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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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the (undated) new post says we will get our refunds in "the next few weeks". the next few weeks from when? the original refund FAQ said 4-6 weeks. it has been over 7 weeks now. wasn't this supposed to be something to make it right for defrauding us after selling the tickets that we purchased to other people for more money and then sticking us in cheaper crappy seats for full price? I do get emails from the dead trying to sell me merchandise. forgive me if I have some trouble trusting the people that they do business with. if I order a poster will I get a leftover t-shirt instead? will it even show up this year?
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Yes, I have heard they are running small. The jersey I bought in CHI was small. I usually wear 2X and had to get a 3X for the jersey but would have gotten a 4X if they had one. I ordered a 4X hoodie just because I wanted the hoodie to be loose on me, plus I'll probably grow more into it over the next 10-20 years....lol
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I got a size bigger than I wear and it is at least a size smaller.
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Right on, thanks for the heads up, better go larger than I think then!! Peace
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The sizing remarks are fact. I ussualy wear a large in tees, and prefezr an xl in sweathsirts. Ordered the xl and is certainly one size to small so how am returning and going larger. Don't 2nd quess yourself, if you're wanting one, size up at least 1Peace 2U All
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I normally wear a ladies XL, or 1X for comfort. I ordered a 2X, and it's a little loose around the cuffs, but otherwise it's ok. The 1X might've worked, but I hate tight fitting clothes. Happy Hoodies!
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Has anybody received theirs? We have not. What happened to the "couple weeks" mentioned at the website of that shyster (www.dead50.com)?? Is anyone from the GD organization following up on the promises made to the fans??
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I have yet to receive my refund which should be $180 according to the information I read regarding discrepancies between original seating chart prices and prices I paid. It is well past the 4-6 week original estimate date. I suspect they will send them all out soon based on the "couple of weeks" posting.
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...Hasn't shown up, either, to the tune of 700 and something dollars. Coming up on 3 Months. I was gonna use this money to buy Dead & Co. tix. Guess I'll have to go see Hall & Oates.
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Hi All, After having bought tickets for the New Year's shows at the LA Forum, I was happy to be in via the public onsale at TM, but not pleased with the "best available" TM selected seats. So, after having looked back and seeing that you could now select your own seats, I considered buying different tickets, since better seats were available. Long story a bit shorter, I called TM customer service (1-800-653-8000) to complain about the pick your own seat not being available during the initial onsale and seeing if anything could be done about swapping my tickets. Well, I found out that if you have already bought tickets, you can call TM customer service (1-800-653-8000) with your order # and get your ticket(s) on that order # exchanged ONCE for no charge for ticket(s) of equal value or paying the price difference for upgraded tickets. Seems they will not allow a price downgrade. Anyway, I exchanged my tickets and wanted to share this info with everyone. Looking forward to seeing everyone, we're in for all the Las Vegas, San Francisco, and Los Angeles shows.
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dead50.com now posts PARTIAL REFUND PROGRAM UPDATE To those of you who sent in your refund claims, we want to let you know that we have received and processed all of your submissions. Over the next couple weeks, we will be cutting your checks and putting them, along with your original tickets, in your SASE envelopes and sending them back to you. You should expect to have everything back in the next few weeks. Thanks for your patience and fare thee well...
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Disregard request, I just noticed below string in that refunds are in process. Thank you ----------- Greetings, I sent in request dated July 20th for refund along with an envelope to cover the return of the commemorative tickets with refund. To date, we have not received the refund nor our tickets back. Please check into status and advise? Our thanks & regards, Elizabeth Zarillo 133 Old Road Monroe Township, NJ 08831
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Dead 50 . net states all refunds (including partial?) have been mailed out. Thank you for your patience. When was this posted? Please reply if you have received your refund. Thank you.
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I finally received my refund today. Ironically it was for $420.
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I received my refund today. better late than never. I was really starting to worry about my stubs, as they are worth more than money to me. they came back a little more beat up than when they went out, but I got them back. I would not cared that much about the seats/price/etc. if the promoters had been up front about what they were doing and told us early on instead of letting us know after we got our tickets. I will never do mail order again. too many shenanigans.
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I guess patience is not one of my virtues. I received my refund yesterday afternoon just hours after my last post. It was for the correct amount. Shapiro did the right thing by refunding the difference, but his statement which was something like, "If you go to the Chicago shows and are not happy with your experience, then send in for the partial refund." was less than appropriate. I totally enjoyed my experience, even for twice the price. But business is business and refunding the difference is ethical, but trying to guilt trip people so maybe they do not send for a refund is less than ethical. Hope to see you all at MSG Nov. 7. I'm on a lucky streak this year!
