The shows have been announced, hotels are being booked and dye-hard Deadheads are mailing off their ticket requests for their three shows at Soldier Field, July 3 - July 5. I did not do the the mail order thing this time, but I have many times in the past. The idea is to decorate your envelope and follow the instructions exactly! Much like when you send in a rebate form, if you don't do exactly as you are told, there will be no tickets for you. The best part of receiving your tickets is seeing the cool embossed artwork on them and seeing what sort of seats you were sent, of course. Tomorrow, I'll show you some of my mail-order tickets from the 'Jerry' years.

Here's the instructions for making your mail-order request successful:

These three tickets prices are the only tickets available via mail order: 

$215.50 Reserved & Limited ADA Tickets
$95.50 Reserved Tickets
$115.50 General Admission Pit & ADA Tickets (Both Limited)
(Includes taper section next to the sound board)

Doors open at 5:00 PM
Showtime is at 7:00 PM
The first send in date (postmark) for these performances is Tuesday, January 20, 2015. 

Please do not send in before Tuesday or your order may not be filled.

Please use recycled paper.

Orders will be filled on a "first-come-first-served" basis by postmark only, not by when THEY  receive them.

You will need the following:
*Two #10 size envelopes  (business-size 9 ½” X 4” envelopes)
*Postal Money Order(s), or Western Union Money Order(s)
*One 3x5 index card

Your order must be sent in #10 size envelope and should include a money order(s), your 3 x 5 index card, and a #10 SASE.

1. #10 Size Envelope
a) All orders should be sent to us by US mail in a #10 sized envelope addressed to: 
GDTSTOO, POB 456 Stinson Beach, CA 94970.
b) Please put the date of the show/s, the number of tickets and price per ticket on the outside of your envelope. If you are including multiply money orders put the price of your ticket prefrence. 
c) Write "Any" if you will accept any ticket price or any day.
d) Tickets for multiple shows may be ordered in the same envelope.
e) Taper Tickets should be noted on the outside of the envelope.  Taper tickets are limited to 2 per person per show.
f) Do not use any meter strips. 
g) Sending your order by Express Mail, Federal Express, DHL, etc., will not expedite your order processing in any way.
h) Everyone should fill out their own order. Duplication may cause for all involved orders to be disqualified.
i) Decorated envelopes are always welcome.

2. Postal Money Order(s), Western Union Money Order(s), Canadian Post in US Dollars and International Postal Money orders in US dollars 
a) No other money orders will be accepted.
b) We do not accept cash or personal checks. 
c) Make the money order payable to: 
d) Send separate money orders for each show day. 
e) Keep your money order receipt(s). If your order is not filled, your money order(s) will be returned to you.

3. 3x5 index card.
a) Put your full name; return address, area code, phone number and email address in the upper left hand corner of the card.
b) In the middle of the card, tell us which show(s) you want and the number of tickets you are ordering (4 ticket limit per person per show). 
c) Put "Any" if you will accept any ticket price or any day.
d) If Taper Tickets are desired, please indicate on your 3 x 5 card.
e) Include your preference for your return shipment: 
Regular mail: Fee is covered by SASE. Our Canadian and overseas patrons must add $2.00 US dollars to their money order for postage. Please do not send a postal coupon. 
Priority mail: The fee in the US is $9.00. 
For Outside the US the fee is $35.00 
FedEx express: The fee for this service is $25.00. FedEx does not deliver to post office boxes and is not available for Alaska, Hawaii, Canada and overseas countries. You can include this fee in your money order. You must also include as sase for this service. 
You may include your shipping fees in your (lower priced if applicable) money order 

4. #10 SASE
a) Include in your order a #10 self-addressed, stamped envelope with a regular 49-cent stamp.
b) A 70-cent stamp is necessary if you order 8 or more tickets.

Got all that? Just how do Deadheads get their minds laser focused on such detail?