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"Great site. I like the layout, attractive but minimalist and moody
without a lot of geekgraphics to detract from the subject at hand.
Kudos to the photographer: He shoots like an invisible man, a deadhead's
-- Bill Kile (firstname.lastname@example.org)
"I was there too."
-- Doug Tucker (email@example.com)
This is a lovely site--although it does take a long time to load. I've never been a Deadhead, never even been to a concert, not even sure I would know a Dead Song if I heard it, but these photos do make me feel that I missed something I would have liked a
lot. Maybe it counts that I met my partner at a Bob Dylan
concert. Maybe I have potential."
-- A Southern Woman (firstname.lastname@example.org)
"great pics. thx 4 postin em"
"Cool site. I think it would work better if the pictures were all linked from a common page. The site is slow, and it is difficult to navigate through the current setup. The pic from the parking lot at Soldiers Field is very impressive with the city skyli
ne as a backdrop. I would be intrested to see the images of the 'ugly' side of the scene that you talk about in the intro. I always seemed to not be at the shows where there were big problems, but I would be intrested in the images of those events."
--Tony Masiello ( email@example.com)
"Howdy, great pictures. I've sort of done something like that myself. If you would like, you could check it out at my site:
From there, you can follow the instructions to get to the "Parking Lot Photos page."
Take care and looking forward to seeing series B"
-- Reech Zweiback
"David, You have me in tears as I sit here on the net going down a bit of
my own memory lane while the "Might" Quinn is napping in the next room! I
love the pics, especially of you two at the Greek. I will pass this site
address on to others, especially to Jill in London, who needs a bit of
home right now...All our love to you and thanks! ... Thank you for this beautiful picture of Danny!! I think I told you that he passed on this Feb. after a car accident. I am going to pass your site info on to Lynn Hines, his ex-girlfriend, because she wi
ll certainly love this memory!! ... I love this site and I'll pass it on. It makes me want to get on the road, that's for sure! Love and Peace,"
-- Martha Anderson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
"Ya'll might want to check out web page with some photos from Dead tours in the early eighties. I sure miss Jerry... Anyway, it's at http://www.welcomehome.org/rob/deadtour/deadtour.html
"Hey, Finally found it. Very cool even for a
myself. My wife (Sue) understood the intricacies more than me
So, what will I want for the cigars? How about one of you prints
You choose. Again, looks really nice."
-- Joe Cavaretta (email@example.com)
"Thanks for the great site! Your picture
I agree that it might be nice to have another way to navigate
through the pics, though. The first time through it's great to
follow your path, but I wanted to return to the picture of Bill
from Chicago, and had to go through the whole thing again.
[NOTE: We're taking care of that!] (BTW
Dave thinks he knows/knew that guy, and he nearly split a gut to
learn he's now selling used cars!)
Are you eventually going to post that awesome pic that you allude
to when you say that you captured an image that you'd been after
for many years? [NOTE: This shot will be part of Series B.] Does it
have something to do with the double encore
at Soldier Field? I sure wish there were more dead shows so you could
get a pic of Jake at a show!!!!
Gotta love a man in a skirt!"
-- Colette/Morning Glory (firstname.lastname@example.org)
"Dave, first a big, warm hello to both you and Suzanne!!!
I think this site you have put together is truly magnificent!
