Camping and Overnight Parking to Grateful Dead’s Farewell Shows Denied by Chicago City Officials

Don’t pack your tents and sleeping bags if you’re heading to Chicago to see the Grateful Dead this July...


After more than 11,000 signatures were signed in favor of allowing camping and overnight parking during the Dead’s three-day stay this summer, city officials quickly nixed the idea and have denied the popular request.

The news comes in the wake of Saturday’s massive ticket onsale, which opened at 10am and sold out minutes later. The secondary market won’t be any less forgiving to fans still in need of tickets, either, as Grateful Dead tickets on TicketIQ currently average at $1,427.36 over the three shows scheduled between July 3 and 5.

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The Fare Thee Well shows are being promoted as the last time the original four members will ever play together again. They’ll call upon Phish frontman Trey Anastasio and former “unofficial” member Bruce Hornsby as supporting guests at all three shows at Soldier Field in July.

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