Sunday, January 15, 2006

Ten Questions for...Helen

Peace and please say No to GMOs from Helen...

1. 1st Dead Experience - Turned on by a friend - 1st show below and never got off the bus
2. 1st Dead Show - Sept. 20, 1982 - Madison Square Garden, NYC
3. Last Dead Show - June 19, 1995 - Giants Stadium, E.Rutherford, NJ
4. How many shows did you go too? Have always had a hard time nailing this down. As far as I can tell 130, give or take 20
5. Favorite year or time period - I hang on to the late 80's. This is when I transfomed from party-animal to Wharf-Rat
6. Favorite band member (if it's Jerry, 2nd favorite?) Well, it's Jerry so 2nd fav is Phil.
7. Other favorite bands - Allman's, Mule, Dave Matthews Band, Rush, Yes, Moody Blues
8. Favorite movie - Shawshank Redemption
9. I'm currently reading (or I recently read) Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim - David Sedaris
10. When I'm not online or listening to The Grateful Dead... Besides work and sleep, I knit some, do jigsaw puzzles, take photos, non-profit grant writing


At 3:13 PM, Blogger Ben said...

I saw both Rush and Yes from the 3rd row at the Capital Center in the late 80s. Two excellent live bands.

At 4:09 PM, Anonymous Helen said...

"Yes" was my first live concert in 1973. I have adored Jon Anderson every since. "Rush" was my husband's favorite and he turned me on to them in the late 70's. I have seen both bands many times since and have great respect for them. No one does what either of them do. Each their own sound, spirit. Always distinct. And yes, excellent live.

At 11:50 PM, Blogger Mark said...

Helen - You weren't old enpough to attend a concert in 73, were you???? From your pics, I'd say you were fibbing!


At 8:35 AM, Anonymous Helen said...

Mark, you are too kind!
Born in '57, same as you I think!
Or maybe you came along in 1958.
I was pretty young at that show though, only 15 "going on 16".

At 11:07 AM, Blogger Mark said...

1959. But I had the distinct feeling you were in your thirties, and that feeling was bolstered by the pics you've posted at Just Playin'.

But hey, we're all young, and old, and all ages in between at various times has always been my feeling.

At 8:40 AM, Anonymous westchesterdead said...

Hey Helen! Regarding Geocaching, I asked my girlfriend Ellen to do a search for Grateful Dead caches. There are five of them but they're too far away from me. I was thinking of starting one up in southeast PA.

Regarding age, you had me fooled, too. I'm forty but with my grey hair I look like I'm fifty. Oh well.

Lastly, regarding the first annual 'Color Of The Eyes' convention, I'm throwing this out there to all who may be interested - who would want to get together in the summer sometime, somewhere, for a three day weekend on the east coast in a natural setting like The Smoky Mountains or the Adirondacks (wow - that was the mother of all run on sentences)? It's just a thought, pure and simple.

At 8:06 PM, Anonymous Helen said...

The convention sounds intersting. At the least, we should all meet at this summer's Gathering of the Vibes! Great long weekend and a North East gig.

I wonder if there are any Dead caches in Vermont. Hm...I'll have to check that out.

More Peace..........

At 9:15 PM, Blogger Ben said...

A convention at the Gathering of the Vibes sounds good, but here's another thought...

What about sites around the country that are legendary in the history of The Dead:
- Haight-Ashbury or Golden Gate Park
- Central Park
- Bourbon Street
- Watkins Glen
- Not as legendary, but RFK in my hometown. I know a great spot in the parking lot by the Anacostia River.

...just a thought. Great ideas all-around everyone!

At 11:29 PM, Blogger Mark said...

- Haight-Ashbury or Golden Gate Park

Gets my vote!!!

I can show you all around, and be designated driver for those of you who want to go wine tasting in Napa!!! And Helen can co-ilot!
Wharf Rats Rock!;o)>

At 7:37 AM, Anonymous westchesterdead said...

Make that three co-pilots since I haven't imbibed since 1985.

Man oh man, I just loved San Francisco the one and only time I visited in 1996. I would love to go again but I can't swing it this year - Ellen and I are going to Germany and Italy in August.

Can we plan a San Francisco event in 2007? That would be the greatest. Don't let my schedule hold you folks up, though.

At 10:40 PM, Blogger Mark said...

Can we plan a San Francisco event in 2007? That would be the greatest. Don't let my schedule hold you folks up, though.

No, Absofuckinglutely! This is what I already mentioned at my blog!!!!

If you guys get the first annual in New York, we Westies get dibs on the second here in SF!!!!

Westchester - Congrats. I'm seventeen as of this past October!

Wharf Rats!


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