I got word of this space from Martha. I thank her dearly. I
am responding not only to say "hi" since it has been some
time since I saw you both last, but to also thank you for the
wonderful picture of Big John and Danny. It
really warmed my
heart to see Dan with such a big smile on his face and so
much love in his eyes. I don't know if you are aware or not
so I have to let you know that you have immortalized Dan on
the web. He was killed in a car accident back in February
he passed from this world on Valentine's Day. Who would ever
have thought that he would be the first one to party with
Jerry?! It has been very difficult to lose such a dear friend
so early in life. It's a blessing to know that he lives on in
the hearts and minds of all the wonderful people he touched
along the way. I miss him so much and it's hard to imagine
what can ever fill the hole left in my heart that he once
filled. I remember so many wonderful times we all spent
together at the cabooze and various Rads shows. They are all
I have to hold on to now. You have no idea how happy it made
me to see this picture. John is not in the best of health
himself. This picture will one day be all we have of both
of them. I am wondering if this is a color picture and if so
would it be possible for you to send me a copy of it for my
personal photo album. It would mean the world to me. I also
have some fantastic pictures from tour I would be willing
to share with you if you are interested. I wish I'd had known
that you are in N.O. I would have loved to see you during
Mardi Gras when I was there. I have some really fabulous
friends that live there. It would be great if you could meet
them. Who knows you may already know them. Us fishheads seem
to swim around in the same schools. Well my friend, I wish
you both great success in whatever you do. Please stay in
touch. Thanks again for sharing two phenomenal, beautiful
people with the world. Much peace and light!"
Lynn Hines (BDocherty@aol.com)
"Could that bulbous silhouette in the smack-dab
photo no1-3-2.html, 12/30/90, be anyone
but JG? I still
miss them so much, and seeing Philzone@Fillmore Saturday
and now your site makes it bearable. Thanks!
(and thanks for the pics in trade, DRM. tapes soon.)"
-- cvf (email@example.com)
"We were there, and the next night, too. I
privileged to have witnessed this continuing phenomenon. Lucked
into a show on
VH1 last Saturday about the making of "American Beauty", which
made me realize
how very much I miss all of this."
-- Jude Wood (firstname.lastname@example.org)
"You've got really great composition on a lot
of those shots.
I really enjoyed the Soldier's Field
parking lot. It was beautiful."
-- Mel Pattacini (email@example.com)
Tremendous presentation! I enjoyed the more human aspect
of your collection, rather than just pix of the FatMan.
I had been touring with the Dead from '78 and have amassed
100s of photos, but have yet to unpack them after my recent move.
Your collection is excellent. I may want to add to it in the future.
Peace, and Further...
-- tobacco bob
YER THE BEST, GLAD YOU WERE THERE WITH THE BLACK AND WHITE,
IT TRULY BRINGS OUT THE REAL DEAL, LOVE
-- JOHN BUD
About "Wild Billie, Willie" Williams...
I regret to inform you that he's now in the
Summerlands with Jerry.
My friend Lindsay is visiting and while
showing her your site she told me.
Just thought I'd let ya know.
Bless ya for sharing these beautiful pics &
so many wonderful memories for me. I just had to comment on the
last pic, last
show, last tour of the beautiful people resting after (I'm sure)
night of love dance- we all had a last show. Never knew
it until after
the fact. My last show was in Charlotte, NC. Jerry sang one
of my favorite
songs, I had never heard at a show before - High Times- I felt
so alive --
like Jerry was singing directly to me. It was not long after
that Jerry left us. I love that memory of my last show. Thanks
again. May the four winds
always blow you safely home!
Love & Peace!
-- Dkaew (Dkaew@aol.com)
"Alpine '88 VW bus: My first show. Memories. Was also at the
last show 7/9/95
and love the Black Muddy River photo. Are these available?"
--Scott Craig (firstname.lastname@example.org)
"great stuff, thanks for sharing......."
"I cant tell you how much I regret trading my Chicago 95 tickets
the band in St. Louis (although I did get to hear Stella Blue
for the first time live). I thought for sure I could score my
miracle in Chi-town
(what an idiot) needless to say I only got to hear the first 3 songs
before the cops made us get away from the stadium. Man, the
picture "Jerry's Last Song" gave me chills and made me feel for just
a second like I made it into the show. Thank You Thank You
Thank You Thank You Thank You Thank You Thank You."
-- Jay (JsBest@austintx.net)
"Great project here. Takes me back to the days more than
anything I've seen yet. This shot suggests to me that the fans
are the band are the fans. I look forward to more installments
in this really rather intimate series. Congrats!"
