Sunday, August 11, 2013

Sunshine Daydream

The famed Grateful Dead concert from Veneta, Oregon (1972) is being officially released on DVD and/or Blu Ray. This is easily one of the top 10 Dead shows of all time. Official scholars have written their theses on the exact moment Jerry Garcia started to peak. Some say it was 3:43 into Dark Star or some say it was during the tuning before Bird Song. Who knows? Maybe Garcia never stopped peaking since the Acid Tests with Kesey and the Merry Pranksters. 

The so-called boot-leg video of this show has been in circulation between fans for years, however, the quality was not very good (too much over modulation and sunshine). Yes, there is nudity, but so what. It was literally a hot show and the time period along with location lended itself to a "hang out, it is not a big deal" type of attitude. Oh, how I yearn for the days of yore. 

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