How Much of a Deadhead Are You?

By: Brian Whitney
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About This Quiz

If anyone has ever been to a Grateful Dead show back in the day, or if you have a good friend that is a Deadhead, or you are one yourself, then you know what the term refers to. 

There are all sorts of levels of being a Deadhead, and just because you went to a show or two, or really like the music, it doesn't make you one of them. Some people who call themselves Deadheads spend their lives going to college or work, and when the Dead tour somewhere near where they live, they slap on a tie-dye tee shirt and go to a show or maybe even two. They might think they are Deadheads but are they really?

True Deadheads are the type of people who always have crumpled song lists in their pockets from that show in Buffalo back in the 70s, they don't dance as much as twirl, and they lived in their van, or sometimes someone else's van. They used to travel all around the country following the dead around to every show they possibly could, and if they didn't have a ticket to the show, they would say they were "looking for a miracle. Take this quiz to see where you stand on the Deadhead scale.

Do you twirl when you dance?

How many Dead Shows have you gone to?

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

What is your favorite Dead song?

Ever go to a show and ask for a miracle?

Have you ever sold grilled cheese sandwiches at a show to make money?

Ever sell anything else at a show to make money?

Is Trey a better guitarist than Jerry?

How into balloons are you?

Do you mind sleeping on the couch of someone you don't know?

Have you ever gone on tour?

Do you like punk music?

What would you do at a Dead Concert if someone was in your seat?

Do you like patchouli?

Did you used to buy a lot of blank tapes?

Have you ever hitchhiked?

Do you say "kind" a lot?

Have you ever used "?" as your occupation on a form.

How excited do you get when "Alligator" gets played?

Does your car have a ton of Dead stickers on it?

Have you ever called in sick to go to a Dead Show?

What do you do when the bus comes by?

How often do you wear tie-dye?

Do you like veggie burritos?

Have you ever told someone about "The Deadhead way?"

Do you like it when Bob sings?

Do you miss Pigpen?

Has it been a long strange trip?

How much product do you use in your hair?

Do you think long hair looks good on people?

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