Deadheads are the large group of devoted fans of the Grateful Dead. Mainly Hippies the Deadheads have created a counterculture that exists at any Grateful Dead or Dead related (e.i. Ratdog) concert. Many followed the Dead on there nationwide tours trying to get tickets to all the shows. The Grateful Dead concert scene is thriving because of the Deadheads who can still have fun even f they do not score a "Miracle ticket" or a free concert ticket handed to you by a stranger. They feel the Grateful Dead concert is a freeing, awe-inspiring experience. Many Deadheads recreationally use marijuana and LSD especially during the concerts though this is not the case for all Deadheads. Many types of people are Deadheads, even some politicians such as Bill Clinton have called themselves Deadheads. Deadheads generally don tie-dyed clothes, the trade mark birkenstock sandals, and many have dreadlocks. They are laid-back and fun-loving, as well as non-judging and accepting of all types of people. The Deadhead scene has sadly shrunken is size with the death of Jerry Garcia an icon of their peace-loving counterculture.
Me "I love the band the Grateful Dead meaning I am a Deadhead.
by deadheadben January 2, 2010
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A hardcore fan of the Grateful Dead. The complete opposite of a Parrothead.
Julio: Dude, that bro is trippy.
Beckworth: Hahaha, bro, that is just a Deadhead.
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An individual lacking in basic intelligence who uses their time for activities that do not benefit themselves or others like drug use or anti scocial behaviour. These people are often found in large groups wearing black clothes with extremely unappealing hair styles.
“He is a deadhead.”

“There is a group of deadheads over there
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A collective sub-culture of 'deadicated' fans of the American psychedelic/jam/rock band the Grateful Dead.
Look at all the traffic, Jill. Oh, there's that festival this weekend. Must be all the deadheads passing through.
by leshtricity September 8, 2008
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a person who greatly enjoys the music of the Grateful Dead and particularly the genius of Jerry Garcia.
My sister has been to 218 Grateful Dead shows...She's definitely a true deadhead.
by logos March 21, 2003
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(n) in airline jargon, a pilot scheduled to ride along or presently on-board the cockpit of a plane flown by another pilot

(v) the act of such a pilot undertaking such a flight

Such pilots are so-called, possibly, because they're often qualified to head up the flights yet serve no official function. The term was made more widely known by Frank W. Abagnale Junior in his autobiography, Catch Me If You Can (along with major film and stage adaptations).
"Are you my deadhead to Miami?" -a smiling Stewardess in the film
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n. a person that is very interested in the music of the Grateful Dead, Ratdog, The Other Ones, and frequently other jam bands.
She was a deadhead and toured the country following Jerry Garcia
by reptiles October 4, 2002
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