clocks grateful dead clocks I have created a beautiful clock using my art and readily available images on the net.i have produced the finished item,it's finished professionally like an item from a store perfect no faults,I have time now to produce these clocks.i have shown friends they all say awesome and beautiful and how it's a must for any head , so, how do I obtain a licence as these are going to be a sure winner,I can't show the clock it can't be shown yet until I get the licence I don't want to do it under cover but I do so much want to make these can anyone help me here thanks heads and peace to you all from deadzahead UK head for 46 years
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send me a PM with the details and your email and I'll put you in touch with the licensing folks. Thanks!
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Trying to get in contact with any Deadheads over here in Germany. R u out there? missnuJG!
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Amsterdam is your best bet to catch shows...Not too many of us over here in NL. Jam in the dam was great while it lasted, but it is done.. Cheers..
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I s'pose lock-out of the DaP 9 thread is the surest sign of a pending announcement regarding volume 10, but lets christen a new thread for continued chat in the mean time!
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...I blewed it up. Where is marye when ya need her...?
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that's where I am. I don't think you blew it up posting html. I post html all the time.
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...it disappeared LITERALLY (in the literal sense of the word) immediately after I posted...p.s. I will reiterate, you are the best thing about this site, marye...pat yourself on the back, you're a champ! ;-) p.s.s. I stand corrected, it looks like the thread went dizzy after deadegad's post! p.s.s.s (etc.) 10 lashes with a wet noodle. It was late, yeah, that's it...It was late!
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the html was missing a character or something, and chaos ensued. But it's all good now!
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Greetings from Poland and see you in London at the Phil Lesh concerts :-)
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See you there folks! Wave a flag so I can come and say hi!
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Sometimes it was so frustrating feeling hidden away in England and having to wait for a Euro Tour to get to see The Dead. So I only got to see them the grand total of 3 times. Bickershaw Festival in Manchester way, Alexander Palace and Wembley in London. Don't know just how much detail is wanted here but all I can say is that at each concert something very special or very odd kind of happened. Sure our states of mind had something to do with it but it was beyond that for sure. Wherever that band seemed to go a certain majik surrounded the area. Such cool memories of times never to be forgotten.
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Seriously you jest! I'd love to hear all the detail you'd provide - especially about the Wembley(s)!
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I too saw the band in Newcastle, Alexandra Palace, Rainbow and Wembley. All were wonderful shows (esp Newcastle -my home town) BUT what about next year's 50th celebrations? Now that Phil is coming surely he'll be able to persuade some/all of the surviving members to visit Europe next year. let's start a petition!
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If I did not misunderstand the question.I missed the Hollywood Festival in England,Europe.Hereafter,though I was born in Madrid in 1950,and,was self-exiled in England from 1968.Wouldn't missed much of what was 'history in the making' from such countercultural scope as was felt being mind-altered and shared like.It was only three of us whom fully loaded with Bear's acid travelled to Wembley (April 7,72).Next day,did hitch-hike alone.Don't know anybody else that did from Bath that we knew that had.Already knew about Bickershaw Festival being mind-blowing getting together,if one Festival was getting weird enough to be regarded 'underground',that one seemed remote and strange as it could be,but,had to hitch-hike even more alone than ever to it,plus some severe rain falling weather,right from the start!Before that it was rumoured that the Dead had their instruments at the Glastonbury Fayre in 1971,though it didn't happen,but soon after the rendering of 'Dark Star' at Wembley was published on one side in the tripled L.P. album that would compensate losses from the free festival.Was at all the Lyceum gigs and shared some laughing gas with the road crew and sadly saw last Pig Pen R.I.P. Next was all at the huge Alexandra Palace,did some taping.There was no problem in smuggling a gigantic tape recorder under my poncho.Lesh played some amazing atmospheric soloing which needs some inspection...1974. Next was all of the Rainbow shows in March and October 1981,here the bass frequencies found no walls strong to concealed its expansion any longer.Bears "steal your face' banner was first flashed open... I am at the moment playing the full show from Rockpalace from 1981,which overall sound much better from my cassette in the car,as did record with a Bang Olffensen hi-fi from live Capital Radio at Notting Hill Gate than any other source .Few doors from where Hendrix was found unconscious.Pete from the Who raised blisters out from the Dead.Not Fade Away! Throughout the years it has been a lonesome quest looking for people that might had been,but there are fewer and fewer.The Dead once invited a friend that was reporting for the Guardian in London about that phenomenon so called deadheads that had sprung from the Dead Freaks Unite. Inch your way through another land,so to speak...
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Werent they a frech band seam to remember a few paris sightings
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STASH radio show in Hamburg/Germany tonight 10-12 PM CET with moe., Twiddle, Grateful Dead, Furthur, The Road To Jajouka, Ornette Coleman & Jerry Garcia, and Phish. Tuesday - 11 November 2014 - 10-12 PM CET - Radio FSK: 93,0 MHz antenna - 101,4 MHz cable (Hamburg and vicinity) www.fsk-hh.org/livestream (everywhere in the world) Or a bit later on www.stash-radio.de/archiv.htm (mp3 download) Check it out, awesome music! Frank
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If in fact these will be the last shows of the GD I appeal to any Deadhead with influence... 1) There should be a fine & powerful & lengthy version of Terrapin Station backed up by genuine black gospel choir. That would be absolutely ethereal. 2) There should a good long version of Dark Star where there ought be several lead guitarists. I suggest inviting a whole host of musicians such as Steve Hillage, Al DiMeola, Santana,etc. There are are so many folks who have loved the GD that some talented folks will show up & do a monumental job.
