I consider myself a deadhead regardless about what anyone thinks of you if you never saw Jerry. I probably listen to more or as much Jerry as a lot of old heads out there, if I could of seen him I obviously would of but just cause I was born to late dosn't make me nonqualified to be a head.
I was going to add something else but sat back for a few puffs first now I totally forgot
I totally agree. In my book it has nothing to do with seeing Jerry. If that were true can you be a deadhead if you never heard Pigpen? What about Keith and Donna? TC?
I think most people outside our tribe view deadheads in a negative light. I can't tell you how many cops and ushers have laughed at me and the other fans for grooving. I have the self satisfaction of knowing they got it all wrong, but I generally keep my distance. The truth is there are plenty of very kind and caring people here. And plenty of professionals too (not that being a professional means squat, but we are not all homeless bums robbing people for a living).
I think the majority of people who know anything about the GD think of us ALL as long haired drugged up spaced out hippy freaks tripping on acid and spending every waking minute searching for the ultimate buzz. I say those people with those attitudes can go f themselves.