(Closed) Any Dead Heads on the bee?

posted 6 years ago in Music
Post # 3
351 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I havent picked out songs for reception yet….but deadhead for life here. I would totally enjoy your jam band reception:)

Post # 4
8 posts
  • Wedding: November 2013

Yes mam.  We aren’t really having any music past the good parts of 1970.  You could always grab a few classics to play in between to merge both worlds.  Keller WIlliams has some jammy tunes and he’s current.  

This is my first draft of many song list drafts: ( my fiance hasn’t added to the list yet) and he loves the dead, phish and the blues.  Ill be happy to post a later draft if your interested.

At last-Etta James
You are the best thing-Ray Lamontage
Into the mystic-van morrison
Oh yeah-yello
Cannon n D
Forget me not-the civil wars
Come rain or shine- Bette midler
Turn me on-norah jones
Let’s get it on-marvin gaye
Secret garden-bruce springstein
Let’s stay together-al green
To make you feel my love-adele
Evergeen-barbra streisand
Boogie shoes
Never tear us apart-INXS
Today i met the boy I’m gonna marry- the crystal
A time for us-romeo n julier
Annie song-john denver
Love song-Tesla
Dixie chicken little feet
Let it be me-ray lamotange
There us love-paul stookey
A Sunday kind of love-etta james
A whiter shade of pale-procol harcum
She’s got a way-billy joel
You belong to me-vonda sheppard
What a wonderful world
This will be an everlasting love
Fly me to the moon
Feeling good-michael Buble
Your my best friend-Queen
I could not ask for more-sara evans
With or without you-U2
Can’t help falling in love-elvis
Colorblind-counting crows
Fly me to the moon-frank sinatra
Come fly with me-frank sinatra
Tennessee waltz-nora jones
Cheek to cheek-ella fitzgerald
Dancing in the moonlight-toploader
Sway-michael buble
Take me home country roads-john denver
Somewhere over the rainbow-Israel iz
Everything little thing the does is magic-police
The stripper-david rose and his orchestra
Shakedown Street – Grateful Dead


Post # 5
1024 posts
Bumble bee

We had lots of 60s stuff – was great since we chose tunes most everyone knew and danced to 🙂

Post # 6
1828 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

My FH is definitely a Deadhead! He even has the blue and red skull tattooed on his shoulder. I haven’t even thought about music but this will be an issue with us as well when the time comes.

Post # 7
2394 posts
Buzzing bee



If any of you have had a totally far out reception how did it go over with your guests?Thoughts? 

I am not a Dead Head, I don’t have a Dead Head sticker on my Cadillac (haha), and did not have a far out reception… but…. as to your question, how it would go over with guests, it really depends upon your guests.




If your crowd will include conservative or tradition-minded guests, it’s likely that a few eyebrows will be raised.




However, your older guests may very likely love it. I have a good friend who grew up in San Francisco in the 1960s. The Grateful Dead played at her debutante ball at the family estate overlooking the Bay!







Post # 9
42 posts
  • Wedding: June 2014

Yes i am… and definately playing lots of dead phish string cheese. I was think garcia grisman for cocktail hour music. Im getting married in a vineyard that has a reception hall, so its kinda rustic, definately not a formal country club kinda wedding. 

Post # 10
42 posts
  • Wedding: June 2014

the only people that arent deadheads are like my aunts. my brothers and sisters are all kinda hippies like me. At my sisters wedding in 2010 we had a 50 person conga line to the phish song ” bouncing round the room” 

Post # 11
1684 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

We’re going 60s music during dinner, more current music for dancing

Post # 12
1063 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

i would play what you want. my SO and I are huge festival goers and while we missed the dead generation we have seen just about every possible combo of the surviving members hahaah. we will have current jam-ish music that actually is great for dancing (check out ryan montbleau and zach deputy), as well as old songs of all kinds (incl plenty of elvis for my dad lol and for my own enjoyment! and other 50-60s music). in my experience older songs that everybody knows- which plenty of dead songs fit the bill- actually get ppl out of the dance floor. ‘current’ pop music isn’t automatically everyone’s favorite. depending on the age/tastes of your guests many ppl won’t know newer songs. i say do whatever YOU like! if it’s your taste i bet your friends like it too. and anyway, dead songs are people pleasers in my opinion!!! 🙂

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