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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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You'd think they'd have some kinda tracking... But their website just has: "For all Money Order questions, research, status and all other items related to Money order, Please Call Western Union Money Order -- 1-800-999-9660." Good luck (sincerely) with tickets & everything, Dingbat1477!
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I start my car this morning in subzero temps and my radio is playing "The Music Never Stopped" from Chicago in 1981 - the year I got on the bus. I figured "This MUST be a sign!!" Open my PO box and....NO PINK SLIP:-) It's amazing how happy one can be in the middle of the post-office!
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The wife & I each sent an order for 1 night each (and yes a true dead head) for the 4th & 5th from Honolulu. I figure any one who gets on this website loves licorice. Wife got the reject (white not pink) on the 10th postmarked San Francisco on the 6th. Nothing yet on mine. I gotta give the people that got rejects already posting positive vibes a lot of credit & hope they all get some tix. Lucky enough to see shows starting in '81 @ Manor Downs, the last shows @ Berkeley, Frost, & Kaiser & a bunch of others. I feel like I can't miss this one & hope to see every one there.
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I'm from Atlanta and have not received a pink slip as of today. Just wondering if you guys had any thoughts as to whether you think its looking fair, good, or great the chances of getting tickets if we haven't received the pink slip. Last week I remember reading on this site that folks felt like if we could made it until today, the odds would be looking great. The suspense is amazing, but another week will be somewhat stressful.
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not for sure imailed like everyone else on 20th not for sure when my envelop arrived in cal if it even made it!!!! some got there on 21st and if ur mailing from like Hawaii who knows plus how long does it take pinky or white to travel back hear-say is if we make through this week lookin good but u got to realize could b in mail I wont relax till I get my miracle e-mail
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I received the white letter from CA stating that I did not make the cut. I mailed from Virginia on time but was not optimistic after learning of the huge response to mail order. I'm thinking of trying on-line 28 Feb. But, to be honest, the way the process to date has been managed seems to be a bit amateurish. I know that sounds like sour grapes but I have a pit in my stomach that at the end of the day, people are going to get burned for some serious cash. Good luck.
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Not a fiasco at all, this is going the same way all Grateful Dead ticket sales have always gone. You have to remember that the TM sales was always the primary sale, just like 90% of all events these days. GDTS was always a courtesy service in an effort to get some tickets in the hands of Kind people and keep those same tickets out of the hands of profiteers. They (and by extension the ill-conceived online pre-sale) only had maybe 1/3 of the tickets just like always. Hopefully they go a little more by opening up the floor. No sense getting pissed off at the band, promoters or GDTS they are only trying to do a good thing. Perhaps in hindsight they should’ve just republished the 93 mail order instructions this time around, http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~./gdead/faq/tickets.html or at least included the Paragraph: “GDTS mail orders are processed on a first come, first served basis by the date your order was POSTMARKED. However, if there are more postmarked orders for the first mail order date than tickets, GDTS will collect all those ticket orders and employ a random selection process for filling orders. The key here is to get your mail order postmarked on the first day of mail order for the show you want. For example, if the mail order date is December 28, go to your post office and have a postal employee hand postmark your order on that day. Remember: it's illegal for the post office to postmark any date other than the current day” It might have helped clarify some things. Good luck on Saturday friends, (I need some too.) Hope to see you there.
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So I sent in request for all 3 shows at all price levels. 9 money orders. Checked the phone number KC posted (thanks!!) and only 1 did not match their records. So does this mean they are doing partial orders? Or are they still cashing them. Dont give up if yours match their records!!
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Has anyone gone to the USPS site and entered in their money order serial number and seen that their money order has been cashed.. The post office said the only way was to file a tracking request in the office and that it would take one week to get back the results.
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the website doesn't seem to work. I confirmed this when my returned MOs were excahanged for a new one which I deposited. The phone number did confirm conform with expectations on not having information about my cashed orders (its supposed to say that). My friends MOs appear to have been cashed by this parallel.
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This seems highly unlikely. I hope there is NO truth to this.
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Down to the wire!!! All kinds of wondering and not much knowing. If the plan was to return money before the 26th there is probably not enough time to send to all locations, so the mailing of rejection letters must have stopped by now...but they could still be on the way. Will the email be sent out last minute Thursday? They need to have a prize for the bubble boy...last reject letter sent!!!
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Down to the wire!!! All kinds of wondering and not much knowing. If the plan was to return money before the 26th there is probably not enough time to send to all locations, so the mailing of rejection letters must have stopped by now...but they could still be on the way. Will the email be sent out last minute Thursday? They need to have a prize for the bubble boy...last reject letter sent!!!
