• September 18, 2008
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    Rock Legends to Play Obama Fundraiser

    The Pennsylvania Campaign for Change has just announced a Monday, October 13 concert fundraiser to benefit Obama for America featuring many Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees and other American music icons. Additionally, the show will be a very large voter outreach opportunity for the Pennsylvania Obama campaign, which has already built the largest volunteer-based campaign in Pennsylvania’s history. The campaign has more than 70 field offices and thousands of volunteers preparing for an unprecedented Get Out the Vote operation. There are now more than 1 million more Democrats in the state than Republicans, an increase of 500,000 since 2004.

    Tickets will be available at 12:00 p.m. EDT on Friday, September 19, and are $50 for the general public and $30 for University Park students with a Pennsylvania State University ID. More ticket information is available online at:

    http://www.barackobama.com/psu

    EVENT DETAILS:

    WHO: Bob Weir, Phil Lesh, Bill Kreutzmann, and Mickey Hart, Gregg Allman, Butch Trucks, Jaimoe, Warren Haynes, Derek Trucks, Marc Quinones, Oteil Burbridge, and Jeff Chimenti

    WHAT: Concert Fundraiser

    WHERE: Bryce Jordan Center, Pennsylvania State University State College, PA

    WHEN: Monday, October 13, 2008 - Doors Open 5:30 PM EDT

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The Pennsylvania Campaign for Change has just announced a Monday, October 13 concert fundraiser to benefit Obama for America featuring many Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees and other American music icons. Additionally, the show will be a very large voter outreach opportunity for the Pennsylvania Obama campaign, which has already built the largest volunteer-based campaign in Pennsylvania’s history. The campaign has more than 70 field offices and thousands of volunteers preparing for an unprecedented Get Out the Vote operation. There are now more than 1 million more Democrats in the state than Republicans, an increase of 500,000 since 2004.

Tickets will be available at 12:00 p.m. EDT on Friday, September 19, and are $50 for the general public and $30 for University Park students with a Pennsylvania State University ID. More ticket information is available online at:

http://www.barackobama.com/psu

EVENT DETAILS:

WHO: Bob Weir, Phil Lesh, Bill Kreutzmann, and Mickey Hart, Gregg Allman, Butch Trucks, Jaimoe, Warren Haynes, Derek Trucks, Marc Quinones, Oteil Burbridge, and Jeff Chimenti

