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    marye
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    It has been pointed out that in our haste to set up regional enclaves, we neglected our neighbor north of the border. We herewith remedy this sad oversight. Heads of Canada, this is your clubhouse!

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    Take off hoser.

    Strange Brew on DVD is a must have.

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    vancouver island in the house eh

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    Hey hoser

    I hear the McKenzie Brothers are Deadheads

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    WeAre Here And Everywhere Marye!!!!

    Hey Now fella Northern headz!!!! I hail from and returned to the beautiful city of Montreal. It served as a great launching point for many Northern (Hamilton) and Northeastern (Albany Boston Buffalo) launching point for 10 known illustrious shows starting on 3.24.91 at the ripe age of 15 and sadly ending on 6.15.95. How I miss those days, everyday! But thank goodness for the internet and it’s endless golden nuggets of bliss!!! I had to take out an ad in the back of relix to trade tapes and now have thousands of hours of sbds and YouTube to keep me content, which I always have been! My intake is just more than ever. Of some things not others.... one love

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    Keeping it a-LIVE in Victoria
    We will be presenting Victoria's best Dead tribute band with a full Sixties-style analogue light show on September 29.Canadian Beauty plus Acid Rain Light Show, September 29 @ Victoria Event Centre 1415 Broad Street, Victoria. Doors 8:30, tickets $15.00 from brownpapertickets.com/event/3442201
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    Pow wows
    I've been to several of them. I was 10 and 12 years old, though. Then in '78 I had a girlfriend & roomie who was 100% Yankton Sioux. She told me some things, like there are other ceremonies that r hidden from the tourists. There are sweat lodges used for spiritual and physical healing & cleansing.There are peyote ceremonies as well. However, outsiders are not welcome. You must be a believer. If you wish to know more, read Black Elk Speaks, a book that records his visions and dreams. Mainly just be respectful. Feel the beat of the drummers (called 49ers, something to do with 1849..maybe the black hills gold?) And she told me never take her to a Cheyenne pow wow because the Sioux and Cheyenne don't get along too well. Since I'm no expert I can't give any recommendations. She was a deadhead like me, but it's not polite to speak of the dead in most Sioux Nations. So until we go to solve the great mystery, stay high and smile, smile, smile!
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    marye
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    Seriously
    We know you're up there...
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    Greetings From Ottawa
    This forum seems a little dead (no pun intended) last post was may 2016. Just wanted to raise my freak flag. Im a lifelong deadhead, guitarist, bass player and turntablist and as far as I can tell the last hippy in the city of Ottawa. I make some sick dead turntable mixes. Just sayin.
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    I hope they record this!
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    Bob in Canada
    Hey check it out. bobby is playing at The Carlu in Toronto at a benefit for Einstein Legacy Project on May 15th http://www.einsteingala.com/#!register/s848q
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It has been pointed out that in our haste to set up regional enclaves, we neglected our neighbor north of the border. We herewith remedy this sad oversight. Heads of Canada, this is your clubhouse!
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I would've never made it out of there alive !!! (p.100,June 1, current events) "Stanley's" silver cup will now have a home in Boston with the "Bruins". I used to be in the Bobby Orr fan club. Thank you Boston Bruins, 3 game seven's you won, sounds like Blackjack to me, congratulations on a dream come true.
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though the "Cup" may be lined with silver, it's more precious than "Gold". I'm sorry for your loss Vancouver, but hey, you beat us there in the Olympics last year, you'll get over it. Peace !
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Those crazy canuck fans got nothin on Hab's fans. Even when the Montreal Canadians win they still find reasons to rape and pillage. Yep, we love our hockey...and our Tim Horton's.
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Hi all - I am newly arrived in beautiful Vancouver - long time deadhead from the Bay area - 350+ shows and wish I had a ticket for the next one...Where are we all here? Anyplace where we congregate? Man, I miss my peeps from SF but I know there are some of us here. Let's find each other and have a party. I had a great little group of heads in Melbourne (Oz) for a few years and NONE of them had even been to one show. The magik is profound. So, if you are out there - communicate! LOVE to ALL, Carol
