New to the Grateful Dead and Further - loving it - better late than never. Can someone explain the pros and cons of ordering tickets: (1) mail order; (2) pre-sale; (3) ticket master, including thoughts on best way to get tickets. I realize this is a lot to ask but I am not familiar with mail order and pre-sale.
I just mail ordered this past Saturday for the Beacon April 18, 2012 show - first time I've done this. Previous two Furthur concerts were at MSG 2010 and 2011. 2010 bought tickets off stub hub, second used ticket master.
Also, any thoughts on whether as a first timer I will get tickets through mail order. Any information about the ticket ordering process in appreciated. I mail ordered to try it - heard an interview with someone from the mail order co on xm radio - the grateful dead channel. Figured if I get tickets great - if not, I still had fun trying to get them. I also have the MSG show 2011 in the bank - so if do not get tickets, at least I saw that show.
Welcome to the forums vayinafash. Sounds like you may have caught the "I need more shows" bug. Plenty of us here have the same affliction
And we love it.
For what it's worth, ~ 2 weeks ago they interviewed the guy who created the Grateful Deads Mail order system (the old GDTS the new GDTS TOO. He said other than screening out people ordering multiple tickets (using different addresses, etc, but forgetting money orders are issued sequentially) everyone has the same chance of getting a ticket via mail order, old timers and newbies. But there are people (Like our LBDowling) who are amazing artists, and while GDTS TOO didn't admit it, I'm sure these people who send in their requests with artwork have a better shot IF there are not enough tickets to go around.
So, now I am curious, how did you get turned onto furthur. That always amazes me.
Hope to see you at the beacon....along with another 5,000 or so of my closest friends