Grateful Dead

The Tickets I Didn't Get

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This what MusicToday originally offered me when I hit the Buy link at the stroke of Noon EST. Of course I hit continue. Then I had the audacity to attempt to change the shipping method, and that's when the server errors started. Needless to say after the 45 minutes it took to get their server to agree to interact with my browser again, all tickets were long gone, never mind the halfway decent floor seats I thought I had. If you can't make it out that's MSG, Section 11, Row J, seats 9 and 10. I'm so happy MusicToday chose to rely on Microsoft technologies for their server application. Just another example of their commitment to robust, stable, scalable, and standards-compliant software.

I hope everyone who didn't get screwed because of inherent bias in the underlying technology has a good time at the show. Wish I coulda been there.

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mail order is the only way

the dead should revert back to mail order. the tickets were special, you really had to be up on your sh**t to get them, and the effing on-line scalpers wouldn't waste their time with such a tedious process leaving real fans with the tickets they deserve. snail mail may have an archaic ring to it, but after what i dealt with today, it would be a pleasure to revert back to old ways.

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Ebay Tickets

I tried but to no avail - did MO instead.

Checking Ebay - there's over 200 listings so far for tickets... F*ckers!

I SAY EVERYONE SHOULD REPLY TO ALL THE EBAY LISTINGS THAT HAVE "OR BEST OFFER" AND BID $5 FOR THEM.
If everyone did we would be a bit of pain the their ass just like they are to us.

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I'm pretty much feeling like all that have posted B 4 me. The error message was almost a constant and when you did get in any attempt to change anything, even the position on my chair, resulted in getting booted out. Finally got thru at 1:15 and ended up paying $100 for seat far up in the rafters. It is deplorable how many tickets ended up on Ebay, Stub Hub and other ticket resale sites. But alas I did get my seat and maybe being so high up will take me closer to our beloved Mr. Garcia.

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These ticket prices are

These ticket prices are OUTRAGEOUS! Especially for the venue that the Chicago show is in (huge INDOOR arena-really crappy sound unless you are in the 1st 10 rows). Then they want a $7 service charge per ticket & parking will be $20 (parking is not listed here, but I know from previous experience that I will be charged)...what is the benefit of not going through ticket master again?

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well my friends and fellow heads

sounds like the lot of you can at least AFFORD the tickets...be thankful if you have a full belly and a roof......by the way, you can STILL do mail order...sorry but i'm tired of the pissing and moaning..can't even get in the freakin' chat room it's so full of unhappy folk............can i have that if your done with it?

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having said that

i can still hope for miracle shoreline ...i have a ride too.....and i am "grateful"

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musictoday blew it

I had section 104 (middle of floor), row 1 for the saturday night in philly and the fucking system released my tickets because it took 36 minutes to navigate the screens. I ended up getting 1st level above the floor for friday night and 2nd level up from the floor for saturday night. The whole thing took an hour.

Totally retarded setup - why the f*ck did you have to pick a seating level for shows that had 1 ticket price ? "Best available" sh1theads !!

Musictoday is obviously not capable of handling a sale that big. I've never had a complaint about their mule pre-sales but they really screwed this one up. F you musictoday !

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Oh My God....

What a disaster, after having all the tickets for the shows I wanted to attend and got to the checkout, it stated that I had to many tickets(only 2 per show by the way) and had to go back, so I cancelled my last order which was for Buffalo and thought I would order separate, I went back to checkout and it said my time had expired and I lost everything and had to re-do with expensive seats, so now after my budget has been doubled and a few things around my computer broken from RAGE I am totally excited, going to the first 4 shows, Buffalo and the 2 Jersey shows. Being from Canada with exchange rate and two tickets for each show my total was $1700 CDN YIKES.......I will say that this will be worth it and the UNIVERSE had a good laugh at all of us today as well as Jerry, What a Long Strange Trip this will be*****

David Hickey
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All the good seats ARE gone (To the people with Big Bucks)

If you want seats in section 2 or any of the side close sections, you will have to shell out $760. for a pair. That's just disgusting!! I'm glad I didn't get tickets. After 30 years of shows and this is how it all ends for me. What a shame the dead have chosen to market themselves to the rich. Isn't that who they have always been against. They should have enough money by now. Just makes me sick!!

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not too smooth

really painful 4 hours to get 2 faraway tix to the dead at Nassau cole(maybe if I bring binoculars I'll get to) sium

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