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Poster: wisconsindead Date: Mar 13, 2015 11:49am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: maybe more farewell shows?

Soldier field was chosen because of the deads last show and its central locality. I'm pretty sure there is no better or larger venue in Chicago.

The issue related to the season ticket holders is one without much data...

How many club season ticket holders are there?
Do they get access for each ticket they hold or just the group of tickets they hold?
What percentage of them actually bought tickets?
What total percentage of tickets went to this group?
How many are actually scalping them?

This number could be really small and totally blown out of proportion by too many people.

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Poster: stratocaster Date: Mar 13, 2015 1:37pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: maybe more farewell shows?

I live 10 miles from Soldier Field, when I first heard this announced on the radio, i turned to my wife and said that it was going to be an epic clusterfuck

All I know is this: Of my "deadhead" Chicago circle, I don't know anyone who was successful in getting a ticket and a majority attempted mail order, that strikes me as very odd. Of my Deadhead contacts in Seattle, they were all shut out as well. Almost immediately after the ticket "sale", the scalper market was flooded with blocks of tickets. So I'm not sure what the proportion is since I don't know anyone who got tickets.

So it was done wrong and no-one from the Dead side will admit it yet. This attitude to just give them a break, cuz they're just a bunch of hippy musicians ain't cutting it with me. They decided to be business men after Jerry died and this is what we get.

No biggie, I will be working the grill that weekend and listening to some 74 Dead

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Poster: wisconsindead Date: Mar 13, 2015 1:49pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: maybe more farewell shows?

Hey if you live 10 minutes from Soldier Field you should be able to afford tickets no?... just messing with ya.

I will share a similar story. I know of two people who got tickets, one person who was next to me on a different computer but same internet (asshole) and a buddy who luckily got 4 3 day passes. So i get one night in the nosebleeds. But thats it out of ~30 people. I don't know of anyone who got the mail out of ~10 people.

When it comes to stubhub idk what to say as the amount of tickets out there isn't a massive percentage. However when I got to the site it was only shitty seats left that I couldnt buy. Its definitely not a fair system as there is behind the scenes bullshit and robots etc. This isn't related to the dead but the entire concert/music scene.

I will say that I worry about how the shows will go down. I worry about riot related issues. The amount of people outside of the show could reach the amount in the show. That will be a big problem. I really hope everything goes OK. Im certainly apprehensive about even attending the event. But with one ticket available for the last night, I cant resist. Its far too big of an event for my taste (and many others I assume).

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Poster: stratocaster Date: Mar 13, 2015 1:58pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: maybe more farewell shows?

I work downtown Chicago in the Loop and am involved in the Chicago Disaster Response Team for my job, blah, blah...so I get all these emails on Chicago security for these types of things form the Police and the City..this is what I've heard

There will be no riots. The security presence will be huge, the crowds will be controlled and diverted carefully

If you don't have a ticket for the show you will be booted from the lot at show time

If you plan on descending on to Soldier Field like a locust to check out old friends and the shakedown street, good luck

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Poster: wisconsindead Date: Mar 13, 2015 2:02pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: maybe more farewell shows?

Thanks for info. What will it be like in the surrounding park area? I know of a few people who've mentioned that they wanna go just to hang and hope for a ticket. I've told them this is probably a bad idea. i hope many others will tell their friends the same. This place will just be overrun.

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Poster: stratocaster Date: Mar 13, 2015 2:05pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: maybe more farewell shows?

Well, we were preparing for the worst when we had the NATO Summit here in 2012, but the City controlled it very well, we also had the G8 summit in 2013 and it was controlled very well and at these events you are expecting some kookiness...

with the Dead, it will be like Lollapalooza that we have here, unless you have a ticket and are in the defined areas, the Chicago cops will kick your ass out, it's as simple as that, the surrounding area will definitely swell, but believe me the City will not make it easy to just drop by for a visit

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Poster: wisconsindead Date: Mar 13, 2015 2:10pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: maybe more farewell shows?

So a bit different than the Phish shows of 2013 and 2014 then...

thanks.

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Poster: stratocaster Date: Mar 13, 2015 2:22pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: maybe more farewell shows?

Northerly Island is alot different than Soldier Field, that mess is away from Downtown...plus The City sees this one coming a mile away