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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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Yea Right... TBastard is so full of shit...They still say there are tickets available for Chicago......
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All I can say is Ticketmaster's site changed at 10AM PDT (original public on sale date/time) and they are having problems, again, but told me on the phone that there may be tickets released when the problem is fixed. I am just passing on the information for those of us that still don't have tickets.
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I'm sorry if you thought I directed anger at you. TBastard is just so full of shit and dishonest and double dealing in the secondary market. I do check occasionally myself to see if anything changes and a miracle would happen.I just hate those bastards.
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I have a hotel reservation for the Chicago shows to turn over to someone. Here's the deal:1. It's for 4 nights, Thurs.-Sun. July 2-5. 2. The hotel is a beautiful high-end small luxury hotel; the room is a "luxury spa suite". In other words, EXPENSIVE!! The room rate is $550.00 per night (ouch). You can check it out: wheeler mansion.com 3. It's walking distance from Soldier Field. 4. The "catch": you have to take all 4 nights. The hotel is not accepting ANY cancellations for 4th of July weekend, so the days can't be modified. 5. If you're interested, please let me know! TY!!
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I submitted my request for tickets on 4/13 and haven't heard boo either way. Have all the tickets been released? should I go after stub hub tickets at this point? I thought I'd here confirmation one way or the other by now
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because Mayor Klang is going to shows. Perseverance and dedication paid off for him. I hope it does for me and my wife, too. We can't get to Chicago until Saturday morning at the earliest, so buying on the lot may not be an option. Prices are dropping quickly online, though. I remain optimistic for my chances for 7/5.
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The last I was told by Ticketmaster today was to keep checking back. The public on sale was suppose to take place, but was pulled/delayed due to problems with their Web site. They have changed the show pages back from ticket selection to "On sale date and time are in the works - please check back!". Sure had my hopes up this morning, sorry id didn't really take place.
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PLEASE PLEASE SIMULCAST OR BROADCAST THE AUDIO AND VIDEO AT ARENAS LIKE MADISON SQUARE GARDEN
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After the Ticketmaster fiasco yesterday (which is ongoing per TM this morning), the wife and I made the decision to insure that we are inside for at least 1 Santa Clara show (we don't like to show up with zero tickets). A check of StubHub produced a pair of nosebleeds for Sun the 28th, S407 R22 Seats 20-21, for $122 each, so we grabbed them. Since these were originally $79.50 + fees tickets (not sure what the original fees were), they were not much over the original+fees price and we will live with it to insure we are inside for at least 1 FTW show. We are still hoping TM has a few more SC tickets that will be released and that we can manage Sat tickets as well, but at least we are inside for 1, YEAH! Sadly though, this whole gig was a Chicago or Santa Clara decision for us, so we have thrown in the towel on Chicago and will pray for streams from the windy city (not sure about 5 hours a day in a theater).
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I just received an email from newsletter@email.49ers.comIt says Grateful Dead shows sold out. Limited seats in our suites available. Not sure if its real or not. Anybody else get one?
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Yup, I got one. Checked the link and saw $6-$15K and bailed. It looks legit. I'm assuming TM passed the list of rejected buyers on to the 49ers.
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This is what I have for the Grateful Dead community.
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yea I got one also. I guess I qualified by not being selected for the $59 GA seats therefore I would consider paying $6-15K what a crock of on going shit with this whole 50th thing!BTW I did reply I was interested and filled my name out as FUCK YOU......maybe they will call!
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This is all a high pitched stunt so everyone will purchase there simulcasts ( which I bet will be another letter from the surviving members to there loyal fans ) what a crock of shit. Bet the Capital will be having it for all 3 nights. It's ALL ABOUT MONEY. Fuck loyalty. just like the corporations do to there employees. The Dead turned out to become everything Garcia disliked. The Grateful Dead DIED when Jerry Garcia passed. I don't care who they put in there. It was Jerry who got those guy's grooving. This 50 thing ! Your going to hear nothing more than watered down dead tunes by senior citizens. After the Chicago police harass and bust a slew of us heads, ( they have to make there money too. Lets not forget that . ) Grateful dead shows in the past gave you almost a spiritual experience. Impossible to achieve in 5 shows of these guys playing together. Watered down tunes at best. It was truly fun while it lasted & a huge part of my existence. Some advice from a broken down old Dead Head. Save all your money, Dark Star is the band to see. Peace and Love to all. Good luck
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This is the word of the day.
