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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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The petition's been circulating for weeks. I live in Chicago, and word is that the city is considering some type of camping arrangement...although it will not be the entire lot (if any of the lot) as the petition is asking. Further south, there is a good amount of room near McCormick convention center; that's a possibility. Soldier Field parking is controlled by the city's park district, can't imagine them passing up this golden opportunity to charge $40-50 a pop to park each night; unless they charge people $150-200 to camp.
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Talked to an agent at AXS today and even though their site says tics on sale Sat 14 @ 10am CST, it is not correct. She told me they have not corrected the info on their site yet and tics are on sale through Ticetmaster on the 28th...just incase any of ya'll out there were hoping it was true. Onward to the 28TH my friends!!
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"so many roads" ! Cause this is the end of the road! and all we're gonna need is one to take us home! And Bobby's gonna ROCK IT! makes me sad to think this is the end of such a beautiful era that i am so grateful to be a part of for so many years. although the music will always b there, we will still miss what's gone! maybe this time...the roads will ease our souls.
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I have seen on a Facebook group that many people's MOs are being cashed. For those of us who used USPS, I have seen no confirmation that anybody was able to confirm those MOs cashed, but I have seen at least a half dozen people noting that their Western Union MOs were cashed...
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Everyone I know who sent in mail orders has been rejected, including myself. The vast majority of these rejectees that I write of live in Chico, CA. Believe it or not, there is actually a relatively large collection of Heads here in Chico. We're everywhere right? I truly hope I wind up running into someone in Chico who got their mail in order at least partially filled. Statistics has taught us that if if the selection process is truly random I should run into someone who has had success with the mail in process, right? I guess it depends on how many mail order requests were made by folks from my community. If there were 100 mail orders from Chico should there be one success story? Was that the statistical odds of getting tickets through mail order? A 1% chance? Or was it even worse odds? At the point, I will be be truly happy to run into a friend who was successful with the mail in order.
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I have also only seen Western Union ones cashed. Hoping to start seeing some more good news filling the air here soon.
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<=3 <=3 <=3 (oYo) my mind is off today HEY! WAIT! I got a new complaint. Forever in debt to your priceless advice. just ignore my blathering, and move on.
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Wow I got to say those who demand PROOF of something, or act like they are owed because they have been doing mail order forever....it is so uncool and these same folks would probably think all was fair and right if they happen to get a ticket. This whole thing, mostly the people and the comments are becoming a major turn off to me. I saw the Dead in 2009 which is what this is...(the boys that are left putting on a last show) Jerry is gone. I wish everybelly that goes a happy time, those who didn't make the cut, don't be so ungrateful. We as fans are not owed anything more than the beautiful music left for us to enjoy forever. this was just an encore, another last song to be sung...so be happy for those who are not getting the rejection letters, and get over yourself if you think you deserve it more than a Phish fan, or a younger head, or someone who has never done mail order before. I mean everything I have read about Jerry tells me if he were sitting here reading all this stuff he would probably not even want to go ahead and do the show. What ungrateful bunch of folks...and you know who you are, just look back at these posts. It is ridiculous! Peace everybelly.
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see sisterearth barefootin' alongwhistlin' and singin' she's a-carryin' on with laughin' in her eyes, dancin' in her feet she's a neon-light diamond
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I'm out as of today. Decorated envelope. looking for any night, any ticket, three money orders to cover anything available. I be there some how. When all the cards are down, there's nothing left to see, There's just the pavement left and broken dreams.
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Since the end is never told, we pay the teller off in goldin hopes he will come back But he cannot be bought or sold.
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PUC THE GRATEFUL DEAD! IM OUT AS OF TODAY! THE MORE I THINK ABOUT THIS THE WHOLE THING IS BS. 3 SHOWS FOR THE WHOLE COUNTRY.......THEY ARE PISSING OFF A WHOLE LOT MORE PEOPLE THAN THEY ARE MAKING HAPPY. I GET THEY DONT OWE US ANYTHING AND THEY ARE OLD AND PHIL DOESNT WANT TO TOUR ETC ETC BUT WHY DO THE WHOLE COUNT DOWN THING, GET EVRYBODY PUMPED AND BY THE WAY WERE ONLY DOING 3 SHOWS........ITS JUST BS!!!IT WOULD HAVE BEEN BETTER NOT TO DO ANYTHING. JUST THINK ABOUT.... ONLY 67,000 PEOPLE OR TIMES 3 GET TO SEE THE LAST SHOWS OUT OF THE MILLIONS WHO SUPPORTED AND MADE POSSIBLE THE WHOLE THING...... A VERY NICE THANK YOU AND WE BID YOU GOOD NIGHT... PUC THE DEAD!
