• January 15, 2015
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    Grateful Dead Original Members To Perform Together Again One Last Time

    Grateful Dead Original Members Reunite to Celebrate 50th Anniversary

    “Fare Thee Well: Celebrating 50 Years of Grateful Dead" at Chicago’s Soldier Field on July 3rd, 4th, and 5th, 2015

    Marks the Grateful Dead Members' Final Performance Together

    Event information available at Dead50.net

    To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Grateful Dead, the four original members — Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann, Phil Lesh, and Bob Weir — will reunite at Chicago's Soldier Field, nearly 20 years to the day of the last Grateful Dead concert, which took place at the same venue. “Fare Thee Well: Celebrating 50 Years of Grateful Dead" will occur over three nights on July 3, 4, and 5, 2015, marking the original members' last-ever performance together. The band will be joined by Trey Anastasio (guitar), Jeff Chimenti (keyboards), and Bruce Hornsby (piano). The group will perform two sets of music each night.

    Jerry Garcia's daughter Trixie Garcia announced the shows in an exclusive interview. You can check out her announcement here.

    Joining the original members of Grateful Dead are three musicians who have embodied the band’s spirit of musical innovation throughout their eclectic careers. Guitarist Trey Anastasio is best known for his work as the principal songwriter and lead guitarist for touring juggernaut Phish, but he has also found time to score and arrange music for orchestras and Broadway productions such as “Best Musical” TONY nominee ‘Hands on a Hardbody.’ Pianist Bruce Hornsby had already won the first of his three Grammy Awards when he first guested with Grateful Dead in 1988. Following the death of the band’s keyboard player Brent Mydland in 1990, Hornsby toured with the group into 1992, and he has maintained a collaborative relationship with its members ever since. Bay Area native and jazz keyboardist Jeff Chimenti joined Bob Weir’s Rat Dog in 1997, and has since worked on projects such as Phil Lesh & Friends, The Other Ones, The Dead, and Furthur.

    In the tradition of the original Grateful Dead Ticketing Mail Order, tickets will first be made available via a first-come, first-served mail order system. All additional ticketing information is available at Dead50.net.

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Grateful Dead Original Members Reunite to Celebrate 50th Anniversary

“Fare Thee Well: Celebrating 50 Years of Grateful Dead" at Chicago’s Soldier Field on July 3rd, 4th, and 5th, 2015

Marks the Grateful Dead Members' Final Performance Together

Event information available at Dead50.net

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Grateful Dead, the four original members — Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann, Phil Lesh, and Bob Weir — will reunite at Chicago's Soldier Field, nearly 20 years to the day of the last Grateful Dead concert, which took place at the same venue. “Fare Thee Well: Celebrating 50 Years of Grateful Dead" will occur over three nights on July 3, 4, and 5, 2015, marking the original members' last-ever performance together. The band will be joined by Trey Anastasio (guitar), Jeff Chimenti (keyboards), and Bruce Hornsby (piano). The group will perform two sets of music each night.

Jerry Garcia's daughter Trixie Garcia announced the shows in an exclusive interview. You can check out her announcement here.

Joining the original members of Grateful Dead are three musicians who have embodied the band’s spirit of musical innovation throughout their eclectic careers. Guitarist Trey Anastasio is best known for his work as the principal songwriter and lead guitarist for touring juggernaut Phish, but he has also found time to score and arrange music for orchestras and Broadway productions such as “Best Musical” TONY nominee ‘Hands on a Hardbody.’ Pianist Bruce Hornsby had already won the first of his three Grammy Awards when he first guested with Grateful Dead in 1988. Following the death of the band’s keyboard player Brent Mydland in 1990, Hornsby toured with the group into 1992, and he has maintained a collaborative relationship with its members ever since. Bay Area native and jazz keyboardist Jeff Chimenti joined Bob Weir’s Rat Dog in 1997, and has since worked on projects such as Phil Lesh & Friends, The Other Ones, The Dead, and Furthur.

In the tradition of the original Grateful Dead Ticketing Mail Order, tickets will first be made available via a first-come, first-served mail order system. All additional ticketing information is available at Dead50.net.

