user picture
Default Avatar

Member for

13 years 7 months
Body Block
<? // pull in news from "50th Anniversary" feature type taxonomy $news = views_embed_view('story_lists', 'block_50news'); echo $news; ?>

Grateful Dead Original Members Add Two Dates To Final Concerts

April 10, 2015

The original members of Grateful Dead have announced two additional shows at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California on June 27th and 28th, as part of their “Fare Thee Well: Celebrating 50 Years of Grateful Dead” run. Along with the three shows at Chicago's Soldier Field on July 3rd, 4th, and 5th, the run will mark the original members' last-ever performances toget

Custom Sidebar

Shop the 50th Store»

,

Facebook

body .rhinoSocialWidget .rhinoWidgetInner { padding:0; } body .rhinoSocialWidget { margin:0; } body .rhinoSocialWidget .rhinoWidgetInner .posting { padding:0; } ,

Free Grateful Dead Art

Check in throughout the year for new additions!

Display on homepage featured list
Off

dead comment

user picture
Default Avatar

Member for

5 years 8 months
Permalink

Mine came back yesterday 2/4. A strange wind blew through the house when the envelope was opened. It was a box of rain. I got skunked. I sent 3 money orders, I asked for GA for 7/3, and just sent one money order for $462 for the 7/3 date, but I sent 2 money orders for the 7/5 date (462 & 400), so they could give me 4 GA or the $215 reserve tickets if they didn't have GA. I decorated the envelope with a few markers I had. The reason they gave was that they got too many orders and couldn't fill them all. There was an ink drawing of a big mail sack overflowing with envelopes on the letter they sent me, reminiscent of Shell Silverstein's illustrations. That's it. Im not giving up yet, but as much as it hurt handing over all that bread for the mail order, I did have some hope. I don't like our chances for the online offering. Then there's the scalpers after that, and after that maybe it's leaving for the shows without a ticket and looking for a miracle when I get there. I don't know about those vip cid tickets, I really want to get into at least one show, but paying over $500 (that's if I want to go by myself) would make me a sucker wouldn't it? Good luck people,
user picture

Member for

10 years 9 months
Permalink

God bless the Grateful Dead, not this nonsense. This whole thing is not the GD, folks. it's just a big clusterfnck. I haven't seen one post (I think) of anyone getting tickets. Don't play this game! Probably, the whole stadium will be filled with close family members of the "remains of the Dead", or maybe the close friends of whoever runs the circus these days. THE GRATEFUL DEAD ENDED IN 1995, PEOPLE. This is a well-intentioned ship of fools, not the GD. Listen to your GD collection. Don't be part of these shenanigans.
user picture
Default Avatar

Member for

5 years 8 months
Permalink

Grateful Dead Reunion 2015 23 hrs · . UPDATE: Just a reminder: We will be shipping tickets from March thorough June. Our goal is to notify folks of their ticket status by the outlet on sale date of Feb 28th.
user picture

Member for

5 years 9 months
Permalink

Definitely starting to re think this cluster... It is definitely not the grateful dead, its rediculous.. Be honest i was more excited to see the scene but if was anythibg like 95... It wasnt all that cool..I dunno bro's... My excitent has died down after my rejection letter yesterday. Still going to try 27 and 28.... I seen these guys right after jerry died the were called "the dead" Miss jerry miss being 20yrs younger!!
user picture
Default Avatar

Member for

11 years
Permalink

Does anyone else see the humor in a bunch of graybeards threatening to crash the gates? I see a bunch of angry old geezers - myself included - driving on scooters, tottering this way and that and waving canes and walkers. Too funny. Maybe I'll drop a little Geritol to get the fires stoked!
user picture

Member for

5 years 9 months
Permalink

Very amusing. Old geezers reliving their day while driving a BMW to the show lol........
user picture

