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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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Opener 'Golden Road'Closer 'Brokedown'->'WBYGN'
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I am sticking with my original last song call of Ripple with Robert Hunter on guitar and vocals. End on a high note-- I can see the smiles of 70k people in attendance already. OK, thanks for posting that Phil and Friends video. I like this year-by-year show thing he is doing. Listening to the Dark Star from 1969 show now and this captures it better than anything I have ever heard. It makes me appreciate how much the gear can change the sound. They are using gear from each era to best capture the original sound and they have achieved wonders here. Beautiful stuff.
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Last thing will be Phils donor rap! I imagine something like this 6-21-80 show on sunday. Minus the OMSN of course and some other tweaks. And yes of course its all good, but guessing is fun as heck!Revisiting 6-21-1980 today. Come and join me. Twinkle twinkle little keyboard player, how I wonder where you are. Peace, health, safety, fulfillment to each and all out there, be good, be well. Love love love!
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How about a Round and Round>Gdtrfb...With Donna and Bobby going back and forth Reminiscent of the late 70s......I know just a dream of mine.....Peace Ya'll
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Wow....yes please. Ripple with Hunter would be ridiculously awesome, poignant. Goose bumps.
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The last song will be "Money, Money""We want money, what we want, we want your money, what we want, we want all your money, what we want....." or "Ship of Fools" "I won't slave for beggars wage, but I like me some gold and jewels..... I agree to disagree, and in the middle of all of this silliness, I agree to be silly also. Too bad some can't see the forest for the trees. The pranks on you
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and Jerry said, "the GD came out of the Acid Tests" or something to that effect. maybe they'll go out like the Acid Tests. Three great (grate) big Acid Tests. "Storekeeper, doses for everyone!" The Great Uber-Prank. Meanwhile, it's February 10, 2015. Onward, Deadhead soldiers, marching at a show.
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Out of curiousity, has anyone received confirmation that their money order was cashed / processed? While I continue to check on the USPS site each day, I am guessing that they will not be cashed until after February 28th....
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The lucky ones will be notified via email in early march with tickets to arrive sporadically over the course of the following months in order to go undetected to swindlers looking to score your seats from your mailboxes. Nothing this mail order is the same except for GDTS
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I hope the notifications come before early March so that I know if I am hitting the refresh button on Ticketmaster on 2/28! lol
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EVEN MY POSTS ARE GETTING REJECTED......JEEEEEEZ
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I wonder if GDTS will give us an update on the progress they are making. I hope they do!!!
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CID entertainment emailed me back that the rejections should be all delivered by the VIP/Travel package online sale on the 27th.
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Just an FYI... VH1 Classics is showing the Saturday Night Live from 11/11/1978, with the Grateful Dead, on Thursday 02/12/2015 at 10PM (at least it is at 10PM on my DirecTV guide in Los Angeles, DirecTV channel 337). Enjoy.
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So it is possible to have the VIP and Ticketmaster sale come and go before I know if I was lucky enough to get any Mail Order tickets? I honestly think I am more confused after reading some of these posts than I was before I read them
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How bout a cover of CSN&Y's 'Chicago' to open... ;p'We can change the world, rearrange he world...'
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How bout a cover of CSN&Y's 'Chicago' to open... ;p'We can change the world, rearrange he world...'
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Yes, "Ripple" with Hunter, but throw in Jerry's old Buddy David Grisman.
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As much as I prepared myself for the rejection letter, it hurt even more just seeing it sitting there in my mailbox. I wonder who the hell is actually getting tickets? Going to Chi Town anyway...will be a blast!!!
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@TCarrThanks for the tip. East coast time is 1 AM Friday morning. I have not seen this clip since original air date. Always nice to see the boys on commercial TV. Still waiting and chilling in NYC........ The Dream Continues.......
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No way, CSNY's 'Chicago.' I don't think there will be many covers that weren't staples from GD tour. If I was going to throw out an unconventional cover for the opner, I'd go with "Hello Old Friend" by Clapton. If I had to bet on an opener... Jack Straw would be smart money with Touch of Grey not being a bad choice.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PPN3KTtrnZM (dude hears GD music) I want to buy some tickets certainly sir Bring forth a Friday ticket, my good man. Fresh out. Saturday midfield? no. Sunday Golden Circle? no. lower stands? no, we don't get much demand for that. any rear of stadium, last row, partial stage obstruction? nnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnno. Do you, in fact, have any tickets to sell? No.
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Thsnks
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I'm going with obvious...and get the crowd moving early...the music never stopped. might be more fitting as a closer to first set but I would open with it.encore first night: heavens door. so many good options I don't really care as long as I get tix to go! NFA as last song last set with bid you good night as encore.
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i cannot freaking believe this. i jump through hoops, 2 stamps, 2 number 10 envelopes, each night hand written on the envelope, who does this, but just as i have since the 80's, this time who can find freaking 3 x 5 cards anymore, name in upper left hand corner, is that the very top left corner or just kinda on the top left, six (6) freaking separate mail orders in case one night is sold out, hand canceled on the first day eligible, for all three shows in chicago and oh, sorry, overwhelming response, here's your money orders back. oh really, what did you have only 500 tickets per show, a thousand? unfreakingbelievable, i am so disappointed in you GDTSTOO
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this is so weir-d. waiting every day, hoping the mail box is empty. It's crunch time now. 13 days of possible mail until probable score... Not a big fan of Pink
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Guy on Dead Facebook page has a screen shot of GDTSTOO telling him they were starting. His Western Union had been cashed! Lucky duck.
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Real Mail orders being cashed... Let's hear more good news...
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Any chance Branford Marsalis will make an appearance at Fare Thee Well? In my opinion, he was the best guest they ever had sit in with them. I love the man's playing and think his style meshed oh so well with the band's music. Having Branford show up for a night would be amazing IMHO. (~);} -BC
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I was there. Pouring rain that day, but what a night inside! Branford was amazing, and it was my first live Dark Star.
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Branford came out. Not quite like 90 Nassua (those recording are some of the best I've heard), but it was quite the treat. I can see him coming out for an Eyes, or Bird Song.
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Where's this supposed "Guy on Dead Facebook page has a screen shot of GDTSTOO telling him they were starting. His Western Union had been cashed! Lucky duck." I want proof
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I received my rejection two days ago in CA. How can you get mad at or blame GDTSTOO for that? You can't. If they get 60,000 envelopes they can't possibly have time to play favorites and sort through who they want to receive tickets and who they would like to reject. I am positive it is purely random...and the odds weren't with me.
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Yea. Let's bring him in for questioning... Is he with the Union?? Polygraph...
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Go to Grateful Dead Facebook page, click on Posts to Page, keep scrolling down and clicking on 'see more stories' until you get to 14 hours ago from now. Then click on the comments box for that thread. It's there.
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I saw it. Man, that really bring some hope here. I like it. Thanks
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you are so right. It's completly random. I don't think art work matters either. Some will hit the lottery and some will not.
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but all I need is a miracle!!! Hoping to score some kind space in chicago and I believe a revival of "If I Had The World To Give" would be a grate final encore....or Ripple
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Getting that letter was like a kick in the balls. I know GDTSTOO got swamped, etc. but been ordering almost exclusively through them for virtually every Dead related show in the past 25-30 years...was hoping that might count for something...maybe a database of frequent customers? Between die-hard GD fans, Phish fans, and newbies/curiosity seekers who've never been to a Dead show, the odds were against most of us. Gen pub is going to sell out in 5 minutes. Scalpers are already dancin' in the streets.
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Looks pretty legit to me
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