for some reason, decent coffee seemed to be sadly absent from the scene back in the olden days (when the venue had it at all, it was pretty awful, and for some reason lot vendors didn't really go in for it. But they would've been mobbed, at least by me and my friends...) As it was, we consumed a whole lot of chocolate-covered coffee beans at shows.
If I were to get a ticket, then I would be tempted to drive down with a high end espresso machine to replace the old grilled cheese with some real coffee...provided the Koolaid doesn't cloud my judgement...Some great roasters in Chi-town so likely some amazing coffee to be brewed for my fellow heads here!
(I don't have much to offer) :?
Klangstone (I want to call you my buddy despite never having met you) has moved to the front of the line for possible miracles a) by being cool and b) constantly making sure people know he needs a ticket...I gave up after the first week of my double shut down because, well I suck...
So here I go (again)...I am desperately seeking one ticket to any night (or all nights) to Chicago. I have been granted a miracle to go see the Dear Jerry shows after being shut out there (story of my life) and was so close to getting a Sunday ticket for face, but only asked for one so the tix went to someone willing to buy all four...that said, I will happily take two, but really only need one (if there are two, the second goes to Klang) but suffice it to say - we are desperate and hoping our brothers and sisters can help us out in anyway shape or form.
Greetings fellow deadheads,
I had the wherewithal to book two rooms at the Hilton Magnificent mile on the North side of downtown but not to mail order; was to busy. Anyway the rooms are normally about 300 a night on a normal weekend. I am hoping to trade the room which is 2 double beds for 2 tix each night and am willing to negotiate.
Good Luck to all brothers and sisters!
I'm a little puzzled about these Chicago shows. I've been following the Dead and going to shows since the 70s. I rarely wasn't able to find SOME reasonable way to get into a show, but like many, I mail-ordered and lost in Chicago. So what are the options now? Get scalped and pay $1200+ per show to get in ...or... hope for a miracle? This doesn't seem like the way the Dead would want to wrap things up, having so many loyal followers getting shut out.
I know they're getting old and don't blame them if they wish or need to retire. It's just that we went from a fairly accessible and great-to-hear Further band to this very LAST CHANCE series of three Dead shows that sold-out in a heart beat. I can deal with missing them in Chicago if Further will be touring again. If not, then paying over a grand to get into to at least one of the Chicago shows is probably worth it.
These ARE the last shows, right? No more Further even? How about Rat Dog? Did I read that Phil said he's done performing or touring after Chicago?
Was shut out on both mail order and online. Looking for two tickets for the 3rd or 4th for the 50th and/or two for Dear Jerry. Willing to pay the standard fees above face value.
Scalpers are such a drag. I refuse to pay them any money. Just called a CL guy who has 9 lawn tickets for Dear Jerry and wants $150ea. Question, how is it that he has 9 tickets when you can only buy 4. And he said "Oh, I think I only have 9 left". How many did he start out with? I had five computers loged in on ticketfly and my little guys only walked half the way before they sold out.
Hate to miss either of these events. Hopefully there are still some Kind people out there. Back in the day I always sold my extras at face value. I even gave a ticket away in the parking lot at Buckeye Lake, either 93' or 94. Mircles do happen everyday! Needing one now.
Peace, Enlightenment and Scouting
I haven't been able to see The Dead since 1986 and my husband has never been to a concert, let alone the whole Dead experience. We'd prefer handicapped seating (I have multiple sclerosis) but can do regular seating. We'd prefer Sunday but will do whatever we need to do in order to go on any day. Can't afford to pay much over face value, which seems to be the obstacle we're unable to overcome.
Can't believe that the scalpers even bought out all the handicapped tickets in a matter of minutes.
Shut out on pre-sales and today for tickets. Looking for that miracle of any 2 tixs for Dear Jerry. Will pay cost plus all fees.
Does anyone have two lawn seats they are willing to sell me? I tried and I tried but no luck today. Last time I saw the boys was May 27 - 28, 1995, Sam Boyd Silvewr Bowl in Las Vegas.
Miracles do happen!
Cash for 4th or 5th
Can supply transportation to & from airport
Pretty please with sugar on top