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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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No Login here, no nswer on the "help Line".Of course they took my money NO PROBLEM. You'd think for this one they would do it fireproof. HEY GUYS IN THE BAND:: THanks for NOTHING! It wasn't enuf that you had to RIP OFF $60 PER CAR for F***ing PARKING at the Venue! NOOOOO...... You had to STEAL money from those of us who didn't get tickets. (And boy did I try, even in Chi Town, 2,000 miles from my house) NOTE: IF BILL GRAHAM WERE STILL ALIVE THIS WOULD HAVE BEEN FREE! He is rolling over in his grave.....
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are you suggesting you are Grateful for a defrib or you'd be Dead. All the more reason to enjoy the shows!
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Motoman615: No apologies called for. Nor did I mean to be huffy; Here, have a huff of this...ssssssss..... My problem is several sets of friends at the show are too busy to text me a set list. I can't imagine what might be distracting them from thinking about me...^ ^ ^ ^ THANK YOU, BOOCAT!
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Cryptical > other tease> dark star> jam/exploration> Cryptical > jam... so far. We paused a while
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St Stephen
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Set 1: Truckin', Uncle John's Band, Alligator > Cumberland Blues > Born Cross-Eyed > Cream Puff War, Viola Lee BluesSet 2: Cryptical Envelopement > Dark Star > St Stephen > The Eleven > Turn On Your Love Light > Drums > What's Become of the Baby > Space > The Other One > Morning Dew Encore: Casey Jones
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I really did not expect the boys to come out and lay so much out there. Trey impressed me a lot. WOW! That show was incredible! Good night. See ya tomorrow!
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I'm very interested to hear what the parking lot scene was like for the first night in SC. If you were there, please report your impressions.
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Nothing post Workingman's. Heavy on first few albums. Chronological?
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The boys were stellar and my dream 2nd set. This is what it's all about. After all the drama there is just that sweet music and the awesome gentleman who have given their lives to it and us. Go find that video of Phil cruising shakedown in a golf cart, if that just doesn't make you smile smile smile!
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Laying here in my hotel bed trying to wrap my mind around everything yesterday.Red lot 6 was a fantastic Shakedown Street. ..food ..Vending everything!!! Must go again today!! Phil came through in his Golf cart...we all freaked out!! SCPD was very cool!! The boys touched my soul and melted my mind!!!What will today bring? Can't wait to find out!!!
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They are bringing chronological musical history
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When I purchased the "webcast" I thought I'd be able to watch these shows on my TV through my Roku. It seemed like the only option at the time anyway. Then I couldn't log on until someone posted trying Firefox. Caught the end of Cumberland. To hell with it. It shouldn't have been this complicated, especially since the old fan base is maybe not tech savvy. Apparently the webcast can be replayed, which I'll try to do today. If I can get a DVI to HDMI I may try that too, and get the sound connected to the stereo. More complicated than 12-31-70 quadrophonic...another bust. I'll live.
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Fratagonia - Casey Jones encore posted during Morning Dew?? insider info? guess? saw it on Bobby's ipad?
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Thirty minute stream delay....

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The first show complete and from what I read and see on video, Heads had a good time. That's making me smile this morning!
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I would think they have set shows they want to play each night. All well and good yet my thing was and will always be the way they use to look at each other or use hand signals. That said I like the look of the set list from 1st show. What's become of the baby blows my mind. In a real good way
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Not one negative thing to say. The boys were having a blast, the web stream was awesome, the crowd was into it. Loved it, loved it, loved it !!! The double rainbow...Jerry smiling upon us. What a beautiful vibe. They dusted off some rare gems. We're truly Grateful !!!