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TALKIN' ABOUT "FARE THEE WELL: CELEBRATING 50 YEARS OF GRATEFUL DEAD"

“I have a feeling this will come out just right. Can’t wait to find out…HERE WE GO!” - Mickey Hart

"The Grateful Dead lived an incredible musical story and now we get to write a whole new chapter. By celebrating our 50th, we get to cheer our past, but this isn't just about history. The Grateful Dead always played improvisational music that was born in the moment and we plan on doing the same this round." - Bill Kreutzmann

“It is with respect and gratitude that we reconvene the Dead one last time to celebrate - not merely the band's legacy, but also the community that we’ve been playing to, and with, for fifty years,” - Phil Lesh "Wave that flag, wave it wide and high…"

"Lookin' forward to this one, oh boy, you bet. Let's see just how much fun we can have this 4th of July." - Bob Weir<

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biggest clusterfuck ever, biggest ripoff ever, biggest let down ever, biggest failure ever, biggest shaft ever put up fans asses. Boycott the ripoff dead. Do not buy scalper tickets, let them eat every one of them, these are the same people that ruined out scene years ago, and now they are doing it again, with the bands permission, Jesus, what has the world come to.
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We tried but didn't have any luck.It was fun imagining traveling to Chicago and being there. I could see it. I wish The Dead and all of the people that go there the best. Cheers, otis
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too many cry babies whining about the ticket situation. if you can come to chicago for that weekend and not see the shows ,still enjoy the scene on the lakefront and probably a simulcast at grant park and or northerly island. if you're going to keep crying stay away, don't need the negativity.
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too many cry babies whining about the ticket situation. if you can come to chicago for that weekend and not see the shows ,still enjoy the scene on the lakefront and probably a simulcast at grant park and or northerly island. if you're going to keep crying stay away, don't need the negativity.
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We tried and tried and tried for two hours to get tickets. Its my boyfriends birthday on the 4th. There is no better way than to spend it with the dead. Only problem is we could not get tickets. If anyone has any extras or knows anyone who knows anyone please help us out. Its really sad to see a grown man crying over this ;) any day any number of tickets, $$. I know you are out there! Love and light my friends.
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It took me a while to get to the point where unkle sam is, but I'm there. I'm not going to beat the whatever horse, but if anyone related to the band is reading these comments, I just want to say that you alienated a tried and true fan. Well done and knock yourself out in Chicago. Some people there might be able to sing along with Touch of Grey and the chorus of Casey Jones so it should be a grand time.
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Music of, by, and for the people is hard to come by these days. What a shame that people (scalpers) are willing to charge $6000 for a $200 ticket (see Stubhub). $200 is already TOO much to ensure anything close to democratic access to a decent seat. Remember when rock shows cost $6 a ticket? Or even $15 a ticket? That was the hourly wage of a working/middle-class worker in the 80s. Consider the inflation rate-- who makes $200/hr now? Those of us in the middle/bottom wage rungs MIGHT be able to come up with this kind of money, but only by sacrificing in HUGE ways. I have literally taken on second jobs/gigs to take my 5yr old to see some of the remaining Music Greats (Stones etc.) The primary ticket market's inflation hurts music and democracy. Reluctantly and with some guilt, I participate in the primary market (as I just did with my MO and with TM). BUT the secondary ticket market's grossly over-inflated prices are shamefully unethical. It doesn't just hurt equitable access to music, it stomps it dead. Imo,none of us who are able to come up with that kind of secondary market money should reward scalpers. I understand the temptation if you're a rich deadhead with $6000 to spend on a $200 seat.... But for the sake of democracy and music, don't do it! Anyway, for those of you on this Board who've indicated they'll sell their extra tix to others on this Board, consider us in that offer. At a minimum, my 5yr old and I would love to go (hoping his dad can too but he's willing to pass). My 5yr old enjoys concerts and behaves beautifully- a ticket won't be wasted on him. He was two when he first heard "The Wheel"-- he doesn't usually stop and talk about the music playing, but he did that day. After that, my usual non-dancing type, would always grab my hand and ask me to dance when I played the Dead. The Dead's been a part of my family for over 40yrs (had a parakeet named Casey Jones in 1974 when I was 9yrs old :-)) See you in Chicago. We'll be there with or without tix, singing US Blues on the 4th of July in honor of all of us who didn't make it in....
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Got 2 three night passes...rear stage in the upper level, after 40mins....three others I know are rear stage also . Feel bad for everyone who got shut out.
