Grateful Dead 50 Fare Thee Well Mail Order Update

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UPDATE 2/25 12 p.m. PT: GDTSTOO have shared another update about the mail order situation. “Please note: If you only sent in one envelope and received an email stating that you will receive tickets, then your whole order will be filled. If you sent in multiple envelopes, then we can only guarantee that at least one of your orders has been filled and we will not be able to provide you with which date was chosen at this time. If you did not include an email on your 3 x 5 we will not be able to let you know if you have received tickets,” reads the new update.

We’re just a few days away from the February 28th Ticketmaster on-sale date for tickets to Fare Thee Well, a celebration of 50 years of Grateful Dead at Soldier Field in Chicago over the Fourth of July Weekend and many of those who mail ordered still haven’t heard back about whether they scored the elusive golden tickets. GDTSTOO, who is handling fulfillment of Fare Thee Well mail order tickets, have shared an update and the news isn’t good.

[Photo via The_Hare]

GDTSTOO aims to let those who will receive tickets know via email in the next few days, but warn “Your chances of receiving tickets from us are 1 in 10, so if you have not received a winner’s email from us by the on-sale date, you may want to consider on line ticket sales to increase your chances.” Those are not very good odds. We learned last month that GDTSTOO had received 60,000+ envelopes requesting an estimated 350,000+ tickets for the three nights in Chicago.

Here’s the full text of the statement:

We’ve been submerged in a sea of mail and are coming up for a breath of air to give you an update on where we stand right now. We are 75% of the way processing all of the orders, working 24/7 to get your money orders back to you. There were many, many times more order requests than anyone imagined, thousands and thousands with beautiful art. We are trying to let as many folks as possible know their status before the onsale date. Emails will go out to the winners starting in the next two days. Your chances of receiving tickets from us are 1 in 10, so if you have not received a winner’s email from us by the on-sale date, you may want to consider on line ticket sales to increase your chances.

Tickets will be mailed out in June.

Please do not email us at this time as we will not be able to answer your inquiry.

Okay, we are taking a deep breath and going back under.
The crew of GDTS TOO
2.23.15

CID Entertainment Ticket & Travel Packages go on sale this Friday at 10 a.m. CT, followed by the Ticketmaster general on-sale this Saturday at 10 a.m. CT.