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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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GDTSTOO is not GD Productions.
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No pink slip today and, as per my usual routine these days, I called the 866-459-7822 number to check the status of my MO's it kicked me to a live person at the USPS accounting help desk in St. Louis. I explained what I was trying to do and he was familiar with the situation. I told him about the "match" or "does not match" verification and he told me that this information is incorrect. I'm paraphrasing here but he said "match or doesn't match indicates nothing. All the posts on all the boards are wrong. The only way to see if your MO has been cashed is to make an inquiry at the Post Office". Guess I'll keep checking the mail and prepare for TM sales on Saturday just in case.
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Tedd, I believe the deal is that once a money order is cashed, it is purged from the PO's tracking system. As long as it "matches [their] records," it has not been purged, and therefore has not been cashed. Once it has been purged, it no longer matches a live record. So, if your MO does not match their records (which it probably does not, if you were kicked to a human), this implies, but does not guarantee, that it has been cashed. Strictly speaking, the human gave you gave you accurate information, but I still think you're in good shape if you're not getting the "matches our records" recording. At least, that's how it works in my head. Checked my own this morning--two of three match, the third goes to a human, to whom I did not wait to speak. Unfortunately, the non-match is not for my tickets. ..."Cash for your extras..."
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If you HATE what's going on, claim that everything is BS, just get out and stop bringing the rest of us down. I got a rejection letter, so what? I am gonna take my chances at ticketbasterds.com. OK, so you're not going and don't want to go, then why are you here on this forum? If you are trying to go like most of us, then let's think positive and hope for the best. Is this really so hard to understand? ...and it's just a box of rain, I don't know who put it there, believe it if you need it, or leave it if you dare...
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Called the infamous number you guys posted to check the money order...got kicked to a live person (cue HOPE!!!). Didn't catch his name, but I could hear him smiling at me as I told him I desperately needed to find out if a money order was cashed or I'm going to start believing 5 o'clock somewhere starts at 9am. He checked it out for me, and said, 'I've got bad news for you, your money order is still valid' . Damn it. But he was as sweet as pie for a postal worker being inundated with obsessed deadheads :-)
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Hats off to these folks working their tails off 'round the clock to get us the tickets and notification letters. Thank you all for your hard work! For the record I requested 1 day 2 tickets, any day for either of the 2 lower-priced ticket options. Mailed in morning of the Jan. 20th, non-decorated envelope and followed directions to the "letter". I received my white "pink" slip Jan. 31. Also, a shout out to Elvis@gdtstoo who actually answered my emails (during this process) asking about the non-existent "Dead Fan Club" that was mentioned on the dead50.net website and quoted by 20 web journalists. From what I gather, it was only created for the internet presale via AXS.com that was cancelled. So it was just a website log in, not really a fan club.
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I get your opinion let's sing to let it out: "I'm a negative creep I'm a negative creep I'm a negative creep and I'm stoned" yin/yang applies. a load of bollocks balanced with hope
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Got my rejection today according to the Mrs. Actually, it is a relief to know where I sit instead of sitting here in limbo. Obviously would have preferred tickets, but alas.... onto Ticketmaster. Good luck to those still waiting. And yes, the negativity and calling the process BS is ridiculous. The folks at GDTS clearly were inundated beyond expectations. I tip my hat to them for working as hard as they have. My thought is that mail order for a big-time band worked in the pre-internet age, but in the information age in which we live, mail order won't work. Too many people discover it and a small system like GDTS is not equipped to handle the volume of requests.
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i just received the following .... (2:30 eastern time ... michigan .... asked for 2 tickets on the 5th) .... good luck to everyone out there still waiting ...Congratulations! Your order or at least one of your orders will be filled for the Grateful Dead 50th Reunion performances at Soldier Field in Chicago, IL on July 3, 4, 5, 2015. Your commemorative tickets will arrive in June. Please hold all emails. Check gdtstoo.com for the latest updates. We hope to see you at the shows! The Crew of GDTS TOO February 2015 (p.s. ... i sent a usps money order and as of 15 minutes ago it was still not cashed ....)
