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    marye
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    Since the original topic now has hundreds of introductions and is getting a bit hard to navigate, this seems as good a time as any to launch a new one. The original is here, should you wish to catch up on the who's who since this opened up in May. If you haven't introduced yourself yet, please do! And if you already have, but have something new to tell us about you and your life, speak up! (A bit of housekeeping business so we don't have to repost everything we posted before--izzie and I are the moderators here, and for our more extensive intros see the original topic.) Thanks and welcome!

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  • November 15, 2019 - 4:02pm
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    Hi

    Hi,I grew up in a southern town too. Mechanicsville Virginia. About 20 minutes from Richmond Virginia. I graduated high school in 94 and saw the dead on 10-9-94. It was crazy seeing jerry and Phil and everyone. So fun. The only thing I have seen from them since was in 1999 I saw Phil and friends at the mosque in Richmond. They played strawberry fields forever. And a lot of dead. It was great. Now I am living in cocoa Florida and am a professional illustrator. Just wanted to say hi.

  • September 29, 2019 - 6:48pm
    new2dead
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    Hi!

    Hey everyone! New to the Dead here with a recent mind blowing revelation of how great this band truly is. I watched the amazon special and now exploring on Tidal a lot of there stuff. I grew up listening to best hits but could never get into their other stuff. Fast forward 25 years and with regular mj use the dead is really opening my mind. This looks like a great site to learn about this epic band !

  • January 14, 2019 - 3:46pm
    Eirik-the-rocker
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    Hi everyone

    Hi. I'm Eirik, originally from Sweden but now living in the US.

    Been a deadhead for almost 25 years. My dad would play vinyl's of their classics and it didn't take me long to pick up on it. Really love the design of this site and looking forward to contribute more. I see that the introduction section has been "dead" for a while, but I'll still give it a go. As for my private life I'm married with 2 kids, and work as a database programmer. I also run my own personal economics blog - https://www.refinansiere.net/. Might have to add another section on the GD soon though :)

