The band says Happy New Year with an announcement of almost twenty shows in April and May. More details to come!
At 1:37AM EST I just received another email from firstname.lastname@example.org. The subject reads "Roseland Confirmation Correction". Instead of it being a sparsely worded email, this one has 4 highlighted and bold instructions. Number 2 caught my eye for anyone traveling from afar without their confirmed guest: 2) Each ORIGINAL winner AND the person accompanying them to the show must be present in order to gain entrance. No Exceptions.
I can fake it!
If your guest can't make it and you need them there give me a call. I can have a passable ID made up by 5pm! 718.974.7947. Again, lots to offer...
This is insane
6:47am est, still no email. What is going on over at GDTS?? I understand they may be busy but an update would be nice.
Do not need to bring a guest.
If you are the winner and your guest doesn't make it, I dont think they will bar you. They want to make clear that the ONLY way your guest gets in is if they are with you and they can check your IDs together. See you at the Blender!! "One watch by night, one watch by day If you get confused, listen to the music play"
GDTS website says all confirmations have been sent out, still havent gotten mine. Ive now sent numerous emails to them about this and none have been responded to. It's sad that this is what it's come to. Shut out from presale, then mail order, and now this debacle. Unless I get this confirmation today Im done with these guys. At this point I'd rather pay 30 bucks with no hassle and see Dark Star Orchestra.
Got my Confirm!
all is right in the universe! thanks GDTS!!
whats your question??
whats your question?? if you won, whats the problem.... just show up!
The email I received states that a confirmation email will follow with my name & my guests name, and I wont get in without this. It seems everyone here has gotten this except me. I have sent numerous emails to GDTS last night and this morning without the courtesy of a response. At this point I dont even care if I make it in, I just want to know what is going on. It's not a lot to ask.
oh, well all I got WAS the
oh, well all I got WAS the email with my name and a guests name at the top. I got mine through Ratdog.org, there was ONE communication thats IT. By any chance did you check your SPAM folder?? Hope you get it figured out...
my wife can't go
I am hoping to know I can get in with out her before the 4 hour drive.I am feeling SO LUCKY to have won this and SO LUCKY that my wife will let me go solo. If anyone can say for sure that I can go alone please let me, and others, know. I can tell the queen of diamonds by the way she shines!
"The View" was interesting this morning. Didnt totally get that!
Friend Of The Devil
Phil did the "You cab borrow from the devil" verse
borrow from the devil
Yeah, what's that verse from? Sounded familiar, but I don't remember from when.--------------------- Shed light.
Friend of the Devil
Can someone give me the words to that last verse Phil sang?
I'm supposed to be going to the 11PM show tonight with a friend but GDTS has not responded with the "confirmation" email. We've tried to resend the acceptance email but to no avail. I'm extremely surprised at the way that GDTS is acting. Very unprofessional. I would never have thought that this website would treat it's community this way. Oh well, live and learn.
I guess it is the thought that counts
Their heart was in the right place - trying to give a free concert to the fans without letting scalpers getting their hands on tickets but in the end getting into these shows seems like more trouble than they are worth.. It's not simple like the old days when the Grateful Dead would show up in Golden Gate park and put on a free show. Much more complicated now.I'll just patiently wait for my west coast run at the end of the spring tour. :-) "When the smoke has cleared she said, that's what she said to me. You're gonna want a bed to lay your head and a little sympathy"
If you were a Winner, You AND a Guest Are In! Taping Not sure???
Just called the main box office that deals with Roseland and they said that if you were a winner your name should be on the guest list. Bringing the email is a back up. They said if you are a winner that means it is you plus one so bring whoever your guest is and they will get in with you. This is exactly like how it worked when BGP managed Phish playing at the Fillmore. In order to eliminate scalping for this small venue with high demand, they did this exact thing where if you were lucky enough to make it to the location where they were selling these vouchers, you were able to buy 2 tickets - you and a guest. You had to provide your photo ID and on the night of the show if that info did not match you did not get in. So, the good news was that you were able to bring in a guest. I am happy that my friend who's Birthday it is today will be able to come with me to the show! The kids they dance and shake their bones! See you later! Brother "A" ps Oh yeah, no info on taping yet - the box office thought it was not likely but that is always their policy and not that of The Dead - at least not what it used to be. I am curious what will happen tonight if I show up with my recording gear??? If anyone has info on this please pass it on!
