Dear Furthur -
I've been thinking about us a lot lately. I think it's time we take a break from seeing each other. I know, things were really great between us for so many years. It was like you always played Brokedown Palace or Box of Rain when you knew I needed to hear it. But things have changed. $95 or $130 for a ticket? It's not like the old days when I could walk up to the box office on the day of the show and grab a $20 ticket. Scalpers have come between us.
Maybe it's time to see other people. DSO is sounding really good lately. . . . and for only about $30. Maybe you want to see other people, too. Not the aging hippie crowd but the young kids with more expendable income. I can hardly blame you. Or is it that you've got other priorities now - a new family band, a booming restaurant and a fantastic high-tech studio? Maybe it's just that we've outgrown each other.
It's been heaven, but even rainbows will end. Maybe I'll see you around some time at a summer festival or something. Take care of yourselves.
Get real man....it's 2013. Your sense of entitlement reeks. So what you're saying is that you want the boys to travel cross country and play in NY for the same price as a pack of cigarettes and a gallon of gas....stupidity. You happen to see Allman ticket prices at the Beacon - $69 to $179 a ticket and double the amount of people for each show. Did you see Clapton prices - $153 to $204 and 5 times the amount of people per show. Crosby, Stills and Nash...$125 to $240 a ticket. Neil Young...$110 to $400 a ticket with 10 times the amount of people per show. I could go on and on here...again, it's 2013 dude. Furthur could have easily charged $200 a ticket to the Cap shows but did they...NO, cause they care about their fans like they have since day 1. All of us Heads have been spoiled for so long that unfortunately a sense of entitlement sets in with some...whatever the boys do its never enough. Instead of your resentful love letter, why don't you try a simple Thank You. Grow up man and snap into reality...you're spoiled...if you don't like what Furthur is givin then hit the road and keep the change...nobody wants to be burdened with the shit you're slinging anyways.