  • June 29, 2015 - 7:56pm
    eenew
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    I is gonna try put words on
    I is gonna try put words on magic screen to make friends and have all kinds of fun.
  • June 29, 2015 - 7:54pm
    eenew
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    Let's see if I can get this
    Let's see if I can get this up here hey y'all what's swingin?!
  • October 5, 2013 - 9:58pm
    tennessee john
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    Thanks for the welcome!
    PonchoBillThe jury is probably still out on whether I'm ok or not. It was certainly weird being that young, and having no guide for my first trip. I guess that's why I used to try to help first timers at some of the later shows I attended. Anna My ex-spouse was a non Head. It did not work because she aspires to have lots of possessions. I just want good music, and a space to get my head right. That's all I need. And... I am looking for a little community. Solitary Dead Head where I live.
  • October 5, 2013 - 12:10pm
    marye
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    the mixed-marriage thread
    They Love Each Other, But...
  • October 5, 2013 - 11:50am
    Anna rRxia
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    Welcome Hockey John!
    I have enjoyed your posts and wish you and your son the best. Was your spouse a deadhead? I'm betting not. My spouse and I aren't, and though we make it work, there is a substantial piece missing, fairly important. There is a whole thread devoted to that on this website (I forget the name at the moment). We hope you stick around and find some community. We're all changing leaves on the tree...
  • October 5, 2013 - 10:33am
    PonchoBill
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    Holy smokes, Johnny
    Dosed at 12 years old. I'm happy you're experience turned out o.k.
  • September 29, 2013 - 10:45am
    marye
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    hey, welcome
    so glad you made it here.
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Since the original topic now has hundreds of introductions and is getting a bit hard to navigate, this seems as good a time as any to launch a new one. The original is here, should you wish to catch up on the who's who since this opened up in May. If you haven't introduced yourself yet, please do! And if you already have, but have something new to tell us about you and your life, speak up! (A bit of housekeeping business so we don't have to repost everything we posted before--izzie and I are the moderators here, and for our more extensive intros see the original topic.) Thanks and welcome!
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hi. my name is andrew miller. im a musician, age 20. im in a doom/stoner metal band called witchdoctrine. im a lead guitarist. im very big into psychedelic rock, psychedelic art, and everything to do with the hippie culture and beliefs. been a dead head since age 14. my band witchdoctrine is actually doing a psychedelic jam album called colours of the dark, where we just instrumentally jam out the feelings of the colors at hand. so if youre interested in hearing that, ill keep you posted. i enjoy sitting with my guitar puffin on my pipe and just let my fingers go and close my mind. i practice meditation, and i like reading, drinking hot tea, and watching the history channel and the simpsons. im a vegetarian, and i reside in york, pa. i think i covered it all. any other questions, feel free to message me.
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Hi,We have been visiting this site and trying to learn about some of the GD tee shirts we have on our website Monstervintage.com. Since there is so much information out there when trying to look up a specific tee shirt it gets overwhelming and confusing, history of the artwork, concert or album . Many of you are very familiar with the albums, songs and concerts so we thought we might be able to get some help with factual information to clean up some of our tee shirt descriptions. Some of the tee shirts are priced high but where are we going to get another one when it sells? Original tee shirts that are not cheap reproductions are getting really hard to find. Any help we can get would be awesome and we would give members of the forum a nice discount code for participating. Perhaps it can be a fun way to put some of that GD knowledge to use and we can make some tee shirt lover a happy person. http://www.monstervintage.com/Vintage_Clothing/Mens/Tee+Shirts/Vintage+… Thanks Monstervintage.com Men's Vintage Tee Shirts Grateful Dead category
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hi my name is jacob johnson, i am 15 years old. i am the youngest of 5 and my oldest brother was the one who introduced my to the grateful dead. although he showed me phish intending to get me more into them, i got caught on the grateful dead. i am a bit knew to this so i don't know what else to say except that i love the dead, and always will. oh, and happy early birthday jerry! thanks
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so glad you made it, make yourself at home!
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After graduating from UNCW this past spring and writing my thesis on the Dead I am here to attempt to learn more about this fantastic community. The reputation of Dead fans proceeds itself through its fairly breif history. I am looking forward to sharing and learning from this active community of Heads. Cheers.
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Hello,My name is Hillary and I am a lone DH living now in a small southern town. I am a lone liberal in a small southern town. There is no one who shares my passion for the music here. My first show was actually in '98 at Alpine Valley, WI. They opened with Dark Star and played it again in the last set, and I have been hooked ever since. I knew I had found my home, the place I belonged in my heart. My greatest regret in life is not seeing Jerry! I had a chance to see their last show in Memphis, but I was sick. I still found my way here anyway. My little boy is starting to really like them now. :) I would love some messages. Peace and Love to All
