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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
    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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    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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    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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Those Koko vids ARE the best. Amsterdam were good too. They might be the greatest band on the planet. Im waiting for the reels.
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That was my first thought, also.!.. the FBI Conspiracy!! (LOL).. i don't think anything shows up on the Bands'passports.??
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Hi all I have been around some for time and listening to the GD for more than 10 years and just now I have realized that I am still not a member of this Forum ... well hi everyone! : )
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Hope things are great in Croatia!
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Hope many things are good in mu country!
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Hello freinds! We are jam band from Serbia, we play mostly Grateful Dead songs.. There are also Bob Dylan, Allman Brothers Band, JJ Cale... This is our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/Dead-Mondays-Grateful-Dead-Tribute-Band-from-S… and our YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCp_asT_Vl62xrySpomjAuSQ Hope you like it! Greetings from Serbia! :)
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Any Euroheads going to Dead & Company this summer? I will be at the Chicago shows June & July. Maybe we can meet up.
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Any Irish on here?
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Looking for Belgium people :)
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Given my own lack of innate musical talent, or sufficient discipline to acquire playing skills, I always admire - but don't often listen very long to - amateur cover bands. However, DHSerbia, having just completed your entire 6/12/16 set on utube, I'm tremendously impressed. Your collective musicianship, communication, and emotional conncetion with the music warrant a greater, or louder, audience than the 4 people who audibly applauded. In particular, let me say that I kept waiting for familiar instrumental landmarks to "Cocaine", but got none. That intro is fantastic, but led me to believe that the setlist described below the video must be incorrect. Still, when the vocalist sang the all-too-familiar, "If you want go out...", I realized the band was putting it's own imprimatur on the classic by infusing it with a slower, bluesier feel across a broader instrumental palette. Well done! Were you stateside and local, I'd be a groupie. Perhaps when back in Holland later this year I can plan a trip to the (other) BBC!/peace, Katherine
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Anyone in the south of Bulgaria and fancies a visit drop me a line. I live in the province of Varna and it's great in summer, Cheers
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Hey now, I am an american head looking for others in Austria. Are there any meetups or places for heads in Austria or Vienna? Any Jam Bands or the like? thanks, deadnik
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Hi I am a music lover and a hobbyist guitarist. I am always in search of music which I have not listened to. Being from a technical background I am always trying how I can mingle my technical knowledge of programming and music.Looking forward to have a great time here.
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Deadnik , there are some heads here in Austria , you will meet some at local summer festivals called " Lovely Days " in Eisenstadt and " ClamRock " at Brurg Clam. You will see some at concerts of Gov`t Mule , Warren Haynes ( as he is the only Dead related musician who plays most every year here in Austria ). Another fine scene is the " Arena " in Vienna.Unfortunately there are no Gatherings here ---- Austrian Heads are the one to grow their collections at home and play them to their friends... cheers , Erik
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hello... first time poster here! my question, sind hier deadheads aus deutschland? (are deadheads from germany here? have a nice evening ph.
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Hey now! Im a US Expat living in Umeå, Sweden soon moving to Stockholm(Skarpnäck). The Dead are the most constant musical element throughout my soon to be 40 years upon the 3rd stone, I am Warf Rat and completely so, a recovered alcoholic but I dont judge and like to take an alcohol free ale. Hit me up on the off chance you see this are in Stockholm/Norrland are kind want to share gd dates or even pass some flacs = l Also into kraut, underground garagepsych, ambient, new age, stoner doom, post musics, cosmic synth, drone minimalism... Lee flueretapes@gmail.com 0725182220
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no , don`t think so ; ich bin der einzige österreichisch head hier , aber lass dich nicht davon abhalten , ist nett hier , gibt viele gute Infos und auch gute tips .....
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People who love the Grateful Dead in France (Les gens qui aiment Grateful Dead en France)...you don't need to be Deadheads or wear a uniform (pas nécessaire d'être Deadhead ou de porter un uniforme)...Who are you? Where are you? (Qui êtes vous? Ou êtes vous?)..."We are everywhere", maybe, but I sure don't bump into many of you just strolling around (On a beau dire "Nous sommes partout", mais je ne vous croise pas sur mon chemin)...
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We have shared the same road, Eliseu. See you at the Jubilee...
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first saw the dead in 1970 at Hollywood festival with Pig :)
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well, i`m lucky here in Austria - a good friend of mine is a Head too, we do usually warch the Dead and Company gigs via nugs.net together , staying up till the morning sun comes , chatting and smoking through the night and dreaming the dream of flying over to the States ( maybe next summer tour finally ).....