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I don't remember giving you permission to sign my name to anything. I guess I'll let it slip just this once ... The ultimate slap down will come if TM and whoever is running this show does have the audacity to put tickets up for sale. Then you will know for certain that the pants are down and the cover's blown.
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there is probably a lot of truth to what you say, and I may indeed be disappointed if I compared the music to what the "real" GD put out night after night. But I choose not to compare the Dead to the Grateful Dead...I will compare the entire experience to whatever the alternative might be. The crowd, the vibe and yes the music will still be wonderful, even if not as good as it once was. My biggest fear was "What if I didn't go...I'll never see them again. Ever." smile, smile, smile
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You never know. I have had situations where small amounts of tickets are released day of shows either at the box office for the venue or on ticketmaster(in the old days BASS) Would be worth a try??
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A small amount of tickets I can see. Happens (or used to happen) all the time. I still check Chicago every now and again. But any kind of a general onsale through TM after claiming 65K through "mail order" and then doing an unannounced Levi's seat holder "pre-sale" immediately thereafter would be pretty hard to rationalize ... at least for me. I don't think it will happen. Of course, what I think or say is meaningless with regards to what will or will not transpire.
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Ok truckin, I think you have made it clear how you feel in your numerous posts about how all the 'Deadheads' are going to be more saturated in SC than Chicago. Those who got Chicago tix, before there was even an idea of SC shows, are Dead Heads > old school heads, baby boomers, gen-xers, gen-y (millenniums)! They're Heads who have seen 300 + shows, 50 shows, or 1 show! There is going to be Heads who have been around with Jerry from the beginning and some who never had the pleasure of experiencing the GD w/ Jerry! And yes, there will be some that this will be their first GD experience [even if it is just to party with the Heads]. And trust me, it will be the same mix of Heads in SC too!! There are so many bands converging on Chicago to play around those shows that it is going to be the place to be man! Chicago is going to be over-run with DEAD HEADS and man it's going to be a blast! I'm going to see Kimock Jerry Tribute at House of Blues @ 3:00 on July 5th, then I'm heading over to the FINAL show at Soldier Field to cap off a long strange wkend! The 4th of July wkend only enhances it! US Blues baby!!! Chicago has already given permission for a Shakedown to be established, that gives our brothers and sisters a big time chance to peddle their wares. In most parts, everyone is there for the music and to pay homage to the boys (~);} So, there may be more Cali Heads in SC for the obvious reason, but if they are so-called true touring Dead Heads [which I'm assuming you are getting at], they aren't just going to SC! They are going to Chicago as well. The band has gone through many evolutions, as well as Deadheads. I know of many old school heads who did hundreds of shows and stopped when Jerry died and don't even listen to the music anymore, some who stayed and do a Phil & Friends or Rat Dog show from time to time, and then I have a young friend of mine that I turned on to GD music who has never seen the GD when Jerry was alive. He is driven by the music, but is a student of all things GD!! I can get into heavy and deep convos with him about the GD and it's like I'm talking to my fellow heads who have truly experienced it! Now, I would say YOU wouldn't consider him a 'Dead Head' if you met him as someone who doesn't wear hippy garb, wears dressy-casual [like Weir], short hair, and never seen GD w/ Jerry. But, I'll guarantee he is more of a head than some of those who have been on the scene for years! So, who are those Dead Head's that are going to saturate SC much more than Chicago?
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All I have to say to you, is I'm glad I'm not a cynical, angry soul! I surely hope I don't see you or the likes of you in either SC or Chicago! That's all the time I'm going to waste on you!
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Spirituality is infinite I live in a silver mine and I call it beggars tomb, I got me a violin and I beg you call the tune. A celebration of 50 years of Grateful Dead . That is what This should be. We can make it just that. Watered down Grateful Dead tunes. 'Twas Never Thus ! Sometimes the song is Greater than the player. Country garden in the wind and the rain, wherever he goes the people all complain.
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…….sounds like you need a hug man. & I hear what your saying. For a long time after Jerry checked out I was a jaded and somewhat bitter aging Head & disappointed in these changing times. But it really is about one's state of mind/heart/attitude. Got to keep moving towards the Light! Musically I don't see how these shows live up to all the hype/anticipation. To be realistic how could they? But its also a celebration of a tribe and musical journey that has blessed me in so many ways over the years that I for one don't want to miss this historical moment in time & space. I recently caught Dark Star on their west coast tour and they more than impressed me with how good they are…….you could say I had one of those "spiritual moments" you are talking about……and also had my faith in the music re-affirmed. After all the "music plays the band" right?.….doesn't belong to anyone…..comes from the great beyond. The potential is always there for magic and transcendence. So here is my dream plan……catch the shows in SC, get to Chicago for two DSO shows & then top the whole mf'r off with giving a big salute & fare thee well to the boys in SF with fireworks and Hendrix star spangled banner!! …..and then the angels come and we all get transported to the next dimension where the musical vibration of love is eternal…… Aho!