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I'm sorry but, the dates in Canada have all but, dryed up!(used to be JGB in copps coliseum or molson park!!!) as far as I'm concerned, I am a looooong time deadhead (and I followed them all over the states until 9/11 and they wouldn't let me in)and I'm just a little frustrated with the amount of canadian shows! I've heard of one in Ottawa in the last four years! I don't think that the dead are playing for money anymore ,but enjoyment! I live in Sault ste. marie.... a border city that is looking for any way to boost our economy I think it would be great if say bands like the dead,Moe or umphrees mcgee or any canadian jam, bluegrass or jazz bands that would love to play would start a canadian style bonneroo here I would love it ...the fact that my kids alone,who weren't at the last shows of garcia, could just see the good vibes and great people that are around would be awsome!!!!!I hope some of you agree with me peacealways ! and keep smiling!
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You should definitely work on putting that Sault bonnaroo together brother....You all deserve a festival for sure!!!! Even though my sorry ass is not welcome in Canada(by the G-men anyway) I would risk crashing the border for a good show in that special part of the World....
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you don't say! how interesting... edit: also, why is this thread entitled "Fan Art"?
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I miss you! Looks like not much action over on this thread since I last checked. Winter had me focusing on other things... but now that spring is here: LET'S TALK SUMMER! What shows are you guys making it out to? I'm not sure about our Furthur plans yet, but I might have to get to the Come Together Fest over the May long weekend: http://www.cometogethermusicfest.ca/ Hope to see you here soon. Cheers! (~);) Kirsten
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Nous avons déjà nos billets pour Bethel Woods le 15 juillet.Goin' Woodstock! Dire que notre dernier show était à Monterey.
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Hey now to all my fellow Canadian Dead heads!! As a heads up (no pun intended) The Village Vapour Lounge will be holding a Grateful Dead night on June 23, 2012. The evening will be filled with tons of music and concert footage in a relaxing and cannabis friendly environment. The festivities are expected to kick-off around 8:30 pm. the Village Vapour Lounge is located at 66 Wellesley Street East (third floor) http://villagevaporlounge.com/. Come dance and shake your bones....or just chill to the music. Wheel to the storm and fly!
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I want to pose the question of whether there are any Native American/First Nations Deadheads out there? Looking on Native American message boards like Powwows.com, there are a lot of negative comments about hippies, hippy music and culture and the Dead. Speaking as a descendant of east coast Indians (Nanticoke-Lenape from Delaware/PA/MD), I am wondering if there are any other oddball Indians out there who like the Dead and any thoughts on similarities and differences between Dead culture and Native American Culture, ie pow wow trail, dancing, sprituality. I personally see a lot of common threads but would likely be torn to pieces for posting a comment like this on an Indian message board (ie "bunch of wannabe Indians with feathers and beads--idiots stealing our culture"). Assuming a more sympathetic audience on this forum.....Anyone out there doing both pow wow trail and dead shows? I'd love to hear your perspective. I wasnt' sure where to post this comment but thought Canadian Deadheads since it's a North America comment....plus, I know there are a lot of First Nations people up there that might be able to answer this. I know I've seen lots of other Indians at shows, specifically up at Canandaigua (Seneca country), so I'm hoping to hear from you. And I know Jeff Pehrson in Furthur has some NDN blood. I have a feeling there is a deeper native connection to the Dead than most folks are aware of. Obviously there was Rolling Thunder's (John Pope) involvement in the early days, but he was known for his hippy connections anyway. Your thoughts?
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I claim no expertise in this matter, but I heartily recommend the powwow scene to people who can show up and be respectful. The one at Stanford on Mother's Day weekend is pretty awesome.
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Claiming any expertise in powwow matters is risky business for sure. My parents and grandparents always went to shows and pow wows both. But I'm adopted and never knew any of this until I searched and reunited with them. Yes. I'm a head and then found out my birthparents and grandparents were too....must be in the DNA! I would sooooo like to hear from heads who have followed both trails as I gain some footing on walking both myself. The respectfulness is a no-brainer to me. Though, no matter how respectful, it's deeply inbedded in the powwow culture to be critical (sound familiar?) of newbs, "wannabees", white people, and "Hippies". I have been to a few, danced, and have had no issues. There is a code of etiquette for sure....just like shows. It's these similarities that would make for interesting discussion. Dancing or drumming and how it makes one feel at either place would be interesting to hear about too. Heads digging powwows would be a pretty obvious crossover. Though, I'd like to turn it around and hear perspectives from Indians who love the Dead. But hearing from heads with extensive powwows under their belt would be cool too. Intertribals are just such a sweet time to dance and feel the drum. In fact, any discussion on this would be cool. Something I've not seen much of. Maybe this is a very small niche we're talking here, which would make it all the more intersting yet rare to get real responses. Any Native Heads out there? Maybe I ought to risk posting on some Indian boards and some folks might come out of the "closet". In Indian culture, it seems totally uncool to be into anything remotely "hippy". Yet, hip-hop, metal, and other genre's seem to fly just fine.
