Monday, August 27, 2018

“Dead Picks and Barley Pops”

The Grateful Dead’s finest shows ... presented, celebrated and toasted in the Deadest of settings

Viewing party:

"Sunshine Daydream" -- Veneta '72

Fabulous giveaways and prizes!

Dead-themed food and drink specials

Barley Mill Pub

6 p.m. 'til 8 p.m.


All ages welcome

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About “Dead Picks and Barley Pops”

“Dead Picks and Barley Pops”

The Grateful Dead's finest shows ... presented, celebrated and toasted in the Deadest of settings

Greetings fellow Deadheads! Join us as the Barley Mill presents some of the finest feasts for the ears the Grateful Dead ever laid down. We'll mark special show anniversaries, band member birthdays... ANY excuse to gather people together to (re)experience the shows, tell one another tall tales, chuckle when Jerry forgets the words, and celebrate the band that was such a large presence in our lives... or were they ever here at all? 

About "Sunshine Daydream" -- Veneta '72

"Sunshine Daydream" -- Veneta '72

Some of us were there. Or know someone who was there. Or perhaps caught the "Second Decadenal" in August 1982. Regardless, this movie is a special one for all Oregon Deadheads, and we're proud to be be able to provide both audio and video sensations on this special evening.

For background, here's a snippet from a Rolling Stone article about the release:

Filmed at the Oregon Country Fair in Veneta, Oregon, in 1972, the Sunshine Daydream concert served as a benefit to save the local Springfield Creamery, and has since become one of the most talked-about shows in the Dead's history. Along with the never-before-seen footage from the concert itself, the film will include recent interviews with Ken Babbs, Sam Cutler, Wavy Gravy and Carolyn "Mountain Girl" Garcia about the monumental concert.

Sunshine Daydream was first shot on 16mm film and has been restored to HD resolution for its theatrical release, while the audio has been completely remastered as well. The Dead's setlist includes "Bird Song," "Dark Star," "Greatest Story Ever Told," "Playing in the Band" and more.

And some "just the facts" info, excerpted from good ol' Wikipedia:

Sunshine Daydream is a music documentary film starring the rock band the Grateful Dead. It was shot at their August 27, 1972 concert at the Old Renaissance Faire Grounds in Veneta, Oregon. Unreleased for many years, the movie was sometimes shown at small film festivals, and bootleg recordings of it circulated on VHS and DVD, and as digital downloads. A digitally remastered and reedited official version of the film was released on August 1, 2013, showing only one time in selected theaters as that year's edition of the Grateful Dead Meet-Up at the Movies.It was screened with Grateful Days, a new documentary short that includes interviews with some of the concert attendees. Sunshine Daydream was released on DVD and Blu-ray on September 17, 2013.

Sunshine Daydream is also a live album containing the complete August 27, 1972 Grateful Dead concert. Produced as a 3-disc CDand as a 4-disc LP, it was released by Rhino Records on September 17, 2013.

The name Sunshine Daydream is taken from the coda section of the Dead song "Sugar Magnolia".The lineup of the Grateful Dead for this concert-and for all their concerts from July 1972 to October 1974-was Jerry Garcia on guitar and vocals, Bob Weir on guitar and vocals, Phil Lesh on bass and vocals, Keith Godchaux on keyboards, Donna Jean Godchaux on vocals, and Bill Kreutzmann on drums.

The show was a benefit for the Springfield Creamery in nearby Springfield, Oregon Merry Pranksters Ken Kesey and Ken Babbs emceed the concert. The Dead played all afternoon and into the dark after an opening set by the New Riders of the Purple Sage. In 2004, the New Riders' performance was released as an album called Veneta, Oregon, 8/27/72.

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About Fabulous giveaways and prizes!

Fabulous giveaways and prizes!

Look for a bunch of giveaways happening through the evening, including: 

  • Concert tix to cool shows coming to McMenamins music venues
  • Special fancy tie-dye t-shirt
  • Movie passes to McMenamins theaters
  • Lots of McMenamins and Barley Mill shwag
  • Gift cards

About Dead-themed food and drink specials

Food specials
Shakedown Street Fries
Sloppy Jerry Burrito 

Drink specials
Sunshine Daydream IPA
Scarlett Begonias (Brokers Gin, St. Germaine Elderflower Liqueur, rosemary syrup, fresh-squeezed lemon)