Grateful Dead Reunion tickets as much as $116,000

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  1. obeygiant macrumors 68040

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    No one has paid 116k yet. 8)
     
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    An event certainly worth seeing, and attending, but is it that much worth seeing and attending?

    Personally, I am of the view that there are other matters that $116,000 could be better spent on, but, maybe, that is just me.
     
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    No, not just you...

    Sheesh, Jerry wont even be there!
     
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    I'm one of the ones that got shut out on ticket sales and let me tell you Shapiro and Grateful Dead are pretty angry with these scum.
     
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    I'd pay $1000 to see The Dead if Jerry and Ron "Pig Pen" McKernan were still alive. Last time I saw them was around 1973
     
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    $1,000, yes, agreed, for an act I hugely admire; but $116,000?

    One would want to be able to say that one's wallet or pockets are pretty much bottomless before that could be paid without suffering from Buyer's Remorse...
     
  7. chown33 macrumors 604

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    I heard his new band is The Actually Dead.
     
  8. rhett7660 macrumors G4

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    [stoner voice]

    Jerry will be there man.... he will be there in my mind, soul, and spirit!

    [/end stoner voice]

    Yeah, I will just play the record and enjoy the sounds at my house and sip on a few brews. That is way to much to spend on seeing a band perform.
     
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    Sounds like Led Zeppelin without Robert Plant and Jimmy Page.

    I think it's funny how these aging hippies are chasing the Almighty Dollar like a gaggle of good little capitalists. :D
     
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    But the point is that an awful lot of them - (not all, granted) - are good little capitalists - it is just that they gave a convincing impression for ages that they were above such sordid and mundane considerations.

    Indeed, I seem to recall that the venerable Mick Jagger actually studied at the LSE (London School of Economics) one of the top educational establishments in the UK.
     
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    That's true, he did attend the LSE. Jagger was known--even back in the sixties--as a shrewd businessman who negotiated good deals for him and his bandmates.
     
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    Even if I hugely admire them, I wouldn't pay $1,000 to go see a concert.
     
  13. Gutwrench macrumors 65816

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    I can't believe that price, wow.

    I'm not a fan of The Dead. I knew/know both Weir and Garcia. I was closer to Weir than Garcia. Both are/were very decent nice men. I didn't know anyone else from the band.

    I've been around many celebrities and none expressed more concern and fondness for their fans than Weir and Garcia.
     
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    That's interesting; how did you end up meeting Bob and Jerry?
     
  15. vrDrew macrumors 65816

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    If you can afford to spend $116,000 for a concert ticket, are you really sure you deserve to be a Grateful Dead fan?

    From a purely philosophical standpoint, it just seems wrong to me.
     
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    It's funny, the last time I saw them they were all still alive and put on 6 hour plus concerts, all for less than $10. Saw them at the Fillmore East in the late 60's for less than $5.00..
     
  17. Gutwrench macrumors 65816

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    Both started professionally. With Garcia it was casual contacts but mostly professional. Bumped into him in a city in Marin County and talked for a while. That was the last time I saw him. He died very soon afterward. Weir started professionally, then became friends. I wasn't a close friend but went to a few gatherings at his home and watched a few sessions in his recording studio behind his house. I never followed the band but these two guys were very nice to everyone I saw them around. They went to great effort to be kind to their fans, and in public they were often swarmed. But Dead Heads are not like any others, I think. They are usually very kicked back and easy going. Not the typical frenzied group like others.
     
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    A prime example of the lengths to which a person with uncontrolled senses and mind will go to achieve their totally unnecessary sense gratification.
     
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    yea, the whole thing is uncool, man
     
  20. Robisan macrumors 6502

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    They can call it whatever they want, but it's not the "Grateful Dead" without Jerry.

    Accept no substitutes.
     
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    I refuse to buy from places like StubHub. It's nothing but legalized scalping.
     
  22. MacsandCheese macrumors newbie

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    I wouldn't pay that much for any band, trip etc.

    Now a $1,000 for airfare, hotel, food and the show? That would be my max. Not a Dead fan but that's ridiculous.
     
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    Not with Trey, no thanks.

    Although I did see Warren Haynes about a year ago when he played Grateful Dead tunes with the SF Symphony backing him. Bobby was there for it, and it was really a good show. I didn't pay over $100 bucks though.
     
  24. jimmirehman macrumors 6502

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    Thats pretty much what i expected a ticket to Jurassic Park to cost, so... seems about right.
     
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    Steve did a brilliant job of creating the cult like following sometimes known as "The Apple Faithful" modeled after the Dead Heads.

    Look at the Empire Apple created off their religious zealotry... :)
     

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