WHAT: Concert Fundraiser

WHERE: Bryce Jordan Center, Pennsylvania State University State College, PA

WHEN: Monday, October 13, 2008 - Doors Open 5:30 PM EDT

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Hope to see you all there! What an unexpected pleasure! "Once in a while you get shown the Light in the strangest of places if you look at it right!"
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to all of you ticket holders, no matter your per sway tion.... have fun at the show!thanks mr p, but i can't make it : ) now about the west coast FUN raiser... let's say in arizona? i'm' waitin for tickets!!!
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but i was reading all these posts about raising taxes and does anyone know if we can write these tix off on taxes
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it was around with the end of the archive soundboards downloads and of downloads of tapers section. Tom - I have met many politicians and know they are not the same. Many if not most are constrained by this system to do what they would ultimately like to see done. If they did, they would lose elections. That is a democracy. Kind of stinks, I agree. But I think there are degrees and shades and many are attempting to do the best they can. But I am more involved in local politics and not national as often and really don't get involved in the media circus on tv etc. I just really don't like stereotyping of any kind, it is unfair. Nothing left to do but smile, smile, smile. If the doors of perception were cleansed, everything would appear to man as it is, infinite. William Blake
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I do like ya, pal, but my very special guest has already been advised. Maybe I'll catch up with you out there in The Zone sometime, though. Conversation is always more interesting than recitation, so speak your mind and not someone else's.
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Got 2 on the floor!! WOOOOOOOOOOOOHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!I'm gonna take my wife - she has NO idea, yet. I'm in the process of making plans to leave the kids w/ my folks. She's gonna be PUMPED! ~ Pappy "Once in a while you can get shown the light in the strangest of places, if you look at it right." - Robert Hunter
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Tix went on sale @ noon eastern time.....AAARRRRGGGHHH....I'm in....WOOOHOOOFlyin' in from LA....could only get 1 ticket....they're goin' fast Gone are the days we stopped to decide........where we should go......we just ride.
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TomBanjo Hal you are right I should not sterotype. However, it is easy when there has not been a good president or congress for at least 60 years and maybe further back. I just can't bring myself to support either candidate because if something happens such as war or anything I dont want the blood on my hands. I could not live with myself. I will support candidates who are strong enough to stand up to what they truly believe in. Legalization and hemp are my 2 most important issues and the only party who believes in that are the Libertarians so that is how I will vote. Peace to all of you and everyone have a great time. I hope to see you all in the spring for an actual tour.
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All you had to do was look at what the psychedelic age stood for to understand. It was not in favor of war, greed, killing, environmental destruction or raping the treasury to line of the pockets of the wealthiest 1%. Ever wonder why they encouraged taping and sharing: because it helped to SELL more product. Ever see the statistics on Repug versus Dem effects on the economy. If you were a Repub redneck for the Dead, you just weren't paying attention to the lyrics or anything else surrounding the culture. The Dead might have come from Repub parents, but they were surely liberals and more progressive than most Dems. Jeez how could all of the rednecks here be so out of it. Did you eat too many doses? The Dead always stood for progressive capitalism. To counter you Repugs, none of us who are progressive believe in Soviet/Chinese/Suban style communism or socialism. We own businesses, make money and believe peace and justice should prevail over greed. What were the rednecks thinking?!?! Ever see the "Ed Meese is a pig!" shirts @ shows in the 80s; what about the "no war for big oil" signs in the early 90s? What about all of the impeach Bush @ derivative shows lately? Be the change you would like to see! Peace....
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1 - I, too, am a squicked by the Dead supporting a particular candidate.2 - The individual artists supporting Obama under their own names bothers me much less. Overall, lending your personal celebrity to causes you believe in is responsible stewardship, and I admire that. 3 - "Rock the Vote" falls into a different category for me - encouraging people to participate in the political system for whatever candidate their hearts desire is different from endorsing a particular candidate, imo.
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It's not even two o'clock, and I can't get the system to find me two tickets.
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Sorry fer DeadEnd, DedButt - BUT there's the after-market or just go say "Need a Miracle..." Now on a more somber note, there needs to be a big group hug and we need to recall "what I want to know-oh, is are you kind...?" Ain't no time to hate - barely time to wait, folks. Peace OUT (War IN? - Never). Anyone who sees themselves in this message, you are sentenced to go listen to any version you like of UJB. Court is adjourned. Now talk amongst yourselves...
