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Rock Art Wednesday-Grateful Dead Ticket Envelopes

Posted by jhochstat on October 14, 2008

With the reunion of the remaining original members of The Grateful Dead on Monday, October 13th for the Dead for Obama benefit at Penn State University and the announcement that Phil Lesh & Friends along with Bob Weir & Ratdog will be playing at The Bill Graham Civic Center in San Francisco on December 30th and 31st of this year, I though this would be a great time to look at all of the amazing artwork that people have sent in over the last few years to GDTS Too (Grateful Dead ticket service).

If you are interested in the 2 New Years shows, you can find all of the mail order information here.

The tradition of mail order Grateful Dead tickets precedes the internet or credit cards over the phone.  Back in the day (and still taking place today) in order to procure Grateful Dead tickets you needed to send a letter in an envelope detailing what show you wanted tickets for and how many tickets you were looking for.

Thankfully the tradition of people customizing their envelopes with amazing artwork is still going to this day.  I have decided to highlight some of my favorite envelope artwork from the GDTS Too Website.

I hope you enjoy this artwork as much as I did and if you are going to be ordering tickets for the New Year’s Eve shows, please take the time to submit some great artwork like the envelopes displayed here.

2 Responses to “Rock Art Wednesday-Grateful Dead Ticket Envelopes”

  1. […] RAW takes a look at Dead mail order envelopes […]

  2. Great post, I have read this somewhere else. But I have found this one to be alot more informative.

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