-- Rich McManus (email@example.com)
Love all of the pictures. I had to comment on the New Years
1988 pictures, ecpecially the scoring the ticket in the parking
lot. That was my only New Years show, and actually my only west
coast show. I also scored tickets to that show in the parking
lot for about the same price. We had received tickets for 12/28
and 29 from mail order and were dertemined to get in to New
Years somehow. The absolute joy I felt with that ticket in my
hand matched the look on his face in the picture. Thanks for
taking me back!"
-- Pete Seavor (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Cool, simplistic photograph that speaks volumes... [but, dude!
which one?? ;) -- if you're commenting on a specific image, say
which one... -- ck]
-- Bill Feig
Love all of the pictures. I had to comment on the New Years
1988 pictures, ecpecially the
scoring the ticket in the parking lot. That was my only New
Years show, and actually my only west coast show. I also scored
tickets to that show in the parking lot for about the same
price. We had received tickets for 12/28 and 29 from mail order
and were dertemined to get in to New Years somehow. The
absolute joy I felt with that ticket in my hand matched the look
on his face in the picture. Thanks for taking me back!
-- Pete Seavor (email@example.com)
Baby, love, pal. I wanted to see the hippie girl with the
puppy. Here I am locked in my cubicle hell, haven't even
had coffee yet, two days back from Minneapolis where people
don't laugh at what I wear (well, not on a daily basis, any
way), and I wanted to see the hippy girl with the puppy.
It's rainy and the subways stank and I called up DR Morris
for comfort and the promise of alternative life that his
photos provide. I click on Hippy girl with puppy. Yeah,
that'll make me happy, I think, hippy girl. Puppy. But
there's no picture. I feel stupider than ever. I can't
get to David's picture. why can't I see the hippy girl with
puppy? Two of the best things in the world are hippy girls
and puppies. The hippier the better. The puppier the better.
None of the girls here in the office even have hips. :( Tell
me what I'm doing wrong. I saw Steve Macek in a suit this
weekend. His daughter was mauling strawberries. Daughter?
Suit? Suit?! And I'm working in a cube? You can see why I
was so needy of hippy girl with puppy.
-- Carol (CMatPPNYC@aol.com)
Finally, my puter kicked in with the required RAM or whatever
it took and I got to see the hippy chick with puppy. Little
puppy! And that mysterious hand reaching in the frame -- if
this were interactive, that could be my hand and I could be
reaching for the fuzzy puppy. Or, hey, the hippy gal, who
looks equally loveable. Ah. There's relief for my beleaguered
cubicled soul. The rows of flourescent tubes above may gleer
down oppressively, but your hippy puppy chick girl dream
keeps alternative visions alive. Thanks, DR. xxoo mace
-- carol m (firstname.lastname@example.org)
I love your site and would like to know if Copyrights would
preclude me from putting a few of them on my own page. I'm
trying to set up something that would honor Jerry's memory
through stories and pictures, but haven't been able to get
people to allow me access to many pix. Any reply would be
nice...Definitely putting a link to your site on the page either way...
-- Dan Devenney (Coffeecigarettes@hotmail.com)
The date was 7/9/95 the morning of. Our friend was living in
Chicago at the time.We were walking back from the 7-11 on
Halsted street. We had to enter her aptment from the rear
entrance, so we had to walk through a french restaurant called
"Ou-La-La".As we walked through I turned and saw JERRY sitting
with friends eatting breakfast. We didn't want to interupt their
breakfast so we split upstairs for a minute or two, by the time
we got back he was gone. I asked the waiter what JERRY had for
breakfast ....French toast and French fries. To this day i wish
we had just waited to shake his hand.:(
-- ERIC CHRISTIE (DEADIK8ED@HOTMAIL.COM)
This is my first visit to the site. I'm a 40 something year
old woman and the pictures brought back a lot of memories of
music and good times. The pictures are beautiful.
Thanks for the site.
--Roseanne Mueller (email@example.com)
Dave, from someone who always forgot to bring a camera on
tour, i really appreciate the work you've done. I like
the environmental scenes the most, its kind of like a
childhood memory we all share. Keep doing your thing....
