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    By request, a gathering spot for Chicago-bound folks to connect and plan!

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  • July 27, 2017 - 2:10pm
    mkav
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    Thank you
    For a real good site
  • July 27, 2017 - 10:47am
    ASL
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    @ Got Sand
    Certainly does sound intriguing...just a bit too pricey for me. Thanks, Marye, for the admin cleanup!
  • July 27, 2017 - 8:11am
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  • July 26, 2017 - 7:52pm
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    What's in a name, Marye?
    A rose by any other name would smell as sweet. Please name the new thread, "Sunshine Daydreamers Keep on Truckin'" If you can include the last 3999 posts, that'd be swellll...just kidding, of course. But if you could include the last 17 (make that 20, see the above 3 hangers-on and ne'er do-wells) or so of the posts from #1, first above written going back to and including July 4th the Happy Anniversary one, that should give one and all some context, as that was the day 2 years ago, when we first met each other for real, where we broke bread and watermelons at the finest pizza pic-a-nic this side of the Rockies, and whence we collectively enjoyed a grand and magnificent band celebrating all good things. Thank Yew veddy much, Oh Kind One.
  • July 26, 2017 - 6:54pm
    mkav
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    the new, all new dreaminglewood blues
    any name is fine...just leave bread crumbs
  • July 26, 2017 - 4:08pm
    tfonts
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    @Got Sand
    We're very intrigued by the Playing in the Sand gig come February and will most likely pony-up. Spoke to a dude at CID today in Philly who's been at all the gigs there (D&C, DMB, etc...) and he said is simply knockout gorgeous and as intimate a live beach concert setting as you can imagine. Multiply that by three shows and "all-inclusive" amenities and the the money grab rolls-on... Anyone else contemplating?
  • July 26, 2017 - 12:59pm
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    @marye
    you can call me Al for all I care...just don't call me late for dinner. What geomeister says is just fine by me. Sorry Al.... say high to your horse.... :-)
  • July 26, 2017 - 11:04am
    rgergelis
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    To all Sunshine Daydreamers ....
    Adiós mis amigos..... We will get by, we will survive, just gotta give the old bus a new name.... Sarge, c'mon we gotta go..... Stay tuned....
  • July 26, 2017 - 9:15am
    marye
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    Folks
    I don't want to cause this thread to lose momentum, but it is now over 4K posts long, which is a bit unwieldy. I can start a new one, just give me a name for it... Thanks!
  • July 26, 2017 - 6:54am
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    Me and My Uncle,
    Al knows how the song goes, So, grab that lyrical bag of gold, and hightail it down to Mexico.... Cause it'll take a boatload of coin to pull off this one, friends. Note: No Uncles were hurt in the posting of this message.
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Rise and Shine Sunshine Daydreamers! Get out of bed and play some Grateful Dead. Only 99 days to show time. Patch those sails and shine those rails! p.s. the countdown includes "the" day of the first show. "The" day deserves it's own countdown! Oh yeah!
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Yeah I'm a local. Stick with the 3 mentioned clubs and Rosas for blues.other spots a bit too "touristy". Myself , whichever day I don't go to FTW I will hit Fitzgeralds. There talent lineup is usually outstanding.
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so glad you made it.... enjoy the company, no furniture here, settle up to the fire...cold ones in the fridge, hey Poobah need another beer run?
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....better pass the hat...I spent my money on Phish VIP seats.........for my worst enemy...
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For all new comers... First the obligatory...so glad you made it...yadayadayada.... Youse guys gotta BYOB and roll yer own...We are short on cash.... And thanks for the reminder Phish are swimming back upstream after the Chicage run.... But at least the fires still goin.... Hey Foghorn! stop pissin on the fire, we are outta matches too!!! Maybe we'll have a Fire on the Mountain!