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BUT forget this current ticket nonsense. it is quite curious. Once people do get tickets, all will be forgiven, I'm sure. go listen to 4/27/77
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Really?What a bunch of entitled whiners...
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....not really, just seems so when they get their letter...blame it on Al Gore, he invented the internet.
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Thanks for spewing forth all that negativity... You should really try and lighten up a bit. At the very least, try using less CAPS next time. Folks have a hard time taking you seriously IF YOU TALK LIKE THIS. But I am sorry for your loss and I hope you find a way!
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I like that. Al Gore comment. That was a good one. Please, any comedy to this forum is greatly appreciated.
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I'm not sure if this has been posted yet but according to Rolling Stone Peter Shapiro is looking at broadcasting the Fare Thee Well concerts. Quote: "We should also mention Shapiro is aiming to simulcast the shows around the U.S. and has even held open his venues on those dates." http://www.jambase.com/Articles/124029/Trey-Anastasio-Talks-Grateful-De…
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Oh man wouldn't it be cool to get a cool million in attendance across the country! Rock concert history, 21st century style !!
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They gonna do mail order for the simulcast? Only computer generated art allowed or something?
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If ya got nothin new to say. One way or another this darkness has got to give. Junk mail again. Woo Hoo! Go to work. Come home. Check mail. Read message board. Repeat. Aint no time to hate!!!! Good luck everyone!!
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Apparently, Shapiro has announced that they are looking to put fans in seats 360 degrees around the stadium to fit in more people for the shows, general admission for the whole field is confirmed and as others have mentioned a simulcast is in the works. Over 400,000 tickets requested during presale. Good luck in the end of February Feeding Frenzy, I know I got my fingers crossed along with my toes and that makes it hard to dance, hopefully I'll not be permanently crippled by the 28th!! I'd be happy with a ticket or a simulcast at the Capitol Theater with the sounds cranked up, great beer flowing and a head full of what's in my fridge, with friends and family. I could actually celebrate with more people I know that way. Weren't the GD at one point hoping (before technology caught up to them) to broadcast from one location to all heads everywhere? I read that somewhere at some point, sounds like they may have finally gotten a chance. Imagine that, the shows not just happening at one location anymore but many, all over the damn Earth, all at once. Talk about the new age acid test!
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Although there is talk of cashed money orders seen on facebook I don't think that anyone on this thread has reported their money order cashed. Can anyone confirm that they know someone who did have their money orders cashed? I guess I'm still skeptical. Good luck to everybody.
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Just when I was starting to let myself feel optimistic, got the big rejection - all three shows. I'm in SoCal. Not giving up yet though! So to cheer up I sit remembering my first show in 73. Outdoors and overcast. Dusk. Middle of the first set. I'm still not sure what I'm experiencing. The boys break into their jam on Tennessee Jed just as the clouds part, the sun comes out as a red glow and the magic hits. 2 gals in front of us crying happy tears as they reached their arms to heaven. WOW. Thank you Jerry.
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I read today that they are getting out 2000-3000 reject letters daily. It will be 2 weeks Saturday for the first east coast reject receipt I heard of. By my cloudy math, they have to be getting close to 50,000 rejects sent out (out of 66,000 approx.). If we can make it a few more trips to the mailbox of rain....maybe, just maybe... Also: I have heard of no one that has confirmed tickets.
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So nice to have just a little bit more information to keep the hopes of seeing these shows one way or another. Love the thought of the 360 degree GA around the stage keeps the energy flowing and even better the energy around the world in simulcast! Relief once again that I didn't have that flimsy envelope with my own handwriting waiting in the box today. Haven't checked my USPO money orders yet but wondering if there are no reports of them being cashed since its just a reflection of how slow the postal system is? Getting way ahead of myself here dreaming of heading to Chicago and wondering if you had Colorado plates would you fly or drive....?
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No dreaded pink slip as of today as I braved the cold wind and snow to the mail box. But I am in NC mountains so I am cautiously optimistic. Could be the snail mail is creeping from CA or maybe I will dancing in the streets. I know for sure I won't have a hissy fit if I see my handwriting on an envelope. I keep checking my MO status but nothing. Positive vibes...
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Within the fire lies the heart of the band, alive with emotion it illuminates our Souls....Distant on the horizon we can see the flames flicker, flicker, flicker.... Just as they seem to fail our eyes, they light anew, we can hear the music, notes float on the wind like fairies....Drifting softly to our ears, we grin, for the sound is familiar....Like an old friend tapping us on our shoulder....Or the touch of our mother upon our cheek....These tunes know our souls and we know them, just as well as when they first graced our presence....They smile upon us, lift us to the heavens and ease our weary bones....The ages are young with the music...and the music is young with the ages...Timeless as it was once told to me.....Timeless as it will forever be......MD God Love the Grateful Dead......Countdown to Chicago 2015.....See you all there......
