Sunday, April 12, 2015

Playing the lottery

So the big news broke late last week: Grateful Dead sets two shows at Levi’s Stadium

A statement by Weir, Hart, Kreutzmann and Lesh said “it has become clear to us that we first need to return to our beginnings, where we first said hello — to each other and to all of you. And so it is that we have decided to plug in for two additional shows on June 27 and 28 at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California — just a dozen miles south of where Dana Morgan’s Music Store once stood.”

Fans wanting tickets for the two shows, priced at $59.50-$199.50, can sign up for an online ticket lottery that the band installed on its website, The sign-up will be in place through April 14 and those who place requests — with a maximum of four tickets per person, per show — will learn if they have received tickets on April 19, according to the band’s website. The announcement said 65,000 tickets would be sold for each show.

One of my grandfather's favorite sayings was:

Well, you pay your money and you take your chances.

And so we did.

I'm thinking lucky thoughts for April 19.

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