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Hi ya all, this is Erik from Austria. One of some Heads here in Austria - since the year of 1981 when i first hear Live/Dead. Unfortunately never made it to a show - so far the boya never made it to my country too. But i`m on the 30 trips - really lookin out to the July shows - great site here Keep Truckin
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Hello all, Im located in the UK and was wondering who else is? Wondering if there are any bars or bands that cover the dead so I can get my live music fix. Thanks
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Know of scotish cover band Gratful Deeds but can't find them now. Nor couldn't find UK cover bands on google. I'm in states and good luck to you.
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Hello, i'm French, 24 years old, living between the small island Malta, and Paris !I don't know what to say, so THE DEAD ROCKS ! Cheers
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Good morning rockers!!!! As many of you may or may not know, I am a bit of a “1971 Dead fanatic”. I have taken on a slightly ambitious project, documenting all 1971 Dead shows, the end result of which I hope will combine numerous “facts/factoids” about shows with recollections of folks who actually attended Dead shows in 1971. In order to accomplish this, I need the help of the Dead fan community. ALL contributions will be properly and specifically credited. If you attended ANY shows in 1971 and have ANY recollections to share, PLEASE consider participating. Please PM me for details. While of course I’m happy to hear from anybody who attended “classic 71 shows” such as Port Chester, Fillmore East, Harding Theater, Felt Forum, etc., I’m particularly interested in hearing from folks who may have attended lesser known, “out of the way” shows, such as: 1/21/71 Davis 1/22/71 Lane Community College 3/5/71 Oakland 4/14/71 Bucknell 4/18/71 Cortland 6/21/71 Chateau d’Herouville 8/4/71 Terminal Island 10/19/71 Northrop Auditorium 11/11/71 Atlanta 11/17/71 Albuquerque In addition, if ANYBODY out there has “paper ephemera” related to 1971 shows, Please consider participating. I’m looking especially for: Newspaper/print media articles Show posters/handbills Ticket stubs Photographs Thanks in advance to all who participate and contribute! Rock on, Doc Gillespie
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I'm French, 61 old, and I live near Paris. Here are some memories of the day when I boarded the bus, May 4, 1972. The atmosphere is warm tonight, Italians Boulevard in Paris: the Grateful Dead will give his second concert in Paris, as part of his European tour. But if the atmosphere is electric in the streets, it is mainly because several dozen youngs manifest and fight against the riot police to demand free rock concerts. The Olympia Theater is a classic music hall, with its rows of seats pressed against each other, and the balcony overlooking the stage - and where I am settled tonight. Really uncomfortable to dance. But music, irresistible grabs the body and, like many others, I spend a good part of the concert gesticulating, standing, stuck between two chairs. I dance like crazy on a Good Lovin' frenzied. The musicians have no look, there is no game scene, nothing to do except Pig Pen, his hat, his pace. But after a while I no longer listening, I wear all my attention on what the musicians behind him. They weave frames, they ornament, they open doors and closing them, they are discreet or roar, it seems endless, and rhythm, always the rhythm that catches the body makes them tick, music becomes colors, red sounds, purple sounds, and it spins, a feast for the head and body. Both pieces played beautifully tonight! The first title of the concert, Greatest Story Ever Told (very energetic) through Chinatown Suffle, Playing In The Band, Big Railroad Blues (where Jerry starts riffs as rarely) and many others. Until Dark Star, I did not know and who appeared to me in all its magnificence, sound wave rippling and swirling. Never heard of! Graceful acrobats, subtle tightrope walkers, the musicians, fire in the veins, give a magnificent concert, not like anything that I had listened to this day. Probably one of the best concerts of the best tours of the Dead. Personally, one of the three greatest concerts I attended in my life, and the greatest rock concert. (Excuse my English).
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I'm looking for Marc Reuter, my friend from Belgium. He lives near the border of Luxembourg and Germany. He's very much into Derek Trucks Band, and of course the Dead and other jam bands. He goes to lots of shows in Belgium, and Germany... so hopefully someone can help me. His email seems to not be working any more. If anybody knows how to contact him then please let me know..! It's been a while since I was on this site..! :)
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your English is good enough to communicate your feelings of that first show. merci.
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I can't find it in the show list, and want to fact check my story. In 1977 I took a quarter off from school (Berkeley) and accompanied my father on a State-Department sponsored visit to Dirty-War-era Argentina. Our host was the Cultural Attache, which, he explained, was usually translated in South America as "La Cia." He winked. He told me that a previous posting had been in Moscow, and he had been part of a team that got the Dead to do a concert there (or maybe it was in then-Leningrad), and that in terms of subverting the dominant paradigm (my words not his!) it had been a smashing success. I would have thought it was on the 1972 tour, but I don't see it on the list. Is my story false? Surely no one will accuse me of having been duped by a CIA agent! My first exposure to the Dead was, at the age of 13, riding out Geary Boulevard on the running board of a flatbed truck that carried the intermittently playing band, with 500,000 other advocates for peace, love and understanding in the great Moratorium march of November 1969.
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to our brothers and sisters across the pond for the great youtube vids of CRB's European tour. How I wished I had made the trek.
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I was at the London show. It was a fun Monday night at the beautiful old Camden Palace. The videos from the show are really high quality.