Hi, I'm Dave. I grew in Maine, went to high school at Andover outside Boston in 1975, moved back to Maine in 1977 for college, and on to the golden shores in December 1980. I realized recently that I never saw the Dead outside California since the Lewiston show on 9-6-1980.
Here I am with Demon and Juliet and Ralph and Harriet around or in 1982
|ralphie, Demon and me|
|Demon Juliet and some guy|
|Harriet and me, possibly Hampton|
|Juliet, Demon, Ralph and Craig for the Red Day Greek show 1982 Thanks Craig for all these photos in 2017|
I was an avid follower of the Dead from 1975 to about 1987, but slipped away from the scene as the shows declined along with Jerry's health and substance abuse (which I learned about after his death).
I rejoined the flock in late 1994, and got to see one LA show prior to Jerry's death. Due to a workmate and good friend Evan, and the advent of the Betty Boards, I started listening more carefully and see the whole picture of the Dead, I became a bigger fan and active critic of the music.
As technology got more interesting, I became more interested in accessing and enjoying the experience. As I have had to commute 50 miles a day total in LA freeway traffic, I have gotten the opportunity to listen carefully the last few years
This diary will point to interesting moments in my shows that I attended in somewhat random order.
I will start this week with a moment from December 26, 1980.
Hope you enjoy.
January 22, 2015