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Been here a few months, and thought I'd introduce myself. My given name is John, but because I'm a Junior, my parents nicknamed me Johnny at birth. I was born and raised in a small town in TN located exactly halfway between Nashville and Memphis. I discovered the Dead at the age of ten in 1976. Went to a friend's house, and his older brother was gone for the day. There was a stack of albums in his room, and Blues For Allah was on top. That was my introduction. On Saturday 12-16-78, I snuck to Nashville with a couple of high school guys I'd been buying joints from to see my first show. I accepted a Coke from a friendly stranger, and ended up getting dosed. Not only could I hear the music, but I could feel it, smell it, and taste it. That really changed everything in my life. Because of my location, I was only able to attend 5 more shows during my school years. 4 at the Kiel in St. Louis, and 1 at Boutwell in Birmingham. After graduating high school in 1984, I moved to Chicago to lay carpet with a friend who moved up there to start his own business. Attended a pair of shows in Alpine the next year. By the way, I thought Alpine was a great venue. Got tired of Chicago, and moved to Norfolk in January 1987. Got a job at Tracks Records, and attended every show at Hampton, Roanoke, Greensboro, and Charlotte from March 1987 until the last Charlotte show in 1995. If you bought tickets for any of these shows at the Tracks in Norfolk, it's possible that I sold them to you. Especially the 2 Warlocks shows in October 1989. I worked the ticket counter for the on sale date. Even took a trip to New Orleans in 1988 for a show, and drove up to Louisville for a show in 1990 when I was back home for a week vacation. Then Jerry passed on, and the trip was somewhat over. Did attend the Further Festival at Virginia Beach Amphitheater in 1997. In 1998 I decide to settle down at the age of 32. Met an upstate NY girl 11 years my junior{non Head}, and truly fell in love. Moved back to my hometown to raise our child in a more rural environment, and Malachi was born on St Patrick's Day 1999. I conformed, and got a good factory job with excellent benefits. Everything was good for 7 years. Bought a nice house, and she drove around in a new car while I drove back and forth to work in the 2nd paid off vehicle. 5 years of not so good marriage, which I stuck around for entirely because of my son. Come 2010, and my wife is working for a local attorney. She blindsides me with divorce papers, and because of her attorney connections, a restraining order having me removed the house. It was on the grounds that she was scared of me. I assure you that I am an extremely peaceful person, and never raised a hand to her. She was planning to move back to NY, and take my son with her. I hired an out of town attorney with an excellent reputation. I lost my house and everything I worked 12 years for, but I obtained full custody of my son. She moved back to NY, and pays not a penny of child support. So much for deadbeat dads, I have a deadbeat ex-wife. He flies to NY to see her 5 weeks every summer since the divorce. But other than that, we are still Truckin'. Thanks to all who take the time to read my bio, and my apologies for the length. I condensed it as much as I could. PEACE Johnny
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Dosed at 12 years old. I'm happy you're experience turned out o.k.
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I have enjoyed your posts and wish you and your son the best. Was your spouse a deadhead? I'm betting not. My spouse and I aren't, and though we make it work, there is a substantial piece missing, fairly important. There is a whole thread devoted to that on this website (I forget the name at the moment). We hope you stick around and find some community. We're all changing leaves on the tree...
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PonchoBillThe jury is probably still out on whether I'm ok or not. It was certainly weird being that young, and having no guide for my first trip. I guess that's why I used to try to help first timers at some of the later shows I attended. Anna My ex-spouse was a non Head. It did not work because she aspires to have lots of possessions. I just want good music, and a space to get my head right. That's all I need. And... I am looking for a little community. Solitary Dead Head where I live.
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Hi. I'm Eirik, originally from Sweden but now living in the US.

Been a deadhead for almost 25 years. My dad would play vinyl's of their classics and it didn't take me long to pick up on it. Really love the design of this site and looking forward to contribute more. I see that the introduction section has been "dead" for a while, but I'll still give it a go. As for my private life I'm married with 2 kids, and work as a database programmer. I also run my own personal economics blog - https://www.refinansiere.net/. Might have to add another section on the GD soon though :)

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Hey everyone! New to the Dead here with a recent mind blowing revelation of how great this band truly is. I watched the amazon special and now exploring on Tidal a lot of there stuff. I grew up listening to best hits but could never get into their other stuff. Fast forward 25 years and with regular mj use the dead is really opening my mind. This looks like a great site to learn about this epic band !

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Hi,I grew up in a southern town too. Mechanicsville Virginia. About 20 minutes from Richmond Virginia. I graduated high school in 94 and saw the dead on 10-9-94. It was crazy seeing jerry and Phil and everyone. So fun. The only thing I have seen from them since was in 1999 I saw Phil and friends at the mosque in Richmond. They played strawberry fields forever. And a lot of dead. It was great. Now I am living in cocoa Florida and am a professional illustrator. Just wanted to say hi.