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Well, the race is on and here comes Pride up the backstretchHeartaches (pinky) are going to the in side
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the mail just ran, nothing from Stinson Beach, suspense continues
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I know we have all been anxiously checking our mail every day hoping to avoid the dreaded “Pink Slip”, but unless I am wrong, even if we don’t receive a “Pink Slip” by the 28th we still might not be getting tickets. Isn’t the more important piece of information going to be the E-mail that the lucky few will receive?I only bring this up since the Ticketmaster date is quickly approaching and I don’t want to be stuck in limbo with the mail order. I can only assume that regardless of the “Pink Slip”, unless I receive a E-mail by the 28th I will eventually be getting a Pink Slip? I just have to know my strategy for Saturday and I am far from clear on what I will be doing. Help!
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Supposedly, everyone who did mail order should either get a pinky or an e-mail by Thursday night this week. However, slow mail, backlogs at GDTS, or some other reason may prevent some of that from happening. Just gotta see what happens this week. Should be a pretty exciting week. Good luck to everyone.
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My friends and I were all going to go for four $212.50 tickets for all three nights. Hopefully one of us would get lucky and we all could go. A couple of us live in the Chicago area so we didn't need a room and figured GA would be the hot ticket so we went for the more expensive tickets. We were right about the demand for GA but I am worried that adding more GA at the expense of the higher priced tix is really going to hurt our chances. Add to the mix that two of us decided the Mail Order was too much trouble and we only have two requests. So far neither of us has gotten a rejection. I am wondering if anybody has gotten a pink slip for the $212.50 tix?
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Lots of those price ranges have been rejected. Pretty much all price ranges have been rejected. You figure, about 50,000 rejected envelopes. The whole spectrum has been rejected. Just gotta wait and see and hope. I think it's fair to say we've over analyzed this a bit, don't ya think?? Just a little??
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Still nothing. I live in Idaho. postmarked the 20th. Very little decortaion on my envelope as I can't draw. "We will survive" on the back. Went for two high dollar tickets each night. No rejection yet. We know several people in our small town that have received rejections. Another person who went for two GA each night hasn't received a rejection yet. It feels good, but mail is sometimes slow to arrive here. I also have a friend in MD who went for two cheap reserved seats each night, and as of Saturday he hadn't received a rejection. Also, one friend in North Carolina has yet to receive a rejection. I'm not sure what seats he tried to get. As they stated, everyone who postmarked the first day has the same chance as everyone else. Rumors of time of postmark, whether you decorated, whether you've been mail ordering since 82 or the first time... we all have the same chance which I think is the fairest. Just because I've seen the GD over 100 times, doesn't mean I'm more important than a 20 year old who has never seen a show. Good luck to all of us still in the hunt, and good luck to everyone trying for tickets this weekend. Stay positive.
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do we know of anyone who has gotten mail order tickets yet?
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Hey folks, I just got my rejection letter in Central Illinois on Saturday Feb 21, postmarked in Stinson Beach on the 17th. So many roads...mail order was just one of them. I'll get there. Best of luck to all of you good people still in the running!
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I'm freakin out! I need to open my Christmas PresentS!!!!
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I got a PO phone number from a friend last week , that many of us called, to find out the status of our MO's. He was lucky enough to have found a person who shared with him all 3 of his MO's had been cashed. So, i called and they indicated i would have to go to the PO and pay $6 to track each MO and would not give me the info otherwise (hopefully my friend wasnt being messed with)...so, i paid the $6 to track at least one...did this on friday 19th in the afternoon and info was available through PO, MO tracking on web 48 hrs later...today, I popped in the MO serial code and it indicated that MO was awaiting a refund?? Not sure how they would know about a refund??, so i called the PO money order tracking number and got through to an actual warm body. She plugged in the serial number and she stated that it had not been cashed, as of yet! I have not received a "pink slip" yet either. Nothing left to do,but smile smile smile...and cross my fingers!!
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Has anyone seen anything about an email to announce lottery winners? I saw where someone heard from someone at CID they were told by GDTS that would happen but nothing more. They have had 5 weeks to print tickets, lot of manhours to copy 10,000+ email addresses when all they have to do is drop them in the mail they have the tickets
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We’ve been submerged in a sea of mail and are coming up for a breath of air to give you an update on where we stand right now. We are 75% of the way processing all of the orders, working 24/7 to get your money orders back to you. There were many, many times more order requests than anyone imagined, thousands and thousands with beautiful art. We are trying to let as many folks as possible know their status before the onsale date. Emails will go out to the winners starting in the next two days. Your chances of receiving tickets from us are 1 in 10, so if you have not received a winner’s email from us by the on-sale date, you may want to consider on line ticket sales to increase your chances.Tickets will be mailed out in June. Please do not email us at this time as we will not be able to answer your inquiry. Okay, we are taking a deep breath and going back under. The crew of GDTS TOO 2.23.15 “Some days the gales are howling Some days the sea is still as glass” John Barlow
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We’ve been submerged in a sea of mail and are coming up for a breath of air to give you an update on where we stand right now. We are 75% of the way processing all of the orders, working 24/7 to get your money orders back to you. There were many, many times more order requests than anyone imagined, thousands and thousands with beautiful art. We are trying to let as many folks as possible know their status before the onsale date. Emails will go out to the winners starting in the next two days. Your chances of receiving tickets from us are 1 in 10, so if you have not received a winner’s email from us by the on-sale date, you may want to consider on line ticket sales to increase your chances. Tickets will be mailed out in June. Please do not email us at this time as we will not be able to answer your inquiry. Okay, we are taking a deep breath and going back under. The crew of GDTS TOO 2.23.15 “Some days the gales are howling
 Some days the sea is still as glass” John Barlow __._,_.___
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bollocks. Happy Happington sez: may the four winds blow you safely to Chicago this summer.
