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bobdawg
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Re: What got you into the Dead / hooked

#4913 3 years, 7 months ago
5/8/77 the best ever!!!!! dont care what anyone says mountain dew is magic.so is the scarlet/fire
Deadhead4Obama
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Re: What got you into the Dead / hooked

#4952 3 years, 7 months ago
My Dad really. I remember ebing just a little kid, and begging him to play 'Fire on the Mountain.' What really 'cemented' it was the show he took me and my buddy to in 03 up at Darien Lakes. Dylan opened. It was a freaking amazing time! On the drive out, some wookie got butt ass naked and started running intebween the line of cars! Fn hilarious!
charliechanman
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Re: What got you into the Dead / hooked

#4963 3 years, 7 months ago
I was in the right place at the right time. My college roommate introduced me to the music and a host of college friends were into it. After my first semester, when I was home for the holidays, it was like "eureka" all of my high school friends were into them too. We shared our first show on June 26, 1988 in Pittsburgh:

06-26-88 Pittsburgh Civic Arena, Pittsburgh, Pa. (Sun)
1: Half Step> Rooster, Push, Mama Tried> Big River> Cumberland, Start Your Engines, Big RxR Blues, Music
2: Touch, Playin> Uncle John> Playin> Drumz> Mr. Fantasy> Hey Jude Finale> Black Peter> Lovelight E: Black Muddy River
first "Start Your Engines"

www.archive.org/details/gd88-06-26.sbd-m...ocki.5608.sbeok.shnf

But two songs really hooked me: Birdsong and Crazy Fingers...
SAY YOUR PEACE AND GET OUT
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about1270due
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Re: What got you into the Dead / hooked

#4982 3 years, 7 months ago
it was at the coliseum,vancouver,june 23,1973..that's when i started to feel lucky,GLAD, to be a part of this thing.. let it go in '95..but after takin care of stuff,(life happens ),found m'self here again!! sometime last year..
shakedown71
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Re: What got you into the Dead / hooked

#4987 3 years, 7 months ago
Ahh where to begin, growing up I was always attracted to head music, mainly pink floyd. Then in the late 80s, I heard touch of grey on the radio and kind of liked the sound of that guitar. Sounded so different. I was also into the dire straits and thought the guitar playing had some similarities. Then I remember listening to bruce hornsby and there was that sound again. Then I was told that was jerry garcia playing the guitar track on one of the songs. I remember saying to myself, I like that sound. So in 89 I go off to college and one of my buddies who was really into them says the grateful dead are coming to miami arena, do you want to camp out for tickets? I was like sure. So I started getting into some live stuff. Then a month later, it's showtime! 10/26/89 a date I will never forget. Not only was this to be my first show, but also my first hit of acid. Oh boy! All I remember was people holding signs, something about so many thousands of days since the dead played darkstar in miami. I remember something clicked and all of the sudden everything in my life finally made sense. I remember screaming "what have I been listening to for 18 years? This is music! This is f&*$ing music! " I also said I want to play guitar like that!" And having been playing ever since. Still trying to make it happen. Well, from then on I was so hooked! From 89 -95 I saw them 40 times. And since then, I am sure I am well over 100 shows. And everyone has been a unique learning experience. They changed my whole outlook on life, and have made me a better person. I am so grateful.

Sometimes you get shown the light in the strangest of places, if you look at it right.
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