The anticipation outside San Francisco’s Bill Graham Civic Center was at an all time peak! Dead Heads everywhere with their long hair, dread locks, beards, hemp necklaces and tie-dyed clothing were lined up outside the venue either in line or holding up their pointer finger praying for a miracle ticket. This was the kind of atmosphere I had dreamt about for years! It was beyond a rock n’ roll concert! It was the indescribable coming together of thousands of Dead Heads, who are a tribe, who become joined into one strong force once they step a foot through those auditorium doors.
Discovery Bay Games today announced the release of Grateful Dead-Opoly, available in stores and online in time for the 2009 Holiday shopping season. The board game was created by music industry veteran and longtime Grateful Dead associate Debbie Gold, with artwork by comic book illustrator Timothy Truman.
Happy 62nd Birthday, Bobby Weir. I saw Bobby 20 years ago tonight at the Brendan Byrne arena in East Rutherford, NJ, which ended up being an epic show. -- Bobby is the ultimate road warrior and really cannot thank you enough... My fav Ratdog show was in July 2007 at Red Rocks. Favorite Bobby screws up... too many to count.
Dead.net proudly presents our latest "Full Run" box set from the vault. Get ready for the perfectly natural follow up to last year's Winterland 1973: The Complete Recordings. We invite you to continue the story of the band's reign at perhaps the greatest venue of all, San Francisco's--and Bill Graham's--Winterland Arena. Experience every single note from June 7th, 8th & 9th, 1977 in glorious HDCD fidelity.
The Grateful Web's Nancy Levine recently had an opportunity to speak to Billy Kreutzmann, drummer for the Grateful Dead about playing again as 'The Dead,' his love for ocean and sea mammal protection, and what profession Billy would like to attempt were he not playing music...
GW: How has the tour gone?
You might still think this was 1973. I did for a second, as I watched the tie-dye clad Deadheads trekking through wheat-colored fields, on a pilgrimage to Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View on Sunday evening to catch the band now known as The Dead.
ROTHBURY unveils the "2-Day Sat & Sun Ticket," a reduced rate ticket that allows access to the show on Saturday, July 4 and Sunday, July 5. Also announced today, the lineup schedule for ROTHBURY 2009 headliners - The String Cheese Incident (their only 2009 performance) will top the bill on Friday, July 3; The Dead (their only summer appearance) will headline on Saturday, July 4; and Bob Dylan and His Band and Willie Nelson & Family will wrap up the weekend on Sunday, July 5.