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Hi all! Just joined the list. I work at Penn State, and I want to share some important info with my fellow DHs. There is very little crime here in central PA, and therefore the Penn State cops have a lot of time to bust people for petty stuff. There is NO tailgating permitted in the parking lots around the Bryce Jordan Center, so don't plan on getting here early and partying it up in the lots; you will be harassed at least and likely busted and miss the show. There are a large number of good bars downtown (Zeno's in particular) were you can conduct your pre-concert activities (Otto's brewpub is also a good bet), but don't get your ass busted by hanging out and partying in the lots! peace out...
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Its a great thing when people are reconciled, reunited and learn to love again - and in spite of the situation which may bring them together. Obama is charismatic, handsome, well spoken, etc. His team has done a great job marketing him as an agent of "change" and "hope." I'll be at the show, not in support of Obama, but in support of the Dead, my friends, and reunion. I do not however, buy in to the hundreds of millions of dollars of MARKETING money and well-crafted speeches whose sole purpose is to polish all the edges off a real person and make them someone palatable to the greatest percentage of voters. This combined with a two party, electoral college system further enhances my distrust of the system and ability for any elected politician to make good on his or her promises.Peace, love and friendship. See you at the show.
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TomBanjo Phree you made my point exactly! I agree that the psycedelic movement was partially political and was born out of a miserable time period with a democrat congress and presidents in the early to late sixties and then more of the same in the late sixties with a republican president. So like I said earlier I can't follow either candidate because history proves that both parties will screw you over. Like Bob Dylan said "We always did feel the same we just saw it from a different point of view".......I really think we all feel the same we just see it differently but to call a Dead Head a Redneck who took too many doses just proves my point even more. Don't let this Govt and these politicians divide us Dead Heads and Americans. "Oh freedom, oh Liberty, oh leave me alone. I will find my own way home."
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11/7/1987 (Kaiser) from GDH #363 thirteen summers ago. Don't want this badge or any guns no more. When we die to the world we live forever. Jerry didn't die, he just don't live no more.
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Very much looking forward to this event. It might be important to notice that each person listed as a musician is endorsing Obama as an individual - there is no mention of the Dead or the Allman Brothers - now, of course they may play as if they were in those groups, but it's not fair to say the Dead are endorsing a political party - each of these people are entitled to endorse Obama as am I. I hope we all have better things to do than to let the rantings of a few spoil the positive force this community can have - we have been so marginalized (self marginalized, I might add) by our life style - we are kind and polite and will demonstrate our pride in the music we love and the importance of this election. Thanks - it IS my birthday, so I figure it gives me courage to say things here - would have thought I would lurk.
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I hope they sell shirts of this show for those of us who cannot afford to travel after eight LONG years of almost total Republican rule (and Democratic rollover). Is it too much to ask? Will there be a simulcast on iClips? “One who is able to protest against a wrong that is being done in his family, his city, his nation or the world and does not do so is held accountable for that wrong being done.” –Talmud Bavli Tractate Shabbat 54b
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Gracefuldead!! Best of luck to you for a happy and peaceful next year. Well said post too-we all DO have better things to do than squabble. We can sing happy birthday to you instead :-)********************************** Don't part with your illusions. When they are gone, you will still exist, but you have ceased to live. Samuel Clemens
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bub101 not the cards for me but the band plays on
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Wow! I'll come take out your garbage this weekend. Do you live in Missouri...this sounds like something I'd hear in the Show Me State. I think it's great the Dead are entering into the political conversation, the times demand it. They were not always apolitical. They took sides during the struggles around the Viet Nam war and some student strikes. I can't believe someone would trash their entire Grateful Dead collection because of the candidate they support. Velcome to Amerika! “One who is able to protest against a wrong that is being done in his family, his city, his nation or the world and does not do so is held accountable for that wrong being done.” –Talmud Bavli Tractate Shabbat 54b
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I've got 2 floor seats GA row3. The wife and I don't have the energy we use to. I would love to trade for GREAT seats in sections 104, 105, 124 or 123. Anyone interested?
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First, let me just say I like the poster art and think it's very well done and strikes a really difficult balance. However, I've gotta say it evokes the Rolling Stones tongue in a weird sort of way, which cracks me up.
