• January 16, 2010
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    Furthur to celebrate Phil's 70th Birthday with benefit concert

    Furthur will be celebrating Phil's 70th Birthday with a very special benefit concert for Haitian Earthquake Relief at San Francisco's Bill Graham Civic Auditorium on Friday, March 12, 2010. For information and on-sale dates, please go to...

    http://www.furthur.net/furthurmore/furthurmore-friday-15.html

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Furthur will be celebrating Phil's 70th Birthday with a very special benefit concert for Haitian Earthquake Relief at San Francisco's Bill Graham Civic Auditorium on Friday, March 12, 2010. For information and on-sale dates, please go to...

http://www.furthur.net/furthurmore/furthurmore-friday-15.html

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I can only pray I'll be as creative and energetic at 70. Hell, I'd probably settle for half as creative and energetic!
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Gotta hand it to Bob & Phil and the new gang for putting it together for this cause and having a birthday party at the same time. Well done all the way around. And Phil -- A big Thank You for a real good time!
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Hey PHIL, I will be there!!
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I love FURTHUR !!!!!!!!!!!!Rogue
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If anything every happens to me I want to be an organ donor.I signed it. You are so special, that's you! There is no better way to prove all of our love exists, than by just thinking of you. You are so loved by so many of us and we feel lucky to love you, that's real love. (*) ------------{-----@ Happy Birthday Old Friend! 70 HA! X~~~~~~~ From NY to SAN FRAN and few days in between, WALSTIB. In lovingkindness, love, joy, light, hope, peace, faith, mercy and grace, SherBear
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I just love ticket sites that aren't open on time. It's 10 after 9 on the 18th and tickets now still hasn't opened No events currently available for sale. Please check back soon,
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the ticket page is finally online, but there is no way to order the VIP tickets. someone please get this ticket place to work
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Tix are only thru mail order I think. GDTSTOO. "I've stayed in every blue-light cheap hotel. Can't win for tryin. Dust off those rusty strings just one more time. Gonna make em shine."
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they finally put up the VIP tics at 10:30now I can make up for missing the new years show
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There are plenty of GA tix available too, at least as of a couple minutes ago. Go get 'em! "When it comes to humility, I'm the greatest!" - Bullwinkle Moose
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TomBanjo What are the VIP Tickets? I have been there before and I thought it was all GA?????
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TomBanjo So I guess you still get a GA ticket but also poster and shirt? Does Furthur and Friends mean others could show up???? Could be interesting.
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Dear Everybody, (aka ALL),I was doing my morning mediation on this Martin Luther King Day and visualizing MLK’s awesome journey as Phil Lesh came to mind, he too has had an incredible journey. My years with Phil are many and am honored to have been guided from one man to another as I dwelt on the subject of service. Phil has been in service too, as an organ donor. His near death experience was one of my many dark hours I have had along my way. I surely suffered many nights thinking and praying for Phil and that we’d get one more Saturday night. I had already been subjected to the death’s of so many people that were close me, I just was at a certain point of uncertainty. Then this young man came along with a spirit so real he could surely share the vehicle of it with another. Phil was saved. My gratitude, my entire existence changed that day. I loved a stranger completely, honestly and with my whole heart. His gift was the greatest I’ve ever known. What a delightful and beautiful young man and now he was my hero forever. In writing this, I am inspired by every Donor Rap I’ve shared with Phil and let me tell you I try not to miss many. So, what better way to celebrate MLK Day then to give the gift of yourself. Dead is dead, and death don’t have no mercy in this land unless you sign the back of your driver’s license>>>then you just may get back trucking on. I don’t believe it’s really over at that point in existence, as I have experienced it in another way. Science and technology have made remarkable strides in life saving transplants because of an individual decision was made to share what’s still good. Death comes in a zillion varieties but it’s still death. I would love to die and end up helping a little child with a need. To laugh and play a little longer at a cellular level, woo hoo, X sign me up! Just like the young man that helped Phil continue to satisfy so many music lovers...it’s like the biggest WOW, EVAH! I rock out a cellular level with the greatest kid in the world. I send Reiki healing to Phil and all of his cells almost everyday, I look at his picture and am grateful every time we get one more jam! Phil rocks, they are called, “ PHIL BOMBS” for a reason! And NYE will be a forever favorite memory that ALL I have to do is to think about it and I will smile. If you want to emulate, “ grateness” on this MLK Day; sign the back of your driver’s license and share something of yourself today. The best thing anyone can get in this life is one more day and best yet...one more Saturday night. You can be specific and just give a kidney, or a liver, a lung, best yet you could give your heart; and even if it’s been broken a few times...no one will know, that is in the spirit, the journey, not in the flesh. Ahhhhh very well, I’m in service as I write this as I know my hope is to inspire you to become an organ donor and stay around for a little bit longer, a little bit more. I know I’d love it cause if you’re reading this you probably love what I love, Grateful Dead Music. The music that moves the flesh and spirit, delights the senses and tickles the mind. Additionally, may reading this give YOU a little sweetness and a little light, were bound to cover to just a little more ground. Ok>>> use a sharpie marker and if it wears off just sign it again and again. I attest the love the our fellow men is real and will not fade away because we’re built to last. Ok k k here’s my next idea and why I posted this here: Let’s party around the world with Phil on March 12, 2010, post picture’s, eat cake and rock out everyweir, um everywhere! Get yer local Dead cover band (hey now, thanks to you ALL for ALL them other nights) and get em on a stage and party like yer right there in San Francisco! Cause ya know ALL of us can’t be there. I call it A reason to party around the world. Feel free to copy and paste this to share, share, share. The idea.... the message is true and love is real. (Sunshine is free!) I can’t be in San Fran but I will be celebrating, to be sure. Let’s celebrate the music from where evah we are and the dead heads of the world can join San Fran from each corner and shout HAPPY BIRTHDAY PHIL! Then get yer Phil Bomb they really satisfy! And by the way Phil, I really want a picture of me with your guitar, I love it! It’d make a great a Relix cover, to be sure. Maybe the headline could read, “ What makes her soul shine!” They could just print this post because it true and no one has to try to make good, it just is, like you, man just like you. Well, maybe this is hard to handle but it goes like that. Baby, here I am. Rock on 2010! Signed with all my love, SherBear --------{-----@
