Calling All Deadheads

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  1. Phssthpok

    Phssthpok New Member

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    In this thread right here. Don't wanna hear any "They suck" or "Worst singers ever"...

    unless you're a fan and you have something against Donna, which is understandable

    or maybe it just didn't work for you after Pig was gone and they left behind that electric blues sound

    I'm an '88 through-the-end tourhead. Saw my first show on Halloween night, 1980 at Radio City.

    Remember the good old Grateful Dead, anybody? :big grin:
     
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    Let me tell ya about it.

    I was ten years old and trouble ahead of my time. My older cousin, who used to babysit me, decided to take me into the city because he had tickets and he was going, no matter what.

    It was my first visit to Radio City Music Hall. Gorgeously appointed with huge drapes in the cloisters and a really good acoustic quality for an indoor venue.

    I had no idea what to expect, and was apprehensive because most of what I could see was people's backs and shoulders... but so many folks were dressed up in Halloween finery I was having fun instantly.

    The Blues Brothers opened, and I knew who they were, and then Franken & Davis did a little patter.

    The show started with an acoustic set. Toward the end of 1980 they split a few shows between acoustic and electric and recorded the results. Some of the show I attended appears on a video release, but I'm happy having the concert on my hard drive. :)

    The first few songs were quiet instrumentals, as Phil's bass wasn't working. They played a few rarities that night, like "Little Sadie"... of all the versions by all the groups I've heard over the years, 10/31/80 is the winner.
     
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    They suck.
     
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    Worst singers ever.
     
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    Oh good, a Juggalo from poopville.

    Actually saw them play a few shows at the poopville auditorium, Jerry wasn't really into it, low key sets
     
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    ...anyways, seems there are a ton of us old-timers here just ready to dive into my limp-dick thread... :)

    So, continuing from the end of 1980-10-31... the acoustic set was really fun, mostly low-key folk and traditional songs. The crowd was having fun, and as a ten year old kid, so was I.

    The set break was crazy. Balloons everywhere, party streamers, people chain dancing in costume... I nearly forgot it was a concert.

    Then the lights dropped for the electric set, which was engrossing and mesmerizing. I can recall being really impressed by Jerry Garcia's lead guitar playing, and the band sound as a whole. They played a rocking set, leading up to the segment called 'drums' and then 'space'...

    space is a place that started in the early Dead shows but acquired a definite position in the second sets every show since early 1980, a free-form musical buildup, and on this night it was quite strange...

    I was hooked, and wanted to see them again for certain.

    Maybe I will relate how I became a full-time Head and wasted seven years of my life having fun and being a worthless hippie next. Wish I'd been productive but wouldn't change anything.
     
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    Uncle Ruckus hey y'all

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    tl;dr

    hey bro! this is all well and good, nice story. you are new here, and that's wonderful; you will enjoy ot, if you give it some time.

    honestly though, nobody cares about anyone's life story on the dead, unless you maybe have a story about getting assfucked by jerry or something.
     
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    So, one night I was propositioned by Jerry.

    Now, I have to tell you, I'd already had my ass stuffed with cheese earlier that week; I took a bicycle tour of Wisconsin and somebody stole the seat off my Schwinn.

    But that actually made the situation easier to deal with in the ...um, end... because after a fistfull of laxatives I had the space available. So here comes a drunken Jerry Garcia, who's feeling a bit whimsical...

    Thanks, Demosthenes. I figure, on a forum this large, maybe there'd be some interest, but you're right. I've been looking at this music forum for a while and nobody posts here much...

    They might as well just ditch a few subforums for the amount anyone uses them.
     
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    cool story brah :hsugh:
     

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