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If you do not have tickets then please don't go to the show, I don't know if you remember the late 80's early 90's but I do. I remember there being 20,000 "fans" and I use that word loosely, outside of a venue that only holds 17,000 while the shows going on. That caused a lot of problems for us as a whole. Remember, This show "if all goes well" could possibly lead to a Spring or Fall tour and since we all know that they can pull it off the only question that remains is weather or not we can pull it off. If it's a cluster #%?! they may just decide we don't deserve it.
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Isn't this illegal? I think it's BULL@#!@ that someone who could care less about seeing a once in a lifetime show can sit on there computer and buy up tickets and sell them at astronomical prices, stealing any chance a real fan has at obtaining tickets. Sorry but I have a job! that doesn't allow me to sit on a computer all day. What gives you people the right to do this. Get a real f@#$# job. And quit taking advantage of real working people.
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while I certainly agree with you that ticket scalpers are lower than pond scum, I think you must be posting from a parallel universe because I see no one scalping tickets here. Quite the contrary. As for the legality, it varies depending on where you are. In some places it's a thriving and legal industry, more's the pity.
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I got completely shutout on this one. If anyone has or hears about a ticket, please let me know. I've been going to shows since 72 and hate to miss this one. Thanks if you can help.
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How long did it take Karl Rove to write that piece of drivel you posted? Like alleged "Hillary Supporters for McCain" you have nothing to show you even have the shows and records you say you have, or even went to a solitary show. Nice try, but that bit of lame disinformation doesn't work.
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The scalpers are real, ebay is showing tickets at a buy now price of 499.99. Resist the temptation my brothers and sisters, let the scalpers sit on their tickets and let them go unused. I couldn't go to a lot of shows when the GD were on the road, I went to enough. Thank the Powers that good and kind tapers have shared their wealth with us, and thank the band that let the soundboard tapes get out to be seeded. Let us pray that security allows 10' masts and everyone infront of the soundboard is quiet so we have great tapes to trade and share. A special prayer that the boys decide to let the soundboard go free into circulation and that iclips streams the show live with the record option available. A freakin'men. "When I die bury me deep, put two speakers at my feet, pair of ear phones on my head, and always play The Grateful Dead."
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The wife was on board for this show, but the powers that be could not get me through to Ticketmaster fast enough. I got on ticketmasters website at 12:10 and couldn't get the ticket search to go through, until about 12:20 when I tried for a single ticket, and that was way up behind the stage. So, anyhow, hope maybe a summer tour will follow, and maybe it will be closer, and maybe just maybe I'll be able to get tickets. Have fun folks and be good.
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Scalping front row tickets on eBay, now $799 and $599. In 2007 Pennsylvania's governor signed into law a bill that allows ticket scalping, removing an earlier 25% cap over face value on resales but requiring the reseller to give full refunds in the event of cancellation. The reseller (even if on internet) is required to have "a presence" in the state, so StubHub or whoever would have to open an office or something. Don't know how they'd catch somebody on eBay; even if the event is taking place in the state the seller and the buyer might be out of state and so no PA law would have been broken. Why'd they pick College Station anyway? PSU sucks. Pick a bigger venue, Obama likes the big crowds. Neyland Stadium, 100,000+. I doubt we'll get a tour, but maybe the soundboards will show up.
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WOW!!! YIPPPPPEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Just got my tickets!!!!!!!!! I CANNNNNOT WAIT!!!!!!! the boys are getting together AND with the Allman Brothers family too!!!!!! WHOOO_HOOOO!!!!! much love from Tempe, AZ:)
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it's gonna be a barn burner! got my seat on the floor and more ready to ever to truck up to penn state! go boys!
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this ones gonna be a barn burner, they're are back and i'm ready! got my seat on the floor and ready to truck up too penn state!! go boys!
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I would love to hear Bob, Phil ,Billy, and Mickey discuss their personal views on many of the issues of the day, maybe with questions put forth by the likes of marye who, among some others here, has shown some poignant and very well thought out views. It would be a chance to learn and grow. peace,pk
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salamander Sold out womp womp womp I need a miracle.... Every day!
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Sometimes tickets are re-released if someone purchased them on a debit card that did not have the money available. They are held until the bank refuses to pay, then they re-released. If you've got the free time check back for singles every so often over the next 24 hours. I've had pretty good luck with this system in past. Not always but I'd say 1 in 3.
