Saturday, November 23, 2013

The Dead Scene

"We did some of our best networking over grilled cheese sandwiches and lines at the port-o-potties." The Shakedown Stream podcast on mvyradio.com is primarily focused on the music of the Grateful Dead. We feature specific Dead shows from a specific venue and specific date and year.  However, the Dead scene was just as important, if not more, as the music. The parking lot was where deadheads communicated with each other, sold t-shirts, held drum circles, bought tickets and developed social skills that could not be found in other place in our society. Dare I say, it was an early form of Facebook or Twitter. We learned how to connect with people we did not know, but shared an interest in the same band.

An article in "socialtext" speaks to the Dead scene …  http://www.socialtext.com/blog/2013/11/social-sharing-at-a-grateful-dead-show/#sthash.g8HiTKjh.dpuf

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