F#%$ 'em if they can't take a joke.
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Who knows, they might have. While they were thought to have played at the Vancouver Pop Festival on 8/24/69, it turns out they didn't. This Vancouver Sun article notes that "the Grateful Dead never showed up" at the festival: http://www.canada.com/story.html?id=18db9fd0-716a-4afb-9ae1-62afa2d4b8c0 Terry Mulligan's book Mulligan's Stew has several pages on the festival (he introduced the bands) - "three days of rain, cold, and miserable hippies." The festival was apparently a disaster: "The Grateful Dead didn't even show up, probably because they weren't paid in advance."https://books.google.com/books?id=NxY_eFcylhUC&pg=PA66&lpg=PA66&dq=vancouver+pop+festival+1969+paradise+valley&source=bl&ots=tIwPA0gvvO&sig=6ouRp5Ukr3V-bzXM0sJjuTTipjA&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0CCcQ6AEwAjgKahUKEwitmqmFsMPHAhXHUIgKHc5SD90#v=onepage&q=vancouver%20pop%20festival%201969%20paradise%20valley&f=false
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