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The Grateful Dead Meet-Up 2018

The 8th Annual Grateful Dead Meet-Up At The Movies featuring a screening of the Grateful Dead's July 7, 1989 performance at John F. Kennedy Stadium in Philadelphia.

Running Time
3 hours
Quality
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Genres
Documentary, Music
Country
USA
Year
2018
Audio Languages
Deutsch, English, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
Subtitles
日本語, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

Comments about documentary «The Grateful Dead Meet-Up 2018» (21)

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Ethan Morris

One of the greatest rock bands of all time, the Grateful Dead, have a whole new look and feel thanks to The Grateful Dead Meet Up. This documentary, which is a collaboration between the band, directors, and producers, takes a look at the history of the band, the people involved, and how the band came together. The film covers everything from the first concert in the mid '60s to the formation of the Dead in the late '60s, to the performances that defined the Dead's legacy. It's a fascinating look into the band's history and gives a deeper insight into the people who helped the band become what it is today. It's an exciting, entertaining, and fascinating look into the band's history.

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Keith Rice

Like many people who have seen this movie, I was thrilled to see it again. I don't like that it's often played on HBO or Showtime. I am a big fan of Bob Weir and I think he does a great job in this documentary. He was at his best, when he was making the Grateful Dead. He had a lot of fun with this movie. He was very happy to be able to share some of the memories of the band members and his many friends. I also liked the inclusion of the Dead's long time friend Jack Casady. He was a very good guy. I think this documentary is a great addition to the Grateful Dead's legacy. I don't think there will be many people who don't like this movie.

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Lisa D.

This is a documentary about the performance of the Grateful Dead at their concerts, from 1978 to 1981. There's no audio in the film, so I will be using my memory of the live performances and of the Dead. I'm a fan, so I watched it with my dad who is not a fan. I don't think the documentary was good, but it is worth watching for the live performances, and for the stories of the people who knew the Dead, and what it was like being in the audience. For a Dead fan, it is pretty strange that they were on tour in the mid-70's, but I guess they were really popular, so they got a lot of gigs and they were able to do a lot of things. I also think the documentary was kind of vague about the Dead's music, and when it was good and when it was bad. It was kind of interesting to see how the music changed, but it didn't really explain much about it. The songs are good, the performances are good, the documentary is good, but I don't think it is the best documentary ever. It is just a little bit of information that is missing from the Dead's music.

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Austin

This is the first time I have seen this film since the 90's. It was just awesome to see this footage. I will definitely check out the rest of the documentary and the clips that were shown. It was pretty cool to hear from some of the members of the band about their experiences. I felt that it was just the right amount of raw footage. It was a good documentary to show a younger audience about the Grateful Dead. I think it would be cool if there was a sequel to this film to show the younger crowd. They could learn more about what it was like to be a part of this band.

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Christian G.

I'm in awe of the concert footage, in particular the version of the Who's Crazy Little Thing Called Love which was my favorite. I was also struck by the fact that these are the last few songs ever played. As a musician and music fan, I'm sure I would have appreciated this. I also think the interview with Dickey Betts was interesting, and the band members themselves (especially Pigpen) were great. This was a good movie, but not a great one. The photography was excellent, but I think the music itself was better. They played some great tunes. I also was impressed with the part of the documentary where they interviewed the band members and the other people who were at the concert. It was interesting, and it made me want to see the concert again. All in all, it was a great documentary, and I'm glad it was made.

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Brenda L.

A lot of people who see this movie probably aren't going to like it. It's not a documentary, or a true story. But that's not what makes it great. This is an actual live show that was recorded on video. It's really awesome. The live music, the story behind the band, and the music is all there. I liked it a lot. If you're a Deadhead, or a fan of alternative rock, this is a must see. If you're not a Deadhead, or you're not a fan of alternative music, you'll probably hate it. It's a really long movie, and the story is kind of confusing. But it's a great story, and it's really well done. I was really impressed by how it's a true story. You don't see a lot of documentaries like this. They're usually just all about someone's life, or about the band. I don't know how they got all this footage, but I really recommend this.

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Robert G.

