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    Grateful Dead Reunion Shows Sell Out Immediately, Resale Prices Soar

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    Grateful Dead Reunion Shows Sell Out Immediately, Resale Prices Soar
    By MIKE AYERS
    http://blogs.wsj.com/speakeasy/2015/...es-top-100000/
    Grateful Dead fans flocked to Ticketmaster.com over the weekend in hopes of snagging seats for the band’s 50th anniversary concerts this summer. On Saturday morning, half a million people hit the site seeking tickets to what the band calls its “Fare Thee Well” celebration.

    The Grateful Dead’s Bob Weir, Phil Lesh, Mickey Hart and Bill Kreutzmann will be joined at the “Fare Thee Well” concerts by Phish’s Trey Anastasio, Jeff Chimenti, and Bruce Hornsby. Online tickets to all three shows, slated for the July 4 weekend, sold out swiftly. The shows will take place at Chicago’s Soldier Field, which has a capacity of 61,500.

    Although members of the Dead have performed with personal projects over the past two decades, the July concerts mark the first reunion of the band’s “core four” members since 1995. The Dead has made clear they won’t be reprising the “Fare Thee Well” shows ever again.
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    After sales began Saturday on Ticketmaster, seats popped up on secondary markets such as StubHub, with some sellers asking more than $100,000 a ticket. On StubHub, the lowest price for an “obstructed/no view” seat was $587.50 for the July 3 show; a three-day pass for one person was being offered for $1,281.25; a General Admission three-day pass with one field-level ticket is available for $116,004.09 ...
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    Re: Grateful Dead Reunion Shows Sell Out Immediately, Resale Prices Soar

    Weren't they planning on only doing 5 shows or something?

    Im guessing they will do more. Trey seems like a logical choice.

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    Re: Grateful Dead Reunion Shows Sell Out Immediately, Resale Prices Soar

    Those prices are pretty insane, but expected given the circumstances

    But those prices pretty much prove the claims that hippies don't work or do anything productive.
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    Re: Grateful Dead Reunion Shows Sell Out Immediately, Resale Prices Soar

    Hell, I thought they were all dead. Expected this to be an onion thread.

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    Re: Grateful Dead Reunion Shows Sell Out Immediately, Resale Prices Soar

    Quote Originally Posted by sangha View Post
    Those prices are pretty insane, but expected given the circumstances

    But those prices pretty much prove the claims that hippies don't work or do anything productive.
    Lots of them (300+ listings) on ebay for app $500-$24,000.

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    Re: Grateful Dead Reunion Shows Sell Out Immediately, Resale Prices Soar

    Quote Originally Posted by sangha View Post
    Those prices are pretty insane, but expected given the circumstances

    But those prices pretty much prove the claims that hippies don't work or do anything productive.
    I'm pretty sure one would have to be productive and earning money to afford those prices.
    It would take a hippie a long long time to pan handle up enough change to get a ticket.
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    Re: Grateful Dead Reunion Shows Sell Out Immediately, Resale Prices Soar

    Quote Originally Posted by sangha View Post
    Those prices are pretty insane, but expected given the circumstances

    But those prices pretty much prove the claims that hippies don't work or do anything productive.
    Nope - it proves that many of them grew up, got jobs and still like that music.
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    Re: Grateful Dead Reunion Shows Sell Out Immediately, Resale Prices Soar

    Quote Originally Posted by HenryChinaski View Post
    I'm pretty sure one would have to be productive and earning money to afford those prices.
    It would take a hippie a long long time to pan handle up enough change to get a ticket.
    Or at least a good day selling drugs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ttwtt78640 View Post
    Nope - it proves that many of them grew up, got jobs and still like that music.
    Proving that hippies can be productive

    And if you need more evidence, look at the members of the Grateful Dead. They're hippies and they've made millions doing 200+ shows a year for decades. Sounds like a pretty hard working bunch of hippies to me.
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    Re: Grateful Dead Reunion Shows Sell Out Immediately, Resale Prices Soar

    Quote Originally Posted by sangha View Post
    Proving that hippies can be productive

    And if you need more evidence, look at the members of the Grateful Dead. They're hippies and they've made millions doing 200+ shows a year for decades. Sounds like a pretty hard working bunch of hippies to me.
    Yep, I too was once a hippie/biker but have graduated to being a self employed handyman, with a rather long (22+ year) stint of being a defense contract worker in between.
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