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i sort of regret not sending my stubs not because I was disappointed in the entire weekend, but just "because". should have been way more upfront. Anyway...your comments about the condition of the returned tickets confirm my decision to not send them back. My wife had ours framed as a (big one) birthday gift, so I'm glad our tix were still very much pristine. Nonetheless, it's GREAT that Shapiro is ultimately doing the right thing, as right as possible.
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I also did not put in for their refund due to fears of ticket damage....Belated Happy Birthday....if you can find it, try hop crisis from 1st Ammendment Brewery in San Francisco.....
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I received my refund last Friday (10/9). I had so much angst sending in the actual ticket stubs - especially after the initial 7-8 weeks past. Not knowing if they received them or if they had sent the refund and it was lost (with the ticket stubs). Well better late than never. As someone else said, I was really starting to worry about my stubs, as I have plans to frame them and a few other pieces relating to the Chicago shows. Money was exact. Ticket stubs were in excellent condition. [I must say the money spent for the ticket lanyards was well worth it - they really protected them.] Hopefully everyone has received their stubs back, or will shortly. ... still miss you Jerry
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Fellow companions: I waited a day so that I wouldn’t be posting this on Bob’s birthday, and I hope you had a great one, Ace! Everyone is so happy about new shows and going on tour again and the excitement of something we believed was over reappearing, I am reluctant to express anything less than raging enthusiasm. I had a great time at Levi’s Stadium and did not feel ripped off despite some questionable business practices. I’m glad we were able to put together such a marvelous goodbye to the Grateful Dead, all of us saying goodbye to something much greater then all of us. When you say goodbye to something, you don’t expect to have that thing in your life again. The word “Dead” and the white lightning bolt on a blue and red circle (they haven’t gone as far as using the skull, yet) identify the band by word and symbol as being a continuation of the Grateful Dead, which it is not. It may be something different, maybe better, it may “take these old friends on some new adventures”, as Bob has put it. It will not be the Grateful Dead, or any equivalent formulation of the name, such as Dead & Co. This may seem like a petty thing, especially when compared with the millions of dollars to be had simply by using a word and a symbol. I think it shows how powerful symbols can be. Misuse of the power placed into our symbols by Deadheads collectively over decades is an unlucky decision. The media is already describing the band as “the ad-hoc reunion of the Grateful Dead, calling itself Dead & Co” and ”the Grateful Dead in all but full name”. Not. In any case, I hope the new band stays together, creates marvelous music, and carries on in the tradition of the Grateful Dead. I will shun them unless they change the name. To me, this kind of looks like Bob Weir's new band, with his new friend John Mayer on the other guitar/vocals and his old friends Mickey and Bill tightening up the tempo. Fascinating possibilities. In the interest of truth in advertising, I think they should call it: Weir & Co
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Also still waiting for my refund. If anyone has any contacts to make a request or inquiry as to what is going on I would really appreciate it. I have tracking info they received my request, pictures of my tickets, and pictures of the form I sent. Please help if anyone has any info. At this point I just want my tix back. Can't believe it but it looks like they are keeping all of my money and my stubs. Major dark cloud over an otherwise perfect weekend. Thanks everyone.
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You do make a good point and offer a valid name suggestion...with Billy and Mickey, tho, there could be a 3-name deal, ala Crosby, Stills and Nash...then as they added Young, became CSN & Y. On an aside, the family of fans that gathers around these boys seems to be intact tho a tad older, any music by any of them tends to be more of a family affair. I was at all three days of FTW, and did indeed appreciate when Bobby said earlier that they were shooting for a closure of some sort. I attended fully expecting a miracle of sorts with the family re-appearing and just as full of life, fun, singing an dancing as we all were back in "the day". I was not disappointed, and was in fact really really happy that we all got together. It was a grand farewell, I considered it a milestone and a chance to say goodbye in style. They did, we did, and life goes on. The music is eternal, tho, and i feel good warm fuzzies about all the continuing shows. If they, any of them, toured within a hundred miles or so of home, you bet i'd go. You're right about the media spin tho...the "ad-hoc reunion" stuff and all is tedious. Suffice it to say it is a blessing to us all that still we can go hear any one or two or three or more of any of the friends who were a great part of our history and past as members of The Good Ol' Grateful Dead play great rock and roll music and they still love it. So do I. Keep it real, keep playing music and long live all of you! ps Happy post birthday Bobby & Happy Birthday Brent. You rock(ed)!