I hear ya but put yourself in the position of someone who received an email stating that YOU WERE CHOSEN TO ATTEND THE SHOW and you never received the "confirmation email that will gain you access to that show. It seems most everyone else got theirs. Talk about pulling the carpet out from underneath you.
The View this morning!
Loved the old Hunter lyrics by Phil, but wish they could have came out a little earlier and had a proper interview or at least got to give O'Rielly some grief!!! "been here so long, i'm callin it home!"
so question on Roseland.
My friend can't go. I had his name as the "guest". would i be able to bring another friend as a "guest" instead?? thanks if anyone knows.
i just got my tickets today...WOOOOOOHOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!! we are leaving on the 10th. This will be our first family road trip. its as if all my prayers have been answered.Hugs to all
Danita - I didn't see the show but as I recall the verse it went -"You can borrow from the Devil - You can borrow from a friend. The Devil will lend you twenty when a friend will lend you ten." Always liked that one... how true it is. Peace.
Highvibe are you certain?
I was wondering if I can even go without a guest? You now have me wondering if I can change my appointed guest despite the RULES on the Ratdog email I got. What number did you call?
That's good news fleaflicker
Which show was that for? Just trying to gauge when my pre-sales will start arriving. "When the smoke has cleared she said, that's what she said to me. You're gonna want a bed to lay your head and a little sympathy"
Guest Name Change?
Has anyone tryed to get their guests name changed for the 3-30 NYC shows?
has it listed on their website that they played "till the morning comes" hahaha. So wonder how the idea came up to play on the view? guess i'll hold my thoughts on that!!
APRIL FOOLS DAY!!!
How many times are they gonna get me today? Happy April fools day everyone! First shows almost hear! Peace- Moye
Roseland Set List and Mini-Review
Hey Y'all! It's 5:15am and I just made it home to Western Mass from NYC! Wow! What a long strange (and beautiful) trip! Everything ran pretty smooth as far as I could tell at the venue tonight! All of the pre-show jitters that seemed to be going around about getting in and getting your guest in all seemed to melt away once you arrived there. The whole process at Roseland ran pretty smooth. A bunch of tapers were set up at Roseland (including myself) so there will be some nice recordings of the show coming around! (and well worth making the effort to get! - I will be posting a Vine on here in the next couple of days) Roseland reminded me of the Fillmore in SF and was nice big open space with lots of room to dance. They let the first of us in right at 8pm and the band did not hit the stage until 11:15. So, plenty of time for everyone to sip some liquids and chat about old times and good times to come! Once Gramercy let out, about 9:15, there was quickly and influx of more people that had come from that show as well as instant energy boost and activity on the stage. The vibe had arrived! When the boys hit the stage they were ready to play! Unlike at Gramercy where I heard they started the show with a 30 minute warm up jam, at Roseland they went right into a nice Althea followed by a sweet Cassidy! Here is the full set list with some more comments to follow. Althea Cassidy Uncle John's Eyes St. Stephen > Dark Star! Sugar Magnolia - - - - - - - - Not Fade Away (after their bow, Phil and Bobby said something like, "We didn't fade away, WE'RE BACK!") Some of us folks in the audience at first thought they said, "We'll be right back" and us tapers were already looking at pulling another tape out of our bags. Then the comment was clarified and supported by the sight of the crew swiftly starting to break down the staging. By that point it was after 1am! so I think everyone was well cooked! Overall the show was really sweet and very well played on all levels! I was really appreciating that for most of the songs of the evening - especially the Jerry songs - the lyrics were shared being sung by Phil, Bobby, and Warren. So it was a really nice touch and I thought a very respectful way to balance out the energy and singing (and honoring Jerry!) The Uncle John's, St. Stephen, and Sugar Mag were the highlight of the evening for me. St Stephen was particularly potent and rockin' and VERY TIGHT! with some amazing adventurous and well played jams. And ending the set with Sugar Mag's was like being back in the old school club again. Hearing that just feels like they are at home and Bobby was having a blast with it for sure! As a final side note, rumor has it from some NYC folk that The Boys were actually slated to play at Battery Park on on 3/30 for one big Fan Appreciation Show but at the last minute their permit was pulled by the bureaucracy of NYC. So the shows today were the Plan B which makes sense why there was some organizational challenges with the last minute change of plans. See you on Tour! (^_^)
