You won’t BELIEVE the cost of the Grateful Dead reunion show
NEW YORK — If you’re truckin’ to see the Grateful Dead this summer, bring your checkbook.
A three day pass for The Grateful Dead’s “Fare Thee Well” sold out reunion show in Chicago are going for as much as $116,000 on online ticket site, StubHub.
That price gets fans a spot on the general admission floor in front of the stage. But just to walk in the door will still cost upwards of $1,435 — and that’s an obstructed view seat!
The shows will reunite the four original members of The Dead for their 50th anniversary over the Fourth of July weekend this summer at Chicago’s Soldier Field.
It will also include Phish front man and guitarist Trey Anastasio, who will fill in for the iconic leader of The Dead, Jerry Garcia, who died back in 1995.
People on Reddit vented their frustration at the cost of tickets, with one user saying, “Jerry Garcia better make an appearance for that kind of cash.”
The three night concerts have been a hot ticket since the show was first announced back in January, and the 210,000 seat football stadium sold out almost immediately.
Both the Grateful Dead and Phish have extremely loyal fans that have their own subcultures and even monikers (“Deadheads” for The Grateful Dead and “Phans” for Phish).
And”Fare Thee Well” will be the last ever performance with the original members of The Dead, according to band member Bob Weir.
To put the ticket prices into context, a general admission ticket to a Phish show would cost roughly $50-$60 while a three day GA pass to the three day music festival Bonnaroo this summer costs about $320.