Member for

11 years 4 months
Permalink

Hey Now,Put those bad vibes in a box or something. A quick scan of the comments on here and you'd think deadheads were a bunch of whining babies and also a bunch of jerks. Gate crashing? Really? Even in jest it isn't funny, and anyone who attended the last few shows (Deer Creek anyone) knows that Jerry didn't want that shit, and guess what, if you ever were a fan of this band, you wouldn't ever suggest it. I was there when the walls caved in and it wasn't a pretty site to see. If you think this isn't the Grateful Dead, well, guess what? You're right, so quit your bitching and don't go. And for those that mail ordered and got shut out, I feel your pain, but try getting tickets through TicketMaster or standing in line at the box office on the 28th. Otherwise rejoice in the fact that Bobby, Billy, Phil, and Mickey put their arguments aside even if it is only for a weekend in July. And now, for something completely different. My personal picks for steeliest. Yeah, this will hopefully be the only miracle I'll need. Night one Set one Help Slip Frank Half Step Stranger Loser Might as Well Birdsong Touch Set Two China Rider (With the screens showing anyone closely related to the band who is now dead. Bear, Rock, Brent, Pig, Vince, Keith, and of course Jerry) Cryptical Estimated Eyes D/S Cryptical Other One Watchtower Stella Blue Around & Round Encore Unbroken Chain Night Two Set One Saturday Night Jack Straw Let The Good Times Roll Ramble On Rose Tennessee Jed Althea Lazy Lightning Supplication Truckin Spoonful Jam Set Two A Scarlet Fire that brings the house down. I am talking a twenty nine minute barn burning one Playing First verse only UJB Dark Star First verse only D/S Dark Star Second verse Playing reprise Wheel GDTFB NFA We Bid You Good Night Encore (Whatelse?) U.S. Blues Fireworks to Jimi's Star Spangled Banner Night Three Set One Hell In A Bucket Box Of Rain (Hopefully not because it is raining) I'd like to see a Brent song here, like Tons of Steel or, if Buddy Guy came out, a Good Morning Little school Girl or Rooster Maggie's Farm (With everyone taking a verse or two) Greatest Story Promised Land Alabama Getaway (Hey, I can hope can't I? It is a fantasy list that I am trying to keep somewhat real) So Many Roads Sugar Mag sans SSDD Set Two Music Never Stopped Sampson (Gospel Sunday remember?) Shakedown Terrapin D/S Jam with train whistle horn The Weight Casey Jones Throwing Stones Lovelight SSDD Encore Johnny B Goode Brokedown Palace Yeah, yeah, I know, it's not for everyone, and I even left off some of my personal favorites But if any of these songs made any night, I'd have nothing left to do but smile, smile, smile, cause I know he's gone.
user picture

Member for

5 years 9 months
Permalink

Hey Front Row Joe, How bout a Ripple?? I heard a pretty cool up tempo version from Phil in 2013. Pretty cool arrangement. Here Comes Sunshine would be nice too. Crazy Fingers too. And Candyman.
user picture

Member for

11 years 4 months
Permalink

See, I knew there'd be songs that needed to be included, and, as much i'd like to see a Ripple, unless they do an acoustic set, it isn't something I'd think they'd do. Yeah, I've seen the "Recent" revived versions, but there is something about THAT particular song that I think they shouldn't do, unless they break out the acoustic guitars.
user picture

Member for

5 years 9 months
Permalink

For iconic event. That reason, along with the fact that Phil has reinvented the arrangement to make it into an electric song, make me believe that Ripple might be part of the last night, maybe part of a 2 or 3 song encore.
user picture

Member for

11 years 4 months
Permalink

To be honest, I don't really want them to cover Dylan, or Chuck Berry. I'd like it to be just the Grateful Dead originals, with the exception of GDTFB, and NFA.As far as Phish songs, nope, no Wolfman's, no AC/DC Bag, No Chalkdust or Tweezer. I feel they brought Trey in to fill the stadium three times over. Little did they know they didn't need him to do that. I know you were joking, but I hope no Phish songs are played. Nothing against them, or their music, but that's not what i want to see or hear.
user picture