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As a young Head, the new shows are all I can hope for in the way of experiencing a taste of the tradition and family surrounding the Dead at a live show. "Any love is good love, So I took what I could get" But I still miss Jerry!
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Got mine about 2 weeks ago.
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Happy 50th to them playing as Grateful Dead for the first time. LSD!!
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And to celebrate the anniversary of that first concert, my Fare Thee Well box set made its way across the pond to the UK. A perfect way to celebrate :-)
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Wondering if I got a bad disc. I have all the correct discs, but the 2nd disc for the July 4 show goes from typical Blu-Ray clarity to very grainy at times. It goes back and forth between, but it doesn't seem like it's any particular camera or angle that is bad, just random. It's especially glaring for the fireworks at the end of the show. Anybody else have this problem?
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WOW. Did you folks deliver for the 50th year! A year ago and 4 days, I was was lucky enough to be the first to comment on this thread(The only thread I ever commented on on a website except facebk). Now, I'm just getting back from a short camping trip after the NYE shows and funny how this is the first place I visit on the web after being away since the morning of the 30th(I do not own a cell phone). I haven't really had time to decompress and reflect on the past week, or year for that matter. I just felt that I needed to get on here asap and Thank the Core Four and all the Dead family for an unforgettable year. I was blessed to have seen 7 Dead shows this year, the 5 FTW and the 2 NYE Forum shows. And I was blessed to have a 2 week 6,000 mile roundtrip road trip to see the FTW's with my now adult 19yo daughter and my extremely patient and loving girlfriend. Thank you Billy, Bobby, Mickey, Phil, Bruce, Jeff, Trey, John, Oteil, the Garcia women and the rest of the family for keeping this E ticket ride going. So happy to have been able to celebrate the 50th with you and begin the 51st with you as well! Looking forward to what 2016 has in store. If Fall '15 is any indication, '16 is going to blow the roof off!!! THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU. Many blessings and good wishes to you all this new year!
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Hey James - I'm afraid you got a bum disk my friend...all of mine show perfectly.
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I appreciate the response. I have been hoping for some feedback on this. I will get a replacement. Hope to see you in Florida later this year.
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Fbf
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Anyone think there is any chance the Santa Clara shows will be released, at least on CD? A lot of good songs were done there, I would love to have those to go along with the 3 Chicago shows. Kind regards, Scott
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Scott, I think it is unlikely a formal release will see the light of day....if you are interested in SBDs or the HD video streams of the 2 SC shows, they are available....just pm me.
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I personally do not think it is out of the realm of possibility that the Santa Clara shows will not be released. Check out the set lists. Some of the greatest moments of FTW were in SC. My guess is that SC will be released at some point in the future.
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Happy happy birthday to us all, as it was 365 days ago today, that our world got collectively better when Trixie Garcia announced something special. This very site says: Jerry Garcia's daughter Trixie Garcia announced the shows in an exclusive interview. You can check out her announcement here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RR3LaG4vcBk As Wikipedia states, "The three shows in Chicago were initially announced on January 16, 2015 as the only three Fare Thee Well performances. Tickets were first made available through the Grateful Dead's GDSTOO mail order system. Deadheads mailed in more than 60,000 envelopes, requesting a total of more than 360,000 tickets." And then there was the wheel to end all wheels...and then magic happened...which lasted all they way through the end of the year. So thank you all who played a part in putting this all together. It has been a marvelous year, and we are fortunate enough to have more to look forward to. Put on your party hats, have a bit of cake and give a loved one or yourself a twirl. Stop a stranger just to shake their hand. Smile on one-another...one more thing, "Be Kind." "They aren't the best at what they do, they are the only ones that Do What They Do." ...and we are all better off for that. Happy Birthday!
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Well put and thanks for the reminder. ...What I want to know is where does the time go?
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I watched the Blu-ray of the 4th over the weekend and noticed the same. Wondering if reaching out to them will do any good fora replacement?
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All I can say is"WOW" , If I had known about this Show I would have made every effort to attend.That lineup of musician,s leave,s me in awe!Congratulations ,and it goes down in My memoirs as an historic event in Rock &Roll History.So now every Fourth of July we can celebrate two great anniversaries in the same day,and wave both flags together!A personal Thank You to everyone involved with making such an historic event happen,including the fans,whom we all know are why the band members do these special shows!
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Any one want to take a stab at telling me which band members sang lead on every cut? Your guess will be better than mine.
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me, too! woooweee
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I do have to sleep sometimes, but generally they get nuked relatively quickly. We hate 'em too.
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I just want to say I love Viola Lee Blues
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