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edheadwharfrat
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Cool article about being a Deadhead at work

#69614 3 years ago
I know this has been a thread in the past, but I came across this article and I thought it was interesting. What do you think?

www.denverpost.com/breakingnews/ci_19057900?source=rss
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captaintony
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Re: Cool article about being a Deadhead at work

#69618 3 years ago
There's still quite a bit of stigmatism connected with the band, you bring up their name, and a lot of people still associate it as drug music.
ShakedownSteve
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Re: Cool article about being a Deadhead at work

#69620 3 years ago
That's so true. That's why I don't have any stickers on my car and I don't tell people I work with anything about my personal life. I don't work in the corporate world but the company I work for is extremely anti-drug. Btw, I very rarely use drugs (mainly just at shows) so maybe I'm a little paranoid. Better safe than sorry.
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scar1et_f1re
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Re: Cool article about being a Deadhead at work

#69626 3 years ago
I also try to keep it low key at my office. Also no bumper stickers on my car (permanently) nor will I get the vanity plate I really want "Furthur". That's more to avoid being stopped by the police. Better safe than sorry for me. But my co-workers know I enjoy the music, they just don't know how fanatical I am.

When I wear a suit & tie for work it's almost always a Grateful Dead or Garcia tie. I also wear the watch Jerry designed at work, but you can't really tell it's from Jerry.

The only deadlike thing I wear 24 /7 is a simple string bracelet my niece made me.

I feel like a wolf in a sheeps outfit - as they say in the article <Bleep> em if they can't take a joke.

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My first job they all knew I was a big time deadhead. The band played about 10 shows in a row at MSG and every weekday night at 5PM I would go into the bathroom in my suit and like superman come out in ripped jeans and tie dyes. My buddies from back then still make fun of me (in a lighthearted kind way).
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ShakedownSteve
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Re: Cool article about being a Deadhead at work

#69627 3 years ago
scar1et_f1re wrote:
Also no bumper stickers on my car (permanently) nor will I get the vanity plate I really want "Furthur". That's more to avoid being stopped by the police.

I think vanity plates are pretty safe. You have to be a Deadhead to understand most vanity plates. It's not like having a stealie sticker. I suspect that Furthur plate has already been taken by now, especially if you live in New York.
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Last Edit: 3 years ago by ShakedownSteve.
ratdogdonna
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Re: Cool article about being a Deadhead at work

#69655 3 years ago
I work for some pretty cool people. I have a big silver SYF bracelet that I wear to work - I never take it off. I also have some pics of Furthur in my office and can play whatever I want. No BS about where I'm going when I take off for a concert, it's just "I'm going to a show." Life is good..................
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Terrapin Sedation
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Re: Cool article about being a Deadhead at work

#69659 3 years ago
Kind of funny. I work for the company that published that article and I keep the fact that I'm a deadhead pretty much under my rasta-style. sherpa hat.

I did test the envelope yesterday by wearing a Furthur T-shirt under my funky guatamalan shirt.

Now it's Friday afternoon and I'm logging time before I leave by listening to GD Radio (8.28.88) onmy headphones and surfing this board.
Last Edit: 3 years ago by Terrapin Sedation.
scar1et_f1re
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Re: Cool article about being a Deadhead at work

#69667 3 years ago
Terrapin Sedation wrote:
Kind of funny. I work for the company that published that article and I keep the fact that I'm a deadhead pretty much under my rasta-style. sherpa hat.

I did test the envelope yesterday by wearing a Furthur T-shirt under my funky guatamalan shirt.

Now it's Friday afternoon and I'm logging time before I leave by listening to GD Radio (8.28.88) onmy headphones and surfing this board.


Now that is the very definition of irony. Very funny.
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Blue42
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Re: Cool article about being a Deadhead at work

#69761 3 years ago
I have a SYF sticker on my vehicle. When I get to the BP I wear a Dead shirt and and shorts until time to get dressed. People get a kick out of it. It is who I am. Doesn't affect what I do.
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wngfan
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Re: Cool article about being a Deadhead at work

#69768 3 years ago
I have a professional job, most of my dead/furthur friends are professionals.. we are everywhere.

My colleagues know I love the Grateful Dead. When I made plans to go to NYC last Nov to see furthur at MSG (With a Doctor friend from FL), my manager hooked me up with a free room at the Westin near times square because he thought it was cool that I would get on a plane and go cross country to see this band.

Whats the big deal, or "stigma"? I dont get it. It isn't 1975 or even 1990. Grateful Dead/Furthur are like oldies.. like my dad listening to buddy holly and elvis when I was a kid (note, I am in my early 40's). I don;t think there is the stigma there used to be
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