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

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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
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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 really don't know. We missed the show.I still feel bad about it. Instead of being able to publish the shows that I attended (zero) I could better publish a list of the shows that I missed: 1986 The Grateful Dead Gruga Halle, Germany. (Rock Palast) 2007 Bob Weir / Daedaheads, Norway 2008 Dark Star Orchestra, Amsterdam It is getting quite impressive. But there are always the CD's and DVD's to enjoy. Ship of Fools
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Looking for other Dead Heads in NL!!?!?! Anyone out there?? Jack Straw in Holland
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I live in the UK but travel around Europe with my job ( Marine Pilot) would be good to chat or meet with other GD fans
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I will be in Europe next week and will be in the following European cities. Am always up for some drinks and a conversation. I will be in Brussesl near the Grand Place for a few days and in London for a couple of days. Paris will only be for a day so not too much time. From Europe down to Africa. but anyway, i would love to meet anyone for a drink if our paths cross. The first round is on me. We are the eyes of the world. Trifecta
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i have just got down from the roof, after having spent the evening listening to Hundred Year Hall. 36 years ago and 1 day today.. looking forward to a long summer of sitting on the roof at night listening to music :-))) Bob - - - - - - - - - - - - - - http://spanishsunshinedaydream.blogspot.com/ http://www.facebook.com/photos.php?id=633338979 Spanish Jam
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anyone in brussels
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Hey y'all, finally I reached page 37! Uff...Well, I hitchhiked through the States in Summer 89, once from Yosemite back to SF a girl gave me a ride and sais "I go to a GD concert, why don't you come with me? We'll get a ticket somehow". I did. Whoops, what was that? The parking lot, the people, the atmosphere *** We arrived at a friends tent who said "I'll get you a ticket." A while later he managed to buy one from a black young guy in a tye-die. So I went later on with the flow of happy smiling people who definitely were looking forward to something VERY special. I wondered and went with the flow, wow! At the gate they checked my ticket and this guy said "I'm sorry, a counterfeit, turn around and go back." Wot? Went back to the tent, sad... There this girl who gave me a ride and her friend who bought the ticket were waiting for me, "A counterfeit, right?", "Yeah". "Here, take mine, it's your first show". Man, that was unbelievable, kind and warm, friendly and helpful - DEEP. That was the entrance to my first Dead show. I was hooked, not seen very much shows but started tape trading later and then CDs, began hosting a radio show on public radio with a friend in Bremerhaven called FISCHPOP including my regular Dead Ecke (Dead corner). After moving to Hamburg, I started my own jamband-related radio show on Radio FSK (Freies Sender-Kombinat) called STASH playing sounds of the GD, Phish and other jambands from the States or Europe or Germany. Man, I love the music of the Dead, their jams and explorations on stage! Yes, there are some like-minded heads over here in Europe, I am in joyous contact with firends in Parma/Italy, Edinburgh/Scotland, Le Havre/France, Zürich/Switzerland and traded with uh, a guy in Madrid/Spain, one in Stockholm/Sweden and so on and with quite a few in Germany. There are even some deadhead meetings in this country. Visit www.germanheads.de or www.deadicated.de. And I'm happy to meet deadheads in Hamurg and it's getting more and more. A few weeks ago I was suddenly invited to a rehearsal of a GD tribute band here in Hamburg - together with Arne and Anneliese (anybody knows them??) I was impressed and deeply moved. They named themselves Cosmic Finger and a few weeks later they played their first show in front of only a dozenorsomething deadheads and muchmuch more people who had never heard about the Grateful Dead. That was an experience! Dancing all around the place (Mayday), everybody was happy and enjoying the music. Puh, I'm sorry, I'm writing and writing. I'll get back to you, after reading all the 37 pages in I don't know, two hours with a few Astra, I'm taking some of you in my heart already. Ah, before I forget: you can visit www.stash-radio.de to find out about my radio show, next one will be on June 10 with some Winterland 73 and Road Trips, new Phish releases and the marvelous Mars Mushrooms from the Nürnberg area. Wanna listen? All the previous shows are waiting to be heard at http://www.stash-radio.de/archiv.htm. I'll have one more on the balcony and go to bed. Ah, and DSO was a treat, last year in the Fabrik in Hamburg (yeah, where Bobby played) and in Bonn, this year in the Melkweg for a few days. >> Jodester, still hanging around in Hamburg? Gut Nacht, Frank --- www.stash-radio.de
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... about my long posting last night, was in the mood.Where is the google map with all the listed deadheads? Is it gone? Ciao, Frank
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If anyone reading this happens to know a guy named Marc Bose, please forward this message to him to ask him to write me. Marc lived in Frankfurt, Germany back in the mid to late 90's. We shared many a good tape a beer back then and there. Thanks! perrycj@hotmail.com
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Hi Christopher,I just posted your search into the germanheads messageboard. Good luck! Frank
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More than five weeks ago, I moved somewhere completely else and next to nothing worked out the way I had planned, thought and had been told it would. Now after I have internet access and a working email address again, I try my best to get used to the 56k modem flint stone thing again and again. Updates for my computer will take forever while downloading music is history. But well Aside the fact, that I feel like shooting a lion in my pants, like ole Groucho once said, life is good, especially the strawberries & I will ripple on andré
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good to hear from you. I was wondering where you'd gone. Good luck with the computer craziness.