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listen to Nirvana Bleach can you feel my love buzz? about a band...
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Received just now (although I did check my money orders today, this isn't the warm fuzzy I was looking for!) We’ve been submerged in a sea of mail and are coming up for a breath of air to give you an update on where we stand right now. We are 75% of the way processing all of the orders, working 24/7 to get your money orders back to you. There were many, many times more order requests than anyone imagined, thousands and thousands with beautiful art. We are trying to let as many folks as possible know their status before the onsale date. Emails will go out to the winners starting in the next two days. Your chances of receiving tickets from us are 1 in 10, so if you have not received a winner’s email from us by the on-sale date, you may want to consider on line ticket sales to increase your chances. Tickets will be mailed out in June. Please do not email us at this time as we will not be able to answer your inquiry.
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Tedd: Requested 2 - $212.50 tickets per show for all three shows. Postmarked on time and all done correctly. All Money Orders returned early last week. I'm in SoCal. Good luck to you!
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thought sure tix would be in mail this week too, maybe it was a dream i dreamed long ago
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I would not be too much worried about getting tickets even if you didn't get them via mail-order. I thing most of the tickets will be sold by Ticketmaster so there will be lots of them available. I would be surprised if more than 10% of all tickets were sold by GDSTOO.
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i have looked all over GDTSTOO website and i cannot find where the notice that has been posted on here from there is, i have looked everywhere i can think of for it, has anyone else looked to see if they can find it? if so please tell me where, not sayig it is bs i just can't find it
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There's a lot of anguish right now as folks are getting rejections on their mail order requests for the Grateful Dead's 50th anniversary shows in Chicago. Soon to be followed, we hope, with a lot of joy as luckier folks get their tix. Whether you're in need of tickets or suddenly find yourself with extras, keep in mind these handy threads: Tix Wanted and Tix Offered
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tenn2maine, you're not a dummy, they sent an email update, you can sign up on their page for updates. You can also see the update on their facebook page. There is a small business and public page, look at the small business page. Hopefully, many will hear good news today and tomorrow! Going to be hard to not look at my phone at work today. Peace everyone
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easy link: http://www.gdtstoo.com/GDTSTOOupdate.htmlhats off to gdtstoo ... considering the onslaught of unexpected requests ... to let everyone know via email before ticketmaster sales is ... well ... very user friendly. for those who 'noses are out of joint' for some some silly reason ... how too bad. this is about celebrating 50 years of great music and fun ... and there are all sorts of great ways to do it ... with jerry smiling down upon the 'tribe ... 'w/ or w/o tickets.
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Roger that comment! Well put aldenmi...this is about celebrating 50 years, and promises to be a great big ol' family reunion. As in any reunion, there are folks who can't make it, a bit of squabbling about the seating arrangements, perhaps a discussion about the music choice, and maybe a bit too much to eat or drink... And can you believe what Aunt Mabel wore? Scandalous!
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Has anyone from Michigan received a rejection letter yet?
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This whole thing just keeps getting worse. So the GD Bulletin comes out yesterday with more ways for deadheads to part with their money for BS we ( at least me) don't want. Tickets to Giants games, Coffee mugs, books and so on. I like baseball, coffee and reading but dear God what does all that have to do with the music???????my best hope was for maybe 15 to 20 shows around the country spread out over the year. I know the boys are getting old, so am I. This is just pathetic from a musical point of view. The whole scene has turned into a marketing company ever since GD Productions has been turned over to corporate managers. I don't begrude the boys their money lord knows they earned it but in my opinion they are not providing what their customers want....THE MUSIC. Just see the mailorder.....(((((((((((!)))))))))))
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thanks for the link
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no bad news but not as good a feeling about it as i was yesterday, pinkies haven't left the station yet
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The-11, you're right about those corporate managers:

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Not looking good. Looks like if we don't get an award e-mail this week, then our pinky is coming at some point in the next few weeks or so. I was hoping they processed most everything by now, meaning that if no pinky came this week, we were good to go. Obviously not the case. bummer.
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