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I'd like to think so too, but...

marye said: "couldn't agree more...
and yet, at this point that convenience charge is probably keeping somebody employed."

With the electronic ticketing a lot of the time there's not even a human licking an envelope after the tickets go in. Don't know if that's the case here. Show me a breakdown of what that "convenience charge" covers and I might agree, but I'm betting the amount that goes to "those nice ladies" isn't a tenth of it, and my budget is as tight as anybody else's. With airlines charging extra for luggage (!) and all the other "convenience charges" that show up on any kinda trip anymore having the price of a ticket bumped up 15 - 20% for somebody's "convenience" just adds insult to injury. I figure it just makes it "convenient" for some guy who already makes way too much money make the payment on his Hummer.

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ticket to ride

maybe Phil and Bobby could donate a pair of New Year's tickets to Deadnet and we can have a contest where you put up a riddle about the Grateful Dead and the first person to post the correct answer wins!

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anyway

back in the days of the Henry J., we used to converge at Mama's Royal Cafe in Oakland for epic breakfast gatherings. Not EARLY breakfast, mind you, but certainly excellent breakfast. (Mama's Royal Cafe is the best--and in my neighborhood too!)

I'd certainly be willing to BART across the Bay for a gathering in SF, though.

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couldn't agree more...

and yet, at this point that convenience charge is probably keeping somebody employed. Somebody like those nice ladies in the ticket office at Penn State. Or at least I'd like to think so.

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"Convenience Charge"

What a load of crap.

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by the by

by the by,

I was pretty surprised that tix were still available. it is only like 7,000 in that place.

hopefully the tix will still be available if/when I finally get my shit (and cash) together...

peace.

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still available

tix still available through ticketmaster

http://www.ticketmaster.com/venue/229433

mail order through GDTS is over.

I think all tix are equal, all GA, but not sure. the ones through ticketpriceblaster say level one general admission.

Phil Lesh, Bob Weir & Ratdog
Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, San Francisco, CA
Wed, Dec 31, 2008 06:00 PM
Your Ticket(s)
Section
Description
GENADM
PRICE LEVEL 1
GENERAL ADMISSION TICKET
Type Full Price Ticket
Ticket PriceUS $65.00
Convenience ChargeUS $11.75

then whatever bullshit shipping will call charges on top of that.

even so, it IS a lot of entertainment for 75-80$

man oh man, I am working on trying to make this happen for us.

peace.

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Well I could only

wish that I was gonna be there in anything more than spirit!! So please thoughs that do go lose your ass for me!!!!!

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NYE

well Marye, I bet I'm older than you ! Did you know the show starts at 6 PM..Tailored just for us !! Happy Holidays !
Carla

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it would be great

to see any of you folks that were coming out for the shows. Maybe we could meet for breakfast like we used to do back in the '80s...

I am not going to the shows myself; my stamina for NYE ran out before we lost Jer and I'm EVEN OLDER now. But it would be swell to have a gathering and actually meet.

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