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Grateful Dead Original Members Add Two Dates To Final Concerts

April 10, 2015

The original members of Grateful Dead have announced two additional shows at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California on June 27th and 28th, as part of their “Fare Thee Well: Celebrating 50 Years of Grateful Dead” run. Along with the three shows at Chicago's Soldier Field on July 3rd, 4th, and 5th, the run will mark the original members' last-ever performances toget

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1st Set Cold, Rain & Snow Bucket Me & My Uncle TLEO Cassidy Row Jimmy> Promised Set 2 China>Rider LLR He's Gone> Estimated> Drumz> Other One> Stella Blue> Around E. JBG
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Wissinomingdeadhead: I like your setlists, but don't forget the Pigpen tunes. They'll be covered for sure!!I presume (and hope) the entire catalog is fair game. A guest harpist on Good Morning Little Schoolgirl could be a nice tribute. They played it on 6/25/92 at Soldier Field- my favorite show from that year...
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Worf Rat asks a good question: if you're looking for the lowest 2 price options, do you put both on the envelope or only the higher priced one? The site does say to use 2 money orders- one for the lower price and one for the difference between the lower and higher price. So for all 3 shows, that's 6 money orders. Do you need a separate money order for Priority return shipping? If not, which other money order do you put it on?? Yikes! I want to get this Just Absolutely Perfect!!
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I used to do mail order in the 80s, and I'm doing it for these shows. Here's what I wrote, on the outside of the envelope and the index card, using 7/3 as an example: 7/3-1 ticket 115.50 GA Pit (1st choice) or 215.50 Reserved. I did the same for 7/4 and 7/5. Then, I'm putting in six money orders, three for 115.50, and three for 100 even. That way, if I get the GA, they can send me back the 100.00 money orders. If GA goes quick, and it probably will, they use the 100 dollar money orders to fulfill my order(s) for 215.50 tickets. if you are not using a regular mail for return shipping, add yet another additional money order to cover the shipping cost you choose.
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Oh gosh, oh geeze. I guess that it had to come to this, that all things must pass; but I really hated to see that this was "the next and last time". Maybe because '14 was a year of goodbyes, maybe because of Bobby hitting the wall last summer, maybe because there are more silver than brown hairs left on the dome, but this hit me like cold rain. The Grateful Dead is much more than some band I used to see a lot more often. I have seen a lot of good bands; I don't wear Mahavishnu Orchestra t-shirts, or have Miles Davis hats. My belt buckle is not a String Cheese logo. It's really simple: The Grateful Dead and the Spirit of Love we shared changed my life. I never will, nor would I want to, lose that vibe. So, let us not say goodbye just yet, let's always hope for a second set.
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....if I was, this would be pretty awesome first show.... Shakedown Street-> Jack Straw-> Sugaree The Weight Peggy-O Me & My Uncle-> Cumberland Blues (roll aout the barrel) They Love Each Other (fast version Cassidy-> Don't Ease Me In China Cat Sunflower-> I Know You Rider The Golden Road (to unlimted devotion)-> Estimated Prophet-> Bertha-> Good Lovin' Eyes Of The World-> Terrapin Station-> Drumz-> Space-> Spanish Jam-> Viola Lee Blues-> Alligator-> So Many Roads-> Alligator-> Goin'Down The Road Feeling Bad-> Not Fade Away Touch of Grey-> Box of Rain In a perfect world, it would end at 2 o'clock in the morning Wishful thinking.... I'm thinking Trey might sing some of the Jerry tunes....I also think he might pull it off....
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the show would be amazing and I would give anything to go. I will be too far away and to pregnant to travel this far that point. I wish there was more of a tour so those of us without thousands of dollars could enjoy a night with the dead... really a bittersweet end .. To my ride.
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the show would be amazing and I would give anything to go. I will be too far away and to pregnant to travel this far that point. I wish there was more of a tour so those of us without thousands of dollars could enjoy a night with the dead... really a bittersweet end .. To my ride.
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I thought of just making the trip anyways seeing pregnant women do it all the time. But it still comes down to the thousands of dollars it will cost. Please please please guys throw some more in there if you can. I know its a lot to ask you've been at it for a while now. But think of all of us who won't be able to make it to Chicago ...cheers to all that can afford it and make it. I will pay anything for a webcast that 3 day weekend :)
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I had the same question, and wrote the GDTStoo staff. They said put the cost of the priority on the lowest price MO. Went back to the instructions, and sure enough, it was right there big as day under the 3x5 instructions: "You may include your shipping fees in your (lower priced if applicable) money order"...bets regards!
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Can't wait to see all my fellow Heads in Chicago.
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I for one, will certainly try to get tickets for the concert...can hardly wait!!!....I want to bring my granddaughter (17) and have her experience one of, if not the greatest, live bands ever to grace this planet...and others
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I am so damned excited about these shows I can hardly stand it. Looks like these shows will be about all I do this year, but that's ok. I'll be in Chicago in July if I have to crawl! Massive 3 day party!
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Being a younger fan this would be my first (and only?) chance to see the band. Debating what I want to do. Not so sure waiting for stubhub and Ticketmaster resales would be good. I have a feeling it will be a hot ticket at any point leading up to the night of. But at least it would give me a chance to see Chicago. Regardless, if you're going I hope you have a blast.
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Nothing against the city but the Grateful Dead play The World just outside the city in 90 and Brent dies, five years later they play Solider Field and Jerry dies. San Francisco or NYC would have been far better choices. Oh well glad to see the boys put their differences aside for one more round unfortunately will not be able to attend. Let there be songs to fill the air.