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Just spent the last hour fishing on Ticketmaster, without luck. Wonder what the VIP tix are all about.
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If doing a benefit for Barack Obama is what it takes to get Billy, Mickey, Phil and Bobby back together, that's just fine by me. He's the best presidential candidate we've had since Bobby Kennedy, and they are by far the greatest band in my lifetime. If Barack wins in November, I hope they play his innauguration. In the meantime, here's to wishing for a CD/DVD set from this historic show, released before the election. Peace out. Jackaroses
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I can't go, but am so excited that with this event some of you will see the boys (and their friends) for the very first time. That gives me a smile. And I am tickled for others of you who get to see the boys play again. And all can meld into that celebration, joy, and dance that is the Dead. Enjoy ;o}
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Political fundraising committees doing what they do best, that is, doling out perks to the financially well endowed in exchange for their largesse. As my grandfather used to say, can't blame a skeeter for skeeterin', skeeterin's their business. Now let's all behave ourselves so they'll actually do a tour next year, and everyone who got shut out on this one will get at least one more chance! Increase the peace, spread the head! Conversation is always more interesting than recitation, so speak your mind and not someone else's.
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rumors are flying that 1. Phish -- or 2. the surviving members of the Band -- willl be the opening act ? anyone hear about a third prerformance ? obviously the allmans would follow and the dead would close and probably bring out some of the allman brothers for some songs..... especially the encore(s) maybe we can get a six song encore from the dead/allman brothers combo-band like at RFK way back in the summer of 1973 ?? anyone out there at that show other than me and bob and betty? heard that show? "that's alright mama"........ANY OL WAY YOU WANNA DO ! I GOT TWO TICKETS FIRST ROW NEXT TO THE STAGE [SLIGHTLY BEHIND] BUT MY WIFE GOT CENTER FIELD UPPER DECK WHICH BEGS THE QUESTION...........WILL THERE BE VIDEO SCREENS AND/OR A LIGHT SHOW BY LUCAS OR HIS ALTER EGO? IF SO WE WANT CENTER FIELD UPSTAIRS.....ANY ONE KNOW THE STAGE SET PLAN ? THE DEAD LIVE TO ROCK AGAIN ! LET'S HAVE FUN --AND I AM GONNA VOTE FOR BARRY AND IF U R NOT THEN JUST TUCK IT IN AND ENJOY THE SHOW WITH NO DISRUPTION OKAY?? owsley....you reading this? you still surviving man ? get off the meat diet ok? please..... mcleary [ graduate PENN STATE UNIVERSITY political science/pre-law -- 1976]
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sara n eli any word on sweetwater???? i heard next week 4 shows to warm up...
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Brings a Tear to my Eye, as I sit here 2 nite, and read all this Bickering and BS ~ 1. Grateful Dead Music , reunion, etc.. 2. Politics , state of the nation, earth, etc 3. Tickets / Scalpers / Money & Modern Economics 3 very seperate and complete diffrent topics ~ White man came , Killed all the Indians, took the Land, brought over and Enslaved the Negro , criminalized Marijuana, Suppresed Tesla , etc, etc.. And gave themselves some " fake" Power,,, created laws, and doctrines, etc.. and Look where it got the rest of us , NOW ~ piss poor broke, jail, hungry, homeless, .. hell, we are lucky we got what we got in the USA .. medical marijuana is the saving grace you all need to read " Black Elk Speaks " .. that will be a wake up call !!! didnt any of You eat the same great LSD that I did at Shows ??? experience higher consciouness and awarenss,,, GOD, cant you see all this bickering and BS is a road to nowhere... be glad for the GD to unite and Jam tunes .. FUCK, I hope they play " the other 1 " love that tune ~ Shit, I wish they would play Portland, OR,, where i Live !! Hell,, why dont they play their backyard of OAKLAND ~ MAN, if i was a SF DEADHEAD, I WOULD BE PISSED OFF RIGHT NOW ~ WHY THE FUCK ARE THEY ALWAYS PLAYING SOME OTHER PLACE ??!! god , sure dont seem like it., I swear, it seems like They dont even know where there fans live ~ well, i know, WE ARE EVERYWHERE.. For Jah sake People, stop arguing and lets ban together as Humans, or there wont be a place left to argue !! I live where there is lots of water, farms, and fresh air,,, how about you ? I hope they play estimated > eyes > other ! Josh E Bear !!
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Aloha, If this fundraiser puts Obama over the top and wins him the election, how could one possibly care if the Dead is involved in something political? If groups like the Dead didn't get involved, then we would have people like Bush running the country forever. I'm proud to see the Dead doing this. I think it shows growth, maturity and true love and concern for America. I'm truly jealous to all those who get to attend and shake it loose for one more show! You get to go to one more show AND your money goes to the Obama campaign, that's awesome! Mahalo, kC
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...and like previously mentioned, the show is not billed under any group name. The whole thing is awesome.
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somehow i have the feeling that not many people are understanding the fact that there is no group billed as "The Dead"on this show and for all of ya who just dont care try to get a hand at Ken Keseys goodbye to Jerry.
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