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Anyone going to this gig? I've been travelling around England for the last five weeks! Glastonbury etc..! Great times! an old school tourhead finally makes it to Glastonbury and Leonard Cohen was wicked! Now I'm trying to do Little Feat in Wolverhampton, London and Weert (Bospop Fest. Holland). A little bit of the tour at least! Basically I need a place to crash after the Wolverhamton gig to make it feasible for me to be there. Or a ride to London after the gig that night as I can stay at my friends house there. Or hotel room floor space and I could chip in. Can anyone help out? I'll be out on the road across Northern Europe until November for anyone interested (Frank!! Wassup?)! Then back to Hamburg! The Sunday at Bospop also features Dickey Betts of Allman Brothers fame if anyone is interested! :) Hope to c some of u there perhaps!? Much love, Jody "Are you kind?"
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what's the name of the European Grateful Dead related bands website again? I've spaced it completely..! I could check there to see if anyone can put me up for a night. Cheers! J "Are you kind?"
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got back last night from the SOl party had a good time, half a dozen bands including Workingman's Deed a scottish GD covers band I will try and do a bigger post later with some photos Bob - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Spanish Jam
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I have only just got an e-mail number and this is my first post ever.Love of the Dead is dragging me kicking and screaming into the modern world and it is hard work.I first heard the Dead in 71 when I borrowed Live Dead off a schoolfriend.I loved Dark Star-St Stephen-The Eleven but I didnt really "get" sides 3 and 4 at the time.Off to university in 73 where I bought a second hand copy of Europe 72 and I was hooked.The music scene at the time was rubbish so I got into US bands-The Dead,Allman Brothers,Dylan,Doors,New Riders etc. I only saw the boys once,at the London Rainbow in 81,a solid gig but a bit like a long first set.I missed them in 91 because I was into dance music at the time and didnt know they were over here.It is only through Dicks Picks and more recently downloading that I have come to appreciate what an absolutely stonking band they were.I am up to about 90 concerts on CD and I cant wait to jump on the Vines once I have worked out what to do.My tame computor geek left for S.Africa shortly after showing me how to download so it could be a while.I had to teach myself to convert flac and shn formats and it took ages.I am listening to a rehearsal session from 28-2-75,worth downloading just for the "Bouncy jam" which does exactly what it says on the can.Wonderful.