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Anybody with a link ? I think Sirius had it going late last night and thought they may replay ?? Seems like the reviews are in and it was a very joyful night filled with old songs and new memories
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At the end of the first set, I saw on facebook a complete (and accurate) second set setlist. It was incredible to see it, but I wish I hadn'r seen it. Apparently it was posted on a Phish website and reposted to Dead 50 Facebook page
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uconnjhd,Panicstream is a forum for music fans that centers around Widespread Panic. However, the community has a reverent affinity for Thee Grateful Dead and many other musicians. The website was updating last night's setlist frequently and I was enjoying reading the community's comments as many were streaming the show too. During the 2nd set, the site began to update the setlist in chunks. The chunks included tracks that hadn't been played on my Youtube stream. Thought there might be a gap in the stream too, but as I checked the live Periscope feeds from Levi's Stadium it seemed Youtube was streaming close to real time. Based on their comments, the Panicstream community seemed to enjoy seeing what was upcoming. Thought this community would feel the same way. Apologize if it spoiled surprises for anyone. What a show to take in! Fare Thee Well kicked off where it all started! Truckin' hit the road on this last journey fittingly and was the newest track of the night. Uncle Johns Band and Casey Jones bookended Workingman's Dead. Thoroughly enjoyed their placement. 2nd set was steeped in Live / Dead! First 3 sides of LP showcased. What's Become of the Baby was a gem from Aoxomoxoa. Anthem of the Sun was most prominent while sun and sunset was visually present. Loved that. Granted, Cryptical Envelopment was ripe pick for cloak of nightfall's arrival. Cream Puff War jam seemed like the point the jamming began to gel and it was cooking during Viola Lee Blues. The one thing that was a bit distracting last night was the snare mix from opening through mid first set. My favorite Youtube enhanced aspect of the stream was the footage during the extended set break which showed those parade floats. What is the source of that footage? I want to see it again. That rainbow over the stadium was icing on the cake!
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Just curious, did anyone who went know when the first notes were played?Can't wait for Chicago!!
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They started really late; I don't know the exact time but I'm pretty sure it was after 8 (7 was the theoretical start time). They also played really late!
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First of all, where was that "One More Saturday Night" Is it being saved for July 4th as a part of a double encore? Hmmmm. Any,who my NJ Comcast-modem w/100 mbps download speed should have been OK so I'm assuming the overload happen at the source. My Live-Stream had so many buffer issues I turned off the second set and went to bed. Playing the show back this morning (via my 30 day window) there are NO audio drops or video freezes. It's perfect. I'll have the DEW CREW over for a set 2 dinner n tea party before tonights Sunday show. I wonder if Trey will attempt to use any of Jerry's signature guitar effects like the envelope filter heard on Estimated, Catfish John, Shakedown and more. The Half-Time music video was awesome. Thanks GD.
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If they remain roughly chronological tonight should see lots of Ace, Garcia, Wake of the Flood and Mars Hotel. OK by me!
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like the Great America fireworks going off during Dark Star. And the rainbow. The look on Trey's face playing the first notes of St. Stephen was great.
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Yep. Was tired of the logo screen on the webcast by the time the band took the stage. ;) A rough estimate on stage time would be over 3 hours. There were a few 'pause' buffering glitches, but overall no real lagg issues. The low end was freaking one of the cats right out tho... ;p Anybody know who/where the intermission music is from? Sounded like Matrix-era jamming... Likely some Justin Kretuzman video editing be my best guess on the visuals.
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Was the start time I remember. I am not 100% positive that is correct though :)
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10:30 pm est....when web-stream started.....
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7:40 about right. They hit the stage at 7:32
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Sorry to read that some had connection difficulties. We batted around the idea of hooking a laptop to our smart TV to stream the show, but had problems getting that to work. So, I enabled the YouTube app on my XBox 360, which has an HDMI connection to the TV, anyway. That, in concert with the TV's sound bar, gave us incredible video and sound (which should only get better next week when the sound is 5.1 surround through PPV). Very infrequently, we had buffering issues, but it usually sorted itself. A couple times, the buffering hung and I had to back out of the broadcast and then relaunch it through the YouTube app (maybe 10 seconds of missed show). Cool set, looked like Bill Walton was having fun.