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sorry about the CAPS. Didn't mean to be offensive. I'm 60 and its easier for me to read on the computer and cell phone. Just a bad habit I started I guess.......anyway, still puc the dead. this whole thing is a cluster. at this point I really don't care anymore. I don't see how it could have been done worse. good luck to all.
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Wish I was as poetic as you, thank you for expressing!
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Wish I was as poetic as you, thank you for expressing!
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I'm gonna go to Chicago in a horse drawn buggy. "The wheeeeeeels arrrrrre muddyyyyyyy...."
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I got the sad news that I didn't win the $540 million Powerball yesterday. I paid my money for 1 ticket and made sure to get it in time. PUC POWERBALL!!!
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Hey Now, Again with the whining? Really? For all of those saying, "Blah, blah, why don't they play shows in my living room?" (SF, NYC, ETC.) The promoter approached them, from everything I read Bobby wanted this to happen more than anyone else, and Chicago was picked for the (several) reasons stated. Guess what people, 8 shows wouldn't be enough to fill the base of tickets they received, and because Solider Field is owned by the park district of Chicago, we are lucky to have three shows, instead of two. Also consider this, Taste of Chicago is happening right down the street and there is a lot of good stuff to do in Chicago if you come and don't get in. Chicago is/was also very friendly to the lot scene as long as it remained somewhat tolerable. Remember the nitrous lot near (then) Miegs Field? There is also talk about opening the 18th Street lot (across from McCormick Place) for overnight camping starting Thursday night and ending Sunday after the show. What more do you want? He's (Jerry) Gone and nothings gone bring him back, BUT we can show Chicago, and the rest of the world, that we aren't a bunch of cry babies. Didn't get tickets? You do realize you got one more shot a couple of weeks from now right? They are talking about adding a LOT more seats behind the stage. Last time the Grateful Dead played there, there was a few thousand tickets available for night two, and, if you go on the sled hill nearby, you can actually hear the music, albeit not very well, but somethings better than nothing. And I am certainly not suggesting a bunch of no ticket heads show up, but if you are in a group, and a few didn't get tickets... Chicago is an awesome place in the summer time, so all of you sore losers who are saying the Dead sucks, or whatever, remember, it was the promoter who offered up this option, and Bobby, Phil, Mickey, and Billy decided it would be cool. Look on the bright side, Phil and Mickey could refuse to be part of the reunion, or Billy might not have wanted to do it. Look we are lucky, there will be a simulcast, and I am sure it will be played downtown, maybe even in the parking lot on a screen. Chicago welcomes these type of events. Lollapalooza is held here every year, not to mention the countless other events that generate money for this beautiful city. Sorry for the rant, but everyday i come in here looking to see ticket status of others, and hoping I still get mine through MO, but for god sake people, take off the adult diapers and stop blaming a band you loved your whole life. PS Don't, no matter what, be tempted to buy scalped tickets. Chicago is a HUGE scalping town (There are two baseball teams, two hockey teams if you count the Wolves, a soccer team, a football team and a basketball team, and a boat load of concerts) Most of these scalpers are scumbags. Don't buy tickets from them, they will dump them day of show. Some of these scumbags are very well connected and can legally return unused tickets to the box office for full refund day of show. Guess what that means for you? Face value tickets at box office. Enjoy the shows, 'cause come July 3rd, EVERYTHING'S going to be shaking on Shakedown Street. Peace, love and be grateful.
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stomach's growlingbut my head's been fed I'm goin' down to Eugene (Oregon, that is) to see the Grateful Dead -Jim (not Jimmy) Page Wallet's empty but love keeps me fed we're goin' back to Chi-town to see the remains of the Dead - L'aymo McGillicuddy Simulcast: a magnificent idea.
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Means NO MORE PINK SLIPS!!! Not sure what the deal is with the USPS money orders. I figured, or was hoping, some people would have had stories of them being cashed already. It's really heating up here. Speaking of Simulcast, that would be cool if it did break records for most people to watch a live concert ever! And how cool would it be if they had it going in the Space Station!! Jerry would smile on that one!!
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I agree thank you very well said. U2, Blues, Food, Sports, and the Grateful Dead see you in Chicago!
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@Frontrow Joe Well said. Another day. Still waiting and chilling in NYC.......
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...we got the pink slip. Naturally disappointed but that's how it goes sometimes. Still have a little hope for ticketmaster but if it doesn't happen then so be it. Roll away...
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I talked to post office lady. She said the system for money order tracking does not work well at USPS. First: you have to pay a fee to have access to tracking. Second: even if you do pay the fee, she said it takes like 2 weeks to even get any results. So that is why there have been no USPS money order cashed information out there. Just have to hope for empty mail boxes. Good luck every one.
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