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lifted from facebook post. "Fare The Well" Pre/ Post Shows: 7/1 - {Milwaukee SummerFest} Leftover Salmon, Keller Williams & Infamous String Dusters $19 7/2 - moe. @ House Of Blues $45 - Dark Star Orchestra @ Vic Theatre - Terrapin Flyer @ TBA - Leftover Salmon @ Park West $35 7/3 - {Pre Party} Grass Is Dead @ Hyatt Regency Hotel - Details TBA - {Pre Party Cruise} Terrapin Flyer ft. Melvin Seals & Mark Karan - $100 - moe. @ House Of Blues $45 - Dark Star Orchestra @ Vic Theatre - Mr. Blotto @ Reggies Rock Club - Jazz Plays Dead @ Velvet Lounge/Jazz Showcase - New Riders Of The Purple Sage @ Bottom Lounge - {Grateful Ball} Old Shoe @ Congress Plaza Hotel - {After Fare} Stu Allen & Mars Hotel @ Red Moon Theater 7/4 - {Pre Party Cruise} Terrapin Flyer ft. Melvin Seals & Mark Karan - $100 - {Pre Party} Grass Is Dead @ Hyatt Regency Hotel - Details TBA - {Pre Party} Stu Allen & Mars Hotel @ Red Moon Theater - 2-4pm - {Pre Party} Pink Talking Phish @ Reggies Rock Club - 3-6pm - moe. @ House Of Blues $45 - Pink Talking Phish @ Reggies Rock Club - Runaway Gin: Tribute to Phish @ Hard Rock Cafe -New Riders Of The Purple Sage @ Bottom Lounge - {Grateful Ball} The Mantras "Talking Dead" Set @ Congress Plaza Hotel -{After Fare} Stu Allen & Mars Hotel @ Red Moon Theater 7/5 - {Pre Party} Grass Is Dead @ Hyatt Regency Hotel - Details TBA - {Pre Party} Stu Allen & Mars Hotel @ Red Moon Theater - 2-4pm -New Riders Of The Purple Sage @ Bottom Lounge - Jazz Plays Dead @ The Store Lincoln Park - {Grateful Ball} The Shwagg @ Congress Plaza Hotel - {After Fare} Stu Allen & Mars Hotel @ Red Moon Theater ART SHOW/FAN VENDING: 7/3-7/5 - Phanart Presents: All In Good Company PhanArt Show. Fan based art and lot goods will be showcased and sold here. 7/2 Grateful Glass Gathering: ft Snoddgrass and other well known glass blowers. Glass will be showcased and sold here. Zane Kesey has something planned as well... ya i know fb is evil. i'm only on fb to follow the 50th so please vent your negative vibes somewhere else.
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SO GLAD YOU MADE IT.... Btw got your backstage pass your beers are comp'd per Poobah Still gotta roll yer own... Come sing around the fire and tell Foghorn to stop pissing on it..... It's not funny Fog...gonna get a chicken hawk on yer ass!!! This space is officially getting HOT! Poobah said so..... Carry on children.... As you were...
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good luck with the interviews and talk to my wife when we're all in Chicago:)
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She's focussed.... Dead Geek closing the the deal that she won't let go down. ABC.....always be closing !! Because you can not win, if you do not play.
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Love the Vic, love DSO. tix go on sale tomorrow. its a nice warm up or main thing or hedge for those of us who are in ticket limbo still
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But the spreadsheet is full !! NO BLANKS !!! THANK YOU SD'ers !!!! Back of the T-Shirt name doc??? That's another matter...but let's not go there now...you know who you are :-) And appreciate your attentiveness because this had defined, "labor of love!!" :-)
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So glad you made it.... Scootch on up to the fire bro.... Plenty of room in the house of the Dead....
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I represent that remark..... Get down and row, row,row, row!!!! Tie dye khakis bro!!!!
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I see a t-shirt with Jake on it somewhere.... I just filled out the spreadsheet. Cookie! Take it easy.
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Notice is hereby given that this train may be subject to stopping in a small desert town and boarding two east bound tye-dyed passengers. If you should witness this, it is your responsibilty to report it immediately to the Monkey and the Engineer. This advisory is lifted for all destinations east of Chicago.
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I know this is a bizarre question since most of us are STILL Chicago orphans...but is anyone considering a trek out to Cali at the end of June if the "official" announcement is made??? Just wondering since there is so much time, effort, positive energy, etc., put into our Chicago soiree...that's where I want to be...but I'm just thinking...might be a fun trip, too? I mean, when is going to California ever a bad thing? Totally asking too much, right?
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Sadly, not me. Can't swing the time nor $ for both.
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Yes ASL, I'll be treking to the California shows. Though it's only a 45 minute trek for me :) Now to hope that there are any shows :)
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45 minutes - we could probably all crawl that far! I really hope it happens for you guys out There. Would so love an excuse to go back, but the Midwest beckons...
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I had a hotel res at the Hilton in Santa Clara (literally adjacent to the parking lot of Levi's) but cancelled it yesterday. To have seen the look on my wife's face when I suggested a second Dead sojourn to compliment Chicago, well, let's just say a man knows when and when not to bark up a tree... I have a personal relationship with a Sr. Executive of a very large company HQ'ed down the street from the stadium. His company has a super-box there and we've already been in communication re the show and getting me some tickets. I think it seats 20. Absolutely zero guarantees, but if the shows are announced, I do believe I can/should be able to proxy some tix to our SD family here. They won't be comped, but guarantee won't be scalped. If anyone has a potential interest, please drop me an e-mail (not a PM here) with the subject line "Santa Clara tickets." This would classify as a "miracle" but hey now, it's still worth a shot :-)
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Suite tickets are awesome. Use to run Suites at MSG NYC. Remember very pricey. Around $600 per plus. Have to say the best way to see any show or event. Peace out.........
