I Took the Deadhead Quiz

Supposedly there are all sorts of levels of being a Deadhead, and some people will call themselves Deadheads because they wear a tie-dye tee shirt and go to a show or two.  The Grateful Dead have not been a band for 25 years now, so who are these people to judge me?   Being a Deadhead is about appreciating the music and it should have nothing to do with twirling instead of dancing, or living in a van, or sometimes someone else’s van.  I was rated a part-time Deadhead by the survey and they told me that I never really lived the lifestyle full time, but I thought that most of the questions were stupid.

Do you twirl when you dance?
Yeah!
Sometimes
I don’t think so.
What? No.

How many Dead Shows have you gone to?
Over 100
20-100
1-20
0

Do you have a song list in your wallet right now?
Yep
No, but I used to.
No, I have never done that.
I don’t know what you are talking about.

What is your favorite Dead song?
“Dire Wolf”
“Dark Star”
“Shakedown Street”
“Truckin'”

Ever go to a show and ask for a miracle?
All the time
Sometimes
No, I always had tickets.
What?

Have you ever sold grilled cheese sandwiches at a show to make money?
Sure, gotta get by somehow.
Once or twice.
No, I always had money.
Umm. No.

Ever sell anything else at a show to make money?
What are you, a cop?
Who wants to know?
No, but I have bought some stuff like that.
No way.

Is Trey a better guitarist than Jerry?
I am going to pretend you didn’t say that.
No way
Maybe
Who?

How into balloons are you?
Totally into them!
I used to be.
Not at all.
Balloons? You mean at kids’ parties?

Do you mind sleeping on the couch of someone you don’t know?
No, it is actually kind of fun.
It is a little uncomfortable.
That doesn’t sound fun.
That sounds awful.

Have you ever gone on tour?
More than once.
Yes, once
No
A tour of what?

Do you like punk music?
No way man.
Not really.
It is okay.
I love it!

What would you do at a Dead Concert if someone was in your seat?
Seats? I don’t want a seat.
It wouldn’t bother me.
I would ask them politely to leave.
I would ask security to deal with it.

Do you like patchouli?
I love that stuff!
It is pretty cool.
Not really.
I don’t know. What is it?

Did you used to buy a lot of blank tapes?
Tons.
Quite a few.
No, I have never done that.
Why would I do that?

Have you ever hitchhiked?
Sure, I have done that a lot.
Sometimes.
Maybe once.
No, that is not safe.

Do you say “kind” a lot?
All the time.
I used to.
Not really.
Nope.

Have you ever used “?” as your occupation on a form.
Yeah, all the time.
I have before.
No, I have always worked or gone to school.
Why would I do that?

How excited do you get when “Alligator” gets played?
So excited!
Pretty excited.
Ehh, that isn’t my favorite.
I don’t know it.

Does your car have a ton of Dead stickers on it?
I don’t have a car.
Yeah, all sorts.
It has a few.
No.

Have you ever called in sick to go to a Dead Show?
No, but I have quit my job.
Yes, more than once.
No, but I thought of it.
No way.

What do you do when the bus comes by?
Get on man!
See if they can give me a ride.
I am not sure.
I don’t need a bus, I have a car.

How often do you wear tie-dye?
All the time.
Often.
Only during shows.
Never.

Do you like veggie burritos?
Love them!
They are pretty good.
They are okay.
Not at all.

Have you ever told someone about “The Deadhead way?”
Of course.
I think I have.
I don’t think so.
I have no idea what you are talking about.

Do you like it when Bob sings?
Yeah, he is awesome.
Yeah, but Jerry is better.
Not really.
Who is Bob?

Do you miss Pigpen?
Yeah man, he was awesome.
Not so much.
I don’t really remember him.
You mean the character from “Peanuts”?

Has it been a long strange trip?
Totally.
Sometimes it seems that way.
Not so much.
Has what been a long strange trip?

How much product do you use in your hair?
I have never used product.
I rarely use it.
A fair amount.
I use a ton.

Do you think long hair looks good on people?
Yeah, it looks awesome.
It looks pretty cool.
It depends on the person.
Not at all.

I ran across this cool video with Tom Davis and Jerry Garcia in the kitchen for “Cooking with Jerry,” from the Grateful Dead’s Ticket to New Year’s DVD.

Another video surfaced, a segment with Mickey dressed as Spock and Jerry as Santa.

8 thoughts on “I Took the Deadhead Quiz

    1. I never went to a show and asked for a miracle, but I did go to two shows without tickets hoping that I could purchase some and get in. I used to buy blank tapes for my recorder and I recorded several shows. I never used “?” as my occupation, but I bounced around from job to job and probably had more different jobs than most people. I don’t have any Grateful Dead Dead stickers on my car, but I used to have Dead posters all over my walls. I never called in sick to go to a Dead Show, as once I got tickets, I took vacations days. I don’t own any more tie-dye shirts, but I have a half a dozen Garcia ties. I probably know more about the Grateful dead than the people who made up these stupid questions.

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  1. I’ve decided to go the whole hog 🙂

    Do you twirl when you dance?
    What? No. But I used to.

    How many Dead Shows have you gone to?
    0

    Do you have a song list in your wallet right now?
    Yep

    What is your favorite Dead song?
    “Truckin’”

    Ever go to a show and ask for a miracle?
    No, I always had tickets.

    Have you ever sold grilled cheese sandwiches at a show to make money?
    Umm. No.

    Ever sell anything else at a show to make money?
    What are you, a cop?

    Is Trey a better guitarist than Jerry?
    Maybe

    How into balloons are you?
    Balloons? You mean at kids’ parties?

    Do you mind sleeping on the couch of someone you don’t know?
    No, it is actually kind of fun.

    Have you ever gone on tour?
    More than once.

    Do you like punk music?
    I love it!

    What would you do at a Dead Concert if someone was in your seat?
    I would ask security to deal with it.

    Do you like patchouli?
    Not really.

    Did you used to buy a lot of blank tapes?
    Quite a few.

    Have you ever hitchhiked?
    Sometimes.

    Do you say “kind” a lot?
    Nope.

    Have you ever used “?” as your occupation on a form.
    No, I have always worked or gone to school.

    How excited do you get when “Alligator” gets played?
    I don’t know it.

    Does your car have a ton of Dead stickers on it?
    No.

    Have you ever called in sick to go to a Dead Show?
    No, never seen them live. *

    What do you do when the bus comes by?
    Get on man!

    How often do you wear tie-dye?
    Never.

    Do you like veggie burritos?
    Not at all.

    Have you ever told someone about “The Deadhead way?”
    I have no idea what you are talking about.

    Do you like it when Bob sings?
    Who is Bob?

    Do you miss Pigpen?
    Not so much.

    Has it been a long strange trip
    Sometimes it seems that way.

    How much product do you use in your hair?
    I rarely use it.

    Do you think long hair looks good on people?
    It looks pretty cool.

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