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So fun to read as a Deadhead He did a great job of capturing the anticipation of the show, the roller coaster ride of a show, and the post show comedown As a an older Deadhead than him, I did think it was humorous to hear him speak as an expert on the scene We all thought we were the quintessential Deadheads, which is a testament to how included and a part of something we all felt.And I still miss Jerry.Not sure any non Deadheads would relate though You know a book is going to be good when it s been stolen from your public library already Probably better that I went out and bought this anyway Growing up Dead didn t disappoint The only reason I gave it 4 stars is that I m picky about memoirs and I feel like Conners could have pulled us a little deeper into the scene on a narrative level The use of 2nd person in thepersonal passages is one reason I felt this way That said, this book absolutely tells the truth about life on Dead Tou You know a book is going to be good when it s been stolen from your public library already Probably better that I went out and bought this anyway Growing up Dead didn t disappoint The only reason I gave it 4 stars is that I m picky about memoirs and I feel like Conners could have pulled us a little deeper into the scene on a narrative level The use of 2nd person in thepersonal passages is one reason I felt this way That said, this book absolutely tells the truth about life on Dead Tour in the late 80 s early 90 s and hit on all the points I wanted it to as a girl that dropped out of college after 3 weeks on the flip of a coin to go on Dead Tour in 1990 My favorite part of this story is when he first starts hearing the songs speaking to him and finds the magic in dancing at the shows That was really what it was all about I probably hung out with this dude at some point on the golden road, danced next to him, or bought a grilled cheese sandwich from him after the show Conners shows the East Coast tour kid prospective quite well and it s fascinating how he ended up back in his hometown as an adult My story ends up completely opposite in that way, yet I could relate to his experience all the way from hanging out on a trestle in high school to jumping on the circus train of tour and life after Jerry This is a great book for all of us who are still jonesin for Jerry Let me start off by saying that I am not a fan of the Grateful Dead Its not that I don t like them, I just haven t really ever listened to them enough to give them a chance.So why read this book I took a class in college called Music History and Culture, and it was the most enthralling class of my life Originally, I took the class as a way to obtain my history credit without having to re listen to the same stuff I ignored in high school What I got though, was transported back in time throu Let me start off by saying that I am not a fan of the Grateful Dead Its not that I don t like them, I just haven t really ever listened to them enough to give them a chance.So why read this book I took a class in college called Music History and Culture, and it was the most enthralling class of my life Originally, I took the class as a way to obtain my history credit without having to re listen to the same stuff I ignored in high school What I got though, was transported back in time through the music of the 1920s to the 1990s The way musicians influenced eachother and their affect on our society astonished me Especially during the times when bands like the Grateful Dead and Pink Floyd were at their peak, because their music wasreal to listeners This class was why I picked up this book Not just for the pretty rainbow design on the cover, but for a chance to step back into Fred Forney s classroom and learn a bitabout the beatnik era and the lifestyle that my professor himself had lived.Peter Connors did a wonderful job pulling me into the lifestyle of a Deadhead He gives you a first class ticket to a ride on the Grateful Dead bus By setting alot of his experiences in first person, it really made me feel a part of the experience The only thing I didn t like about the book is that he tended to jump time alot and I got confused on dates and what was going on with their lives Other than that, this book is fantastic and I recommend it to anyone interested in music or that time period at all Its a great part of music history and ties in the U.S events going on as well You re either on the bus, or you re off the bus Conners truly nails this Memoir It s really hard to get the experience of being a Deadhead down eloquently, interestingly, appropriately, and honestly He did it. I really don t know where to start with this I felt like I stepped into a time machine and entered my life in 1995 I felt everything this author described I experienced it, I danced to it, I lived it This book is so close to my heart andthan relates to what I was able to have the glorious experience of all those years ago for those special years The memories came flying and floating back I thank the author for doing this for me I did not want this book to end It was also great fun I really don t know where to start with this I felt like I stepped into a time machine and entered my life in 1995 I felt everything this author described I experienced it, I danced to it, I lived it This book is so close to my heart andthan relates to what I was able to have the glorious experience of all those years ago for those special years The memories came flying and floating back I thank the author for doing this for me I did not want this book to end It was also great fun that the author grew up in and described my hometown throughout the book I really didn t think much of this book, I basically got this book as I was waiting for another book to come into the library My expectation was a quick read, nothing too serious To my surprise this book captured feelings I haven t experienced in almost 20 years The author totally captured the Dead scene I was part of along the East Coast in the late 80 s early 90 s I have never been able to articulate, to strangers, the energy, vibe, buzz when the Dead came to town If you weren t there I really didn t think much of this book, I basically got this book as I was waiting for another book to come into the library My expectation was a quick read, nothing too serious To my surprise this book captured feelings I haven t experienced in almost 20 years The author totally captured the Dead scene I was part of along the East Coast in the late 80 s early 90 s I have never been able to articulate, to strangers, the energy, vibe, buzz when the Dead came to town If you weren t there, you d never understand This book comes as close as possible to describing that energy.Maybe my kids, when they are older, will read it and perhaps understand my sly smile when I talk about the good old days of the Grateful Dead.Quick and fun book to read Holy shit That last page was probably the most beautifully poignant portion of a book I have ever read You have been to them all in your ears The music is back where it belongs The music is with us God damn Beautiful What a wrap up Perfect If you like live music, if you like the Grateful Dead, if you like tripping your nuts off and dancing through the morning dew, read this book It puts you there Twirls you around Sets you off through the crowd of strangers all feeling the same w Holy shit That last page was probably the most beautifully poignant portion of a book I have ever read You have been to them all in your ears The music is back where it belongs The music is with us God damn Beautiful What a wrap up Perfect If you like live music, if you like the Grateful Dead, if you like tripping your nuts off and dancing through the morning dew, read this book It puts you there Twirls you around Sets you off through the crowd of strangers all feeling the same way Read it I enjoyed this book, but I imagine I am slightly biased, based on the subject matter I think someone who has not experienced this lifestyle would still enjoy it, but not exactly get it the way a Deadhead does The author expressed much of what many deadheads experienced but couldn t quite put into words It s an honest, open glimpse into the lifestyle during the 80 s and 90 s, and definitely left me feeling nostalgic. {Kindle} ð Growing Up Dead: The Hallucinated Confessions of a Teenage Deadhead ï Told against the backdrop of the American landscape of the late s to the mid s, Growing Up Dead is the story of Peter Conners s journey from straight laced suburban kid to touring Deadhead Peter discovered the Grateful Dead in , at the age of , through friends who exchanged bootleg tapes of live Grateful Dead concerts A teenager living in the suburbs of Rochester, New York, he became exposed to an entirely new way of life, and friends who were enjoying freedom and less parental guidance At the age of , he attended his first Grateful Dead concert on June ,he was hooked Betweenand , Conners would attend Dead shows all over the United States He traveled with a makeshift family of other Deadheads in a Volkswagen camper, selling drugs and whatever else would provide gas money to the next concert His hair was a wild, unkempt bush and baths were infrequent In short, he had progressed from suburban kid, to Grateful Dead fan, to full blown Deadhead Chronicling this progression, which culminates with thedeath of Jerry Garcia, Conners reveals the truth behind Deadhead culture and history The result is a riveting insight into the obsessive fandom that made The Grateful Dead the most successful touring band of all time, as well as a cultural phenomenon I think this book is good for people who wonder what makes Deadheads tick The read is quick and easy and captures the tale end of living dead period, and ends in the early 90 s with PCU era However, I think Peter Conners is a little full of himself, and sometimes comes off rather pretenious.