-- Sanjay Verma, NYC (firstname.lastname@example.org)
i live in indiana...my birthday is on june 29 but i wasn't at
that show because i would have only been
11 years old.
David, I am seated at the table in this picture. I am the one with the cig burning.
We have met on various ocassions. Bill told me about the sight
and had to see this photo.Also seen is Carl Mack, enjoying the
feast. The sight is real fab! Cant wait to see more.Take care.
--Scott Walker (email@example.com)
Soldier Field, July 8,1995 Great show. Rest in peace, Jerry.
-- Michael Butz (MRButz@uic.edu)
I LOVED LOOKING AT ALL THE PICTURES, IT BROUGHT BACK SOME GREAT MEMORIES.
-- DAVID TAIT (DAVID_TAIT@YAHOO.COM)
"Jerry's last show" we all miss you, and wish you well up
there. Shine your lovelight down on us friend. We'll meet there
one day and we will play together "till the morning comes".
Peace out, Freak out.
I feel an emptiness as I am sure we all do... some days are
worse than others though. This is my first time at this
particular web site, and I am enjoying the chance to vent my
feelings. I miss all my fellow brother and sister dead heads
very much now days! I wish there was something going on that
could pull us together from all parts of the country, or world,
like the shows used to do. Alpine Valley reminds me of this in
particular, even though the boys had not played a show there
since 1989. My first shows were Alpine 1985... I fell in love
with the people and the sceene at first, and only later realized
what was central to this social phenomena we called Dead
Shows... the music. The tapes are out there and so are the
Heads, yet it is getting harder to locate both. I kind of am
wishing for a huge reunion of sorts that would pull heads from
everywhere to the site to enjoy. Further is good for a show in
the sumer, yet maybe there could be an Alpine Valley reunion or
a New Years Eve reunion
(the have your tickets out...) Hey!,
is that me in that photo? Could be...
Another fond recollection is after one of the first Greek
Theatre shows in Berkeley, the bluecoat trying to get people to
leave proclaiming, "Campout over wit' down heah' " (camp out
over with down here...)
-- [John H. Marshall, M.D. (Bsympatico@aol.com)]
wow, that picture of Rick made me smile big, too! GREAT PIC!!
-- Anne P. (DarkSta528@aol.com)
whats up with those Yankee fans in the front row there?
you should make it so the text wraps at the end of the line, its
very annoying to have your text continually disapearing to the
left! [Sorry... it's the tables! -- ck]
say your piece? if its a joke -- I don't get it! spell it right
fewl! [for 100 dollars, the correct phrase is "say your piece."
6/18/93--my 30th birthday. glad you all could make it. I mail
ordered and got 5th row center tickets. The next night we were
waaaaay in the back, but who cared?
-- rick nygren (firstname.lastname@example.org)
idiot. imagine paying that much for a dead ticket...
Re: Rich from New York scoring
his NYE ticket--
When someone buys a scalper's ticket, there's greed working two
ways, but stupidity only one.
-- fritz frim chicago (email@example.com)
I love it. There is so much more to the Dead Experience
than posters or album covers or even stage shots. Thanks
for putting some "memories" online.
-- Brian Morris (firstname.lastname@example.org)
i like the boys hugging, they're
i was in the parking lot before the last
dead show in chicago, i live in the neighborhood
there. i would go just to see the long-haired
check out my web page, i'm a photographer, too.
-- jason (email@example.com)
The concert at Deer Creek with the
'riot' was my first
concert ever. I was 13 and I think that what all of those gate
GRATE!! If they didn't do what they did then they would
probably be in
depression for the rest of their life, I know I would be.
-- Amber (Nickkluver@aol.com)
Could the shot at the July 9 Soldier Field possibly be from
the 8th? The reason I ask is because it looks like sitting
right behind the other Dave.
-- Dave Hupperinch
kind site. i still have a lump in my throat. thank you.
comments: I am truly Captivated by your Smokin Joe
gives me that warm, fuzzy feeling. bc over.