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Was seriously getting bummed especially as there was no "direct" way to get Tech support, till we popped in here and saw the message about CHROME, had to download the browser and HDMI to TV and we were ON... THANK YOU THANK YOU
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Not to take ANYTHING away from the in-stadium moment, which must have been amazing, but I've read multiple reports that the rainbow was in fact not real and it was Shapiro-produced (nice touch, if so) at a cost of $50K. Can anyone confirm or deny?
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Was real. Even sprinkled for 5 or 10 minutes
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Some of you may be interested in the 1st night results. Truckin' was correctly guessed by 5 people: TheeAmazingAce333, WhenInRome, Wadeocu, Strider88 and Mbarilla. The last two folks both sent in their entries right at 6:00. The first one to show up in my inbox was....(cue dramatic music, cut to commercial). OK, we're back. The first one to show up in my inbox was....(drumroll)...Strider88! Come on down! (Actually, just send me a PM with your address so I can ship your prize) Congrats! I'll use the same entries for tonight's opener. Good luck to all!
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Very last minute developments will prevent me from attending the any of the Chicago gigs next weekend. I have an extra ticket, section 125 row 4 seat 5, face value at $225.05. PM if interested.
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CHILLS !!! Thank you for that great news. And God Bless the Grateful Dead - Jerry had the best view and wanted to let us all know :-)
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For those who may be curious, here's how the guesses went: 6 entries: Feel Like A Stranger, Promised Land, The Music Never Stopped 5 entries: Golden Road, Jack Straw, Truckin' 4 entries: Bertha, Hell In A Bucket 3 entries: Help On The Way, Here Comes Sunshine, Viola Lee Blues 2 entries: Playin' In The Band, Shakedown Street 1 entry: Box Of Rain, Cassidy, Caution, Cold Rain And Snow, Dancin' In The Streets, Estimated Prophet, Gimme Some Lovin', GM Little Schoolgirl, Half-Step, Iko Iko, Early Morning Rain, Let The Good Times Roll, Minglewood, Not Fade Away, Saturday Night, Passenger, Sugar Magnolia, Wheel, Uncle John's Band. And a special gold star to whoever mentioned "What's Become of the Baby" - never thought I'd hear that one played! Cheers!
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Would have been a great show & worth every penny…EXCEPT: who's the schizo director of the camera crew? We are trying to make the home a concert experience. Sound & setlist was great. But the director obviously knows nothing about shooting a concert nor does he know the band members. The whole herky-jerky shoot was constantly changing cameras, pulling in and out of long shots, using the "Ken Burns" effect I have on my Mac. You rarely saw who was performing the soaring solos, constantly taking endless long shots of the stadium, frequently showing the back view of the stadium so we could look at the construction, and lingering over the Dead's banners. The video feed the audience saw on the big screens was infinitely better. Let's do something different for the next 4 shows: LET US SEE THE BAND PLAY!!! Why not linger over a static shot of the musicians? The constant switching around every couple of seconds means too much coffee for the director (try decaf). I hope I actually get to see the Dead play. BTW, would be nice to occasionally see Trey & Bruce, too.
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So I missed last night after paying for it. Tonight I try with Google Chrome instead of IE. But where do I log in? I don't see a link on this page. Also is the show going to be on the XM Dead channel or not? Did they play yesterday's show?Thanks for any info.
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One mail order ticket for July 3rd available at face valvue $215.00
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You have 30 days of on demand replay after the original live airing. The SC shows may air on XM later on, but were never scheduled to be broadcast there.
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So I guess this show starts an hour earlier. I knew that at one point but just paid 20$ for a half show I can't start from the beginning and missed what looked to be a killer first set, maybe next time, oh wait. I gotta pay more attention to this b/s. If MLB purchasers have 30 days access how come glitchy YouTube is for live stream only?! I thought technology was supposed to improve our lives...seriously, the show is in silicon valley and this is the quality they are attaching their company name to what a fiasco!
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