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Since 10:00 this morning (it's now 1:17), I've been in the TM queue. Still says "your wait time is less than 9 minutes!" Anybody else still waiting? Wonder if it's glitched or still chugging through requests? I'm not going to close it out yet, but I'm curious about any others . . . Thanks and Peace!
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@chlb3 same deal here with three windows all searching for tickets...
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Thanks for the reassurance - I'll be hangin' tight!
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Scored two tickets at 11:24 AM EST for Saturday Section 125. Very Happy...... I talk to tech support Ticketmaster about 20 minutes ago. There is still a possibility of more tics to be release by promoters. Good luck to everyone..... Still waiting for GDTS and that beautiful golden email in NYC...... Peace out........
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I'm with ya. Got popped once outside of MSG at an 80s show for selling my brother's (a no show) ticket for face value. Had to take a day off of work about two months later to drive back to NYC, go to court, and pay the fine. Now, it's not only legal, but accepted practice, to gouge the ^%&% out of people. The times, they are still a-changin'. Good luck to ya in Chicago, I hope the vibe is waiting there.
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Laugh out loud, you know what would be really prankster like, if all us ticketless deadheads showed up, 5 million of us, blocking the streets, hanging out of vw vans, fouling up the system, just being there to... you know, be part of the whole thing. I wonder if the powers that be ever thought something like that would happen. What am I saying, of course they have, and they are ready for us. Better yet, just don't go, ignore it and the whole fake money grubbing ripoff that is this last show. Sorry if this sounds like whining, and maybe it is, but we are hurt, deeply, and when I get stabbed in the back, it hurts, especially when it is from a supposed loved one. "price wasn't anything but a knife in the back, and more of the same..."
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Nada here travel packages, TM mail order no pink slip no email. All six Mo cashed. Limbo here. Any emails received today? Number?
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The ticket process is a big hustle.The only people getting tickets are the ticket brokers, with their roooms full of computers, and the filthy rich!! Not too many people can afford $500 a ticket, for No View, and who would want to!? The Grateful Dead use to be a community of regular folks, having a good time, mostly on pennies!! Now, if you'd like to relive the magic, one more Saturday night, you'll have to sell your soul, or at least your car!! Thanks, but no thanks!! The memories I have are just fine! We really miss you, Jerry!!!!!
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Sadly we had to wait until yesterday to find out that our mail order was rejected... :( and we got shut out of both yesterday and today's ordering systems. First time I've ever had the money to buy tickets like this and the one time we do, (tax return), we can't get them! Went onto a ticket seller site that finds tickets on lots of different searches at about twenty after 9 and the cheapest ticket was $700... one of the tickets was priced at over $13,000!!!!... took a screen shot because I didn't believe it myself. Seriously... I would have loved to be there, but I don't see us getting tickets from anywhere at this point. So happy for those lucky folks that are making it in! Love to all you people that didn't get as lucky.
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rejected, depressed. Marin Deadhead wondering on a a miracle simulcast at either Terrapin Crossroads or The Sweetwater. a lot of us here are hurting, we would be willing to pay and make either Phil or Bobby even more money at whichever respective establishment hosts. thinking about starting a petition tonight at TCX. no way can i cough up 6k for 3days. as it is right now- score one for the bad guys (ticket brokers).
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Do NOT buy from brokers or you are part of the problem that is destructive to the community! Make them EAT all of them. Every. Last. One. Just look at the thousands on sale on StealHub. The online sales were an open door to brokers. They gobbled them up.
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The Boy's should have known this would happen to the faithful. This should have been a mail order only event just like the old REX Foundation events in Berkeley to stop the scalpers from grabbing all the tickets & charging high prices. They stole all the tickets & the Jerry Kid's just got kicked to the curb. This event should have been at a camp site location so it would feel more like a gathering of the tribes than a hustle & bustle of a big city. It should have been at LOCKN or Watkins Glen in my opinion. I saw one ticket on stub hub for over a million & the parking for the event is in the thousands. I wonder how many grilled cheese you have to sell in the lot to attend this one. I had my Fare Thee Well in Seattle when I saw Jerry play for the last time, I could not make it to Chicago then & looks like I will not make it this time either.