After an excellent concert in San Francisco the Grateful Dead are scheduled to play a concert in San Francisco. The local promoters are not happy about this and try to kill the concert. The Dead begin to believe that there may be other venues available. The Dead decide to play at a concert hall. This film was made as a documentary and is mainly concerned with the Dead's performance at the concert hall. The Dead are in great shape and perform very well. The concert is very good and the Dead, as well as the audience, seem very pleased with the show. The film ends with the Dead recording a song for their next concert. It is not known if the band is able to find another venue or if the Dead decide to play at another concert hall. The film is a great documentary about the Dead's performance at the concert hall. It is very interesting to see the Dead as they are at this point of their career. This documentary is also about the Dead's reputation as the greatest band in the world. The film does not deal with the band's music but is instead about their performances. The film also shows the Dead performing a number of songs that they are famous for. The Dead do not do well in this documentary. This is because the documentary is more about the Dead than the band. The documentary is very well made but it does not go into the music of the band. The documentary was made in 2018 but is still very interesting.

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Angela

This is a new feature film from the legendary band Dead. It's a documentary about the Fare Thee Well concerts in the late 1990's, and how the band was on the road with a limited amount of time. The film follows the band members from their start in the early 1970's through their Fare Thee Well concerts in the mid 1990's, with the band making a few brief appearances. This film is good to get the background on the Dead, and to see them on stage performing. This is a must-see for any Dead fan.

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Phillip Fernandez

Well, the Dead and the music is still great, and I like the way they are showing it. But for a concert film, the storyline is way to long and not that good. I understand that the film was made by the Dead themselves and they were not able to edit it in any way. But it is way too long and really not that interesting. The music is still great. But the storyline is not good and not really interesting.

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Maria Scott

I am an absolute fan of the Grateful Dead, and I have been a fan of their music for years. I've been to a few of their concerts in the past, and I am really excited about the next one. The concert was great. I think this was the most well thought out concert I've ever seen. From the sets to the backstage stuff, the energy and the humor of the crowd, it was just fantastic. I have to say I was really disappointed in how this concert ended, because it was so over the top and the music just wasn't what I expected. I hope they do a concert the next time around and I will definitely go see it.

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Julie Aguilar

Just finished watching the Grateful Dead Meet-Up, it is one of the most beautiful films I have seen. The movie is an incredible, well-rounded documentary about the band. I think the story is very important for everyone to know, not just the Dead fans, but also the people that are interested in the band. There are very few films that tell the story of the Grateful Dead, I think this is one of them. The story of the band and how they started and grew is a beautiful story, I believe it is really inspiring. This is the most beautiful documentary I have ever seen, I think it is very important for everyone to know, not just the Dead fans, but also the people that are interested in the band.

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Helen Ferguson

A nice compilation of the history of the Dead and a few of the other groups who have come out of the Dead. I liked the stories of the early bands, the early festivals, the early shows. It was interesting to see the movie in its own terms and not just an official fan's version. I would have liked to have seen more of the backstage stories, but I understand the desire of some to see the early days of the Dead. It is an interesting look at a once great music group.

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Sean Williamson

The documentary is not to be missed. There are so many good stories that are brought together in this film, and it's not just the Dead, but the band itself and the many amazing people who have been in the band, and who are still alive. I wish they had chosen better subjects to cover, but it's all good. The documentaries that come out about the Grateful Dead are always interesting, but the stories that they tell are not always the most interesting. This is the first documentary that has the Grateful Dead and their music as a primary focus, and the documentary is not just about the Dead, but about the people and the places that they came from. It's a very personal story, and they tell it with a lot of humor. The film is very well done, and it's one of the best documentaries that I've seen in a long time. It's very entertaining and well done, and I recommend it highly.

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Elizabeth

The Grateful Dead Meet-Up is a film that you must see to believe. The festival is about the Grateful Dead, and this is a documentary about the live performances, from the time that the band was formed in 1967 until the first show in 1971. It is also a look into how the band was formed and what it took to create a rock band. This film is both funny and sad. I would have preferred the documentary to be longer, as it is quite long, but I still enjoyed this documentary. I enjoyed seeing how the Dead and other bands were created. The Dead were also created in a different way, and that was a great thing. This is a great documentary, and you must see it.

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Edward

The Grateful Dead Meet-Up is a good documentary about the Dead, and how they met, how the Dead became famous, and how they met some of the greatest musicians of the time. The documentary is well-made, as you would expect from someone who has been involved in this story. However, the most interesting thing about the documentary is that you get to see what it was like to be on the road, and also what it was like to be at the shows. The documentary shows you the logistics of the Dead's early concerts, and the logistics of the Dead's later concerts. The documentary also shows you how the Dead met, how they became famous, and how they met some of the greatest musicians of the time. It's really a good documentary, and it's well worth seeing. If you want to see a good documentary about the Grateful Dead, this is a good one.

