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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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Thanks for the link truckineric. That's one more thing out of the way.
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Phish is playing Shoreline only a few weeks after Fare Thee Well. Trey has been focusing on Dead music and Jerry all year, does anyone think since it is the only Bay Area show... might they play some Dead tunes or even better, guest appearances by Core Four members?? Any thoughts?
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I would guess a dead tune or two. Wouldn't bet on core four but one never knows
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One never knows until one knows. ????I love Grateful Dead so much I'm gonna pop in Truckin up to Buffalo for the ifteenth time!! always takes me there!
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I have 4 tix for Saturday and Sunday as followsSaturday reserved P5 obstructed view Section 225 row 13 seats 20-23 80$ each Sunday reserved P5 obstructed view Section 125 row 28 seats 4-7 80$ each Please email if interested.
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Dream Box Set For 2015 All Five Reunion Shows 25 CD 5 DVD Show Programs Copies of Tickets And photos of the events. What A Long Strange Trip It's Gonna Be
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Anyone out there know if the bike trails north of Levi's are a good way into the stadium? If so, where is a good place to park and ride in? Thanks in advance!
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Howdy folks, I’ve been lurking on this thread since the whole business started back in January, watching people come and go, watching the interaction between mkav, truckineric, Eyes of Rocklin, the 11, and of course our beloved alcalde, Master Klangstone. I see a fair amount of bitterness and trollish behavior, but mostly I see kind people looking to get together in celebration of that twinkle in the eye you don’t need to have been there to understand. You can hear it in the music. I was very fortunate to have been initiated into the Grateful Dead in October of 1969. A lot of people felt Pig was the leader of that band, and I think Jerry might have agreed. But Pig left that band, Jerry had to step up, and the music changed and survived, while other bands crashed and burned. I remember how we all felt at the “retirement” concerts in 1974, no one (including the band) knowing if we would ever do this again. We cried goodbye that night, and they stamped our tickets “The Last One” and gave them back to us. Wish I still had mine. It ought to be good for admission to one of these Farewell shows :-) They came back in ‘76 and played for almost 20 more years, carrying on the unabashed 60’s traditions through the dark Reagan years. We almost lost Jerry in ‘86, but he bounded back and we had a swan song of great concerts in the late 80’s. We did lose Brent in 1990, and I feel like the band, Jerry in particular, never recovered from his sudden death. I got off the bus in December, ‘94, after a particularly difficult parking lot scene. I have journal entries going back a year prior to that about how the music was no fun anymore, the audience full of mainstream, cell phone-wielding, clueless “Touch Heads”. I skipped Mardi Gras and saw Jerry for the last time at the Warfield on a pair of free tickets I won by being caller number nine on the Deadhead Hour. Thanks, David :-) I had decided to break my Dead fast and was about to buy tickets for September Shoreline shows, when Jerry died. In recovery and trying to stay clean. I decided to part with a piece of information I was going to keep “for locals only”, because it’s a limited resource, although I’m surprised it hasn’t come up on this thread yet — maybe it has, and I just haven’t seen it. It’s literally right in front of your nose if you look at a map of the Santa Clara vicinity. It’s no longer clear to me what gives me the right to keep information for myself and my friends, when it’s the people from out of town who really need it. They are exactly the folks scalpers are trying to get $200 out of for a place to park their car for 4 hours. Anyway: MINETTA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT IS JUST OVER 3 MILES FROM LEVI’S STADIUM. Tons of public transit access, plenty of long-term parking if you take your car, plenty of taxis for the short ride to the venue (unless we all try to do this) or you can take public transportation which runs right down Lafayette Street. Getting back to the airport after the show might be a little harder (200 taxis and 10,000 taxi seekers) but if I can’t make arrangements before the show, I’ll bet I can find some friendly Deadhead who wouldn’t mind making 15 bucks to drive three people 3 miles. Some might even call that walking distance ;-) I hope this has opened up some travel options for people, if only backup options. Of course they’ll play "Dark Star", though they may save it for Chicago, and Trey will do it understated justice. Laissez les bons temps rouler, gens. Maybe they’ll open the run with that one! Blue Mike
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Thanks for info, Blue, and for the namedrop. I agree with pretty much everything you said there. Luckily for me I have a hotel near the venue that includes parking. It saddens me about the money-grab for the parking situation (at both venues). Agree about the scene towards the end in the mid '90s too. It was hard to watch and see the degradation of the scene, crowds and how the newer deadheads were disrespectful of the venues and surrounding communities (and each other). One would hope that the scene will be better again now that the young disrespectful heads from the '90s are now grownup, and we are all so lucky for this last run that everyone will be right and make a whole new positive-vibe new millennium scene. If the Sunshine Daydreamers have any say in it, that is what will happen. We will make the scene better and rub off on those who need to be rubbed... "We can make it happen, yeah!"
