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'Countdown to 2012 - Celebrating the Life and Logos of Terence McKenna'. On December 15, 2000, in San Francisco, the tribe gathered for a memorial ceremony for Terence McKenna and to celebrate a new commitment to the evolving group mind, commUNITY, love and expression.The event featured 2 rooms of art, multimedia and music, including a performance by Lost at Last with a very special guest appearance by PHIL LESH, eulogy readings, invocation and decorations by many friends and loved ones of Terence's, multimedia presentations by visual artists Robert Venosa and Martina Hoffman, mind expanding grooves of DJ FANOE and DJ JONAS, masterful visual 'Gel-o-tronics' by Vince D'Onofrio, and other blissful multimedia by Scott Davies, and the debute performance of Tinsel Tilde (joined by friends Daniel Paul and Diva Priyo of Lost at Last). Proceeds from the event went to help provide for expenses incurred during Terence's illness.
Although Dennis McKenna (Terence's brother) could not attend, he sent these words along and helped sum up what we were all feeling: "This gathering is an affirmation of HOPE, and a statement that however dark things may seem in these times, we have the faith and belief that the future will be more marvelous than we can even begin to imagine... Until that moment, we must somehow keep on keeping on...When the countdown finally gets down to the end and we make the COLLECTIVE crossing, in whatever form that takes, we will find Terence waiting for us there, bemused smile on his face as always, saying something like 'Well, I told you it was gonna happen: what kept you?'...This gathering and celebration is a message to the world that we are up to the task ..Go forth, celebrate the future, life, ideas and hope: be as good as you can be to each other, and know that Terence is with us now, and will be with us at the ESCHATON, whenever and whatever that is... "
There was a new sense of cummUNITY and magic felt by all present at the event. We were especially treated when Phil Lesh joined Lost at Last for a most appropriate version of Lost at Last's jam 'PEYOTE', followed by OTHER ONE, DARK STAR, and FRANKLIN's TOWER. To cap it off, Phil read Robert Hunter's 'Words for Terence' written exclusively for the event.
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Lesh @ Last on Saturday, December 16, 2000 - 04:19 pm:
Recites Terence Tribute by Robert Hunter
soul hath he,
is no tongue
Robert Hunter 12.13.00
Lost At Last Continues
Anonymous on Sunday, December 17, 2000 - 03:19 am:
on Sunday, December 17, 2000 - 10:57 am:
a Deadhead since 1974 and a fond rave fan since 1975 via a good British
fan since 1995, I found this to be a very interesting
Evie on Sunday, December 17, 2000 - 02:29 pm:
I was there. The poem choked me up too. If there are more Terence happenings,
could you e-mail me at
Anonymous on Monday, December 18, 2000 - 07:51 am:
there with my wife. Bought tickets ahead of time and am so glad. Made
for quick entery. The opening touched my heart. I felt
the spirit of Terence all around us.The music and visuals were a perfect
set and setting. My wifes life was forever changed.
eegorahsay on Monday, December 18, 2000 - 01:25 pm:
spear man on Monday, December 18, 2000 - 01:56 pm:
Made a bunch of new friends--funny most seemed to be named Andrew.
have been better if the venue had been cool--difficult I guess in these
See you in 2012, on the other side--Terence! OM!
By bella c. on Wednesday, December 20, 2000 - 02:23 pm:
hunter's poem was one of the most beautiful inspiring things I have ever heard....
psyklkpz on Thursday, December 21, 2000 - 07:34 am:
i hav tapes f n-e-1 want's them!!! plz send e-mail 2 firstname.lastname@example.org 4 correspondence n-4-mation
baligirl on Monday, December 25, 2000 - 04:40 pm:
the official word from Baligirl . . .
From a skeptic at heart, the poem perrrrfectly; illustrates, summarizes and generalizes every emotion conjured that night. Hunter give us more!!!!!!
Bebop on Thursday, February 08, 2001 - 12:32 pm:
eegorahsay on Wednesday, March 07, 2001 - 11:54 pm:
posted on Monday, December 18, 2000 - 01:11 pm:
PACIFIC OM and breaths of wonder
and inn tune
depths suchtheparty inn
wondering why i should go
golly gee wizz.
that dandy goo