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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

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What a day in history on the cusp of the beginning of these historic Grateful Dead shows.The ruling of the Supreme Court, the out of nowhere singing of Amazing Grace , at the ceramony of the reverend killed in South Carolina church, from the president of the United States and one of the murders that escaped from the prison in NY was killed by police today. And I just saw the White House lit up in rainbow colors. The first time in history anything like that has happened. I'm not gay (not that there is anything wrong with that) but the president singing Amazing Grace and all brought a tear to my eye.Heavy things happening in these United States today on the cusp of the beginning of the end. Stay safe and dance and enjoy this weekend in Santa Clara my fellow Dead Heads!! I know I will!!
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Safe passage to you Eyes and Mr. Klangstone too. We were raised in a lions den!!
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by security. Nice while it lasted. Truckin'; Alligator; Uncle John; Cumberland
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I'll tell you what. This weekend is gonna be the start of something really really good my friends!
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So many images, thoughts, and feelings from 25 years of Grateful Dead concerts. Tom sitting on the steps of the Oakland Arena in tears, his New Year’s Eve ticket counterfeit and confiscated at the gate. I sat down and put my arm around him. He hugged me back, turned, buried his face in my shoulder and sobbed uncontrollably. I kept telling them that it was okay, man, but we both knew better. He shooed me away and I got back in line. 15 minutes later a madman was jumping on my back, screaming in gratitude — someone had overheard Tom’s story to me, and after I left, wordlessly handed him a free ticket. Dancing at Winterland, watching the dark stars form and dissolve behind my eyelids, an arm slipped into mine and gave my hand a squeeze. I squeezed back, assuming it was one of our group saying hello — speaking was discouraged while the band was playing. When I opened my eyes, I saw that the person whose arm was still intertwined with mine was not of our group, but she was completely naked, and very relaxed about it. She was lovely, but I was preoccupied with the music and also kind of shy. We smiled at each other, let go hands, and she walked away into the crowd. 150 Deadheads camping out for a week in the park across the street from Henry J Kaiser. Smuggling in a reel to reel tape deck after removing the motor from a wheelchair and casting the taper in plaster and bandages. The moment in the parking lot in December of ’94 when I’d seen too much nastiness and not enough fun, and got off the bus. All of these stories are linked in some way by the concept of community. It was the community who took care of Tom, our larger community of trust which allowed that woman to be naked in a crowd of strangers and to touch me without fear; it was most certainly a functioning community in the tent city at HJK, or it never could have cohered and survived. It was the pain of ruptured community which drove me off the bus. I live in San Francisco, so people came to my place to visit and see the Dead, and maybe get a souvenir of the City. My house was the center of that little node. I always felt community was what drew people so powerfully to the Grateful Dead experience, an intimacy missing from our lives. Community is what I looked for after Jerry died. I was lucky enough to fall into the rave scene for a while, a pretty good substitute. I think community is what we hope to find at Fare Thee Well — each other in each other’s eyes, strangers stopping strangers… And we will find it, because it is our heart’s desire. Some of us have years of history and tales to tell about “a band beyond description”. Others of us never heard Jerry play live and wonder if these shows could be a taste of it. The Real Thing, the legendary Acid Test band. You bet they could! I think it was a place in time we cannot conjure again, yet here we go, on our way to Terrapin Station. All aboard!