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I got my GA tickets for the birthday show and I am so excited!!! I am still curious about the VIP tickets, can you get into the venue early or something?
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Someone I know asked me the other day "who is Phil Lesh" without thinking I replied "the classiest man in show biz" If you have ever met Phil you know what I mean. What a guy.
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I couldn't get to NYE this year :( but I get to celebrate Phil's B-Day! YAY! Can't wait til 3/12/10! Love to all...
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I wonder who the friends will be? I would imagine for Phil's 70th, some very special friends will come out? I can't wait! Yea the tix service was fashionable late,but all good things...In all good time! Glad I got mine. "Walk me out in the morning dew"
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Hey, comin' out around the world be ready for a brand new beatOh, summer's here and the time is right, oh, for dancing in the street Dancing in Chicago (dancing in the street) Down in New Orleans (dancing in the street) In New York City (dancing in the street) All we need is music, sweet music (sweet, sweet music) They'll be music everywhere (everywhere) They'll be laughing, singing, music swinging and dancing in the street It doesn't matter what you wear just as long as you are there They're dancing (dancing in the street) oh oh This is an invitation across the nation the chance for folks to meet There'll be swinging, swaying, music playing and dancing in the street Philadelphia, PA now (dancing in the street) Baltimore and D.C. (dancing in the street) Can't forget them other cities (dancing in the street) ALL WE NEED IS MUSIC SWEET, SWEET SWEET MUSIC! MUSIC EVERYWHERE ----------{-----@ SherBear PS Thanks Bob, for helping me start off such an awesome mediation. There will be music~ everyweir. Rock one out for me. All caught up, I'll be starting my new mission today, so if I'm not around, I'm with ya'll in spirit, everyweir. Pray for me, if you do that kinda thing, this mission in the rain is a big one. Hope, Faith and Love, and the greatest of these... Love. Hugs for the 12th ya'll and roses...lots of roses. @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@
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Phil Words: Philately Philemon Philippians Philippic Philistine Phillips Philander Philodendron Philology Philos Philosopher Philosophise Philosohpize Philosophy Philter Philtre It’s like I told you... HAPPY BIRTHDAY PHIL! @SherBearlmao
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That made me laugh after a crap day at work :-) "I've stayed in every blue-light cheap hotel. Can't win for tryin. Dust off those rusty strings just one more time. Gonna make em shine."
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Currently caught up in Rio Carnaval land I found myself wanting to wear my costume to Phil's birthday party, and now I see there's to be a float and parade: cool! The costume is on!
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Yeah I saw that too. Is the parade through the civic auditorium? Seems almost impossible to fit a float through there especially since it is sold out! Crazy!! "Here's my half a dollar if you dare .. double twist when you hit the air. Look at Julie down below .. the levee doing the dopaso"
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Mickey and Billy both in the area around that time, could it be? If so, will it be an omen of what is to come? Bring out your dead.
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What if BK3 showed up.. "Here's my half a dollar if you dare .. double twist when you hit the air. Look at Julie down below .. the levee doing the dopaso"
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Has anyone received mail order tix for this event?? I mailed in but haven't received anything yet...getting nervous!
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From GDTSTOO: Phil Lesh's 70th birthday celebration, featuring Furthur & Friends, Friday, March 12, 2010 at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco, CA update: Your chances of receiving VIP tickets this show are 1 in 2.5. Please note there is general admission seating upstairs. Everyone who sent in for general admission or general admission as an option will get tickets. Ticketing is in progress. "Here's my half a dollar if you dare .. double twist when you hit the air. Look at Julie down below .. the levee doing the dopaso"
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Postman just dropped my SF tickets in my box...oh joy!!
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On the SF Chronicle homepage there is a link to secondary ticket sellers asking between $85-$1000 per ticket (I am not making this up). How is this OK? And let's say not every one of these tickets is sold off, what happens then? Are they kicked back down to the box office as day of show tickets? Or do they unload them to the professional street scalpers? Enquiring minds who are limited to 4 tickets per household want to know.(I could have ordered 4, but I only ordered 2, by the way, cause I thought that's how it's done, you know, you let everyone who wants to go get a chance to get their tickets, but I'll bet I'll run into a few friends who are shut out) Is this part of what it takes in order to purvey any tickets at all through on-line, or even ticket outlet services, sort of like a package deal? Do they have you (the band) by the short and curlies? I just wanna know, cause I feel kinda sick. Thank you.
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So I went back and took a look at the ticketmaster site and the tickets seem to be from individual sellers, and there's not many of them. Still, it seems like scalping to me, which I thought was illegal. The back of my ticket says maximum resale restrictions may apply, e.g. PA: greater of $5 or 25% of ticket price, plus tax.(Penn's Peak shutouts, take note) So, what's the law here in California? Frankly, I'm tired of seeing all these street corner scalpers with wads of tickets in their hands. Usually I ignore them, but maybe tomorrow night I'll engage some of them in friendly, disingenuous conversations as to how did they get all these tickets, where did they come from, where is the money going to, and so on. Or maybe when one of them asks me if I have any extras to sell (as they always do), I'll yell at them to get the fuck away from me, you fucking rip-off, for a change. We'll see.
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Gonna have a Special night TONIGHT!Wishes Do Come True, everyday. Even when it rains....@peachesxoxoxo@ I wanna say to my brothers and sisters keep the faith Love is all you need>> got some in store cha ching, brrring, ching sweet like honey, babe Advertising it for free place your ad TONIGHT! Half a cup, darling. It just goes like that in the rio grand--eo Peggy-O's a happy lady--- TONIGHT, shining for it ALL, must be the land ground covering empty and a glass that just won't stop pouring sweetness and light and well, well, well one more FRIDAY Night love is the sparkle... In your Eyes. Happy UnBirthday Jill. xoxox I love you. -----------(-----@ It's why we call COSMIC! Owww oww Owwwwwww! Why don't we do it in the road... OUR WAY! ---------------(--------@ ------------------(-------@ What we got ourselves here is a .... LOVE FEST! Shake it up, babe! @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@ SherBear
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY TOO YOU PHIL!!!!!! I HAVE THE SAME BDAY AS YOU ITS AN HONOR BUDDY

