Grateful Dead Ticket Sales will be honoring mail order requests. You still might be lucky with postmark 1/14, if you neglected to do one today. On 1/23 Ticketmaster will be offering tickets too.
When I started going to Grateful Dead shows in 1972 it was not uncommon to show up at the last minute and still end up leaning on the stage in front of Bobby, Jerry or Phil. Back then, Donna was very mezmerizing and impressive with her stage presence. I encourage all of you to keep trying to acquire tickets, so you can witness the music playing the band.
Nassau nose bleed available through that site, still now.
please try again!
I have 2 for Friday May 1st 2009 at the spectrum I'm looking to trade for Saturday May 2. 2009
With Papa in Grad school and me now a stay at home mom (both teachers), we're just looking for the cheaper seats [or a kind miracle ;^) ] to enjoy the show. I could chime in with the rest about costs but in reality, everyone is in a tuff place right now. If you have Albany extras, please shoot me a msg.
Peace, Love & Light-Kim
I went through the nightmare of the pre-sale tickets also. I finally won after an hour and three computers later! Only problem is I got an extra set just to be safe. So now I have an extra set of floor seats for sale. I'm only asking face value plus the service costs and shipping. It's section C row 42. PM me if you are interested.
Well, I have to say that this was one of my worst ticket buying experiences ever! Don't get me wrong, I am ecstatic that the Dead are touring and hope they keep doing so! I'm just highly disappointed with the way this ticket sale worked and especially with the results!
First, some background. I've worked for a ticket agency before. I have also run overnight ticket lines many times managing over 250 people in line at times. I have been to 366 concerts including 201 Dead and 36 Jerry (I'm deadicated as you can tell by my email address, I own skullandroses.com). I worked at Winterland Productions, was on BGP's will call list, have done mail order over 100 times, etc. I was acquaintances with many in the Dead family including Wavy, Gans and Kesey to mention a few and have met everyone in the band except Mickey and Phil (my hero). I have used computers since the early '80's and am a graphic artist and web designer. My computer is very recent and fast, my connection is via satellite. So, I'm not trying to boast, I'm simply pointing out that I'm not a novice at ANY of this.
Now, I don't usually get upset when I don't get great seats... it happens (not often, but it happens). But this time it's special. I went through the 1989 SF Earthquake, then my store/business (Telegraph Ave in Berkeley) was ruined in the August 1991 Berkeley Riot and two months later I almost died and did lose everything I owned in the East Bay Hills Firestorm. I have had severe Post Traumatic Stress and have never been back there since.
Well, these days, I'm a single dad of a 9 year old girl (an aspiring musician who has seen the dead, string cheese, mickey, grisman, dark star orchestra and Franti twice (she even got to dance and sing with him on stage once!)! We have never, ever had a real vacation. We've never been able to afford it. So, for this special event, we planned on a road trip where I could show her where my stores were, where I lived, the Greek Theater, where I lived when the fire happened, (maybe, if we're lucky, hit G.A.in San Jose (shhh)), etc. that she's heard so many stories about, including my vending inside Shoreline and how special that place is to me. So, even though it would really hurt financially, I was going to get the reserved seats to make it special for both of us and because I have a bad back and can't do that lawn. That's why I had EVERYTHING ready to go at exactly the moment that they went on sale.
I tried to get 2 reserved seats for Shoreline, specifically, up front, as I usually do (even at MSG I never sat beyond the 3rd row). I was logged in prior to 9am pacific time and I point out that my computer is set to-the-second with the Official U.S. time. At precisely 9:00:02 I clicked on the link for tickets. Nothing. I tried again... nothing. That's when the nightmare began...
Nothing on the ticketing site would work! I texted my friend and he was having trouble getting the pages to load as well. It took me literally over half an hour just to get to the first page that asks you how many tickets you want! AARRGGHH! After ordering 2 reserved and also 2 lawn tickets as a back-up, I had to battle with the security code that never wanted to appear on the page. When it finally decided to show itself several minutes later, the page told me that there were not enough reserved seats available. I only wanted TWO! Are you kidding me? Server problems and all, yet it's sold out in that short amount of time? Is Obama coming?
So, with regret, we had to settle for lawn seats. Sigh.... It took almost an hour after I first clicked the link at 9 o'clock to complete what should have taken 5 minutes at the most.
Needless to say, it has put a major damper on our trip as this show is going to be the climax of only our second trip ever that's over 1-1/2 hours away from our home (the first one being the Dead show at the Gorge in '04). The trip is going to be difficult enough for me financially and emotionally and now, even though I'll be happy to just be there and among my 'family', I have to look forward to a night of inferior sound, won't be able to see shit and a painful back.
We really, REALLY, REALLY, REALLY wish that the site worked properly this morning.... it ruined what could have been a perfect ending to a bittersweet trip....
At least we're in the gates...... sigh.... But, I am still going to look for tix up front. Please let me know if you can help. I can trade the lawn tix and cash, barter, whatever! It would mean a LOT to us!
Inspiration...Move me brightly....Light the song with sense and color, Hold away despair...
For Chicago or Shoreline tix!!
~Forever Grateful to be High on the Hill
but folks, check that site again, I just got the 2 for Nassau when before they werent available.
I also need 2 tickets for Madison Square Garden and 2 for Nassau Col.
Seems that I missed out on presale for Chicago. If anyone has 3 tix for that show please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I'm hoping that when they open sales for the general public more tix will be available, otherwise I need a miracle of sorts!!
~Forever Grateful to be High on the Hill