Monday, March 25, 2019

240,500 Grateful Dead Fans Can't Be Wrong: We Paid $4 Million to Get Me to the Greek

The Pinnacle at the Greek


I saw the Dead 80 times but luckily 13 were at my favorite venue the Greek in Berkeley. It was my favorite place. 1981 (3) 1982 (3) 1983 (1) 1984 (1) 1985 (3) 1986 (2) 1987-1989 zero.

We deadheads bought almost a quarter million tickets. The final 27 shows were all sold out and scalped at high prices.  The final two years were $30 Rex benefits. 



Year         Shows Tickets Price Sales
10/1/1967       5,000    2.00    $10,000
10/20/1968     6,000    2.50    $15,000
1981 3 25,500 11.50 $293,250
1982         3 25,500 12.00 $306,000
1983         3 25,500 13.00 $331,500
1984         3 25,500 14.00 $357,000
1985         3 25,500 15.00 $382,500
1986         3 25,500 16.00 $408,000
1987         3 25,500 17.50 $446,250
1988         3 25,500 30.00 $765,000
1989         3 25,500 30.00 $765,000
 Greek    29 240,500 16.96  4,079,500







A few more Greek stories:

http://www.gratefulseconds.com/2017/09/the-first-weekend-at-greek-september-11.html
http://www.gratefulseconds.com/2017/05/25-years-ago-on-may-21-22-23-1982.html
http://www.gratefulseconds.com/2015/11/does-this-count-as-attending-sitting.html
http://www.gratefulseconds.com/2018/03/the-other-day-they-waited-sky-was-dark.html
http://www.gratefulseconds.com/2015/01/the-mecca-berkeleys-greek-theater.html











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