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I've been seeing two planets in the sky for the past few nights, and tonight I looked them up online just to see which ones they were. Venus and Jupiter are in conjunction in Leo and you can see them until mid-July. All of the astrology sites say it's a good sign. While I was trying to find the article below to copy here, I googled more than one article which claimed that the Biblical Star of Bethlehem at the birth of Jesus Christ was also Venus and Jupiter in conjunction in Leo (I swear, you can google it yourself). They say that Jesus and Venus are "The Bright and Morning Star", and that Jupiter is King of the Gods and Ruler of the Romans, represented by Augustus Caesar, who was then having some kind of celebration. I think he was being "Pater Patria", or something like that, Father of His Country. Leo the Lion is ruled by the Sun, also signifying king somehow, and its' brightest star is Regulus, one of the brightest stars in the sky, whose name means "great king", the word "regal" has the same derivation, they say referring to the Roman Emperor and to Jesus. To throw in my own two cents, as a non-theologian, I read somewhere that Jupiter (Greek, "Zeus", like "deus", "God") is also called "Jove", which sounds like "Jehovah", the name of Jesus' Father, the Lord God of the Old Testament. The Greeks thought the planets moved in circles and were therefore eternal. Love, Luck and Leo: Jupiter Venus Conjunction 2015 6.22.2015 Leo Love More great planetary combinations are in the works with Jupiter and Venus gearing up to collide in the playful sign of Leo. The 2nd part of June will just keep on getting better. The two most beneficial planets of the Zodiac are gearing up for their annual play date and we’ll all be able to tap into their good fortune if we want to. A Jupiter Venus conjunction 2015 is in the works. At the tail end of June, Jupiter and Venus will touch each other and not only throw some extra optimism our way – but create some beneficial twists as they play. Now don’t forget that Jupiter and Uranus are also working together nicely. Their influence will still be in play when sweet little Venus joins in. If you’ve been waiting for “just the right time” to do something big or need a little “help factor” from the universe to succeed in your goals – then this lucky planetary combination could be just your ticket. The energy peaks on June 30, 2015 but will start to ramp up a few days prior. Jupiter and Venus are my favorite planets because they are just plain lucky. Given that they are operating in the sign of Leo—their good energy is about to shine BIGGER and BRIGHTER. Sounds fantastic right? I’m totally with you
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The events now upon us find me nostalgic for my first dip. As a teenager, I'd been (literally) wearing out grooves in my LPs and finally had a chance to see them. Those two days at RFK stay with me all these years later. Yesterday I found some great photos of those sweltering summer days and I pointed to the baking crowd 15 yards from the stage and told my wife that I was in there. I will never, ever forget getting off on that Sunday and feeling those first majestic notes of Morning Dew that crackled through every fiber of my Being. Lordy. All these years later, about once a month when the night is just so, I put on my good ol' green label, crackly Dark Star on the 'table, turn out the lights, crank it up, and -- even though I've listened to those 17-minutes a thousand-thousand times -- am somehow transfixed as if was the very first. No money to attend these shows, but wishing everyone a great time. They have shaped our lives and lifted our spirits in ways large and small. Thank you, Ace, Billy, Mickey, and Phillip. Play your best, and leave us with smiles as you've done so many times. I miss that bus. But, damn, my life will forever be richer for having gotten to ride the sucker.
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You will just need to go to http://www.mlb.com/concert/dead50/ Once you are there you will see a button to View the shows two hours before the show begins. You will need to log in with the email address you provided and the password you created. Show times are 7PM PST for 6/27and 6PM PST 6/28 for the Santa Clara shows and 7PM CST for the Chicago shows, with a pre-show at 6PM CST just for the Chicago shows. For those who are lucky enough to be attending any/all shows - HAVAGRATEFUL TIME! Safe travels. See you from the other side.
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Sit down roll over stand up shout out or lay down cause the GRAteFuL dEad are here!!
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Attending OR not attending, the FTW Shows may WE all have a GRATEFUL SATURDAY,& to those attending the FTW Shows; May you have a GRATE time as you visit Jack Straw with Bertha, while Playin in the band with the Other One drinking red grenadine & Ripple while twirling on your way to Terrapin Station however it Looks Like Rain, better go find some shelter in the Brokedown Palace, while you're there hand Scarlet a Begonia & help her find Franklin's Tower in Tennessee & when you get there you'll find Jed hanging out with a Wharf Rat who no longer imbibes in Pearly Baker, Might as Well go find Jimmy & Row your way to Santa Clara but then you run into a Lost Sailor who is looking for a little Money Money however you cant give him any because you're Saint of Circumstance & you're looking for the Promised Land, so you're finally at Levi's Stadium & you encounter many folks looking for a Miracle every day, you can't help them though but you tell them Help is on the Way, so Blow Away grab your ticket watch everybody get wicked, it's now time to Jam with the Estimated Prophet as your time has come to listen to the river sing sweet songs to rock your soul, the journey is finally over watch out for the Weather Report otherwise you can't Let It Grow, the Star is Dark that's ok because you're Johnny B. Goode & you're GRATEFULLY DEADICATED to the ONLY band that does what they do keep us Dancin' in the Street, while we Smile, Smile, Smile. HAVE A JAM OF A GOOD TIME, Peace!!!!!!
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Anyone lucky enough to catch the soundcheck or know if it was uploaded anywhere? Have a grate show beautiful people!
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heard St Stephen into the eleven about three times last night. Sounded great from outside venue. We stayed about 30 minutes but they practiced about 60-90 minutesThe entire staff at my hotel are wearing tye dyes today and giving away cheery Garcia ice cream. Long strange trip indeed!
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Sounds like a Grate place to be! Happy for you and everyone else taking part in the show! Keep your "Thought jewels polished and gleaming!"