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Euroheads stand by the rumours are getting stronger about 8 Dead & Co dates in Europe after Lockn', starting in Amsterdam.
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Hi! I live in France border to Germany and Switzerland close to Basel exactly.I was never at a dead show but I saw them on live TV (lol) at Rockpalast in Germany in 1981. Since then I'm a big fan of the Dead. I have a huge collection of CDs and DVDs of concerts, Books, first printing poster t-shirts. Now, I need a miracle and Dead & Co are welcome in Europe ...
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Hi! I live in France border to Germany and Switzerland close to Basel exactly.I was never at a dead show but I saw them on live TV (lol) at Rockpalast in Germany in 1981. Since then I'm a big fan of the Dead. I have a huge collection of CDs and DVDs of concerts, Books, first printing poster t-shirts. Now, I need a miracle and Dead & Co are welcome in Europe ...
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welcome on board - it`s a nice place here though ther are not so many European heads here i suppose.Dead and Co coming to Europe this fall ? if they do i will travel from show to show. I am thankful for nugs.net - covering all them shows on TV , even the Bob and Phil solo shows....if you like to trade , pm me...... Erik ( Austria )
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how about startin a petition for them boys havin a few shows in good ole europe this fall as it is rumoured ( Relix et c. ) ?We need to tell them that there are enough Heads in Europe to fill a 10.000 seater in the betutiful cities of London, Paris, Amsterdam , Milano , Munich , Vienna , Prag.......
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helloin the late 80's i left for the states and saw gd in oakland.. ended up living in sf for a year and a half.. really miss those times while there i bought a 69 sg with bigsby b5 that looked exactly like the live dead one unfortunately is gone, i regret selling it every day no one knows the wereabout of that one sg ? greetings from italy h
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Hello From Buffalo NY! I hope you made it to the U.S. for 2016 tour! I am responding to your post because I will be visiting Amsterdam This Sept 2nd 2018. I am looking for fellow Amsterdam Dead heads to meet up with. Do you still live there? -McKenzie O'Malley Buffalo NY
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Hello From Madrid
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The atmosphere is hot tonight, boulevard des Italiens in Paris: the Grateful Dead will give its second concert in Paris, as part of its European tour. But if the atmosphere is electric in the streets, it is mainly because dozens of young people demonstrate and fight against the CRS to claim the free rock concerts.

The Olympia Room is a classic music hall, with its rows of tight seats against each other, and the balcony overlooking the stage - and where I'm sitting tonight. Really uncomfortable to dance. But the music, irresistible, seizes the body and, like many others, I spend a good part of the concert to gesticulate, standing, wedged between two chairs.

I dance like crazy on a Good Lovin 'furious. The musicians have no look, there is no stage play, nothing to do except Pig Pen, his hat, his look, his mouth. But after a while I do not listen anymore, I focus my attention on what the musicians do behind him. They weave wefts, they ornament, they open paths and then close them, they are discrete or roar, it seems endless, and the rhythm, always the rhythm that catches the body, makes them vibrate, the music that becomes colors, red sounds, mauve sounds, and it whirls, a real party for the head and the body.

So many songs played beautifully, tonight! From the first title of the concert, Greatest Story Ever Told (very energetic) to Chinatown Suffle, Playing In The Band (played, it seems to me, on a tempo a little slower than usual), Big Railroad Blues (where Jerry launches riffs as rarely) and so many others. Until that Dark Star, which I did not know and which appeared to me in all its magnificence, a waving and swirling sound wave. Never heard!

Graceful acrobats, subtle tightrope walkers, the musicians, fire in the veins, give, this May 4, 1972, a magnificent concert, not resembling anything I had listened to until today. Probably, one of the best concerts of one of the best tours of the Dead. For my part, one of the three biggest concerts I've attended in my life, and the biggest rock concert.

Great review, Alain. This show is definitely one of the best, if not THE best, in the box set that came out a few years ago. I was fractionally too young to catch the band in 1972-but that was the time to see them. One of them..

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We are a Grateful Dead inspired Jam band looking for info to tour Europe. Please contact us at thejamcooperative@gmail.com. Our Facebook page is Cooper Pearce and The Jam Cooperative. We are not a broke wanna-be band. We have means and a desire to bring our brand of authentic quality Dead to Europe. Please contact us with any assistance or suggestions you may have. Thank you.

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Any heads in Madrid ? I've been living here for 3 years and have yet to meet a fellow fan.. reach out if you want to sesh and listen to tapes this summer !

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hi everyone!!
this is a deadhead in pamplona, north spain..
love and light for all of you!

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Hi everyone.
With a couple of friends we are planning a Dead party on saturday 8th of august somewhere in southern France. Any cool Dead Head could be welcome if around...

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Hi guys
I'm a belgian deadhead born after jerry died. Me and my girlfriend went to the states for half a year in search of the scene, and in search of the music. We were so surprised to see and feel how alive it was, one of the most beautiful moments of our lives! Saw a lot of shows that took me to that place, met the loveliest people and i'm so grateful to have experienced it. Now we're back in belgium for a while and i have literally never found one single other deadhead in belgium than the 2 of us. It's so weird not being able to talk or dance to, some grateful dead and jerry tunes.. so this way i'm trying to connect with people from belgium or even europe who are deadheads, i never met one in europe anyway, and i wanna play their music, the scene has to come to europe, europe needs it, and i just really miss it :)

much love to all of you beautiful souls

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Glad you've joined our merry band, and hope you find some other local folks too!
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Hi Marye, first of all thank you! :)
also, a deadhead in belgium contected through my girlfriends mother cause he saw this post and heard of our trip to the states! We still have to meet him, but what a miracle! ⚡⚡⚡

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Hi Marye, first of all thank you! :)
also, a deadhead in belgium contected through my girlfriends mother cause he saw this post and heard of our trip to the states! We still have to meet him, but what a miracle! ⚡⚡⚡