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Monday, August 24, 2015

Prolly gonna slow down again

Ebb, flow, ebb, flow. Blogging is likely to be like that, for awhile.

In the meantime, regarding 46 years ago today: did the Dead play Hippie Hill?

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  1. 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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