Amazing Things You Could Buy Instead of Grateful Dead Tickets


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Written by Natalie Mootz | Last Updated October 3rd, 2019
Natalie has been writing for the web since dinosaurs roamed the earth. Or at least since dinosaurs achieved blogging technology. She's also written for and Joystiq.


The Grateful Dead are packing it in. Their goodbye show, Fare Thee Well, will take place this Independence Day weekend at Chicago's Soldier Field.

Thinking about getting tickets? 

Unless you're Oprah or Bill Gates, you'd probably better think again.

To put that amount in perspective, what else could you buy with $116,000?

152,131 Twinkies

That's 41,075,370 calories!

155 iPhone 6's.

Now you'll have 154 BFFs to Snapchat with.

About 892 shares of Apple stock.

Since you bought all those iPhones you might as well be part-owner of the company.

74 Taylor Swift VIP concert tickets

Shake off that money! Seeing TSwift with 74 of your besties is way more exciting than some nearly-dead dudes that are grateful about it. Ew!

4 year-long trips around the world

Start with one revolution around the Arctic Circle, next go around the Northern Hemisphere, then circle the Southern Hemisphere (don't forget the Equator on this go-round), and finally you can end up as Grand Emperor of the Penguins in Antarctica.

An über-chic electric car

A Performance Tesla with some cash leftover that you won't need for gas: $109,000+

A home in the heartland

A cozy 1,836 square foot 4-bedroom bungalow in Topeka, Kansas: $100,000

A beachin' condo

A 2-bedroom condo in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida: $116,000

A home for someone homeless

Donate a 1,200 square foot Habitat For Humanity home in Massachusetts: $109,992

Buy 1,160,000 meals for hungry Americans

That's enough to give 55,238 Americans -- from children to the elderly -- 3-square meals for a week.

Of course, you could always just send it to me to write your memoirs! Or, yeah, you could just go to the concert.

Tell us in the comments what you'd buy with $116,000 instead of concert tickets.

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