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My thinking and hope is that the scene at these shows will reflect the softer fun psychedelic side of the Grateful Dead. A reunion of good hearted heads to say hello again and so long. What a long strange trip it's been.
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thanks for the heads up on parking. I'm personally staying about 6 miles away in a hotel. it will either be uber, taxi, or walk home for me. 6 miles ain't so bad.I also like hearing perspective of people like yourself and many others who were into the scene more deeply than I was over the years. I have been a fan of the LPs since 74, started seeing shows in 75, and kept going when I could right up through 1995 (Pittsburgh and Riverport on the last tour), and several Ratdog shows and a Further and one Dead show..but never on the road with them, and only spent a little time in the lot before/after shows. But even with that tangential perspective, I could see things changing towards the end. It was/is sad. Hopefully the last shows will bring out true fans, and not just people who "have to be there". But even if it does...I'm going to enjoy the entire weekend in Chi, and the one night I get to go to SC.
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Really can't wait till the practice sessions come to light and more so to know they are all together jamming. I have no expectations for the shows as regards to setlists I know it will all be pristine and as it should be. I am counting down the days to tune in and share some kind space with grate souls. Love is in the dream!
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Thanks for the info and kind words of wisdom! My wife and I also have a room about 4 miles from Levi's Stadium with parking and shuttle. I too have examined the map of the Levi parking lots are there are a few different parking areas. Some of them allow bbq, fires etc. and some do not. Not sure what this will mean for vending. Hopefully more info will trickle in as we get closer! If my counting is correct we have 39 days until Santa Clara!!! Anyone get tickets in the mail yet?? I have not! Peace!
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I would carry you and your 3 friends back to the airport!!!! Thanks for the positive vibes, this is going to be a great party no matter who attends, because of people like you!!!!!Enjoy
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Check your PM please.
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Hey now Been a long time reader of comments, but first time writing. I have some extra tickets for the SC shows and wanted to get some advice on selling. I have 4 behind the stage/no view tickets for each night and because I was blessed with other seats I will not need those. I intend to sell at not one penny more than my cost (face value + fees) and I would prefer to sell in advance rather than at the shows. My question to all of you is what is the best way to go about doing that. I had thought to do a ticket reseller (any suggestions on who?), but I'm open to any suggestions. I'm really hoping to get them into the hands of someone who really wants them, not someone who will just turn around and sell them for a bunch more money. So, any help is appreciated... Life may be sweeter for this, I don't know See how it feels in the end
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@reesh, Thanks very much for the offer :-) It'll be a great party because of people like us. "Hey man, want to use my binoculars?" I might get a ride from friends in Sunnyvale to Santa Clara, in which case I'll be a happy urban camper. If that doesn't come together, I may be in touch with you about arranging a ride for after Sunday's show. If we all take care of each other, everyone will get taken care of. No tickets yet, but mine are said to be coming by June 24 or possibly sooner.