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Final tally: 73 entries, 32 different songs. 73 - hmmm. Wonder if that means anything?? Everyone have a blast tonight. Enjoy the music and hug somebody!
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somebody, who I seem to recall being Jay Blakesberg, posted it (along with some great photos) on Facebook. I'll see if I can find it, but someone else may beat me to it.
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Althea, Brown Eyed Women, Truckin’, Uncle John’s Band, Alligator, Cumberland Blues, Born Cross-eyed, Cream Puff War (many times), St. Stephen > William Tell Bridge > The Eleven (many attempts at WT > The 11), Lovelight, Space, Drums
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Not looking forward to the end, but does anybody have an idea of how long the Santa Clara shows are going? I am going Sunday night - starts at 6pm.... Wondering what time it will finish up....
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Anybody else not receive login information on how to access and view the webcasts? Getting slightly concerned.
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go to mlb.com create account with email you paid with, name your password, and confirm, 2 hours prior to show go to dead50.net click on watch log on and Bobs your uncle....
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all shows are supposed to be 5 hours so that's midnight tonight and 11 pm sunday night enjoy!! i can't wait! bret
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If i want to watch the two SC shows on youtube on my smart TV, can anyone help, i have scrolled around and can't find it? thanks to you if you can help
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Don't know that option Dead50.net has instructions
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thanks!
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Is anyone else still waiting for Ticketmaster tix for Chicago? I leave for Chicago on Tuesday and Still do not have tix for 2 of 3 shows. I guess Shapiro has done what he said to TRY to squash the secondary market, but it is causing undo stress those of us legitimate heads with tix going to the show. What about those of us leaving early in the week? Total BS...thank you Ticketmaser and whoever else is responsible
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Call Monday...they can get them to you at will call
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I'm local, and I just got mine via USPS yesterday.
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I hope you have a really grate show.!.
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Does anyone know if we can take 35mm cameras to Levi or where I can find out? I figure if you can tape you should be able to shoot photos? Thanks
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Yes, Mr. Mayor, may a thousand angels kiss your Head as Jerry's spirit hovers over us all. TAPERS AHOY!! Now Hear This: radio station KFOG at 104.5 MHz FM in San Francisco (North Bay) and 97.7 in San Jose (south Bay) will broadcast the ENTIRE CONCERT both nights starting 30 minutes after the encore. Just like the old days, indeed ;-). I suppose I could record it digitally, but tonight it's time to clean my heads and find some virgin blank cassettes. Alligator, yes! Also, the two bright stars you see in the west after sunset, getting closer each night, are Jupiter and Venus — the "benefics" or lucky planets. Venus is brighter. The conjunction is in Leo, a particularly fortunate place for it to occur, so the next couple of weeks should bring some very creative energy and positive changes; the Supreme Court ruling is a good example. The date of conjunction is July 1, but the strongest effects from an astrological aspect are often felt several days before or after exactness. "The spiral light of Venus rising first and shining best"... BTW, does anyone know where the idea or statement came from that these shows are supposed to be five hours long? I've been to a lot of Dead shows; maybe four hours at certain shows in the 70s, but never five — to the best of my recollection ;-) If they do intend to play for five hours, I think that implies some guests.
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You do not need a promo code. You will just need to go to http://www.mlb.com/concert/dead50/ Once you are there you will see a button to View the shows two hours before the show begins. You will need to log in with this email address and the password you created. Show times are 7PM PST for 6/27and 6PM PST 6/28 for the Santa Clara shows and 7PM CST for the Chicago shows, with a pre-show at 6PM CST just for the Chicago shows. Fare Thee Well
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I'm too old for an all nighter! Gratefully, SiriusXM.com to my rescue!
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Just purchased the Youtube stream. Here we go! I wish I was I there. Only 5 days until I fly into Chicago. The 3 days of work next weak will be rough. I'm there in spirit! Enjoy everyone!
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With ya brother... listening to Boomtown Rats.... Up all night.....
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How did you pay for you tube? My screen just says requires payment but I can't figure out how to do that.
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Dead50.net Option three
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on the right I clicked on the 19.99 amount and I paid with PayPal. Are you logged in with Gmail?
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Love and peace to you all tonightStay high on the music-it's what has brought us all to this magic place!! will be with you in spirit watching the webcast tonight and with all you all in person in Chicago keep on dancin!!!
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I'm at the login but it is not accepting it. It is the username that I created too, right?Been on hold with customer service for 50 minutes, this is a fiasco!!!
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maybe you need to set up payment in your account first? My paypal was all set up and it was just one click.
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