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Just drop about 200ug of acid and listen to "Terrepin Station" till you peak, then switch to "Eyes of the World." That's what the Grateful Dead is.

And it helps if you're laying down in the grass on the edge of a lake/ocean/large body of water watching the sunset. I would also highly recommend checking out the clouds and look out for the bats...they're everywhere.
"Acid is one hell of a drug" -Me telling Brett my feelings about that day^^^ summed up in the simplest words LSD allows for.
by BeAverHed May 25, 2005
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A rock band from the time when rock was real and pure.
Hippies who encouraged drug use that, although they did not encourage hippie movement, obviously moved it down the right path.
Their name originates with a mid-southern European belief in the grateful dead-- Men whose spirits were ill-at-ease until someone buried them properly. The spirits often rewarded their helper with wishes, money, and worldly goods.
Rock on, Jerry!
Grateful Dead FROCKS!
by Merit May 16, 2004
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And so what if it isn't a real definition? You can't define them.

If my agnostic\athiestic ass worshipped something, it would most definitely be the Grateful Dead. For all you hippie-haters, I say, DAMN YOU. So what if they were stoners and whatnot? They produced some damn good music, and you'd probably agree if you'd actually listen to it.
Thank you, Jerry, for a real good time.
by Leiko October 03, 2004
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An American band, heavily influenced by psychedelia. Formed in 1965, from the remnants of a different band, "Mother McCree's Uptown Jug Champions". They were best known for their unique style, which oftened encompasses many different styles of music, including rock, folk music, blues, bluegrass, jazz, and country. They started their career as The Warlocks, in Palo Alto, soon moving to San Francisco. The original line-up of the Dead, as they were called by die-hard fans, were Jerry Garcia, Bob Weir, Phil Lesh, Bill Kreutzmann, and Ron "Pigpen" McKernan. In later years, they gained many additional members, including Mickey Hart, Tom Constanten, Keith Godchaux, Donna Jean Godchaux, Brent Mydland, Vince Welnick, and soundman Owsley "Bear" Stanley. One thing the Grateful Dead were famous for, other then their unique sound was their live sound. Nobody of their time could compare. The Grateful Dead were also famous for their sound system, nicknamed the Wall of Sound, which was specially designed for them, and was totally unique.
The Grateful Dead was split up shortly after the death of Garcia in 1995. Some of them toured together under the name "The Other Ones", but mostly, they retired to solo projects, the most well known of which are Bob Weir's Ratdog, and Phil Lesh and Friends.
Stoner: Hey man, wanna go see the Grateful Dead?
Stoner 2: Sure, just let me grab some joints.
by Your Face is Lame September 24, 2005
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The fucking sickest band ever to form. Jerry Garcia> best vocals, we miss you man. Some crazy songs: CHINACAT SUNFLOWER, WHARF RAT, CASSIDY, SHAKEDOWN STREET, and every other single motherfuckin one because they are all so fucking insane! Life blows without Live Dead.
"Holy shit man, Bob Wier's comin to the state!"
"Right on, right on. It's a shame he's the only Dead man there. Fuck it man, it'll be sweet, pass the ganj."

<capitalists lick balls>
by abby THE SHIT nichols May 30, 2005
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Only the COOLEST rock band ever to grace the face of the earth. Forever Jerry. ROCK ON BOB!
Hippie #1: I am going to see the Grateful Dead in concert soon.
Hippie #2: Cool can I go?
Hippie #1: Sure.
Hippie #2: Let's get stoned!
Hippie #1: At the concert!
by deadhead May 31, 2004
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The all time greatest band ever! Listen to the live version of ANY of their songs and you will see the grateness that is the grateful dead.
Lately it occurs to me, what a long strang trip it's been
-Truckin'
by Will C June 23, 2005
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Orginal Members:
Jerry Garcia
Bob Weir
Phil Lesh
Bill Kreutzman
Ron "Pigpen" McKernan
The Warlocks is the original name of the Grateful Dead
by Olo February 04, 2005
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