Howdy ya all... I have room for 3rd and 4th in the beautiful Hyatt Regency on East Wacker Drive, not far from concert. We missed out on mail and TM and i can't pay the prices for what everybody is asking. Very sad how this type of greed has gotten way out of hand !!! SO PLEASE CONTACT ME IF YA NEED AWESOME ROOM...PRICE PAID FOR ROOMS WERE $278.18 PER NIGHT FOR TOTAL OF #556.36.. HAVE CONFIRMATION # IN HAND.... THX... pLEASE GO THROUGH PERSONEL MESSAGE!!!!!!
I have a 3 day set of tickets that are behind the stage I would like to TRADE the July 4th ticket and 1 more ticket for either Friday or Sunday (your choice) for 1 July 4th ticket anywhere in front of the stage.
I give you two tickets behind the stage and you give me 1 ticket in front of the stage.
I know you may be able to wander around but I'm not taking the chance to be separated from my young son. I am only willing to TRADE.
I have many friends who were shut out to pass my extras on to so I will not be selling them.
You must be able to prove you are a Dead Head and not a scalper or broker.
Would love to find at least two tickets to any night - but would really take anything.
My brother and I were going to meet in Chicago - with him coming from Jackson Hole and I'm in D C - and just wanted to see one night if possible - preferably Fri or Sat or both. We would take a 3-day pass as well or any individuals.
Hit me up if you have extras! I know this is a needle in a haystack shot, but I'm throwing my email into the dark to see what happens!
Well all - seems like I am not the only head who was shut out - at least I can say that I saw them once upon a time...most HERE can say that too (which is a good thing). A couple things about the scalpers, this is a function of supply and demand. There is no supply and massive demand, wherever this occurs, we will have people taking advantage of the system. If GDTS did what Phil does for his shows, scalping would be non-existent. You need to show up and show id - all tix are will call and non-transferrable. So the lucky sods who got GA tix either pit or floor, who are selling them for upwards of $15k per, well, we reap it.
Next, and probably most disheartening, is that the boys themselves don't see a penny off these crazy prices. They are ones doing all of the work (they and the crews obviously) and the people getting rich off of no work at all are quietly debating whether they even go if they can clear $60,000 per night for their pit tickets...for only $400 up front.
I think the worst thing of all though - is that there will be very few people in tie-dyes, tripping and dancing to the boys for one last time on the floor. At these prices, it will be suits and the kids from Palo Alto (now) who can afford it.
EDIT: Maybe I am harsh to judge those who pay $2-10k for a ticket as not heads. Perhaps they are more of a head than I will ever be; or perhaps they are just huge fans with a lot more money. I guess I have no right to question those that can pay this kind of blood money to see the band we all live and breath by. As I said, I am just bitter that I don't have millions of dollars to not notice the kind of money being asked (and I do very well for a living - but not that well).
I'm bitter - but this is just the stages of grief I am afraid, yesterday was pure sadness. I was in a Charlie Brown mood all day. Roadking brightened my day for a bit, but he gave them to someone else - he is a good man and did what he had to do (no bitterness there).
I am sure that there will be a moving commemoration to the boys that have been lost over the years on the 7th as they drop the curtain for one last time. I, will only get to imagine it. I am sorry for the rambling but I am finding this somewhat cathartic since my wife and friends are tired of hearing me rant.
To those of you lucky heads going - eat some paper and dance for me and more importantly, enjoy the splendour that is the Grateful Dead. My friend, whom I was going to go with looked at the prices and said something that made me laugh yesterday..."Jerry will be so mad with what is going on, this is so NOT the Grateful Dead, in fact, I'm willing to bet he will be so disgusted, he won't even show up" A little tongue in cheek, but maybe it was a good thing he isn't around to see what the institution he was a key part of has become.
Never has my heart sankun so hard. I am disgusted with the explotation of this beautiful opportunity by these avaricious scalpers! It is what it is... and with that, I am looking for 2 tix for any night for my future husband(WharfRat) and I to spend as a once in a lifetime honeymoon. Never have I seen The Dead perform. I live in central Ilinois and would be willing to travel up to 2 hours to purchase tix. Godpseed To all on this journey with me.
I have something very musically valuable that I would be willing to trade for 3 3 night pit or field ( plus the face value of course). I also have several hotel reservations close to the stadium that are less that $200 per night that could get thrown into the trade. Pm me if you are interested.
I was at the last shows and would love to twirl in the exact same spot this summer but I know it will take a miracle now. Oddly, I dreamed of Alpine Valley last night - a raging Fire on the Mountain with the sun setting. The dream was so much better than the day! Peace.
I will say it again, TICKET MASTER YOU SUCK !!!!!!!!!!! i was on top of it being signed in and in site requesting tickets within second or two and never had a chance... Soooooooooo i sure would like 2 tickets for the 3rd or 4th... Gotta leave on 5th... Have hotel room in Hyatt Regency for 3rd and 4th. If things don't work out with tickets, i'll have to cancel my room !!! So keep that in mind and check back if ya need nice room for 2 nights.... thx
The reason no one can get tickets is the ticket brokers have super fast computers buy at face value and sell at outrageous prices, wall street does the same buying and selling stocks their is a name for these computers but can't think of it.
Don't give in to theses "A holes" no dead head can afford it anyway. I have been watching the dead since "69" I think I only paid $4.50 for my first concert.
As concert time comes near the prices will drop and if they don't this DH will buy the DVD and take superman by the hand and enjoy in living color!!!
Stubhub GREED and TM debacle is unreal! To box out some many heads is a travesty! Those who were fortunate will finally get a taste of all we've missed for over 20 yrs.