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I've yet to see any more info on the stage setup for both gigs. Anyone else????? Shapiro states speakers and screens behind the open stage hmmmmm Who's up for a modern hi-def reworked wall of sound, no banner just some awesome speakers towering over the golden band! I'm side stage why I'm obsessing but as long as it's audible. Have a grateful day :)
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I have Saturday tix, looking for Sunday. Are these still available? Jeff
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Haven't heard or seen anything new regarding the stage setups, screens, open view seating or no view seats yet. Pay per view will be available via the major cable and satellite service providers according to the FAQs at this website: http://dead50.mlb.com/concert/dead50/faq.jsp
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VIP/ Steal your face2 shows in section 112! 3 nites at Hyatt Hotel, with transportation to show Lounge, perks I paid $4200 willing to sell for $3800 Please email me at Altheatoldme99@gmail.com Only serious purchasers please
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To clarify my previous post regarding Santa Clara tickets. I have the following: Saturday - Reserved P5 Obstructed View Sec 415, Row 23, Seats ( 3 - 6 ) Sunday - Reserved P5 Obstructed View Sec 225, Row 21, Seats ( 7 - 10 )
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NO.In case you didn't notice, Phil didn't join them on-stage at the Dear Jerry show, even to Ripple goodnight with and to everyone. He is not into doing any more shows. Be grateful for what they've offered, and most of us will get, 5 more shows, because that's it.
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I get the feeling that Chicago residents have no idea what's coming. Ha Ha, LOL. I can't wait. Looking forward to a long lost weekend and some great memories.
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Anyone still looking for tickets to SC or any shows for that matter, checkout a site called cash or trade. Google it, not sure exactly the url. But its a site where people are only allowed to either make trades or sell tix at face value. Lots of SC tickets available there for face in all levels. Good luck. The kids they dance and shake their bones!!!!
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I have a one day SYF package for Chicago, and I was going to give it to a friend. However, when I tried to Transfer it on TM, I received the following response: "Will Call - Tickets held at Will Call can only be retrieved by the cardholder with original credit card of purchase and a valid photo ID with signature such as a state ID, driver's license or passport." Before purchasing VIP packages from anyone, it might be worth a call to CID customer service for details regarding transfers. EDIT: From CID Entertainment website regarding Transaction information - "ALL SALES ARE ABSOLUTELY FINAL AND NON-TRANSFERABLE. NO REFUNDS, NO EXCHANGES, NO RESALE, NOT REDEEMABLE FOR CASH." Caveat emptor...
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Sorry if this has been asked/answered. I bought tix to SC through my season pass holder friend. we haven't heard a word any idea when they will come? Thanx for any info
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I don't think Trey Anastacio even comes close to filling Jerry's Shoes. Carlos Santana is more in the same league, but maybe they needed someone who could learn the songs & not be to large of his own style-personality.
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I completely agree, Trey ain't no Jerry, anybody would have been better, hope everyone likes noodles. Mark my words, trey will not do this band the justice that they deserve.
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Pill lesh at terrapin, who cares? After the Merriweather fiasco, where he didn't even join for the all star jam at the end (past his bedtime?) he should just stay home and play with his grandkids, I predict that Pill will fall out before the final show, or he will get Jill to fill in for him (laugh out loud). Again, who cares, he's an old man who has seen his day, now go on home, your mama's calling you.
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Trey is an awesome choice. I really don't understand the "noodle" claim. Trey has his own voice, like every great musician, but are you honestly denying the melodic sense in his phrasing?!? C'mon, now. Trey has his own voice, and it may not move you like Jerry's, but he is a sick musician by any rational standard and a great choice (the one the band, btw, themselves made). But to claim his lines are "noodling" is ridiculous; you'd have to then believe every great improvisor is just "noodling." News flash: Phil is getting older. At least he's giving us an official "good bye" and "thank you." I can't wait to say Fare Thee Well in Chicago to one of the greatest rock bassist of all time. All the greats aren't going to be around much longer, people, and the retirements and passings are all too frequent now. Enjoy it while you can. The crop of young musicians is very lean.
