This article is from the Grateful Dead FAQ, by John J. Wood, Eric Nay and Ihor Slabicky email@example.com with numerous contributions by others.
Include a #10 sized self-addressed, stamped envelope for your tickets.
This envelope can be folded in 3 to fit in the outside envelope.
Please do NOT decorate your return envelope with Grateful Dead art
or mention of tickets: it only invites theft (e.g. - Tickets
Enclosed). GDTS loves and displays the artistic and colorful incoming
Return Postage: $.32 for 1-8 tix
$.55 for 9-16 tix
Do not add extra postage. Remember: the registered mail fee does
NOT include postage, so you must put a stamp on your return envelope.
Example #10 return envelope:
[Note: No address for GDTS. (Postage Stamp)
They have a stamper.]
12345 Terrapin Way
Big River, TN 01812
One order per envelope and one order per person. Each person must
fill out their own order. Duplicate orders of any kind will cause
disqualification of all involved orders. For example, if 3 concerts are
announced in the same venue, you may order the max. number of tickets
to all 3 concerts in one envelope, unless GDTS states otherwise. Mixed
orders or orders for more than one city in one envelope will not be
accepted. All orders will be filled on a "first come, first served"
basis by date postmark, NOT by when GDTS receives them.
NO METERED MAIL, EXPRESS MAIL, OR FEDERAL EXPRESS ACCEPTED!!
Make sure your envelopes are stamped. Postal employees may by
habit meter your mail if you don't watch them. Express Mail and
Federal Express are never accepted and are a waste of your money.
If GDTS decides to do a random selection mail order, they will
announce it on the hotline before hand. If GDTS receives more
mail postmarked the first day than they have tickets for, then
the mail order automatically changes to random selection.
The mail order hotline (415) 457-8457 will give the correct information
and address to mail for tickets. Do not use any other address or your
request will not be filled!! If the hotline instructions are different
from the above, then always follow the hotline instructions or your
order may be rejected.
Please write to GDTS with any suggestions, problems, praise or
Grateful Dead Ticket Sales
P.O. Box 9812
San Rafael, CA 94912
DON'T SEND TICKET REQUESTS TO THE ABOVE ADDRESS, THEY WILL BE RETURNED!
[P.S. Notification from GDTS, be it tix or a rejection notice, almost
always comes before tix actually go on-sale at a local outlet. If ya
find yourself still waiting to hear and the on-sale date is fast
approaching, say 4-5 days away, don't panic, just give 'em a ring at
the ticket problem # listed above in question 1. They're usu. very
helpful if it comes to that.]