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(noting that my personal experience is limited to Stanford), one thing that seems to be a pretty big deal in the powwow scene is No Drugs. Which would make clueless hippie wannabes on the scene even more problematic. (Never mind the fact that the powwow in question takes place in the eucalyptus groves a stone's throw from the Frost, at about the right time of year, and it does bring back the memories...)
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Hey all, heading up to Tremblant any suggestions for we're to party at night. Looks awsome but wasn't sure how the parting was in summer. Any info would be appreciated!
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Hi fellow CanHeads, Long time no chat. So, who's thinking of making the trip to Chicago? We definitely are, hoping for mailorder mojo so we don't have to navigate the online madness. Looking forward to seeing some of you there. Can't wait to jam! K
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Hey, It's me California Bob with my first post on Dead.net wondering if there are any other Deadheads in the Fraser Valley/Vancouver that are going to make the 3 shows in Chicago. I will definitely be going & would love to put together a joint venture with other interested parties. 9 days to tickets!!!
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Calgary deadhead here, just got my Congratulations email, anybody else in the area going?
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yes there is, kitigan zibi and quite of few from us there..
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Hello Fellow Deadheads! Wondering if there are any deadheads in the Edmonton Alberta area (Sherwood Park mainly) If so would be great to meet up and talk dead! PS: really jealous of anyone who is going to the last trip in Chicago this summer! Cheers!
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Thanks Marye, always the little brother that was forgotten at home...remember the cross Canada tour of '70, we know how to treat 'em! I am an Edmontononian/Saskatoonian/Torontonian (is there such a thing - since they are diametrically opposite in nature) Deadhead. I was not lucky enough to win out on MO and got shut out of TM...still thinking about heading down to the shows, though have no hotel or formal plans as of yet, so yeah I am open to chatting and finding a bench say in Gary IN somewhere!
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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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Any Calgarian heads heading off to the Dark Star Jubilee in Columbus in May? It's only $130 US for a ticket to the 3 day festival and with DSO playing 3-2 set shows, it works out to only $14 per hour of Dead music... plus all the other acts! Sadly I don't have the time or money to get to as many shows as I would like, so I've got to stretch it where I can...
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I hope they record this!
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This forum seems a little dead (no pun intended) last post was may 2016. Just wanted to raise my freak flag. Im a lifelong deadhead, guitarist, bass player and turntablist and as far as I can tell the last hippy in the city of Ottawa. I make some sick dead turntable mixes. Just sayin.
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We know you're up there...
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I've been to several of them. I was 10 and 12 years old, though. Then in '78 I had a girlfriend & roomie who was 100% Yankton Sioux. She told me some things, like there are other ceremonies that r hidden from the tourists. There are sweat lodges used for spiritual and physical healing & cleansing.There are peyote ceremonies as well. However, outsiders are not welcome. You must be a believer. If you wish to know more, read Black Elk Speaks, a book that records his visions and dreams. Mainly just be respectful. Feel the beat of the drummers (called 49ers, something to do with 1849..maybe the black hills gold?) And she told me never take her to a Cheyenne pow wow because the Sioux and Cheyenne don't get along too well. Since I'm no expert I can't give any recommendations. She was a deadhead like me, but it's not polite to speak of the dead in most Sioux Nations. So until we go to solve the great mystery, stay high and smile, smile, smile!
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We will be presenting Victoria's best Dead tribute band with a full Sixties-style analogue light show on September 29.Canadian Beauty plus Acid Rain Light Show, September 29 @ Victoria Event Centre 1415 Broad Street, Victoria. Doors 8:30, tickets $15.00 from brownpapertickets.com/event/3442201
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Hey Now fella Northern headz!!!! I hail from and returned to the beautiful city of Montreal. It served as a great launching point for many Northern (Hamilton) and Northeastern (Albany Boston Buffalo) launching point for 10 known illustrious shows starting on 3.24.91 at the ripe age of 15 and sadly ending on 6.15.95. How I miss those days, everyday! But thank goodness for the internet and it’s endless golden nuggets of bliss!!! I had to take out an ad in the back of relix to trade tapes and now have thousands of hours of sbds and YouTube to keep me content, which I always have been! My intake is just more than ever. Of some things not others.... one love

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I hear the McKenzie Brothers are Deadheads