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Hey how about posting for all to see and enjoy.... No mail is great mail....... Still waiting and chilling in NYC......
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I sent in money orders for all ticket types for all shows "Any". Decorated envelope sent from SF on 1/20. Here is what the email looks like. Good luck to everyone still waiting. Emails will be going out all day today and tomorrow. Congratulations! Your order or at least one of your orders will be filled for the Grateful Dead 50th Reunion performances at Soldier Field in Chicago, IL on July 3, 4, 5, 2015. Your commemorative tickets will arrive in June. Please hold all emails. Check gdtstoo.com for the latest updates. We hope to see you at the shows! The Crew of GDTS TOO February 2015 “The sky was yellow and the sun was blue” Robert Hunter
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So, I called USPS and got a really cool guy on the phone. I gave him all the serial #'s and after shooting the shit about money orders for about a minute he said, "Since you did not pay the $6 fee to check the status of your money order, I cannot tell you the status BUT have fun!!!" I said excuse me??? He again said, "I can't tell you the status but HAVE FUN!!!!!!!!!!!" He made it a point to say "Have fun" 2 different times!!!!!! I have not received email confirmation yet.
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It looks as though I'm in the 90% that wasn't able to get mail order tickets. The envelope was postmarked 2-20. No bill or other piece of mail has ever looked so bad as a letter to me written in my hand writing. I know GDTSTOO did their best so it's on to Ticketmaster on Saturday. Good luck to those still in limbo!
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No news is good news nothing from GDTSTOO no pink slip and no e-mail just hope for me been with the boys for a long time Acid Test days would love to see this one.Good luck to you all out there peace and love.What a long strange trip it has been.
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The emails people are getting with confirmation that they have been selected have an interested subject. The email subject says "GD 50th Tickets #__". My number was #2 and my friend was #8 and another was #3. Does anyone have any idea what these numbers mean? Also does anyone know if un-cashed money orders will be returned now or not until they send the tickets in June (for the people who sent in multiple money orders and only had some cashed like me). Thank you!
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I totally understand how hard you all have been working, I have been there myself at work. However, due to some of us not getting an answer either by rejection or email yet. And the possibility that all that have not heard anything yet may not get an answer by the 28th, I think that extending the on sale date would be really appreciated by the fans. It's going to be stressful as it is trying to order tickets when we have to compete with scalpers. Some may not have their money orders back in time. They may not have the funds to order on line without it. Just a thought.....Peace
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Still nothing! Did email go to spam?
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Still nothing! Did email go to spam?
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Aldenmi, Did you speak to USPS or did you do the automated?
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i did not speak to usps .... just a quick serial # check on line ....AND .... my response had "#1" on it ... and i believe i received it pretty early in the day ... suggesting they are sending out notifications in groups .... ????? hope this helps ...cheers ...
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Thanks, yeah that's what I figured. They can't possibly send ALL the emails at once. That is a lot of inputting of addresses at once. Frustrating though, my friend ran into a persona couple wks back that was standing in line at the PO when they mailed our order. They had gotten their rejection. We have heard nothing. MO's not cashed either. Then I have been reading that a couple got rejections today, postmarked the 20th. We are in Central New York, so that dreaded letter could still come.......Fingers crossed.
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For everyone who who gets the "golden ticket" and I hope I'm one, there's an obligation to those who can't be there and most importantly to the band (since the fans will play the band) Bring your best self to share your love and joy. Fare thee well ...may the four winds blow you safely home
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Finally got my congratulations email today!!Looks like Jerry was smiling down on me. Hey, what's better than seven dancing bears? An eighth!!
