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17 Words That Have A Totally Different Meaning To Deadheads

Every culture has its native tongue. Educate yourself with the Landmark Edition of American Beauty featuring commentary from Bob Weir and producer Steve Barncard, available exclusively on Spotify.

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What it means to everyone else: School’s out! Vacation season! Beach days! Margaritas!

What it means to Deadheads: Time to pack up the van and tour around the country to see as many shows as humanly possible.

What it means to everyone else: A fun afternoon activity you can do with your kids.

What it means to Deadheads: A uniform that stands for peace and love and acceptance.

What it means to everyone else: An outdated way of storing audio or video.

What it means to Deadheads: Rare and wonderful live recordings of the best Dead performances from the past 40 years.

What it means to everyone else: A place to park cars.

What it means to Deadheads: Where all the action is! A vibrant bazaar of people, music, dancing, foods, and merch!

What it means to everyone else: Your mom, dad, and siblings.

What it means to Deadheads: An amazing and eclectic group of like-minded individuals from all over the country!

What it means to everyone else: A live performance by musicians.

What i means to Deadheads: A transformative experience you’ll never forget that lasts for hours and hours.

What it means to everyone else: An inflated bit of yellow plastic.

What it means to Deadheads: The sign post of the Wharf Rats, a group of concertgoers who abstain from drugs and alcohol and offer strength, support, and community.

What it means to everyone else: A caustic chemical compound.

What it means to Deadheads: A change in perspective.

What it means to everyone else: A man’s name.

What it means to Deadheads: A teacher, visionary, and the greatest musician ever to live.

What it means to everyone else: An act of God.

What it means to Deadheads: Getting tickets in the parking lot for a sold-out show — so, same thing, actually.

What it means to everyone else: Someone who admires a particular band, sport, or celebrity.

What it means to Deadheads: Someone who isn't totally committed to the movement!

What it means to everyone else: A beautiful person from the U.S. of A.

What it means to Deadheads: American Beauty, the greatest album ever made, followed closely by everything else the Dead ever recorded.

What it means to everyone else: The place you hang your smile.

What it means to Deadheads: Something that is stolen or melted!

What it means to everyone else: Something you listen to in the car, at a club, or with headphones.

What it means to Deadheads: Life itself.

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