Wednesday, July 24, 2013

OK, Vandy Deadheads, It's Time


Given the unique relationship our VU Centennial Class has with the Grateful Dead (hosting one of the Dead's concerts on Neely/Alumni Lawn our senior year, October 21, 1972), that group has to have a song or two included on our 40th Reunion CD.

I will defer to others (who are bigger Deadheads than me) to suggest or select which tracks (or sets) they want to include. One way I can help is by providing this link that will take you to a surviving recording of the Grateful Dead's Vanderbilt concert (I don't think it's the whole show), so you can listen again to exactly how wonderful the group sounded on that warm, sun-kissed autumn day nearly 41 years ago. Click and enjoy....

http://archive.org/details/gd1972-10-21.sbd.pset2.91505.flac16

During some additional research, I found this on-article that gives some very interesting background and historical prepective on the Nashville show......

http://lostlivedead.blogspot.com/2013/04/october-21-1972-alumni-lawn-vanderbilt.html

This article should also give us all a renewed sense of pride and accomplishment for what Steven Greil and the others at Vanderbilt did to bring the Dead to town. But what if you could not just hear, but also see the Grateful Dead performing during that same early 1970s era?

I haven't been able to find any moving pictures of the Vanderbilt concert, but on Thursday,August 1 you may get the chance to see the Dead perform pretty much as they were back in the day.....




This will be the third year for The Grateful Dead Meet-Up At The Movies. It will feature what on-line promoters say is the most requested video of the band's career. "Sunshine Daydream" is a previously unreleased film of the Dead's August 27, 1972 concert at the Oregon County Fair in Venita, Oregon. It was held as a benefit to save the Springfield Creamery there. This means the film was shot about two months before the group came to Nashville. Here's a link to more information and an excerpt from "Sunshine Daydream"......

 http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/vintage-grateful-dead-concert-film-sunshine-daydream-to-see-release-20130606

I haven't been able to pinpoint the exact theatre locations for this August 1 only event. But here's another site with more information and a movie trailer.....

http://www.fathomevents.com/?utm_source=Fathom&utm_medium=PR&utm_campaign=MeetUp13/#!sunshine-daydream

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