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Jacob S.

As a huge fan of the Grateful Dead, I was looking forward to this documentary, but I was a little disappointed. It seems as if they tried to cover as much of the Dead as they could and left out a lot of good music from the Dead's catalogue. However, there were a few moments that were very powerful, and made me want to hear the Dead again. Overall, it's a documentary that is a must-see for fans of the Dead. It's not that they're bad, just they don't have enough material to cover. However, it's a good, and hopefully not a last, chance to hear the music from the Dead.

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Michelle M.

Here's a review of the book that was released the same day as this documentary. In the book, The Grateful Dead Meet-Up is told in a chronological order, starting from the "Campfire Stories" from the band. The documentary is told in a non-chronological order, starting from the band's inception to the present day. And, it follows the band members through their careers, including their current and past projects. In this sense, it's a documentary about the band, but it's also a documentary about the rock and roll history of the 60s and 70s, in which the Grateful Dead is just a part of it. The film is narrated by Jerry Garcia, and he explains the band's beginnings, which were primarily the 70s, the band's journey through the 1970s, and the current era of the band, including their newest studio album. The documentary is a bit slow to start off with, and is not as interesting or exciting as I'd hoped. It is, however, well worth seeing. I'd recommend it to anyone who is interested in the band's career. 7/10

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Christine Baker

I am a Deadhead. So I am not a "neo-liberal" or an "activist". I am a Deadhead, and this is a film for Deadheads only. It's not meant to be a "how to" guide for "the good and the bad" of the Dead. That would be "The Life and Times of the Grateful Dead" (1976), a collection of interviews and music. It is, however, a good overview of the Dead, a sort of mini-documentary. The interviews were done by the same people who interviewed the Dead. It's a very nice mix, and it shows that the Dead were a great act. And there are many interviews, as many of the people who attended the concerts and the media are interviewed. It's a good and interesting film. I liked it, but I'm not going to see it again. The most important aspect of the film is that it was made by the Dead themselves, who, if they had kept their minds on making this documentary, they would have produced something great. I believe that it's the best way to get to know the Dead, and it shows that they were truly great. The "I want to tell you about the Dead" quotes are just a little bit cheesy, but I don't care. If you like the Dead, and you like the Dead music, you'll like this film. If you don't like the Dead, you might not. It's an opinion, so don't take it personally.

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Emma

It was really amazing. The footage was excellent, the music was good, and it was just a great time. The last concert I saw was in San Francisco in 1999. I've been to that venue on multiple occasions, and I was in awe of what I saw in the Bay Area in the late 90s and early 2000s. My friends and I were able to get tickets for the final show and the show was the best. I was in awe of the music, and it was so nostalgic. I wish I had a bigger time to remember the bands. It was a great time. I hope to see them again. There are so many bands that I would love to see, but I can't find the time to see them. This documentary will help to do that. I'd definitely recommend seeing this. It's an amazing time.

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Donald C.

I had the opportunity to see this at a music festival in Brooklyn in September. There were a few deadheads there and the whole atmosphere was electric. After the show the deadheads and I had a nice discussion on the issues surrounding the Dead and the music. I was impressed with the music and the way the music was played. There was also a lot of emotion and feelings from the deadheads that were touched by the music. This was a very different and unique experience than I was expecting. It was a beautiful concert and it was very good to see such a great show. I wish the film had a better resolution on the issues surrounding the Dead, but it is still a very interesting and worthwhile film. I have seen the documentary "The Deadites", which is also about the Dead. It is a bit more personal and was also more focused on the music. It was nice to see more of the Dead than I have ever seen. The film is excellent and I highly recommend it to everyone who is into the Dead. I hope to see a sequel to this one in the near future.

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Diana Welch

I was watching the movie "Meet The Dead: A Farewell To Kings" on a bootleg cable channel and this documentary was playing. I watched the entire thing and I was intrigued. I hadn't seen the movie and I watched the whole thing and I had to say, it was great. This documentary was not just a bunch of interviews and narration. It was about the band. The band was so different than the band we knew in the 80s. It was like it was put together and not just one person put together. The whole time I was watching it, I kept thinking about the band and thinking about the music. This documentary is for Deadheads. It's not for people who don't know the band. The documentary is not about the band. It's about the band's journey from the 80s to the 90s to the present. It's about how they came together and how they broke up and how they come together again. I highly recommend this documentary.