So the other week I'm getting my hair cut, and Julie the hairstyling goddess, a young thing of twentysomething who's into tattoos, hair color as art form, and lots of black clothing, hears of the impending tour and my hopes of getting Shoreline tix, and says, "I have a question. What's a Dead Head? How would you define it?"
You think that's a really easy question till you try to answer it.
So I hemmed and hawed a bit. I said it was the kind of thing that if you said you were one, no one could say you weren't. I may have mentioned Ann Coulter.
I said that it my experience it meant a lot of different things to a lot of different people. Some were there for the party and that was pretty much it. Some were there for the community. Some were there for the life-changing spiritual experience. Some were there for the tunes.
Hi Everyone!!! Love this thread. I'm currently looking for Dead Heads to interview for Online Publication this year.
If anyone is interested in being interviewed, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org. Here is the breakdown on the shakedown. :)
Growing up Dead Head Series
I’ll gather Grateful Dead stories from a number of people. I’ll compile the stories into one webpage, with multiple links to each interview. The interview questions will be the same across the board for all guest stars. This will appear online and be shareable via social media.
I’d like to do this on Zoom. It’ll record both video and audio.
I plan and publishing the transcript of the interview for sure.
Audio post (podcast style)
Optional: These stories can be anonymous, with only name and town printed or you can include your full name.
1. How did you first become interested in the Grateful Dead’s music?
2. How many GD shows have you attended?
3. Tell me your favorite GD story
4. Tell me your least favorite GD story
5. Where were you when you heard that Jerry Garcia died?
a. Tell me that story
6. Did you ever hitchhike to attend a show(s)?
7. Tell me about the ‘outside of the venue’ experience
8. Would you do it all again?
9. What types of music do you listen to nowadays?
a. Top 5 songs or artists