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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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Go to nyctaper dot com there are decent sounding audience tapes downloadable for the 3rd and 4th in both mp3 and flac. As well as a bunch of other good stuff. Great guy. Has all his equipment info and is good at what he does. Peace.
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this was part of the pre-Chicago post "If you received tickets by mail order and were charged more than the price of such tickets on the seating chart made available at the time their orders were mailed and still wish to attend "Fare Thee Well," we personally encourage you to attend the shows and sit in the seats you received via mail order. If you're not satisfied that you got your money's worth, we will refund the difference between what you paid and the price of such tickets on the seating chart made available at the time your order was mailed. Save your ticket stubs, and in the week following the shows, check the FAQ section of dead50.net for information on how to obtain a partial refund. However, all requests for partial refunds must be received by Monday, July 20th to be eligible (you will receive your ticket stubs back with your refund). These refund offers apply to all GDTS TOO mail order ticket purchasers who received seats in a different section than what was shown in the initial seating chart or were charged more than the price of such tickets on the seating chart made available at the time their orders were mailed."
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The GDTSTOO.com latest update says "Partial refund information will be posted to Dead50.net by weeks end."
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Thanks uconnjhd
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What???? Theres a hoodie from the shows on ebay right now, that started at 300 bucks and is up to $15,000!!! Yes thats fifteen thousand! Item number #261959039806 unreal! Id think it was a joke but the high bidder has some 800+ transactions! Unbelievable! Checkout a site called collectors weekly. Put grateful dead in the search box, and it will show the top 3-400 ebay auctions for grateful dead memorabilia as long as it has received a bid. A much faster way to skim through GD auctions, rather than looking at all 20,000 or so listings on ebay. You can see the unreal numbers people are getting for fare thee well memorabilia. Its crazy! Peace!
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This last supposed five shows were acedememic to us. Thank GOD for the Grateful dead. Deadheads do not need hoodies....refunds?? We need Grateful Dead music!! That's all that's it! Be kind.
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Everyone has been talking about the rainbow at Santa Clara but what about the fact the Chicago had THREE DAYS of perfect weather in a row. We have not had that all spring/summer prior to the shows nor after. There could have been tornadoes, extremely hot weather, rain, etc. but noooooo, perfect beautiful weather for the shows. Not to hot, not to cold and not a drop of rain for three days. And the weather after the shows has been bad, raining this weekend again. Just another fact to show that God loves the Grateful Dead! And one more fact to lay on you. After Jerry died we all were searching for the sound somewhere, many of us turned to religion as I did. But after hanging out with people that call themselves Christians, I soon realized that the most Christian people I knew were Deadheads. God loves Deadheads and I'm proud to be one. Be Kind
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now that the band is "officially" over my only question is...................................when can we look forward to re-union shows?
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Please sell more hoodies in the 50 store. Not only was I dying to get one, this will stop the gauging scums on eBay trying to pay for their whole Chicago trip with this garbage. Not everyone got to go to the shows, but we'd love to ge a chance at getting one at retail price. Maybe the $15,000 one, was the one Mickey wore on the 3rd. Be kind.
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Please make more Fare Thee Well merchandise available in the Dead.net or other stores. People are scalping the sweatshirts just like they tried to do with tickets. Unlike tickets and shows, more merch is easy to make! Help us out. Thanks and Fare Thee Well everyone!!!
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When I left Albuquerque the 2nd the plane was delayed by lightning and rain. It's rained every day since. The first show I attended at Dillon Stadium in 72 it was over 100 degrees with a rainbow over the stage, last show at Sam Boyd in 92 also over 100 with a rainbow in the background. The weather in Chicago July 3, 4, 5 was perfection. I thank God for the exceptional country we live in and the Good old Grateful Dead for their contribution to it's history.
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we need more Hoodies!
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have you seen the tickets on ebay, the mail order special edition are going for more than the cost of the tickets to go to the show. i will say that the programs if anyone is looking do have some decent deals under 20 dollars. sad that people are taking advantage of folks who could not attend and just want a bit of history. but that is commerce for you. if anyone has talked set-lists yet, i would like to throw out the 06/27 was my favorite really had that old school feel to it and i thought trey actual did a pretty good job on those old favorites. what do you all think any favorite set list from the 5 days of great music. on a side i do hope for the dvds they do include the intermission music and video that was pretty incredible. everyone have a great day and wonderful night, so proud to be a fan of the greatest band ever, makes me feel part of a special group.