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Hi Sven, nice to see you in here!Yeah, Cosmic Finger is way cool! I've seen them four times (although they only played three shows yet...) and I was overwhelmed every time. Invited them as guests in my radio show STASH (http://www.stash-radio.de/archiv.htm), played their first studio track during the last show and gotta say, they are just a bunch of cool guys. I hope to see them a lot more on stage (and beyond...). Frank --- www.stash-radio.de
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Hi from France! Two years ago it was possible to get & buy on a official site all the CDs of the 2004 (more that 60 if I remember well)Dead Tour....and now I can't find it! Can you help me? Roert de BENOIST
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HI from Germany , saw the last tour back in the 90s , there is also the german dead heads club here , we can talk about it later but we are here and there and every where /PEACE
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Anybody in Paris next week, by any chance? Am there on holidays from 4-11, and have plenty of time/interest in a face to face coffee/dead chat if are anybody else does.********************************** 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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YEAH TigerLilly , gonna save my cash and make it later to Granada that means no Paris trip @ the moment , I ´ve been there just two weeks ago ,caught a cold since two days and thats why I´m hanging a lot online and staying home these days , last time in the chat room with johnman and the others was realy so good , took me few hours to read what was happening here on this site , gonna go and knock on sunshine day dreams door when I´m in Granada , he is the most active DEAD HEAD on this site "europe dead heads " then comes you , was nice to see that Marye cares about us all, made me feel more secure , wanna text my trip to the shows in Hamburg and Berlin here in the coming future , loveing you all and so happy to find the STACH radio WISHING YOU A HIPPI HAPPY PARIS TRIP tc and leave it on , AS LONG AS YOU ARE STANDING STRONG NOTHING IS GONNA BE WRONG
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about Bob, No I haven't heard from him or seen him here in awhile.Wonder whats up? Sunshine Daydream where are you?
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Hal RPosts: 735 Joined: 2007-06-13 Posted: September 3, 2008 - 7:09pm Spanish Bob Everyone can relax. I have heard he is OK from someone who is in touch with him fairly often. His reasons for not being around here are because of a technical problem. hope the tech issuses get fixed soon, really miss his musical selections/suggestions
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Chillin' in Hamburg after drifting all around Scandinavia for quite a bit! Superb scenery up there. Lofotens... floatin' on the Lofotens... those islands were the highlight! Waitin' on a visa for Russia... ...next I take Moscow! "Are you kind?"
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Is just fine-know this as the "someone" regularly in touch with him is me. He is indeed just having technical difficulties, and will be back with us as soon as humanly possible. Will tell him people have been asking-he should be pleased to hear 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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yes, I too can confirm that he's having Internet issues and we all hope this soon will pass!
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Gilmour paid tribute to Wright on Monday, saying his input was often forgotten. "He was gentle, unassuming and private but his soulful voice and playing were vital, magical components of our most recognized Pink Floyd sound," he said. "I have never played with anyone quite like him." "Are you kind?"
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i,m a Deadhead from Ireland! just joined to meet other like minded folks, it,s great to be a part of something that brings so much joy to so many, i would be delighted to talk about anything Dead related, ireland, or life in general,Peace out.x
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too bad you weren't here when the Kid was over there a few weeks back. We were getting the great travelogues... Whereabouts in the old country are you? (My ancestors hailed from County Cork...)
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I'm from Rome now living near Milan, never knew another deadhead from my country I know there must be a few scattered all around, but just a few...the Dead were never huge here, that's why they never played Italy, I guess got into the Dead listening to them on the Dylan/Dead album since then I got 90% of their stuff i love everything from 1970 on, don't like their sixties productions
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Frank from Hamburg here, my nickname in school was Francesco or Cesco!A good friend of mine is an Italian deadhead and lives close to Parma. His name is Mario Pasquali. I ask him to give you a message. He visited me in the radio studio once, you can listen to the show here: www.stash-radio.de/archiv.htm (show from 2 February, with pics) or directly www.stash-radio.de/archives/STASH_2008-02-09.mp3 Ciao, Cesco --- www.stash-radio.de
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Thanx for your tip Cesco, curiously enough my girlfriend calls me Franz, because in Lombardy Francesco gets shorted this way! the neighbours' grass is always greener... Nice to meet you, nice to know there are some deadheads out there! Ciao! Francesco
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Does anyone even know who The Dead are in Southport? If you are a deadhead from Southport, England send me a message or something because I am feeling on my own
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That is not a lonely hearts advertisement despite how it sounds
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Thought it was about time I joined and said hi! I'm in Manchester and was lucky enough to see them in '85. Only wish I'd been old enough to see them in the late 60s/early 70s as well. I've been to Southport - but I never saw any deadheads there! I remember there were a handful of deadhead gatherings at the Briton's Protection a few years ago. Do they still happen? Anyone know?