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Grateful Dead in Las Vegas

Sep 05, 2014 No Comments by

Seeing the Dead in Vegas was really quite a trip. From the ticket dates it seems that I went after finishing my coursework for a BA in English from Reed College, defending my thesis and that this was right before graduation. I went with the guy I had dated my senior year in college and […]

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The Grateful Dead, the LPGA and Hershey Park

Aug 19, 2014 No Comments by

by Matt Peter This one doesn’t take much to effort to conjure up the memories. The set-up alone was enough to promise a memorable event, and it didn’t disappoint. This was the year that Don Henley came out with that song with the line about a “Dead-head sticker on a Cadillac” so it was a […]

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The ONLY Grateful Dead show ever on a Fruday!

Jul 02, 2013 2 Comments

Back in the day – concert tickets where print on (get this) dot matrix printers, and the thing was that me and my friend couldn’t make it to the Thursday show at the Coliseum (besides – a Friday night show had a lot more potential for 2 guys from high school. So, we went to work.

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1st Deadshow “brings smiling tears to my eyes”

Jul 20, 2013 3 Comments

the Grateful Dead July 4, 1990 Sandstone Ampitheater Bonner Springs, Kansas This was my first Grateful Dead ‘experience’ and I had no idea what i was in for. At 19 I already considered myself a psychedelic veteran but this particular day i met my chemical match. The temperature didn’t help – it was over 100 […]

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The ONLY Dead show ever on a Fruday!

Sep 08, 2012 No Comments

Yup, it was Fruday, May 15, 1980, and that is NOT me typing Friday wrong. Here’s the story, and my back-up on this is my buddy Tulch – who is the only other person to catch a Fruday show.

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I Need a Miracle Further

Sep 23, 2015 No Comments

I Need a Miracle Further by Jessica B. We saw Further play on Sunday 3/6 at the Orpheum in Boston. Further is a band consisting of Bob Weir, Phil Lesh, and a bunch of other guys that were not in the Grateful Dead. The Orpheum balcony is not ideal for a show where you might […]

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When “Hippies” Cross Borders

Aug 24, 2014 No Comments

On the way back from the Canadian side the 6 of us were stopped by U.S. customs,.the car was searched for who knows what and after 2 hours of being called hippies and playing with their stamps we were let back into the country

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It’s Further – what it is (and what it ain’t)

Nov 06, 2013 No Comments

by Mike T. It has been about 33 years since my first Grateful Dead Concert.  I have now attended just 3 Furthur Concerts, the most recent last night at the Beacon in NYC.  There was something bothering me these past years and last night I finally figured it out – the only place you can […]

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Freedom Hall – Backstage Thanks to Mom (don’t ask)

Jul 25, 2013 No Comments

I got my first backstage pass when my friend Liz and I went on tour with the rest of the State College gang. It was 1989 so I was 19 and she must have been 15 or 16. Her mom was friends with Bob Weir so we decided that, I would drive and she would […]

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The Art of the Backstage Pass – Matthew Goldman where are you now?

Jul 06, 2013 No Comments

I got the passes in Oregon from 1993 from Marshall, a guy who told me he worked for Bill Graham Presents. He had a gigantic pack of passes including one that said he was a writer for Rolling Stone. Even after visiting him in California, I’m not quite sure what he actually did for a […]

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