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Has anyone mentioned these yet? http://www.divvybikes.com I haven't used them myself, yet, but I plan to. Divvy Bikes offer bike rentals with stations all over town. You buy a 24 hour pass for $7, that allows you pick up a bike at one place, ride it to where you want to go, and drop it off when you get there. For as many 30-minute trips in a day as you wish. So, for less than $25 bucks, you've got wheels for the entire weekend! From their web site: Divvy is a new bike sharing system featuring thousands of bikes at hundreds of stations from Andersonville to Hyde Park, available 24/7, 365 days a year. Each station has a touchscreen kiosk, station map, and a docking system that releases bikes using a member key or ride code. Sounds perfect for getting around town in July.
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Thanks, KristineD - that's a great idea and post. I've seen those in NYC and d'town SF too. Cool concept. For the Touch of Gray "senior" heads like me, who's bodies have taken a pounding over years of self-neglect and extreme abuse, well, Uber to the rescue baby !!!
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I plan on going to California if I can get tickets. I already made a hotel reservation close by and have frequent flyer miles to use to get out there. Just have to see how hard tickets are to get. Steve
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Just the idea of pedaling up a SF hill makes my butt hurt.
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So glad you made it, coffee is on have a cup...
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My little red rooster been too lazy to crow for days... TGIF yo!!!
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So glad you made it...Got some fresh bagels n cream cheese to go with the coffee, Poobah was gonna get some lox to go with it if interested.
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.. when you welcome new ones to the party with your familiar "So glad you made it", do you also whisper in their ear the next line of that song?
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Hello all and thanks for the add! So glad I could make it! Hope to meet some of you in Chicago!Eternally Grateful!!!
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them day's gone, kiddo! we're fully invested, nowadays. i prefer to think of it as silver.
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Hi All, I am looking for an oppertunity to get a room closer to Soldier Field and/or Union Station. Someone posted that they had extra reservations they made right after the shows were announced. Interested in reservations that are either closer or easily accessed by CTA bus or train. Don't mind short travel, just looking to leave the driving to someone else. I can transfer reservation to my name and plastic card. PM me if you can help. Thanks
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In light of the recent passage of the so-called "Religious Liberty" law in Indiana -- please give some thought as to whether or not you want to spend your money there. Thanks. (ha -- maybe, instead, I should have said "In darkness of the recent passage...")
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Welcome, Kurt!! Although I'm not the official welcomer... He'll greet you soon I'm sure :-)
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Sorry T, burritos burnt, made enchiladas instead, with green chili... Damn tasty.. Got distracted there... So Kurt you are here.....So glad you made it.....!!!! Have an enchilada, got dos Equis Amber in the cooler, paid outta pocket, Poobah's runnin low on change, heard he pawned his walker today for some polygrip.....
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I'm quite old fashioned... depends on the mood I'm in...and whose ear I'm whispering in... Know what I mean? In the meantime grab some grub and help yourself to a cerveza mas frio! But at the end of the day in Chicago it's gonna be Love fest for all who venture.... They call me..... rrrrrgrrrrr
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Right back atcha ...two times over! Hey, just got a Doritos and double stuffed Oreos delivery, Thanks Totem.... munch em if ya got em
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I have relatives in Chicago who use these all the time weather permitting. They love them.
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Unless there is a beer holder I dunno if the prostate ache will be worth it. Are these everywhere 24 hrs or just along the waterfront?
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Wow, I was watching this bad boy and had emailed the seller 2x but never received a reply (I wanted a lower price). Two PL'1's (the $214.50 lower bowl seats) closed and sold for $1,825. Do the math, $912.50 a pop - ouch! http://www.ebay.com/itm/251889009484?_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649&ssPag… This same seller has two other similar PL-1 postings for Sat and Sun, FYI: Sat: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Grateful-Dead-July-4-Mail-Order-Fantastic-Seats… Sun: http://www.ebay.com/itm/251889018079?_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649&ssPag… G'luck, peeps !!
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The Chicago Style Pizza Pie is on the way.
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24/7 365, from what their web site says. Outlets all over town. p.s. we got a LAKEFRONT, not a waterfront. Jeez, next thing ya know, you'll be putting ketchup on yer hot dog. :-)
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Hooooooooohah! In my best Pacino voice.... Glad you have our backs mofo!