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This was supposed to be a reply to another post about 3 pages in. Sorry, not sure how it ended up here at the top.
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Hate to be a buzzkill, but selling 180,000+ tickets for concerts which most fans will have to travel great distances, is going to be a hard sell. I am planning on going, but I am not going to rush to get my tickets..
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Question - Can someone tell me if you can see the entire stage (including drummers) from the General Admission area (below is a link to the seating chart). I would guess it will depend on high up the stage is and much distance there is between the GA area and the stage. Anyway, take a look at the seating chart and tell me what you think. Here is the link to the seating chart: http://www.dead50.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/seating-chart.pdf Thanks!
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good luck with that. The Midwest is all abuzz. Best not dally.
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I guess the different colours refer to the degree of optical enhancement needed to see anything at all e.g. binoculars, telescope, Hubble etc.
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LOL. Yes, that did make me laugh. Out loud, even. But, it would still be helpful to get opinions on whether the GA has full view of the stage? (with or without advanced optics).
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I was trying to figure it out too. But the seating chart does not match the MO ticket prices either so not sure I can tell where the $95 reserved seats are even located.
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Hey DeadGeek,The prices include fees, so the $95 seats are actually the $79 seats on the chart.. Cheers :)
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Question .if I'm trying to get 4 tickets for the show , do I send in a money order for all 4, or 4 individual ones in case they don't FILL the entire order ?
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Okay deadheads, I think if you want 4 tickets for each of the 3 shows, then send 3 money orders for each show for a total of 9 money orders plus one more to cover the fed ex or priority mail charge. That's right, 10 total money orders including the one for return mailing (optional). I am going to send 3 money orders for $382 each ($95.50 times 4 tickets), then 3 money orders for $80 each (the difference between the lowest pricing and the middle pricing, $115.50 less the $95.50 =$20 for all 4 shows, that's $80 and finally 3 additional money orders totaling $400 each, the difference between the middle ($115.50) and the top pricing (215.50). That's a lot of math, but i think this will give you the best opportunity for tickets! Good luck, hope to see you at the show!! We will all need a miracle to get tickets. Best
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do mail order tix get priority over the fan club presale?
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Yes
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just sent in my MO, kissed it for goodluck :) one way or another, I will be there!
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I know everyone is going to do whatever it takes to get to this show. My fiance and I are trying to get married in Chicago on Saturday before we head to the show. Can't think of a better day and time to do it. So we have sent the money order and are going to try for the travel package, vip package, and then the ticketmaster sale. doing everything we can to make this happen. Any suggestions on how to get married in the venue or even in the lot?
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I'm so excited!! I just mailed my money orders!! Good luck everyone!!
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Listening to 7/9/95 So Many Roads - tear in my eye. I was there and will be there on 7/5/15. There is nothing like a Grateful Dead concert.....
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When I clicked for more information about getting tickets this way, it required that I set up an account with AEG which I did. I had heard that you must have an American Express card (which I don't have) to order tickets through AEG. Does anyone know whether or not this is the case? Appreciate any help you can offer.
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Anybody willing to sell their copy? I would pay whatever your cost was. If yes, send me pm. Thanks! I'm in SF, if that matters..
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I'd say that you may be on the wrong site. Grateful Dead presale is being run by AXS ticketing and you do need to preregister, but an AMEX only presale is generally through Ticketbastard or some other capitalist trough and not exclusive to a bands presale, thank god.
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Does anyone know if this is a scam. Mail Order just started today so I don't see how they could be selling real tickets. They could be selling "ticket futures" assuming they will be able to buy them up once they go on sale... I think they are trying to confuse people with dead.net official site. DeadGeek
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Good Luck everybody! I'm going to wait on Ticketmaster. It's what I'm used to anymore. Maybe I'll see some of you there if I end up with some tickets. Hoping to see all three!
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what is usually the time frame of knowing of mail order status?
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Good luck to all. This is not a scam folks, it's just the way it was done when the GD used to tour. Embrace the past!
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I pre registered and AXS does not have any info on presale. So I called them and they said they are not doing presale. They also said tickets only go on sale to the public on the 14th. Does anyone have any answers? Help please
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go to Dead50.net and follow the instructions there.
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Love the old school mail order. I remember in High School going to the same pay phone in the basement to call California on a daily basis to catch mail order. Postmarked at 9:00 am this morning. Crazy Fingers Crossed- I must pay homage…and a sonic wormhole may appear over Soldier Field and engulf the universe. I can't miss that.
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Cant explain how good it felt to fill out that little 3x5 card and return envelope once again. Been way tooo long. So many memories filling those out making sure they were absolutely correct. And then, a month later, your tickets for the tour!!!!! Best feeling ever.
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