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  • BorisTheSpider
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    Thanks, Twinz. I'm a little bummed, I haven't been to a show in like 14 years and I wanted the next one I see to be summertime.....chill parking lot scene.....lawn seats......you know, the *perfect* scene! Then I saw the boys are playing the Allstate Arena by me.....UGH! That place is a barn with horrible acoustics overall pretty opressive....exactly what I DIDN'T want my return-show to be! So I skipped out on this one cuz it seemed like they were gearing up for a summer tour. I'm hoping i'll be able to catch em at Rothbury in July. Perhaps I'll catch the fall tour, even IF it's indoors :-\",0"
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    This is a good idea
    This is a good idea
  • marye
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    probably the Going Furthur topic would be your best bet.
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    Eugene thread ?
    Is there a Eugene(Sept./2011) thread anywhere? "...fields of fragile thunder..."
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    I suppose it says something that wrinkle cream is now considered an indispensable tour accoutrement. Wrinkle cream spam deleted...
  • Mr. Pid
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    This thread is pretty old, but I don't know if it's old enough to need wrinkle cream. Besides, wouldn't that just make our monitors look all streaky? Conversation is always more interesting than recitation, so speak your mind and not someone else's.
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    redrocks presale
    the presale for red rocks is tomorrow. anyone know what the password is? thanks.
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    Announcement: Robert Hunter
    Patchwork River, a new album by Grammy Award winning artist Jim lauderdale features long time Grateful dead lyricist Robert Hunter. Out 5/11.
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    Hey now! New to the forums, but long to the vibe! We're traveling from DC/VA to CA for this summer's Mountain Air Fest!! Curious to know from other's who have been to this location- the Calaveras County Fairgrounds/Angel's Camp....should we expect it to be as large and as well outfitted as our (east-coast) All Good Festival, for example? Car camping probable if one arrives early? Bountiful food vendors, so as not to worry about cooking? Port-a-johns and pay-showers available? Kind friends? Mellow/safe vibe, despite the huge turnout? We'd love to know as much as we can so we can be well prepared to party! Thanks! ...and see ya'll west-coasters out east for the remainder of the Spring shows! "One way or another, this darkness has got to give."
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    but 'll say it any way -- Happy St.Patty's Day!
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The band says Happy New Year with an announcement of almost twenty shows in April and May.  More details to come!

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I don't have much experience with pre-sales but I wasn't surprised to see the site overwhelmed and the tickets going fast. I logged on at noon at got tickets 15 minutes ago. Just happy to have the deal done and now I can look forward to the show, first time seeing any of the guys in .... THIRTY years!
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This presale was unbelievably fucked up! I hope the boys are reading this after all that "we love the community" stuff in their videos.Been going to shows since 1970. I work as a web developer. The boys should fire musictoday and seriously consider ever doing this again! They could have staggered the venue sales, and so many other things, not to mention the screwed up webpages at music today. Just an incredible boondoggle and kind of sours me on the whole thing. I got tix, but only after 45 minutes of confusion and frustration and pages not loading and utter crap.
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This is an ugly scene. Cyber version of the last tour in '95. This crap is over for me. It's a bittersweet feeling. I loved hearing Jer's notes float through the sky over my head in Red Rocks. Now I can't even get a ticket on a lame web site. It's not the same any more, gents!!
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I picked up 4 tickets for the DCU (aka the Centrum) for the 18th. Online experience slow but steady. Of course, I haven't been inside the Centrum since probably 1988 when I last saw the Dead there (narrowly missing a recent Hannah Montana concert with my daughter after getting frozen out on tickets). I am thinking about taking my kids to the show -- 12-year old boy, 9-year old girl. Any thoughts on the appropriateness of that, based on recent similar shows? I saw Bob Weir with the Waybacks at Merlefest a couple of years ago, and I would have been happy to have brought the family.
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Wanted floor but with all the time outs there were none left so I got Lodge, not bad but I'm down at the opposite end of the stage. And yes it took forever, the site weas totally overloaded...but I"m relieved it's done!