Member for

11 years 4 months
Permalink

I hear ya, but, to me, I think it needs to stay on the shelf. Who knows what will happen. U2 is in town that week over at UC. Guess Bono could show up right? ;)p
user picture

Member for

5 years 9 months
Permalink

Almost 5 months out. I love it. No way any Phish songs are going to be considered. This is GD 50. Good joke though. And I agree about the Covers. There are so many great originals, and besides NFA, I know you Rider, and GDTFB, original material is really the heart and soul of it all. Personally I am not a huge fan of the other covers they did. I could see a Lovelight though just for nostalgia sake. Be nice to hear a Brent tune or two to honor him. Also, some of the later stuff is great - Foolish, Built to Last, and Days Between. Love to hear Foolish. Only heard it once since 94 Deer Creek.
user picture

Member for

11 years 9 months
Permalink

Interesting set lists, but they ready to me too much like 80s and 90s sets. I hope they really explore the 30 years of music and mix those 30 years up significantly. Golden Road anybody? Lazy Lightning/Supplication? Skip Drums/Space? Jams in the first set. I threw this out there awhile back as my only hope-- the last song to be Ripple with Robert Hunter guesting on guitar and vocals. Let There Be Songs To Fill the Air.... I wonder if they will be sending out emails to the lucky ones who receive mail order tickets (with tickets not being mailed until March-June, folks need to know definitively, not just "I didn't get my money orders back."). I hope so and that people start receiving them soon, so there can be happy faces again.
user picture
Default Avatar

Member for

11 years
Permalink

I agree totally Front Row. I just like to laugh a little!
user picture

Member for

13 years
Permalink

i make no expectations of setlists though there are songs I would like to hear! i just hope its reasonably fluid in the direction they are able to move in as far as song selection goes and don't keep themselves too confined to "oh this what we decided on ahead of time, or this is what people are expecting and they paid so let's give them what they want." What I want is to be knocked on my head upside down by some truly spiritous playing and communication between instruments. I hope they maintain the notion that "anything can happen and will" not the "well we have to play this, this and this in order to present a full picture of the Grateful Dead." Let's just fill up the spaceship with fuel and blast off without a destination, first star to northwest corner and on til the morning comes!
user picture

Member for

10 years 9 months
Permalink

Calling BS BS isn't whining. It's calling BS BS. just glad i'm not part of it. go listen to 8/6/74, and :))). No BS at all, and no clusterfncking.
user picture

Member for

11 years 9 months
Permalink

Great set list Frontrow Joe!!!!!Half the fun is thinking of all the possibilities and combinations that they can play! I think gdtstoo will try to let us know by email prior to the 28th for those lucky enough to get the tickets. Tickets probably are not even printed yet. Every day with nothing in the mail is a good sign. Cold rain and snow will not stop me from going to Chicago. Plane tickets and hotel already secured. Keep on Truckin! Nothing left to do but...smile smile smile! Wave that flag! Good luck deadheads!!!
user picture

Member for

13 years
Permalink

If you dont like the idea why not just ignore it and move on? Why go out of the way to be so negative about it, is that really productive, constructive or insightful? I just don't get it...if there's nothing left to do but smile, smile, smile why make everybody wonder, "who invited this guy to the party?"
user picture

Member for

11 years 4 months
Permalink

If direwulf was refering to my comment on me seeing a bunch of posts whining about if they don't get tickets they are going to gate crash, then you just don't get it do you. If you weren't refering to my comment, my apologies, but gate crashers destroyed the last Deer Creek show, a show I had a pavilion seat for and that I wanted to see. Joking about gate crashing, or even suggesting it isn't cool, and trying it in Chicago is going to land you in jail, not even close to the parking lot or the show. Gate crashing is not an idea, it is a crime.
user picture