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I saved up for a while to buy some 50th anniversary tickets. Well finally here is Feb. 28 at 10:00 am cst time and i can't buy any tickets. In my experience i was on time, had my money barely, and ticket master's system overloaded with people . To the point that only certain people could obtain tickets for whatever reason. It would make me wait to look at tickets than would say there were none. I can't believe the internet system is so broken to make so many people go without even a chance. This is not in the spirit of The Dead and Jerry would not approve. #bummed
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Such a sad turn of events today for so many unlucky fans.. I was one of the hopefuls in the mail order running, right up until Wednesday when I got my return, the very last day before CID release.. Tried the CID yesterday.. No luck.. This morning I was shut out of ticketbastard completely.. Watched that wheel spin round for multiple times.. Had so much hope that I was going to be able to attend these shows.. Just hard to believe how limited these online tickets seemed to be.. I'm gonna hold onto my hotel room at the Congress Plaza for the time being, just to see how things develope.. I'm not going to give up.. Got cash for all three nights for 2 if there is a kind head out there to let go thier extras.. pCe.. wurm
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One in the Pit was going for way over a million & GA Floor was going for over 30 grand at stub hub. Well you finally got us to stop following you around Boy's, what a sad Fare Thee Well indeed.
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150 shows between '84 and '95....Jerry's first shows back in December of '86....Bruce Hornsby opening for the first time at Laguna Seca...climbing 50 feet in the air in the one tree in the middle of the grass at Alpine Valley as the second set opened...the big blue breakfast bus on summer tour '88...nothing left to do but smile,smile,smile :) Would have loved to have gotten tickets to Chicago, but I let fate decide and can only surmise now that what I have done blows away what will happen in July.....I said goodbye 20 years ago. We are truly on R own...
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I remember the tongue-in-cheek When Push Comes to Shove tour as if it were yesterday! Your post title reminds me of the last tweet from Leonard Nimoy: "A life is like a garden. Perfect moments can be had, but not preserved, except in memory." I was hoping to make some new memories in July, but they aren't going to be Dead-related. Methinks the old memories will suffice, and fortunately my present thoughts won't alter the memories. I may pass on the next round of personalized license plates renewals though.
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I see only one solution to this debacle & that is cancel the event & find another venue in the woods where we all can campout. Refund all the money & let the brokers eat their tickets except the mail order Heads, they can use their tickets for the new venue. Start a new mail order only for this event at the new venue in the woods so we can have a real down to earth Fare Thee Well with all our Dead Head Brothers & Sisters.
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I'm still in the TicketMonster room, 5.5 hours later, spinning wheel with the damned message from the Monster saying, "Your wait time is less than 10 minutes." Smile smile smiling at that. And GDTS was a fail. I'd love to join my touring friends of past thirty years who all are reuniting from all over the USA for these shows. If any kind Head has two extra for each or any night for me and my lady friend, we'd be eternally grateful. We can offer your cost for tickets, good food and drink, and great vibes with friendly people at two day/night rooftop party in West Loop. There will be families with teens and all friendly folks. We can perhaps arrange a drive to or/and from the airport to your hotel for you, as well, if traveling from out of town and arrival/departure times work. Please message me if interested. Cheers and good luck to all.
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Got lucky and scored 2 via mail order on Wednesday from GDTSTOO for all 3 shows. Seeing CID debacle and Ticketmaster mess has made me wonder, if 10% of the tix are for the real head, I been to over 300 since 1973, who in hell will be sitting next to us? I've been following the posts here, and a handful got CID and less Ticketmaster....planning on going but WTF? Just need a reality check....who has the friggin tickets?
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Still waiting on Mail Order results. Tried to get tickets this morning, waited for 20 minutes and then was told none available. Thinking positive thoughts for the "Golden E-mail".
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Wow... What a total letdown. After years of supporting the Dead... Going to the shows, buying the albums, books, absorbing everything I could about a band that I love, I feel like I am entitled to some temporary bitterness. I didn't want to be a hog. I requested 1 ticket for Friday and 1 for Saturday via Mail order, which was submitted the first day. I would have been ecstatic if I'd gotten one. But nothing. Then I was subjected to this Ticketmaster bullshit which was nothing more than a scalper's wet dream. I am genuinely happy for real fans who got their tickets, but I am feeling less than satisfied. The bitterness will pass...hopefully. Just really disappointed.