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The simulcast in theaters idea is a very bad one. I hope there are some logistical issues with this decision. Perhaps limited bandwidth would make it difficult to seamlessly stream the shows into hundreds of thousands of households at the same time. Just tossing it out there, I have no idea-- but 5 hours in a theater isn't going to cut it for most. Everyone has a right to their opinions, but the severe negativity is difficult to take. What would the opinions of our naysayers be if they had gotten tickets? Still calling the shows a "cash-grab, no potential fun scene that will feature poorly played music by aging hippies." (paraphrasing from many here) Were Bill, Mickey, Bob and Phil supposed to hand select those who would receive tickets and somehow magically limit demand to the available number of tickets? Of course scalpers were going to get some tickets-- always have for any and every show and game in the country. The original Chicago mail-order was an ill-conceived idea in this era of information. But the rest of the decisions-- don't know what else they could have done. To play in any venue, they were going to have to work with Ticketmaster and the venue's ticket policies. Is it great that scalpers have tickets and non-DeadHead Bears and 49ers fans have tickets they are selling? Nope, but last I checked we were not in Utopia. Re: the music, if you have been paying attention for the last 20 years, the boys have all put together decent bands over the years and found the old magic at times. The first Furthur show I saw at the Chicago Auditorium Theater in 2010 and the Ratdog show at the Chicago Theater in 2014 were better than the Grateful Dead I saw 1994 and 1995-- by a bunch. The boys still bring it with their bands and I expect them to find the groove when they get together in SC and Chicago. I had my doubts about Trey, but it sounds like he is taking these shows very seriously. Should be a fun time. Not getting into the debate about Chicago vs. Santa Clara scenes. Needless to say, there will be lots of Deadheads in both places. I am curious about how the scene will be-- the world has changed so much since the last time these guys played in stadiums. In this context, I mean security, technology, and society. Should be interesting. Small Shakedown Streets have been at all Dead-related shows I have attended since 1995, but this will be on a different scale. This Deadhead is looking forward to 3 super-fun nights in Chicago! One last time to get the big tribe together and salute our favorite band.
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I was very lucky to get 4 great seats to Sunday's Santa Clara show (Sec 101, Row 18, $199.50/ea)but would very much prefer to go to any Chicago show. I'm not looking to sell tix. If I can't find trade, I will be going to SC show. Trade doesn't have to be exactly equal but Chicago seats have to be decent.e-mail anpmull@verizon.net
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I wonder if the idea of broadcasting the shows to a pay per view audience is being considered and shot down because of the DVR factor. I know they never minded us taping live at the shows but I get a funny feeling they are worried in the long run of making all these shows into a video package someday. Hence , we using DVR wouldn't but the videos further down the road.
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What he said...well put
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Nope through all the begging, pleading and downright silly wishing I still can not get my hands on even a single ticket to any of the five shows from the internet or in real life (nobody I know of any age, got tickets, yuck!?) I thought giving out miracles at past tours was supposed to be good "karma"? People going to all five nights, buying tickets to SC to trade for Chicago, 1-16k ticket packages, and not a single offer of even a single extra. Honestly I'm getting a little concerned that it seems like the vibe is one of inconsideration and opportunity rather than inclusion and miracles. Come on guys and gals do you really need to go to all five shows or even all 3 when some folks can't even get into one? Isn't that, dare I say, a little greedy? And now this simulcast movie theater business?! Cash and/or interesting trades for ONE extra!! Not that anyone gives a cosmic camel's rumpus!! :) Grumbling into whiskey glass is all I have left...
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Rolling Stone is now reporting that PPV and webcast will be options for FTW shows. Webcast of all five for 79.95 I think. Something like that. Just saw it on Twitter.
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I always like the annual jaunt to the theater. Not sure how it is elsewhere, but in my neck of the woods they refuse to let me control the volume. I have no idea why. So what if the rest of theater empties out! This is a far superior approach for the live shows. Still hoping to be there in person, but this is a great fallback position.