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Hello All....This was posted on Thursday on GDTS TOO web page....http://www.gdtstoo.com/GDTSTOOupdate.html GD 50th update: The commemorative tickets are almost finished being printed, and they are dazzleing! Tickets will be sent out in early June. We will not be accepting address changes, you will have to make your own arrangements from this date on. We also will not be accepting any mail service upgrades. We are diving in again and wont be up for air until mid June and our emails will be on auto reply for the first two weeks of June. We do not have seat locations. You will find out your seat locations when you receive your tickets. The GD50th Fabulous Envelopes are an "Art Movement" of their own. We will be posting our museum pieces soon. Please check dead50.net for any other show information. -------------------------------------------------------
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To those who would opt for someone other than Trey, who would you pick? Warren is an excellent choice. Having heard Warren play with Phil and Friends, you can always count on a solid performance. But is that all you want? Same can be said for Carlos and a number of other guitarists. Solid to excellent performances, but mind blowing? Having been to a total of 9 Phish concerts dating back to 1994, I tell you, Trey can be down right horrific (New Haven 2002-03?), but he can also groove to highs I have only heard Garcia obtain. No offense to any ones beliefs, but I want at least the chance to be blown away...to be left screaming Holy &%$# at the top of my lungs two hrs AFTER the show...(msg 1987 - DEW!). This is why I ponied up 2500.00 for the chance at mail order tickets (and was denied) and was denied again for package deals. This is why I tried for tickets through ticket bastard and was denied for a third time. My wife and I are still going...we may or may not get into the Chicago shows but we're going... crash and burn or fly to new highs we will be there at the end!
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I can't wait to here Bruce play with these guys again. Bruce loves this music. I remember Spring "92 being a sweet little tour largely thanks to Bruuuuce ! All this nonsense about replacing Jerry is just that. This will be a celebration of 50 years of Grateful Dead. That includes Us,"The Deadheads". I for one will be celebrating the lives of all who are still here and those who left Us behind. Especially Jerry Garcia. I believe Trey will be too. I know Jeff and Bruce will be bringin' it ! No doubt in my mind, It's going to rock ! Everybody's playing in the Heart Of Gold Band !
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Just learning this site and how to navigate.Having trouble of locating spot to advertise my extra CID STEAL YOUR FACE Package for Santa Clara. 3 nights at Hyatt, Transportation to from hotel for both shows. Section 112, 2 tickets for each show. VIP lounge with food, and cash bar.I paid $4200, see site of CID and will sell for $3500. I am not a broker. Any serious interested parties, write me at Altheatoldme99@gmail.com The sky was yellow and the sun was blue.......................
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The sky was yellow and the sun was blue.......................The stadium was crowded and I had no view ...............
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I know I really shouldn't be replying to troll bait, but I just couldn't let nonsense this outrageous go by unremarked. If you think your anonymity gives you the right to say things in our thread that you wouldn't dare say in person, even to a washed-up old man like Phil, you're sadly mistaken. "I do it because I can", the motto of trolls everywhere — beware, my creepy little insect, someday you'll say the wrong thing at the wrong time and they'll do it because they can! Making fun of someone's name, especially one as ordinary as Phil, is right from the third grade. Are you a pushy pig, too?