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anyone else horrified by the tix prices ????? how are you supposed to fill up the old tour bus at 95 dollars a ticket... Its a shame im going to have to go from seeing you at almost all the shows to one I understand this isnt 1989 when i saw the greatful dead for 13 dollars with JERRY.. I then continued on to see them 42 more times but seriously is this about the music or the money ? One bummed out dead head See you in Wilkes-Barre Pa.if i can swing it
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I balked at the prices a couple days ago, and was in shock.but today after mail ordering for a few shows I got that old familiar feeling again. cheers, cya on tour.
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Wanted floor but with all the time outs there were none left so I got Lodge, not bad but I'm down at the opposite end of the stage. And yes it took forever, the site weas totally overloaded...but I"m relieved it's done!
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Spent 40 mins waiting for the damn servers to rev up only to be told no reserved seats available at Snoreline!Lame!! They must be holding everything down front for friends and family, home town reunion. Oh well ... got 3 on the lawn, anyways .... Happy Daze!!
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Had 6 seats reserved MSG but site took too long and they expired!!! Damn it. Will settle for 4 Nassau. Cant complain but damn it!!
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OK then, Got Albany, Worcester and Sat/Philly. The only thing I didn't get was MSG because they only were listing $95 tix available. I'll try again after 1/23. One thing I found out that was when I had multiple browser tabs open, my shopping cart and the venue I was looking for seemed to change depending on where I was at in the searching process, causing error on page and time outs. As soon as I went to one tab, I was cruzin through the site (relatively) and got my shows bang,bang,bang. Maybe that is what happened to some of the above posters. Hopefully, all's well that ends well. Good Luck to all and see you all on tour!!!!! I can Tell the Queen of Diamonds by the way she shines!
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Hello Nice experience too logged in at 12:00 and was just able to get 4 tickets to April 19th at 1:35PM I am looking for someone that might have extras to Saturday night April 18th to trade My seats for Sunday are sec 232 Row L I know there not the best but that was what was availble to me Send me a message if interested Marcus
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There have been alot of grate people on here since the tour was anounced and I think we need to stay in contact throughout the tour to share experience... Will there be a new thread started that will stay active on the forums.. It seems to me there are alot of threads but they don't have alot of traffic
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I got locked out and don't know if it is too late - I was never emailed the code. Can someone help me out?
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May the force of the Vibe be with you. Four on the floor at Nassau. It took 44 minutes. Coincedence? I think not It's the Dead Vibe. My buds got me a tix for MSG and Jersey. Theres gonna be a high time. The kids they dance and shake them bones. "Oh if a man tried To take his time on earth And prove before he died What one man's life could be worth I wonder what would happen To this world."
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that totally sucked, after waiting and waiting with tix in the basket I was told that I didn't fulfill my order fast enough...."if you get confused..."
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That was really sloooow, but I was able to get tix and helped a friend get tix to a few shows. Someone mentioned the multiple browser thing, where one will take over the other depending on the order process. I had the same thing happen, but it still worked. Sometimes we live no particular way but our own
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At about 11:56 am the forums went down. Then the ticket site went down before 12. When it finally opened about 12:10 or so, I put in my MSG order for floor tix, put in the code, and hit continue. Then a page opened (about 5 minutes later) saying I had clicked back in my browser so my info was lost (which I had not done). By the time the slow slow slow site opened again, and i put in floor, they were gone. Put in 100 level-gone. This took 30 minutes. Of course there were still nose bleeds for 100 bucks. Not worth it to me. This was just a huge waste of time. My crew of 5 has decided to just use our memories of past shows over the years and 2004 when the dead last toured. What a waste of time trying to get presale. This was not planned out well by whomever was in charge of the presale. To those going- enjoy the shows. Me- I'm using the $500 that I was blowing on tix for something else.
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90 minutes and I can't close the deal because there's no fucking box for "city" and "state" on my fucking screen. How fucking basic is that, to write code that allows the purchaser to type in his address? Fucking Amateurs. How hard do I have to fight to spend $600? "All the good lyrics are taken."