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Anyone out there interested in trading your single Saturday, 6/25 Santa Clara ticket for my single $215 Chicago, Sunday, 7/5 ticket? I am interested in a trade for a similar quality seat in Santa Clara. Please PM me if interested, for more details, etc...
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Yes finally some good news about the simulcast. No movie theater for me! I see a giant garbage can filled with glowing liquid, an open field and woods, and the side of a barn with a projector filling up with two stories of lights and the cosmos above circling the family and friends. Time to get the superman cape out and ready the flight goggles for blast off!
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After turning me down for tickets I received an email from Levi's Stadium that there were still tickets available if I wanted to buy one of their suites. This is not the Grateful Dead any longer. I am done giving my money to a bunch of greedy marketing a-holes. $199 for a ticket and another $36.50 to the guys who do nothing but issue the tickets? BS.
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Don't give up, man. I am living proof that miracles can and still do happen. I am lucky, but also I have been very persistent and obsessed. I started out very unlucky in the beginning and saw no ticket possibilities whatsoever. I booked a flight on faith and shortly thereafter things started to come together for me. I myself do not have any extra tickets and what I did get was very difficult to achieve (except getting lucky in the second ticket lottery). There's still time left and there will be opportunities abounding in the near future. I hope you get a ticket and will keep thinking happy thoughts for you. Stay the course!
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I have a few extras for both Santa Clara and Chicago that I would like to get into your hands (face value). Have enjoyed your commentary and positivity over the last few months. Wish more dead heads had your kind disposition and attitude. Peace. You can email anytime. Gratefully, John L Powers (logenpass@aol.com)
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You are a gentleman and a scholar for helping out a Head in need (direwulf). I hope you get a tremendous amount of good karma headed your way!
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I love you man! your always calling me out to be positive! at this point you don't have to worry about seeing me! im not even trying to get tickets. This whole thing is just getting weirder and weirder......ON A POSITIVE NOTE....the PPV is only $79 for all 3 nights versus MTM vs PACMAN at $99 for 1 night, but wait don't get me goin.......
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Happy Earthday everybody!! Everyday is Earthday!! Good news about the pay-per-view and webcasts. YEE HAA!! Here we go! Things are looking better.
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OK, I know I’m showing my age, but I must observe...Besides the absurd ticket prices, these assorted service and parking fees are beyond out of control. When I first saw the Grateful Dead You could by half a dozen tickets for what the service fees alone are now for a single ticket. That’s before even discussing ticket price itself. You could go on an entire tour, seeing Jerry Garcia and the Grateful Dead in small to medium theaters, for the cost of one ticket today...a distant ticket in an intimate 70,000 seat venue. You could see almost 10 shows for what a parking space now costs. Is there any part of the economy where inflation has been as unjustifiably rampant as concert prices? Is there no limit to pushing what the market will bear? These guys will likely make more money in 5 shows than in the first 25 years of their careers! For the price of a few shows I suggest buying a guitar that can entertain you for the rest of your life. Or spend thousands to see Furthur w/Trey and Bruce. I’ve revealed myself as a geezer, but seriously, what is this world coming to?
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Go get 'em Dire!
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Yes, go get 'em Dire. Hope you get some tix. Hyper-inflation in the ticketing world has been rampant for the last 20 years. Wasn't it some big Eagles reunion tour that started to inflate ticket prices-- creating a premium seat level over $100. Previously, those prices were given to scalpers while face value remained fair. Then the Stones, Fleetwood Mac, McCartney and the other big acts followed suit. It has been downhill from there. Depending upon age, we can all look at our tickets stubs from bygone days and shake our heads about ticket prices today. I think my Alpine 89 tickets were around $16, which would equal $30 today. We are paying a lot more than that today. It is not just concert tickets either-- sporting event tickets are also expensive and then the concessions. I am afraid of beer prices at Soldier Field, my only saving grace being it will likely be Budweiser offered and I avoid Bud-- it will not go into my body.
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Well the Santa Clara tickets lotto ended up passing me up as well, i guess I am now resigned to my fate. Hope you all have a great time there, wish i was going too but am not even going to try resellers. Cant afford that nonsense, I'll hear these shows somehow eventually.
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I am on ordained minister with the Universal Life Church...I have a validated press pass from the ULC and was wondering would this be honored at the soldier field venue...I write a column for the church and was wondering if anyone knew if this would be honored...it has my fingerprints on the back and I have been using my press pass for many big venues...Does anyone know who I can contact??....thank you so much for all the love and Sunshine Daydream!!