Grateful Dead fans duped by fake tickets

The Grateful DeadHundreds of fans hoping to catch the last-ever show by American rock band The Grateful Dead were denied entry after their tickets were found to be fake.

More than 200 counterfeit tickets were collected on Sunday's at the Soldier Field stadium in Chicago, according to the organisers, although it is not clear how many were found on the Friday and Saturday shows, reports the Chicago Tribune.

Tickets went on sale in January and sold out quickly, with some changing hands for thousands of dollars in the weeks building up to the dates. Soldier Field had suggested the intricate designs on the tickets would deter counterfeiting.

Such is the draw of the band that the fiftieth anniversary Fare Thee Well concerts broke all records, with around 71,000 Deadheads taking in the show each night. Sunday's concert was billed as the last time the four remaining band members (Bob Weir, Phil Lesh, Bill Kreutzmann and Mickey Hart) will perform together in public.

The final concert took place almost 20 years after the death of legendary guitarist Jerry Garcia, who died on August 9, 1995. Here's a small reminder of just how great the Dead could be...

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