For Deadheads who couldn’t get Grateful Dead tickets at face value, there’s no getting around it – tickets are going to be expensive. However, depending on where you want to sit, the information in the following graph could save fans up to $2,500 per ticket.
Anytime artists play more than one concert at the same venue, there will always be fluctuations in pricing on the secondary market across concerts. To help fans find the cheapest tickets, we graphed the prices for each night (July 3rd, July 4th, July 5th), as well as the cost of a three-day pass divided by three (to show where fans benefit by buying the three-day pass and where they don’t), by seat quality. The resulting chart illustrates which nights Deadheads can find the cheapest tickets in each tier, and depending on whether they want to go all three days, if they should buy a three-day pass or not:
From the above graph, we can see the following:
The better the seats, the more you’re going to save by picking the right concert to see.
For all but the four star seats, July 3rd is the cheapest night. For the 5-star seats, going on July 3rd could save you almost $2,000 (41.12%) versus going on July 5th.
Surprisingly, the July 4th show is only the most expensive for the 3-star seats.
If you’re looking to go all three nights, and you’re looking to buy 4-star seats, you could save about 50% by individually purchasing tickets for each night. If you’re looking for 2-star seats, you can save up to 30% by purchasing tickets for each night. For every other seat rating, the three-day pass is a pretty good deal.