Member for

13 years
Permalink

I was not referring to gatecrashing, I know what happened at Deer Creek, I was referring to people who do not like the idea of this 50 year Chicago business. Instead of just letting it be some seem to just want to tell everyone how much it's going to suck, how much it is not the GD, and how bad they should feel about the whole thing. I just don't dig it. Thanks, apology accepted.
user picture

Member for

13 years
Permalink

Mail order has always worked for me in the past but the black hole came to my mailbox just now. Stamped at the post office when they opened on the 20th, I live in western mass., friend in CT got his today too. Oh well plan b is in motion. Cash or interesting trade for your extra!
user picture

Member for

6 years 4 months
Permalink

Whew! Just got back from a dusty 45 minute (each way) drive into town for another round of Russian Roulette with my post office box. Once again the “chamber” was empty, but who knows if/when it’s going to blow my head off with a SASE rejection. . . Following this board is a trip which I take at least once a day. We’re all pretty stoked about the idea of being part of the gathering in Chicago and the ticket scramble is making most of us crazy. All the pet theories of how the “pile” gets whittled down make good points, but we’ll never know for sure. Mail ordering tickets is not for the faint of heart. Thanks “inspired1” for reminding what the mail order instructions said: “We will be shipping tickets from March thorough June. Our goal is to notify folks of their ticket status by the outlet on-sale date of Feb 28th.” For me that translates into “you could receive a rejection notice OR a ticket confirmation ANY time between now and the end of February.” Ten days ago (or was it ten years?) MaryE answered my post on this board about the handling of all the requests this way: “In my experience, those folks are pretty darn conscientious. Good luck to GDTSTOO in dealing fairly and gracefully with the deluge!” Remember, GDTSTOO is part of the Grateful Dead family, not just a disinterested, third-party opportunist. I don’t envy the folks at GDTSTOO nor have a clue about how they’re tackling their insanely complex task, but I do know that I can’t think of anyone else I’d rather be handling the mail orders.
user picture

Member for

5 years 9 months
Permalink

Would love to hear the old stuff,Golden Road and Lazy Lightning, Viola Lee Blues. I do like Phish and really do not want to hear any Phish and would be so shocked if we did. Although Trey is so playful and love his spirit so if he teased a riff or two it might be funny if the timing is right but on second thought probably wouldn't go over so well. An acoustic Ripple would be beautiful but would make me too sad. Grateful no mail here yet, sent at 4:55 on the 20th from Colorado. Pushing out the worry with positive thoughts!
user picture

Member for

11 years 4 months
Permalink

Hey Now, I am in total agreement with you over the whole Chicago thing, although, to be honest, me living in Chicago helps. Sorry to hear you got a reject letter, but don't lose hope, and from your comment, I can tell you haven't. Scalper scum are every where here in the Windy City, and if everyone try their hardest to NOT buy from scalpers, they will be forced to dump their tickets near show time. Good news it is a large venue and I am sure screens will be up as they were in every single Solider Field show the played from 1991 to the very last show. Bad news is, they have redesigned the venue since 1995 and I have yet to go to any concerts that have been there. You'll get a ticket, especially with your attitude. Karma works bro, and I am serious when I say this, if I can get an extra, which, at this point I am hoping to get into at least one show, I will let you know. I got your back brother. Sincerely, and gratefully, Joe
user picture

Member for

10 years 9 months
Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0xKI8s0Zn3w Crappy month. Hence my saying, in essence, this is all a lame dream we dreamed one afternoon fairly recently. btw, Mike invited me to the party back in '82. I'll lighten up now. May you all get tix to this event, and I'm sure it will be a great time. Enjoy. That third day will be awesome. Hopefully it will be "on-demand" or pay per view or something.
user picture
Default Avatar