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I picked up a VERY cool FTW "CREW" T-shirt it's black with a very non descript FTW Santa Clara, Chicago logo on the left front breast with a Stealie Skull & Crossbones with the word "CREW" underneath on the back, I thought for sure they'd be on sale in the "official" FTW Merch Shop as of now only one seller has them so far, try to get one as it's a very unique item. By the way the 2XL sold for $164.36!!!! I paid $99.64 for my XL. I won the auction by 35 cents, I placed a $99.99 bid. An XL is available right now by the same seller I purchased mine from item #281748480099 bid is at $20.51 with 15 bids placed auction ends in 12 hours 31 minutes HAPPY MONDAY (NIGHT) DEADLAND!!!!!!!!
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I didnt really come into contact with the crew members I never saw at the show.. Im guessing that was the official shirt for Crew members? Most of Soldier Field security were wearing red tie dies for all 3 nights,, I think some even had red White and Blue for the 4th,, I remember saying to one security guard in front of the main Shakedown area near the Garcia tent,, they got hooked up with the uniforms :) The shirt i really wanted was the Staff Shirts from the Field Museum,, they were not taking any bribes Lol... There was so much Dead merch in Chicago it was awesome !! Maybe I should have tried to bribe them after there shift was over on Sunday or Monday morning,, a few of them said they needed the shirt for work ,, haha that was early Friday morning before most of the circus rolled in
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Is it just me, or did Santa Clara have a way better set of posters than the Chicago run? I suppose its just my taste, but for me the Cali posters are preferable. The artists seemed to have embraced the old SF rock poster motifs with naked women in fields of flowers, stylized borders and writing etc. The Chicago posters were more pop art to me and in the vein of the modern era/style. To each there own I suppose but I wish there was more variety between the two. By the way - they really need to do some second runs. The secondary market is getting silly - deja vu!
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A friend of mine who attended the July 4th show in Chicago with me is currently on life support in ICU. The doctors beleive he contracted whatever it is that has made him sick in Chicago. So if you or someone you know was in Chicago and has become extremely ill I would recommend getting to a medical facility. Unfortunately I do not know what he has contracted but if I find out I will pass it along.
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myself, my wife, son, and friends all were in Chicago and came down with some kind of cold or flu but nothing that extreme....Keep us informed and please let us know what it is that he / she has.
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There have been no news reports of any widespread sickness in Chicago since the shows. I'm sure if there was anything common to many people, locals would have heard of it. I catch a cold or something flu-ish every time I fly. Kind thoughts to your friend.
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first, best wishes to your friend's speedy recovery.my wife, 2 sons and I were in Chi the entire weekend. No illness in the family.
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first, best wishes to your friend's speedy recovery.my wife, 2 sons and I were in Chi the entire weekend. No illness in the family.
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Me and close friend also there Thursday til Monday. Nothing regarding sickness other than how I felt having to leave.Hope that the ones that have come down with something rebound quickly Peace
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I live in the Chicago area and were no mass sicknesses prior to or after the shows. You didn't take the brown acid did you?
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Wife and I went to all 3 shows, Thursday -Tuesday, with no illness to report.
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I was not able to attend the concerts in Chicago but I was able to attend all 3 show simulcast in Boca Raton, Florida Movie theater. Great Seats, Great sound. Had a wonderful time. We all were Dancing and Singing Along with the Band. Thank You Grateful Dead for so many years of your Grateful Music and dedication to the Fans. I've been a Fan since 1967. GOOD BLESS YOU ALL. THANKS, FREDERICK
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went to all 3 shows wife and kids went to some shows too, all is well. Hope your friend is better soon.
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My wife and I were in Chicago for all 3 shows - a total of 5 days. Sorry to hear that some got sick - bummer - thankfully we did not. Programs: We did receive (2) from the Friday (3rd) show. Can someone tell me how I can get (1) from the Saturday show and (1) from the Sunday show? Miss ya Jerry.
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I have an extra Golden Road 2 poster s/n set from Santa Clara shows of the Banjo/Guitar playing skeleton with the VW bus in background.I would like an even trade for the single EMEK Chicago poster. My 2 posters for your 1 poster. I have collecting posters for 35 years and have many EMEK posters and love the Chicago poster! I DO NOT WANT TO SELL MY EXTRA SET ONLY TRADE FOR EMEK POSTER! please pm me if interested
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Went to Chicago and I'm not sick. So sorry about your friend. I'm a doctor and I get it. We will reach for anything when someone is ill and we have no clue of a source. I hope that he is improving and comes home soon. We are sending him lots of love and positive and healing feelings.
