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post #16 of 24
I think I remember Bob Weir saying something about this about a year ago in a Relix magazine. He was really ticked off about people downloading the shows. I think they just see an opportunity to make some money and unfortunately they have probably waited too long to something about it.
post #17 of 24
lol?

Look, if you're going to resurrect a thread, here are some helpful guidelines:

1. Post an update on the events or a recent article.

2. Offer an insightful comment.

3. Ask a legitimate question on topic rather than creating a new thread.
post #18 of 24
That's BS. I feel bad for everyone who work on creating the database...
post #19 of 24
For all the peace and hippie stuff, the Dead were serious capitalists and hard-ass businessmen. They understood that allowing tapers was, in the long term, better for them in terms of building the brand, and ensuring large crowds. Now its simply time to monetize an asset.
post #20 of 24
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lol?

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1. Post an update on the events or a recent article.

2. Offer an insightful comment.

3. Ask a legitimate question on topic rather than creating a new thread.
Yow! I didn't know it was a sacred cow I shot. I thought I was just shootin' the bull.

So here's a semi-insightful comment aimed at redeeming my wayward posting self:

At the time that Jerry died, there were apparently several people who were supported by the merchandising aspect. You could call them employees. And I recall members of the Dead saying they were concerned for the families who would be impacted by the virtually certain reduction in that kind of business if the Dead did not continue, minus the Phatman. For them it was kind of a Dead-end job. Maybe part of what they're doing is keeping some people in jobs. Or maybe they've been feeding cash from the recordings they've marketed into some worthy cause or charity, but they're not saying it publicly as many people see that as somehow nullifying the altruistic quality of the act. Or maybe they're just want lots of alligator shoes. Who knows?

My concern would be that all that music could be appreciated in the here and now by people who care about it in a way that won't be possible for those in the future.
post #21 of 24
sheesh, I saw the thread title and thought we had lost another member ot the Dead.
Glad it was just this old thread re-charged!
post #22 of 24
So, does anyone have any removed concerts they want to share?
post #23 of 24

bt.etree.org

post #24 of 24

Now that this old thread has been bumped, I might as well add some more up-to-date information. I'm far from a Grateful Dead expert, but many of the best of those Dead shows that were pulled were released commercially on the 36-volume Dick's Picks series:

 

http://www.deaddisc.com/GDFD_Dicks_Picks.htm

 

Nowadays, the entire Dick's Picks series is available for legal streaming on MOG. 

 

Anyone with a MOG subscription can legally stream all of the shows listed above.

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