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The dreaded rejection letter finally found me, 2 blocks from Soldier Field. Envelope was postmarked on Friday. Had a bad feeling when I saw the odds were estimated at 1/10. I had requested a single GA ticket to all three nights, for those keeping track. Awesome luck to those still in the running and I'll see the rest of you online Saturday morning!
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Ok all u math geniuses, so tell me this. How many tickets for each night did gdts too get for mail order out of the approximate 70,000. R they filling 10% of the 66,000 envelopes received? Or r they filling 10% off the 400,000 tickets requested? How many tickets per night Are gonna be up for grabs yet on ticketscalper? I could probably figure it out but I'd rather sit here, get stoned, and swallow my bitterness. As I got my rejection letter last week. Good luck to everyone still waiting and congrats to the big winners. Always grateful
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So--even if you are one of the one in ten, you won't know if you got one, two or three nites???So you will still be electronically lining up Saturday morning? I will see you there (have not gotten my money orders back yet, but none have been cashed and I am not too hopeful there)....
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Must have by far the lion's share of the tickets. Probably have exclusive-dealing contracts with the venue limited how many GDTSToo can sell and 'deprive' Ticketmaster of its 'service fees'...If I had to guess, that is probably why they won't delay the onsale date (as they should) to allow peeps to put their money orders back in their accounts...Ticketmaster can do a lot with several hundred million dollars many months before the shows.... BUT AT LEAST I'M ENJOYING THE RIDE!!!!
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bob, sorry to hear about your rejection, good luck on Sat. Can I ask what area of the country you live in?
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Wow!so many posts about email notifications, congrats to those who got them and wish the rest of us luck!
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Anyone got a good numerical hypothesis on how many tickets per night will b available to public first thing Saturday??? Someone enlighten me. Lift my spirits about this whole thing. I need a miracle. Give me a #. An equation. Something
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Too Long At Sea is correct. GDTS informing someone who requested multiple nights that "one or more" of their orders have been filled, leaves that person not knowing which night(s) they will receive. So, if they are DEAD SET on going to all three nights, they will have to try to score all three nights on Ticketmaster. Then they will have extra tickets when gdts arrives June. That means many of the "lucky" 1 in 10 will need to be on Ticketmaster just as if they received a rejection. Only a person requesting and receiving one night or a person who can confirm which money orders have been cashed can rest easy. If Ticketmaster on-sale was pushed back two more weeks, maybe GDTS would have time to email the exact dates a person will receive. No rejection or email for me yet. Good luck everyone.
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Anyone who had season passes at Soldier Field (Event season pass not Bears season tix) had a pre-sale which is why tickets have been on Stubhub for weeks now. Then employees of Soldier Field got some as well as friends of the band and crew. Then the promoters get some and some VIP tickets are saved for the last minute. This accounts for about 10% of the tickets (18,500 tix). Mail order got about 450,000 ticket requests in the end and are giving away about 50,000 tickets. That all totals 68,500 tickets. Soldier Field holds 61,500 for football but the entire back is empty for concerts as this is all obstructed view (although now they may be opening this up). The field can hold a bunch though and the total is estimated at about 60,000 tix per night or 180,000 total tickets. Take away the 10% for season tix and VIP and take away the 50,000 in mail order and you are left with about 111,500 or about 62% which will go to Ticketmaster. Ticketmaster will sell out within 60 seconds. The trick is to call about 15 minutes beforehand and ask really dumb questions about One Direction and Taylor Swift concerts until 9:59. Then say hey...are the Dead tix on sale yet and you will be first. Also be sure to have a TM account and make sure your credit card is verified in advance when ordering online. Good luck!
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Good luck to everyone! It bothers me to see that some are being so negative, here of all places. Just remember, there's more than one way to skin a cat (on a tin roof). Best wishes & warm vibes to all.
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Received email confirmation today. Same generic letter as all who receives. Congratulations we have filled one or all of your orders. I agree you can read a lot into those words. We sent for three nights. We will wait and see just like we have with positive energy, light and love. Hold on. That's what this whole thing is about. Good luck to you all. Wake up and find out we are the eyes of the world. What do u want to see?