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Wondering if anyone did actually get through today and get tickets from Ticketmaster?I have yet to hear of anyone actually getting any tickets today!(we had 5 computers at 4 locations and never got past the 12 minute "wheel") I can tell you however, that SkyBox holders at Soldier Field were able to purchase tickets this week...Up to 6 tickets for each night.Pretty good bet most of them bought what they could and we are now seeing those on StubHub for $$$$$. My husband used to make and sell TieDye shirts to finance his Dead Show trips...look for us in the parking lot!!
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jessegurl72 - I read your posts from last night and I was really hoping you would get some tickets. Way to go!
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I got two x 3 day, no view package for $400 - to watch TV in a horrible stadium. This was with 10 devices and 3 kids helping me for 2 hours starting at the stroke of 10 AM CST. That was the only thing that came up on all devices, the rest bombed out repeatedly or sat in a queue with the BS clock. From the get go, only no view or side obstructed views were available as 3 day packages. Apparently the ticket fees are greater if you buy them day by day. I really feel for you long time heads who traveled on tours and supported the band. You ensured sellouts for the band well before the Touch-head era. I only started listening in 2010 because of Furthur. This is the thanks you get??? What went down this week is pure greed and the fault of Peter Shapiro dangling his rich Daddy's money at Phil Lesh two years ago, breaking up Furthur. Best wishes to everyone finding tickets. Read this and get sick... http://www.forbes.com/sites/jesselawrence/2015/02/28/secondary-market-g…
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Your post nails it for me as well. Your "scalper's wet dream" is spot on re Ticketmaster. Hope some actual long term fans had success.
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Hoping to see this headline in the near future: "Ticket scalpers lose millions of dollars and are stuck with thousands of tickets-- seems they've messed with the wrong audience as Grateful Dead fans everywhere unite and refuse to buy their dirty tickets" Ahh it would be such sweet revenge : )
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Ticket sales were not cool, a mail in lottery would have been the way to go, all three nights only and a fixed price. All three shows should be streamed for free, this will be for the fans and hopefully burn the scalpers. I was willing to pay a high face value price (200 bucks) per ticket, per show. But the after market prices are past crazy! I will hope for streaming or at least all three nights simulcast to the local IMAX theater for a affordable price (50 bucks). One article said $15,000 for three nights in GA,,,,really! Also, say what you want but the Dead have historically blown the big ones, right? Can you imagine shelling out even 200 bucks a show to hear Might as Well (again!). Wish I had made the Mexican trip, would have been the same money (more or less), but hell you have a nice beach vacation. This would have been Chicago! Chicago!! Oh well, Lockn will be the place this summer.
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I have two (2) hotel rooms reserved at the Travelodge Hotel Downtown Chicago, which is a short walk to Soldier's Field. Address is 65 East Harrison Wabash St and Harrison St Chicago, IL 60605 I have the rooms reserved for Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights but that can be altered to fit your needs. I reserved them the day FARE THEE WELL was announced. I was denied mail order tix and I was shut out of Ticketmaster. I am looking to arrange a ticket-for-hotel room trade. Please Email me if you're interested jp1331@gmail.com
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I actually have no real ax with scalpers. We all have a choice... don't buy the tix. I DO have a problem with the band : they said for years they fed off the audience as much as vice versa. Well...then why did they agree to contracts that only allowed so few tickets to go to GDTSTOO? That forum has the best chance for long time fans to score tix. The other outlets were a complete joke.Maybe its best GDTSTOO didn't more tickets....they showed they couldn't handle it anyway. Yes I'm frustrated I'm shut out after 40 yes of fandom and concerts and albums and CDs and tee shirts and all that...but I'm even more frustrated with the cluster this process has been. Yes definitely GDTRFB.o
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I actually have no real ax with scalpers. We all have a choice... don't buy the tix. I DO have a problem with the band : they said for years they fed off the audience as much as vice versa. Well...then why did they agree to contracts that only allowed so few tickets to go to GDTSTOO? That forum has the best chance for long time fans to score tix. The other outlets were a complete joke.Maybe its best GDTSTOO didn't more tickets....they showed they couldn't handle it anyway. Yes I'm frustrated I'm shut out after 40 yes of fandom and concerts and albums and CDs and tee shirts and all that...but I'm even more frustrated with the cluster this process has been. Yes definitely GDTRFB.o
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Dennis Wilmot - your idea is terrific! Live streaming to an imax at a $50 price point -YES!
