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I Am a Deadhead

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    Bertha

    Who amoung us knows the story behind the popular Dead tune Bertha? When the boys would go to a meeting with Bill Graham, a fairly famous rock promoter, there was a large free-standing fan in Bill's office. In the summers that fan would just be kicking some ***, wobbling around...
    DONIGUANA DONIGUANA 46-50 1 Response Aug 24, 2011

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    Poetess: I miss the days of tours

    and hitch hiking from show to show. I loved meeting random people, hooking up with rainbows and just heading off on adventures. I miss the lifestyle it all..the music, love and fun. The years have tempered the hard times, but overall, I wouldn't have done it any other way...
    PaintedPoemCpl PaintedPoemCpl 36-40 Aug 31

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    Second Generation

    I will elaborate more later on, when I am not as blazed. But for now I want to just put a thanks out there to all the Heads left that are keeping this Dead tradition alive. If it wasn't for you guys, and the curosty of my parents, then I wouldn't know what I do today. And that...
    bbyloveee bbyloveee 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 2, 2008

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    Grateful Dead Facts

    Dead Facts The Dead produced 164 songs over a 30 year career The average true "Deadhead" spent over $2,000 on Dead concerts and travelled over 3,000 over the past 3 decades    It is recorded that one person actually spent...
    frosti frosti 31-35, F Aug 23, 2008

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    Deadhead Love

    How do I live with my husband who is not a deadhead? I feel like I made a mistake but after 16 years and a few kids what can i do? I'm feeling really strongly about my dancing bear, my deadhead lover...i will never forget him, and he just lives down the street. Jerry week was...
    ineedmydancingbear ineedmydancingbear 46-50, F 2 Responses Aug 10, 2013

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    Merry Music

    I am a Deadhead..I was born and raised by and with the sounds of the Grateful Dead..My first concert was a Grateful Dead concert when I was just 3 years old..It was in 1983 at the Hampton Coliseum in Hampton, VA.  We actually lived in South Carolina at the time, but my dad...
    UnperfectAngel UnperfectAngel 26-30, F Dec 2, 2008

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    99 Facts About Jerry Garcia

    1. As a high school student, Jerry studied art at the California School of Fine      Arts in North Beach on weekends and summer sessions. 2. Jerry's full name was Jerome John Garcia -- named after the great      Broadway musical composer Jerome...
    frosti frosti 31-35, F 3 Responses Aug 23, 2008

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    Sitting On Top Of The World

    was my introduction to the Grateful Dead.... Mississippi river so big and wide.blonde haired woman on the other side Now she's gone,gone,gone and i don't worry cause i'm sitting on top of the world......walter jacobs
    sharpTresHombre sharpTresHombre 41-45, M May 28, 2011

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    4 Years Old

    i spent the summer of 89 with my aunt and mom going to dead shows... i didn't actually like them till i got older though. but i still have some good but vague memories that flash back to me when i go to shows... :)
    HumboldtCounty HumboldtCounty 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 21, 2009

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    kaliintheskywithdiamonds kaliintheskywithdiamonds 16-17 Nov 6

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    Warlocks@Hampton 1989

           A lot of people , some would say, "lucked out" when the Boys decided to play Hampton under the guise of "The Warlocks".  A spur of the moment type booking , many Heads had already headed West for CA and ended up...
    johnnybliss johnnybliss 41-45, M Aug 29, 2009

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    The Good Ol Days

    I went to my first show in 1988 long beach sports arena it has been a journey since.
    whoareyouish whoareyouish 36-40, M Apr 28, 2010

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    Most of the music I grew up with was from the

    60's and early 70's, even though I was not. I was made to listen to the music my mom listened to in high school... and I LOVED it! I continued to listen to the Dead's stuff that went right into the 80's though. "Touch of Grey" is a song I often get stuck in my head anymore...
    DarkwingGoslyn DarkwingGoslyn 31-35 Sep 29

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    Jerry Garcia

    Jerry Garcia From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jump to: navigation, search Jerry Garcia Background information Birth name Jerome...
    frosti frosti 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 23, 2008

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    I'm Going To New Year's!!!!!

              I have had the most tumultuous time since I attended my last show on September 20th.  I was pulled over on my way back home.  And because I violated my probation, I ended up doing 35 days in jail.  While locked...
    johnnybliss johnnybliss 41-45, M Nov 19, 2009

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