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It is officially my Birthday today as it is after midnight. Hope I get the present I really really really really want today, that golden email :-) Pretty bummed it didn't come yesterday, but still got a flame of hope left...good luck all who haven't heard yet !! & Congrats to the lucky ones & Condolences to the others I did get the technical difficulty message the other day & haven't called again because I figured the system was overwhelmed by heads ...
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http://www.ticketmaster.com/search?tm_link=tm_homeA_header_search&aid=7… People go to Ticketmaster website. Apparently, tickets will be sold to season ticket holders at 10 AM on 0225. This is bad, if true. Most football stadiums have 10K to 15K season ticket holders. These are people who have rights to all events in a venue. So, at Soldier Field these people will have first crack at GD tickets. These season ticket holders are not only Chicago Bears season ticket holders, but for every single event; from football to monster trucks to any concert that will be performing inside Soldier Field. Believe me when I say that these people usually sell their tickets to ticket agents at high prices in order to recoup cost of their yearly bill. I have been checking Ticketmaster on and off over the last couple of weeks and this is the first I am seeing this ticket and early sale offer of 0225 at 10 AM. Also, they are selling a 3 day ticket package with Ticketmaster. This is totally different from the CID ticket packages on sale 0227. I just hope this sale tomorrow is an error.......
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from http://www.chicagobears.com/tickets-and-stadium/faq.html By purchasing a Seat-specific PSL, am I entitled to purchase tickets before the general public to other events at Soldier Field? No. Only Club seat PSLs are part of the Right of First Refusal program, which allows the Club seat PSL owner to purchase tickets before the general public to most other events at Soldier Field.
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from http://www.chicagobears.com/tickets-and-stadium/faq.html By purchasing a Seat-specific PSL, am I entitled to purchase tickets before the general public to other events at Soldier Field? No. Only Club seat PSLs are part of the Right of First Refusal program, which allows the Club seat PSL owner to purchase tickets before the general public to most other events at Soldier Field.
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The seating chart appears to be up at the Ticketmaster Site. Check it out one way or another.
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Cosofsky - I'm in a suburb west of Chicago. I hope that the Ticketmaster site is prepared for the onslaught of hits it is about to get. The worst is if it crashes and when it comes back the event is sold out! I'm trying to stay positive though. I went on yesterday and made sure my account was up to date and to see how it will maneuver as practice for Saturday morning.
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Just checked and my money orders were cashed last night. No email confirmation just yet. Im just outside Raleigh NC. Hope to see you all at the shows.
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how will this work? Is it whoever can type in their CC# and info the quickest at sale time ? Will there be a virtual que ? I went through a lot of hassle for world cup tickets and virtual ques + website failures. Anybody with any info. I know it will sell out in a few hours. Just trying to figure out the process.
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mbarilla Sign up and create an account in advance with your cc and contact info....get a password, etc. There is no virtual que. at the time of ticket sale, you will be able to select a price for tickets, or select "best available" I suggest you try a few practice runs pretending to purchase ticket for other events.You can always quit before making purchase. and there will be a button that says "reject these tickets" or something... Again, set up your account in advance....good luck! g
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I will work out those kinks, and make sure my CC expiration date is correct. I have not signed in to my TM account in a while. And Praying my internet has a good signal when tix go on sale.
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Finko, thanx for the math wizardry just trying to figure out what my shot at tickets. This ever changing sales thing is killing me. And as for the post about selling out in a couple hours. I think minutes is more like it. I'll b surprised if they last an hour. So b ready everyone! Good luck to all!!!!
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Alright!!! My mail orders are cashed!!! Of course I was the one who cashed them, though!!! I like this three day option ticket on tickemaster. At this point I'm totally cool with watching this on tv if tickets don't come my way, and hope they release all three shows on Blu Ray. Congrats to everyone who gets tickets!!!
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