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It's been posted before but just trying to help! You can get all 3 programs with a 2 year subscription to Relix. Promo code is FTW and subscription is $45. Plus it's a great mag so well worth it!
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And I meant no disrespect on my last post. My thoughts and prayers to those that became I'll while visiting our beautiful city. Be Kind
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Oh wow. Just read about some of the heads getting sick in Chicago. I was one of them but until just now I thought it was me. I came down with a sinus infection on Tuesday and spent a week trying to self medicate. Didn't work. Just went to the clinic this past weekend and the meds are working fine. Just getting back to normal. I'm not sure it had anything to do with being at all three shows but yea, I was thinking about it. I was the only one of four family members to get it. Can't wait to get the CD's & DVD's. Oh yea, I did discover Shake Shack & Brooklyn Summer Ale! I'm so glad I was lucky enough to be there for all three shows! Memories for life.
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My thinking has always been when we would tour we brought our colds with us. Meaning I might not be sick on the west coast but when I met up with friends on the east coast in say Hampton to start the tour by the time we would hit the 2nd city many of us had that whooping cough from sharing a joint together or a sip off something. Not that we were seriously ill on either coast just that when the 2 coast's mixed our illness would mutate into a more severe form of cold and be tough to shake the cold. By end of any tour we were all use to each others colds therefore would be back to normal. if there ever was a normal to begin with. Ha ha ha
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My prayers go out to the family's of latest insanity in this country with the sick individual in Tenn. Wish our prayers could prevent the next event from never happening.
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Don,t waste your time praying to a myth,nobody there to her them afraid the USA reaps what it sows,trying to influence by War,Peace love and secularism the only way ahead,can,t feel sorry for those who sign up to kill humans for a right wing capitalist country, as Grace Slick said i,d rather have my country die for me
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Nonsense. Even if there is no-one to hear our prayers and well-wishes for our brothers and sisters, the collective goodwill of well-intentioned people is a positive force. I'm sure as Grace reflects on recording the worst song ever in the history of popular music (can 'ya say "We Built this City"?"), she sends her royalty checks right back to that big ol' capitalistic corporation! Our marines don't sign up to kill people, they sign up for love of their families. They die the same way.
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BE KIND.
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no one in their right mind "wants" war, or the need for soldiers, but where would we be without the Marines, sailors, infantrymen, pilots, et al, who VOLUNTEER AND RISK THEIR LIVES to protect us, our families and our way of life? My thoughts, best wishes AND ,yes, prayers go out to the victims and their families.
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as the New Year's Eve flu. Bugs from all over the country converge and colonize new territory! Or, you might be healthy on December 26, but by January 1 you are sick as a dog, and so is everyone you know... Fast healing to all who fell prey to the latest mutation!
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yes indeed, pack in 70,000+ in a confined space....sharing things...and its bound to happen...that which does not destroy us, makes us stronger..... bring on the next road trip...
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Frikkin' lighten up man, this is not a political bashing arena. Go somewhere else for that! Here, we support our troops and their families. We don't want war but in some cases it is inevitable. Again, not a subject for debate here. This is dead.net a Grateful Dead fan site. This is not the place to debate such things. Love your brothers and sisters and long live the grateful dead. Anything else is trash-talk, take it somewhere else...
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Well said Matt and Kristine!
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well said..... Glad we elected you..... Carry on.....
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heard the news
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I forgot about those, too. So many memories have returned to me in the last four weeks. Thank you Phil, Trey, Jeff, Bill, Bruce, Bob, and Mickey, and TC and Donna Jean, and especially Brent, Ron, Keith, Jerry, and Vince. The music you made and the scene we collectively created continues to fill my life with hope and joy and love and reflection. One long weekend in Chicago does wonders for the soul. One of my favorite things I saw: Saturday night, about 6:15 on the path by the marina on the east side of the stadium, a dad, mom, and son and daughter both under the age of 12 walking along. The little boy bends down, and picks up a brand new 50th pin he found. The dad says "I'm so proud of you. It's your first ground score. I told you to watch the ground while you walked every now and then". Another life lesson learned in Shakedown, where one can pack in about three semesters of learning in four days !! Ethics, marketing, performing arts, communication, economics, biology, chemistry, psychology, sociology (duh), environmental science, law, math, English literature....it's all there. Of course, I didn't get credits back in the day, but I sure as hell gained knowledge. Thanks, Professor Bobo and Dr. Owsley !!
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would'nt but it for the 120.00 they're asking for.
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Was at SC and Chicago, nothing got me. Wishes for a quick recovery to all those that are afflicted. Kind regards, Scott
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    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.