Member for

7 years 1 month
Permalink

I had to quit checking my PO Box - just can't stand the thought of getting that rejection letter! :-) I'll start checking again when I hear other people are getting good news. In the meantime, I'll just keep enjoying all the good vibes I'm having thinking about the possibilities. My son and I have been going to Dead shows since he was a fetus (he's now 31!). It's been a beautifully unifying thread that weaved it's way through our lives. Just hoping we get to share this bit of "closure" together. No calling BS or other bitter energy, just holding on to all the beauty and wonder that the Dead have given us over the years.
user picture

Member for

11 years 9 months
Permalink

It occurred to me that in a surreal way, I could possibly end up in my hotel room in Chicago watching a pay per view stream of the show/s I flew out to see. No Way! So like so many others, I'm working on that elusive plan B. Otherwise I will just be a part of the massive cluster F#%k that will be the mother of all Shakedowns. Hoping that if we're cool they will be cool, and that we all post good news in the coming weeks! Without love in a dream it will never come true.
user picture
Default Avatar

Member for

8 years 4 months
Permalink

I see many pink slips here... anyone on the forum get lucky? Has anyone checked their MO status and found they were cashed. I am on the East Coast and guessing a few days behind West coast folks.
user picture

Member for

5 years 9 months
Permalink

Just checked with Western Union; MOs still active. The Dream continues. Let everyone score tickets on this thread. Positive vibes people. Still waiting and chilling in NYC...........
user picture

Member for

5 years 8 months
Permalink

Pink slip yesterday in mail...needed support of this forum to "vent". Not angry or frustrated just a little sad but at least I'll find some happening in the north east to watch the web cast (for the love of God please have a web cast) in the middle of the woods...unless ticket master comes through for me...keep it real guys and all who haven't heard yet good luck!!!
user picture
Default Avatar

Member for

5 years 9 months
Permalink

Bummer. Good luck with Ticketmaster. my money orders haven't been used...and no pink slip yet. Finger's Crossed
user picture
Default Avatar

Member for

5 years 9 months
Permalink

no pink slip, my money orders still active. Finger's Crossed. I'm on the East coast as well. Good luck!
user picture

Member for

5 years 9 months
Permalink

Sad to say I got the dreaded rejection letter and MOs on Jan. 31. Seemed to come back quite quickly and to my knowledge I did everything correct. I'm in Nor. Cal. I asked for 2 tickets for 1 show (preferred Sat. but would take any day and included MOs for the 2 lower price levels. Didn't use recycled paper envelope, I hope that didn't get me axed. Have hotel booked, got great rate, booked it before the mail order, waiting to get tix before booking flight. Hoping and praying the TM gods will cooperate...
user picture
Default Avatar

Member for

5 years 8 months
Permalink

I've been to that link before. Is "no information" a good sign?
user picture
Default Avatar

Member for

5 years 9 months
Permalink

I dreamed, last night, that I went to my mailbox and found a letter to me, from me, with my MO's and a pink slip. This whole process has really worked its way into my consciousness.
user picture
Default Avatar

Member for

11 years 7 months
Permalink

East Coast....Jensen Beach, Florida. Mailed out on the 20th. No rejection (yet). Just heard the mail truck go by, heading for the black hole. Hopefully credit card and directv bills only....
user picture
Default Avatar

Member for

11 years
Permalink

Thanks for that link Corvette. I'll be on it every hour I fear! I noticed that 2 people on this site who asked for "any show" got rejections (as opposed to naming a specific date and including mo's for any price level). Just an observation.
5551 comments
sort by
Recent
Reset
Items displayed
  • Default Avatar
    deadheadqueen
    3 months ago
    C - 7

    The tree of might just may have the most beautiful yet strangest creatures I've ever seen.., jesus Christ.. bring the sunshine

  • Weisgerber
    2 years 9 months ago
    Lost sailor is great!
    Lost sailor is great!
  • Default Avatar
    darthloco1
    3 years 2 months ago
    Re: first post (Happy New Year Core Four!)
    1st post on the 50th Anniversary thread way back when, wow! And a bit of foreshadowing in the post. What a year 2015 turned out to be.