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Who's they? You? Look at the facts as much as we have been given and draw your own conclusions. I really can't relate to the pushy pig analogy, but I'm not in the third grade, but you seem to have a pretty good grasp of what goes on there. I'm on the other side of the country so I have no opportunity to speak to anyone in California face to face, and if I could, I'm sure there are bullies like blew mike who would be right there to make sure I was not allowed to say anything. Like I would ever do such a thing in the first place, geeze, get a grip.Anonymity, ok for you right? Just not anyone else. Thank you for making my point, it's just not the same as long as there are these types of people going to the show, sure wouldn't want to be beat up at a dead show cause I said something like "gee, I miss Jerry" or "they aren't the same band anymore" or " I can't believe those guys can still do this, they are ten years older than me and I can't do it anymore" but at least I can admit it. I never said "washed up old man" those are your words, not mine. Pretty harsh dude. This is all in fun right? Just calling them the way I see them, I might be wrong but I still have a right to speak my mind, right? Maybe not, so, I apologize to any and all, including Mr Lesh and his wife for anything that I said that may have been out of line. I have asked before in the past to be removed from this forum and have not been able to get out of here. Now, please remove me from this thread and do what you will with my posts. This is not the same dead space that I grew up in, and I don't like it and don't want to be here anymore. Thanks in advance for all your help in this matter. Thanks to all who I have met here on these pages and to all the love I have been given in the past. 2015, the end of an era. ....like a steam locomotive....
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Hello unkle, I took the bait. I got up on my high horse because “I just couldn't let nonsense this outrageous go by unremarked” and rode to the rescue. I deserve everything you said to me, though much of it I don’t understand and some of it is mistaken. I don’t understand “anonymity, okay for you right? Just not anyone else. Thank you for making my point”. What do you mean by that? “These types of people going to the show, sure wouldn’t want to be beat up at a dead show as I said something like…” Unkle, I think it’s a pretty long stretch from me telling you someday you’ll say the wrong thing at the wrong time and somebody will do you up, to people like me beating you up at a Dead show because you say “gee, I miss Jerry". The only beat downs I’ve seen at Dead concerts involved security personnel. However, the tone of my statement is definitely “tough guy”, and for this I apologize — it is exactly the cowering behind anonymity of which I accused you. I’m no bully, but where is the kindness in that? It’s true, you didn’t call Phil a washed up old man, you only said “Again, who cares, he's an old man who has seen his day, now go on home, your mama's calling you.”, attempting to taunt him with words from a Dead song. You have asked to be removed from this site, but they just won’t let you go, LOL! Maybe it’s because they like you so much ;-) You can remove yourself from this thread, although I’m sure you could find an administrator who would do that for you. You say in your post you don’t want to be here anymore — just don’t come here anymore. I do apologize for my snotty attitude; perhaps this will help me learn not to throw gasoline on a fire. Blew Mike. That’s pretty good, and I asked for it. You’re much better at insulting people than I am. You win.
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@ TN Dead: Thank you! Just like in the real world, the presence of a third person changes the dynamic and can make it much harder to get carried away with oneself ;-) "Wo-oh, what I want to know — where does the time go?"
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Listen to that beautiful endless music play. Oh those Songs...inspirational moments and people never failed to light the path. Dance right through all the negative forces and drainbows that suffer outside the grateful way. One day closer to infinite smiles smiles smiles!!!!
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Is there anymore information about this? I've waited patiently and searched diligently but there has been no further info since the May 15th cut off. I'm now stuck not knowing if I will get to watch at home, or if I will only be able to watch the pre-recorded, final gig at a local cinema. I don't want to waste money on cinema tix if I am going to be able to watch at home, but at the same time, I don't want to not buy the cinema tix and miss out totally because I'm not able to watch via a stream!! ...and there was me thinking the frustration had ended when I didn't get tickets to the gigs!! Meep!!
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Negative forces, drainbows and infinite smiles?! Oh boy it looks like the People's Temple is making a retro-comeback for the Santa Clara shows! Don't drink THAT kool-aid.
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Don't waste your time apologizing to trolls... If the Unkle wanted to not be here he would not be here. He obviously has too much time on his hands (since he is not attending any FTW events). He has a right to his opinion, but don't respond to the negativity (just ignore it), it's all he wants from you is to get you riled up... Peace to you Unkle Sam, may you find happiness elsewhere. (bashing Phil? Really? Come on, man!)
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