-- Bud Carson (Bud@captivated.com)
I already sent you a personal email (thanks again) tonight, but
seeing this shot reminded me of driving with you from the
campground in Indiana to Indianapolis to rent a lens so
powerful we were occupied for half the afternoon lookin at
people across the campground with it.. You had a press pass for
the first three songs and I have a great shot of Phil on my
wall. You truly are the keeper of memories. Thank you.
someone who was there too (firstname.lastname@example.org)
i won't be eating ,i've had a shake for beakfast,a shake for
lunch,and a sensible dinner. more margaritas pleeze.
awsome series, keep it up my friend.
-- john bud (email@example.com)
Picture # 1===My oh my sucxh a LARGE pole you've got.....too
bad it's stickin' out'cha head (hehehehe) love the
pictures....keep 'em coming :o)
Jerry's last Black Muddy River. At RFK on 6-25-95, during
Black Muddy River, I burst into tears and said,"Jerry's saying
goodbye!" But as we went through the show, I decided it
couldn't be possible. In light of subsequent events, I believe
that my vibes from Jerry were correct.
-- sarah (smagnolia) (firstname.lastname@example.org)
I had been touring for around ten years when this [Deer
Creek?] had happened and it saddened me greatly. In the first
few years we would take two tothree weeks every summer, and sell
our wares on tour. We barely made enough to eat but it always
seemed like when you were short, someone came along with trade.
In the late eighties and maybe even toward ninety-one and two
everything on tour changed. I took my current wife on our first
major outing to Soldier Field in 91 and she was hooked. We
always made sure to hit one or two cities in spring and summer
and in good years a show in the fall. We decided to skip Indy
this year since things were tight and we had good seats two days
later in St. Louis. The first night in St. Louis the lights
stayed up cuz of rumored death threats to Jerry. For me it was
the beginning of the end. nuf said.
-- Jeff Schaefer (email@example.com)
comments: it should say,say your PEACE! anyway, hey
that's me! you
never cease to amaze me with your hidden pictures,
I hope I don't get in Bill Clinton Sized Problems because
you could probably back them up (I.G. I did inhale)
-- wild bill (firstname.lastname@example.org)
I Want To Buy Shots Of Tapers. I Used To Love Being At Shows And
Turning Around To See A Total Horizon Of Tapers Mics. Can You
Get Me A Shot From Your Archives Worthy of My Wall Of Fame?
-- Chris Dewey (email@example.com)
I love the picture of soilder field(parking lot) in 1995 on july
8th that was my first and only show i ever made it to so that
picture brings back so many memories
-- spencer huard (SR-Huard@wiu.edu)
the series of photos of Joe were wonderful, i really enjoyed
seeing pictures of Joe doing what he loved doing, and gives me
a chance to see what i missed in his life while i was in the
Marines and living in Maui. Joe is very special to me as i know
he is to you. David please say hi to Suzanna for me, i spent a
beautiful week with her and Joe in Chicago. She opened my eyes
to many different things, and i think i drove her crazy in the
process. Well i'll probably see you in June at the wedding,
i'll be there. take care and once again thank you for sharing
your wonderful pictures, i truly appreciate it.
-- Les Riggle, Joe's friend from Hawaii... Joe has been my best
friend for 15 years (Freedomles@aol.com)
I love it!
-- Ashley Strong (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The picture of the man in the marsh being busted by
the NJ cops for peeing.
It wasn't so much the picture as the place - Giant Stadium 1992.
That was the last Dead show I saw. The next few times
the Dead came to NY or NJ I'd say "oh I'll hit the next show."
Well, years add up, circumstances keep you away. Your're bumming
when your friends come home and tell you what a GREAT show you
missed. (It's always the best show ever!) Anyway....Time flies
and Jerry dies....I missed the last show....I've seen very many.
I truly enjoyed your "deadheads on tour" Brought back so many
good memories....Have your ever consider writing a book about
your experiences on tour? Well thanks for the memories....
p.s what ever happened to your friends---the two that were
sleeping on the floor? If you don't mind my asking.