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Sunshine Daydream!

By emajlat
Written August 02, 2013
Hey now! Awesome time at the movies last night. It was nice to see a 1972 performance on film, the band members younger and full of energy. The movie was good and the crowd at the theater was great. It was nice to hang out with contemporary D.Heads and have a good time. Hope to be there next year!!!
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What the F___ was that?

By christianneilson
Written August 06, 2013
The best thing about the movie were the days of anticipation leading up to the movie. My brother came down from Portsmouth, NH and we discussed the set list. We spent the first hour wondering when the music would start. The background on the Creamery was necessary but could have taken ten minutes, not the hour of nostalgic BS that was directed to people who were at the '72 show. As for the music, the actual set list was awesome but who would ever edit out such songs for people putting together a stage and joking around about the water. The movie reminded me of listening to the Dead station on Sirius Satellite radio on Sundays, only to have the music interrrupted at 4:00 by some bafoons discussing their experiences at Dead shows. Put that **** on at midnight. As for the animation - pathetic. I'd rather watch the boys play. The Dead never tooted their own horns about philanthropy or giving to those in need. Why don't you stop doing that and just play the music.
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Grateful Dead Meet-Up, Sunshine Daydream

By wuphife
Written August 02, 2013
I'm hardcore about the music, so although some introduction was needed, the build-up leading into the music part of the film dragged on to the point where I thought I'd been swindled into watching a bunch of old hippies reliving their foggy memories. Also, the cinematography during the introduction was a bit dizzying and difficult to follow. Finally, after what must've been a half-hour, we get to see the Grateful Dead! The first song played is full of Promised Land, which gets the ball rolling pretty nice. There are many clips of hippies dancing naked. At one point the video seems to fixate on the same naked hippie-chick for minutes on end while the Dead roll through China Cat Sunflower. Bird Song was beautiful, as usual. If you're introducing someone to the Dead for the first time, take them to the concession stand during Dark Star-they might go crazy if they've never been exposed to this type of psychadelic meandering. Overall the music prevailed in the end as a nice dose of '72 Dead
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Must see for Deadheads and Children of the 60's

By amoschetti
Written August 02, 2013
Such an amazing movie with interviews from key players of the further trip and wonderful concert footage from one of the best Dead shows played. Can't wait to purchase my copy.
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Dancin' in the Aisles

By greenleon
Written August 02, 2013
Fun flick for the 3rd Annual GD Meet-Up. Scenic, fun to watch, music excellent with the exception of including a 20+ minute spacey jam. Way too long for inclusion, and as was at many a dead show, the movie audience used that time to go to the bathroom.
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