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Concerts Returning to Folsom! (Dead and Company First)

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  1. Darth Snow

    Darth Snow Hawaiian Buffalo Club Member Junta Member

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    http://www.colorado.edu/news/features/concerts-returning-folsom-field-summer-dead-company

     
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  2. Shldr2Shldr

    Shldr2Shldr Club Member Club Member

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    Its about damn time. The university is going to make a killing off of these things.
     
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  3. pcbuff

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    This makes me laugh. Of all the Bands the could host, they kick things off with the Dead. What could go wrong at a multi day Dead show in Boulder? I agree they will profit, but damn! Look forward to some funny you tubes of stoned old hippies doing stupid stuff.
     
  4. Daaah

    Daaah Club Member Club Member

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    Bill Walton is coming to town.
     
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  5. Liver

    Liver modded mod Club Member Junta Member

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    sweet!

    legal mj + dead + folsom = fox news nightmare.

    should be fun.
     
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  6. scoob

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    So, it will pretty much be just another day in downtown Boulder?
     
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  7. SINKRATZ

    SINKRATZ Club Member Club Member

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    Meanwhile in Fort Collins, CSU officials are pretty sure Lady Gaga must have accidently misplaced their phone number but expect to hear back from her "any day now".
     
  8. Clean Undies

    Clean Undies Flagship of the 12-Pac Club Member

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    "Hey Purchasing, go ahead and double that 4/20 order for fishy smelling fertilizer. We gotta spread an other layer before the Dead show."
    - CU Office of the Chancellor
     
  9. pcbuff

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    They may as well book wide spread panic the following week so all the chasers can just stay on the lawns along Boulder Creek for another week
     
  10. hokiehead

    hokiehead Gobbler on the Mountain Club Member

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    Nothing a little patchouli oil won't cover up
     
  11. bigskybuff

    bigskybuff Club Member Club Member

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    As opposed to drunken idiots? You've never been to a show it seems.
     
  12. sackman

    sackman Club Member Club Member

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    Seems like a good idea. I always thought it was a bit puritanical to stop having concerts there
     
  13. Bufffan68

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    Lots of rich 'sell outs' reliving their glory years...sounds perfect!
     
  14. SuperiorBuff

    SuperiorBuff Well-Known Member

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    Your social judgement gets really old.
     
  15. Burrito Palazzo

    Burrito Palazzo huff my smug Club Member

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    Does this mean lady gaga isn't coming to Hughes?
     
  16. Ruckus

    Ruckus Peep my words. Club Member

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    This is great news! Anything to make sure known terrible band DMB is not the last to play at Folsom.
     
  17. Bufffan68

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    It's a joke...take a Xanax or something.
     
  18. SuperiorBuff

    SuperiorBuff Well-Known Member

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    Bull****, nice try.
     
  19. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Really great news. Complete waste of a university and community resource all these years by having Folsom so underutilized.
     
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  20. hokiehead

    hokiehead Gobbler on the Mountain Club Member

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    sucks I can't make these, and again, I'm totally bummed.

    was talking to the wife about this. she reminded me that our last "football stadium concert" featuring one-headlining band was in 2009 (U2) and that leaving the concert i remarked to our daughter that "this might be the only concert you'll see in a football stadium", noting that booking venues of that size for a single headliner doesn't seem to happen nearly as often as it did in the 1980's and 90's.

    we should start a "guess the attendance" thread on this, maybe.

    Dead & Company sold out two nights at 1st Bank Center last fall. but that place only holds 7500 people. The biggest venue on the fall tour held <12k. Other than the GD shows in Santa Clara and Chicago, I don't believe any of the post-Jerry Dead lineups have packed more than 25k (except for multi-band festivals), so I'm a little surprised they're going for this. The Broomfield shows were a pair of weeknights, so the weekend shows at Folsom could sell more.

    Tickets start at $79 + fees, so we're looking at Red Rocks level prices (no surprise).

    Add crowd for the novelty of concerts returning to Folsom.
    Add crowd for the awesomeness of an outdoor summer concert in Colorado (vs indoor at 1st Bank).
    Subtract from that decreased student attendance due to summertime.
    Subtract that local heads likely just saw the band play last fall, so we're not starving for the sound.

    Looks like they're closing the North endzone, and selling GA tickets on the field.

    I'll go with attendance between 25k - 30k for each night.

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  21. NWD Buff

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    I bet they sell out both nights. I'm guessing the possible attendance is between 35 and 40 K based on that seating chart.

    EDIT: I need to up that capacity guess, as I didn't account for the GA on the field. Still am going to guess that they sell it out.
     
  22. DBT

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    In the CU email for season ticket holders, tickets are said to range from $40 to $120. But when I go to one of the ticket sites there is nothing under $100. One site has a few in the Club Level, some in the lower "100's" level around midfield on both sides and then the GA on the field. But the GA on the field are, like, $175 to $260. That's nuts! Does anyone have any idea what the pricing and seating is? Is there a site map, other then the one posted above, showing seating with ticket prices?
     
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  23. BuffsNYC

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    Weed is included, right?
     
  24. Darth Snow

    Darth Snow Hawaiian Buffalo Club Member Junta Member

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    In today's edition of "Rick George is a Badass"

    http://www.westword.com/music/how-music-came-back-to-boulders-folsom-field-7828944

     
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  25. FLounder

    FLounder The Buffs will rise again! Club Member

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    Uhhhhh the dead sold out 3 straight days at Soldier field last summer???
     
  26. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    RG gets it. He can find a program like WTen with a couple Folsom or Keg concerts. It's stupid not to do this.
     
  27. hokiehead

    hokiehead Gobbler on the Mountain Club Member

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    Yep. Set a Soldier Field attendance record.
     
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    bombay Club Member Club Member

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    Yep. Tickets on the secondary market were selling for thousands. I admit to being shocked when they only took a few weeks off before meandering back down the road. I'm glad I didn't invest big bucks in the 'last dead shows'.
     
  29. hokiehead

    hokiehead Gobbler on the Mountain Club Member

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    technically, they promised it would be the final "Grateful Dead" concert, and I believe they'll hold to that promise. However, for me, the last GD concert was 7/9/95.

    That being said, I'll enter into spousal negotiations to go see any surviving member of the Grateful Dead's spin-off band if they play within a 3 hour radius of me.

    "but honey, this could be the last chance we ever get to see {Phil, Bobby, Micky, Billy, Bruce}. Ever!"
    "hokiehead, you've been saying that for over twenty years. The rest of those guys are never going die."
     
  30. 14er

    14er “Imitation is suicide.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson

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    From RG's twitter.
     

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