Written October 25, 2014
Wow....I had a great time watching this movie. The sound was truly amazing and the being able to see the band so young was was a treat. I hope to make next years meet and greet....even if i have to drive all the way to Bozeman for it. Happy Birthday Jerry.
Written December 21, 2014
Great nostalgia of a band that continues to carry on with loving and sharing and caring. So much more than just the music. got on the bus in 71 and am still on board. Excellent job bringing vintage footage to the big sctreen. Excellent audio. Thank you Regal Royal palm for providing the fans with this never to be forgotten experience. Next time, maybe serve some drinks and apps. Would be lovely.
Written January 30, 2015
The Grateful Dead Meet Up: Sunshine Daydream is a dizzying journey into a long ago time that is represented by sparse nudity, subtle drug consumption, and esoteric Dead tunes comprised of Jazz notes, Blues riffs, Rock and Roll elements, and Country twangs. Is this event for everyone? The fact that the theater was virtually empty is a conservative answer. However, as a Social consideration of the counter culture of 1972 Oregon, Sunshine Daydream was perfect.
Written August 02, 2013
Had a great time; there is still nothing like a Grateful Dead show! Terrific back story on this concert...would have liked to hear more music from that day, maybe a few less crowd shots. Met old and new friends at the theater, the sound was GREAT!
Written May 07, 2015
A grainy, barely-watchable videotape of what became the Dead's "Sunshine Daydream" has been circulating the GD tape trader underworld since the late 80s at least. I contacted Ken Kesey many years ago when he started releasing portions of the film he and the Merry Pranksters made in their trip across America. Kesey said that it would eventually make its way to the public sphere - and, alas, it did - long after Kesey himself checked out of this world.
And it was worth the wait!!! "Sunshine Daydream" is a visual and audio delight. The Dead were playing great after their spectacular tour of Europe that summer and the planets aligned perfectly on that hot August afternoon in Oregon. The cinematography seems dated only occasionally, during close-ups that are WAY too close up for too long, for example, as was de rigueur for rockumentaries in the 70s.
This is a must-see for deadheads and a should-see for anyone who wants to see what the hippie world was really like.