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I actually have no real ax with scalpers. We all have a choice... don't buy the tix. I DO have a problem with the band : they said for years they fed off the audience as much as vice versa. Well...then why did they agree to contracts that only allowed so few tickets to go to GDTSTOO? That forum has the best chance for long time fans to score tix. The other outlets were a complete joke.Maybe its best GDTSTOO didn't more tickets....they showed they couldn't handle it anyway. Yes I'm frustrated I'm shut out after 40 yes of fandom and concerts and albums and CDs and tee shirts and all that...but I'm even more frustrated with the cluster this process has been. Yes definitely GDTRFB.o
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I'm with you! This whole fiasco was really poorly handled with obvious disregard for those of us that have been following the band for over 35 years. $10,000 for tix with no view, you've got to be F-----g kidding!!
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Well, I too was disappointed that I didn't get tickets today. However, I'm reading that one half million people tried to buy tickets today on Ticketmaster. So the demand is there. I'm hoping that the band decides to do a pay per view access to these shows so that we can all watch the show and maybe it will have the extra benefit of driving down the prices of the tickets in the aftermarket. After all it's not the same as being there but I would pay to watch the shows on T.V. at home and save the one thousand mile trip each way to Chicago. I'm hoping that they do something like that.
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But after this weekend I'm thinking it will $200 to watch it on TV. Really disenchanted.
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I cannot see 60,000 people paying 500-1000 for three nights. Dont buy the tickets!!!
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For sure. This is a question I have to respectfully ask you long time DH's. Never saw Jerry but did 40 Furthur shows starting in 2010 and fell in love with the music at 48. Furthur played venues as large as MSG and small as the Cap and rarely an issue getting a reasonably priced ticket. They were good if not great IMO. They bring back the 2 drummers, slap a "last ever" tag on it in a huge stadium and suddenly 1/2 million people need to be there? What am I missing? Was Drums & Space that good?
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I am kind of glad I did not get tickets for this event now that I came down from my Bad Trip this morning on Ticket Master. Here is my prediction for the Chaos to come & a reason for me not to travel there to find a miracle. Tickets are being sold by people that should not have gotten one for anywhere from $500.00 to over 1 million dollars on stub hub. Parking places closest to the venue are going for $200.00 to the thousands of dollars on stub hub so there will be no place to park. The Police are going to be as thick as the thieves that are going to be breaking into the cars just like if every one remembers that was there when they came out of the projects at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium to sell phony drugs, robbed people & broke into their cars. I hope I am wrong & that everyone has a good time but I feel this Fare Thee Well show is going to be worse than the Brown Acid at Woodstock. I think it would have been a lot more memorable event that Jerry would be proud of if this was a free show at the biggest National Forest & Campground that the Boy's could have found. I am sure a lot of you remember the Ventura County Fairground shows, now that would be memorable if we went that route.
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I too never got to see Jerry, but I think this will be the last time all of the ones who are left will be together. I was lucky enough to see TOO with both drummers a couple times, and it definitely gave it a different feeling than just Further. Between Bobby's health and all of them the better part of 70 years old, this is the last chance to try and capture what's left of the magic that was the Dead, in my opinion. I'm not saying id pay that much to go, plus $1k for a hotel room, but I don't begrudge anyone for wanting to be there. That being said, I would definitely wait a while for prices to go down, because they will. I am still holding out slim hope that they typed my email wrong and money order tix are coming.
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    Hey man, hope you worked through this. I struggled with the same deal for the Dead and Co fall tour and found that things like Vivid Seats, stub hub, etc., all worked out fine. Geez, the aftermarket tix were sure expensive though. I wish folks would just sell their extra's at cost rather than get all greedy with the mark up. I'm definitely going to try to get the retail prices by planning ahead with this next go round.
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    olddeadheadtoo
    6 years 4 months ago
    my review
    wow, that Friday show was too much, and that Sunday show was out of this world, Trey really stepped up and showed all the negatives that he was the MAN. We want more, how about this Fare thee well, this year. Next year, weir back from the dead to blow your minds.
  • dethwort
    6 years 4 months ago
    Transcendental
    For a brief moment time seemed to stop and flow backwards. A life altering experience. GOD bless the Grateful Dead !!!