You can stream the Roseland
You can stream the Roseland show from last night by going to: http://www.live365.com/cgi-bin/mini.cgi?station_name=2012_live&tm=5560 "When it comes to humility, I'm the greatest!" - Bullwinkle Moose
Sounds pretty damn good to me! "When the smoke has cleared she said, that's what she said to me. You're gonna want a bed to lay your head and a little sympathy"
3-30-09 Setlist Bob, Phil &
3-30-09 Setlist Bob, Phil & Warren Acoustic Angel Orensanz Theatre Dire Wolf, Bird Song, Cumberland Blues, Pride of Cucamonga, Lazy River Rd, KC Jones E: Ripple Full Electric Band Roseland Theatre Althea, Cassady, UJB>Eyes>St Stephen>Dark Srar>Sugar Mag>NFA! Full Electric Band Gramercy Theatre Jam>Playin'>Good Lovin'>The Wheel>Franklin's E: Touch of Grey
Free the Dead
Went to all three shows. Overall, it was an amazing evening. The Roseland set definitely had the most energy, and I didn't think Warren hit his stride all night until Eyes of the World, which was my highlight of the whole day. Phil and the drummers were terrific. My only criticism, besides Bobby constantly messing up the words, was that they need to free Warren up much more. I saw him a couple of times with the ABB, and he is a monster. He was too constrained yesterday. Maybe he will feel more comfortable as the Tour goes on. The acoustic set was in the most beautiful, intimate setting. I guess there were maybe 200 or so people. Phil, Bobby and Warren were kind of feeling their way, but I loved the set which included a 20 minute Birdsong, Cumberland, Casey Jones, and a Ripple encore. Next up was Blender at gramercy. Another small venue, and the set was solid. Opened with a Jam into Playin' into Good Lovin. The Wheel. Franklin's, and Touch of Gray. Finally, Roseland. Bigger venue, but not too big. I felt the band really hit its stride with Eyes, then closed out with St. Stephen, Dark Star and Sugar Mag. Not Fade Away encore. All in all a most amazing day. Three sets, three small venues and my favorite band. One touching moment. At the acoustic set, someone yelled out "We miss Jerry." Phil replied: "You think we don't miss him also!" Then a bunch of people yelled out: "We love you Phil!" The site was so intimate, it was like having them play in your living room. I think given the logistics and the fairly short time in which to get everything ready, the whole thing came off rather smoothly and we should appreciate the effort. "One watch by night, one watch by day If you get confused, listen to the music play"
PHOTOS: 3/30 | New York City | Gramercy Theatre
Here are some great shots from last night's show at Gramercy. http://newyork.metromix.com/music/photogallery/the-dead-gramercy-theatr…
sounds like an amazing day, dream come true! thanks for sharing your experience!
It was amazing. I am glad to share the joy with the community. Do you know something that I don't know or did your fingers subconsciously type Porno instead of Pomo!!!! LOL. "One watch by night, one watch by day If you get confused, listen to the music play"
Ahhhh...wish I was there, sounds like an awesome time had by all
Thanks to those who attended for posting the set list and your thoughts on the shows...made my first couple minutes at work much brighter! Gave me chills thinking about it and I'm so excited for May!!!~Tam
Won, but didn't go
I won two tickets to Roseland, but my guest couldn't go. I carefully read the rules, and it said that you had to show up with your named guest to get the tickets, no exceptions. I debated about whether to go solo, and decided not to, that if they denied me entry I'd be more upset than if I just stayed home. So I stayed home. But I just read a post on philzone.com (reviews for Roseland) that seemed to say that they ended up letting everyone in who was hanging around front! Guess I'm a little bummed for not trying, for following the rules to the letter, but those are the breaks! See you at the Garden!