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What a great idea! Let's put the entire tour on sale at the same exact time! And let's tell our loyal fans that seat will be one price then up the price $6-$12 each as soon as they go on sale and then tag on another $7-$15 each ticket for service charge, and we'll throw in inflated mailing costs just to really make you feel special! That on top of $100 plus reserved seats...and all this during the worst economic crisis the world has seen since the great depression!!!!! I logged on right at 9est, waited in the queue, waited, waited, waited, waited.... finally got a shot at tickets. Forget about the 4 reserved seats I wanted to get for me and some friends, or even a pair for me and my gal....NOT ONE reserved seat seat left for Shoreline!!?? WHO gets all those seats? Ticket agencies??? They always seem to have a ton of good seats for sale at greatly inflated prices! I thought we, as DeadHeads were supposed to be getting a special pre-sale shot at some good seats. Oh well, I settled with lawn tix, better in than not.
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Had 2 tix for Albany, Floor but 217 and change was just too much. Declined, heartbroke... My first show was less than 20 bucks GA, times they are a changin'. I ain't complaining, you guys deserve to retire well but I guess I'll be missing this run...
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How screwed is this? 90 Minutes to get tickets and then I can't close the deal because the site will not bring up a box to type by city and state in. Name, street address, country -- but no place for the city and state. I hate ticketmaster, too, but they're professionals.
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What a cluster that was. Lost my floor seats in the aisle due to 'out of time' issue because I was too scared to hit the refresh button. when they're server got hung up on the small village I live in. I didn't like the City/State search button at all. Still got my tickets, although not as good and not on the floor. Just complaining cause my head hurts. Happy to be going to the show though. :-)
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GOT ALL THE WAY IN, LOOKED IT UP BEFORE HAND AND THE TIX COMPANY SAID THEY TAKE DISCOVER CARD THEN AFTER MY ORDER WAS FILLED, THE PAYMENT METHOD WOULDNT TAKE DISCOVER, WHAT THE FUCK IS WITH THAT......SO I HAVE NO TIX AS OF NOW (DISCOVER IS THE ONLY CARD I HAVE LEFT) IM NOT HAPPY..JINGLE - FEW GOOD MEN MC - NEW YORK
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It's nice to see that some people here have managed to get tickets through the online pre-sale process. I got in relatively quickly, had the site keep bogging down as I tried to order my Worcester tix, got to the credit card page and now I've been sitting on "We are processing your order..." for 45 minutes. I tracked down the MusicToday support folks and they were great, but basically told me to "hang in there". Anyone else stuck at the order processing page but haven't timed out? I'm trying to take a diagnostic approach to figuring out whether I'm hosed or not. I was excited about the tour when I first found out about it, a little less excited when I saw the prices, and now I'm completely discouraged by this ordering process. If the order ultimately times out, I think I'm just gonna bag the idea of seeing The Dead and move on...
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That was the worst tix purchasing ordeal ever....... So I'm on dead.net an hour before tix are on sale, just to get put in a waiting area. Thanks to a lack of patience i got around that, (waiting page never changed), got to the purchasing pages to have the letter password pictures never change, so after several attempt to get a tix, my account was locked,, Start over on a server that is overloaded.... So finally new accaount, restarted comp, pictures loading, i get nothing good, its all gone already, what what what what ,,, all i wanted was a floor tix, a pavilion tix,,, to one of four shows. All we could get within these two hours was a couple of lawn tix to the last show.....We will be lookin hard for tix to the floor or pavilion heading west of chicago. Hope we get some. THAT WAS A MESS. and for lawn tix.......... BUT AT LEAST ITS DEAD TOUR!!!!
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I think it would be great to bring your kids! What an awesome experience that it would be. Other than some drinking and "Daddy what is that funny cigarette that guy is smoking?" there shouldn't be any problems!
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this was the worst process ever...logged on a little before 11 and didnt get to purchase tickets until 12:50. i was in the waiting room for over an hour and kept getting kicked out and had to start over. now theres no tickets. really disappointed in the ticket sales
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Over 5,600 people online...I don't think there will be any seats when they go on sale to the public 1-23
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Got 2 for each night at the spectrum and 2 for the ol' rosemont horizon. $620! for nosebleeds. At least I'm in. And as for the commodore64 servers. It was like one of the first pc's available back in the 80s
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Thanks for wasting my time and screwing me and my wife with your little ticket experiment.No help from the guys in Mountain View? with some servers? Sheesh Central Pissed JT johntully@gmail.com PS Nice gratuitous use of two hours of my life ....