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    efauteux
    8 years 9 months ago
    happy birthday
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY TOO YOU PHIL!!!!!! I HAVE THE SAME BDAY AS YOU ITS AN HONOR BUDDY
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    sherbear
    8 years 9 months ago
    Wishes from the East
    Gonna have a Special night TONIGHT!Wishes Do Come True, everyday. Even when it rains....@peachesxoxoxo@ I wanna say to my brothers and sisters keep the faith Love is all you need>> got some in store cha ching, brrring, ching sweet like honey, babe Advertising it for free place your ad TONIGHT! Half a cup, darling. It just goes like that in the rio grand--eo Peggy-O's a happy lady--- TONIGHT, shining for it ALL, must be the land ground covering empty and a glass that just won't stop pouring sweetness and light and well, well, well one more FRIDAY Night love is the sparkle... In your Eyes. Happy UnBirthday Jill. xoxox I love you. -----------(-----@ It's why we call COSMIC! Owww oww Owwwwwww! Why don't we do it in the road... OUR WAY! ---------------(--------@ ------------------(-------@ What we got ourselves here is a .... LOVE FEST! Shake it up, babe! @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@ SherBear
  • Brooklyn Peach
    8 years 9 months ago
    Individual sellers attempting to make a killing
    So I went back and took a look at the ticketmaster site and the tickets seem to be from individual sellers, and there's not many of them. Still, it seems like scalping to me, which I thought was illegal. The back of my ticket says maximum resale restrictions may apply, e.g. PA: greater of $5 or 25% of ticket price, plus tax.(Penn's Peak shutouts, take note) So, what's the law here in California? Frankly, I'm tired of seeing all these street corner scalpers with wads of tickets in their hands. Usually I ignore them, but maybe tomorrow night I'll engage some of them in friendly, disingenuous conversations as to how did they get all these tickets, where did they come from, where is the money going to, and so on. Or maybe when one of them asks me if I have any extras to sell (as they always do), I'll yell at them to get the fuck away from me, you fucking rip-off, for a change. We'll see.