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5,600 people viewing the web-site and forums..I don't think there will be seats left for the general public sale 1-23
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Thanks for wasting my time and screwing me and my wife with your little ticket experiment.No help from the guys in Mountain View? with some servers? Sheesh Central Pissed JT johntully@gmail.com PS Nice gratuitous use of two hours of my life ....
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2 hours later. no tickets left for MSG but ebay has tickets up already. how the band could allow such a piss poor ordering system is beyond me.
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To Hell with the Greedful Dead. Jerry must be spinning pretty fast.
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I just tried for 2 more seats reserved and lawn to see if available...Nothing
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that was for sure a nightmare, but i am just glad to have the tickets! i couldn't even get on the website for 30! then, when i did i was in the "waiting area" for another 40! i did get good seats on the level above the floor-thirteenth row, in denver. i went back to see what else was available right after i got mine and there was nothing in the entire level my seats are on. i wonder what seats will be available on the regular release day?!?
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Like many others here it said I ran out time. Went through the whole process had my tickets in the basket. What a disapointment.
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My nerves were shot during that whole thing...I swear I thought I was going to have a heart attack or throw my computer to the floor. Yes it was way overwhelmed, hopefully if there's ever another tour of any kind they will learn from this. I can finally breath again...
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As Allison & I were ordering (DC, Charlottesville, Albany) here in cold, flat Holland, the door bell rang. It's never anyone good and I don't speak much Dutch after 12 years here expat. But THIS time, as entering card info, it was 2 HEADS who are moving in down 3 from me. She only speaks English, too. Phew. I am TIRED. Hotels? Air? Magick, for sure.
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attention whoever thought $100 tickets were a good idea - not all deadheads are yuppies. thanks for confirming the suspicions of many that were aroused during the obama shows that yall have lost the spark and sold the spirit of the grateful dead down the river. have a great time with warren "whiskey drenched southern rock does not fit with grateful dead music" haynes and all the quarter-full stadiums this spring. ps - if you're only in it for the money, you would've made a lot more selling tickets for $40-$50 and actually selling out shows. you might want to fire whoever is currently doing your tour production. unless the whole idea was keep out kids, students, etc and welcome in yuppies, in which case, you should give that guy a raise, cuz he succeeded.
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50 minutes of torture and finally 4 tix for Greensboro close up on the side of stage. They need a new plan for sales. What a terrible experience. Support the Dead channel on satellite radio!
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Spent 2 hrs trying to get tix to chicago. Finally got the 6 tix I needed for my friends and I in the upper bowl. Literally spent $95/ticket for upper bowl tickets. Don't mean to share my negative vibe, but I'm literally in tears because of how bad this process sucked and how bad it turned out. I know that I need to turn my feelings around, but I was so excited and now our seats suck. Nosebleed at $100/pop. Can't believe how much this ticket process didn't work.
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Total BS. I was getting two ticket for each of three shows and their damn server takes so long that it does not allow me to check out. Time I empty cart and start over, all good seats are gone! I cannot believe how bad of an experiece that was. That will leave a bad taste for a long time.
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Damn!! Stopped at the bank before work to deposit the rest of this weeks money back into my account. Went to work and waited for noon. After about 45 minutes trying, I got in, selected my tickets and discovered I was $5.05 short after the delivery charge was added. GRRR!!! Borrowed $10 from my boss. Ran back to the bank. Deposited the money. Ran back to work. Finished the check-out process only to have it say that I had taken too long. Started over. After about 45 minutes I got back in. All floor seats gone as well as any of the decent seats. I got 1 mediocre seat for $118.55!!!! :-( I can't wait to see the boys, but damn!! Hell of a way to run a railroad.
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I got two Loge tickets (Section 103) for Albany. I've booked the hotel too. Nothing left except to wait for April to roll around. "When it comes to humility, I'm the greatest!" - Bullwinkle Moose
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"May the four winds blow you safely home " Why dont you guys just order your tix direct from GDTSTOO like I always do. I know its snail mail but its hassle free and they usually hook ya up with a kind seat?