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Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by narlus, Apr 12, 2008.

  1. narlus

    narlus Eastcoast Softcore
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    i would LOVE to see how the tickets get distributed, against a time log...ticketmaster should be a transparent operation, because i cannot believe that after logging in and ordering tickets within the first minute (+/- 30 seconds, it's hard to know exactly how much time transpired during the transaction, but tickets went on sale at 10:00, and my confirmation email is timestamped 10:01), i get two crappy seats.

    here's the seating chart


    i am in section 11

    :bonk: :rant: :huh:

    how the hell does that happen?
     

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  2. splat

    splat Nam I am

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    it could have been the the lawn. Or should I say the Dirt
     
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    loco-gringo Crusading Clamp Monkey

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    America must hate you. Take a long lens. ;)
     
  4. narlus

    narlus Eastcoast Softcore
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    well i figured out part of it...apparently there was a presale. i shoulda done a bit more research.

    i'm glad i don't like too many big bands. this sorta sh!t sucks.
     
  5. splat

    splat Nam I am

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    It is all in the name of squeeze as much money out of people as they possibly can.
     
  6. pinkshirtphotos

    pinkshirtphotos site moron

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    i tried getting tickets for a foo fighters acoustic show in the nokia theatre in nyc a few years back, didnt know of the presale but when they went on sale to the public they sold out in 4 seconds. small venue but still perty quick
     
  7. valve bouncer

    valve bouncer Master Dildoist

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    So how big is the venue Narlus?
     
  8. narlus

    narlus Eastcoast Softcore
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    it's an outdoor shed thing...covered seats are maybe 8K, and lawn maybe 3-4K more? just a guess really. it's been a while since i've been there (neil young w/ soundgarden was the last show i saw there, easily 10 years or more ago).
     
  9. Brian HCM#1

    Brian HCM#1 MMMMMMMMM BEER!!!!!!!!!!

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    Been there done that! I've been dissed on so many shows because of Ticketmaster. The best thing to do is the day of the concert get there early and go to customer service, then just pay the difference & upgrade your tickets. I did that last Sept for the Alice in Chains & Velvet Revolver show. I had similar seats, went to ticket sales, they told me where to go once I was in the amphitheater and for another $10 each upgraded our seats from second section 7 row to first section second row. I was 15 feet from the stage:thumb:. Seats are held for ticket brokers, so the common folks like us get wronged. That little trick worked great for me, you should try it the day of the show.
     
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    valve bouncer Master Dildoist

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    Sucks. I'm beginning to understand why their last album was "free".
     
  11. narlus

    narlus Eastcoast Softcore
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    i've never heard of 'upgrading' but have heard of seats released the day of the show, either unused promoter seats and/or handicapped seats not used. maybe i will try that.

    now that i've got a ticket, maybe i can get a real close seat for the first three (ie, photo pass)...that strategy worked for The Cure.
     
  12. narlus

    narlus Eastcoast Softcore
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    to be honest, i really think the band is helpless against this sort of stuff. one thing that's been tried are pre-sales to the fan club, but scalpers just sign up for that too.

    i would really like to know the distribution of tickets (ie, how many really got released for today's sale), and rate of sales (tickets/second, and what seats got sold when), though...
     
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    valve bouncer Master Dildoist

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    My hopelessly naive thought of the day. The "cut out the middle man" concept for the recent album can also be adapted for concert ticket sales? I guess the bastard union of promoters and venue owners mitigate against that.
     
  14. narlus

    narlus Eastcoast Softcore
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    my thought on that would be to hold a dutch auction on ebay for all seats.
     
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    A lot of time if you have American Express you can get presale tickets.
     
  16. narlus

    narlus Eastcoast Softcore
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    i paid $5 for a password to get AmEx presale tickets for elvis costello.
     
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    I may be there too, anchored just outside the venue in boston harbor.
     
  18. narlus

    narlus Eastcoast Softcore
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    i didn't know they had plans to make Mansfield waterfront real estate.

    :bonk:

    they are playing @ Tweeter, not BoA pavilion
     
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    dan-o Turbo Monkey

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    D'oh. :imstupid:
     
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    10 years huh! Section 11 is the lawn. Or used to be the lawn until they added more seats giving them sections 9-15. I'm not sure if 9-15 is covered either. I don't think so.

    Just checked, it's called "open air reserved seating"
     
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    narlus Eastcoast Softcore
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    bastards!
     
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    We got great seats for houston and then I found out that I have to travel on business that weekend so I am going to miss the show :(
     
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    I had a friend pick me up tickets via ticketmaster. After their incredible fees and the like I'm now paying almost $50 for the lawn...oh well. Still stoked on the show though. What'd you pay for section 11?
     
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    I went to order tickets. $30 for the lawn. So I go to order, then theres a $7.55 per ticket "convenience charge" and a $6.00 "building facility" charge per ticket. What the heck is so convenient about the charge, and what is a "building facility" charge? Gas for the lawn mower?
     
  25. narlus

    narlus Eastcoast Softcore
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    face value was $55, and after all the other bullsh1t charges i think they were closer to $70 or so.
     
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    I just bought 3 tickets at that Ticketmaster b@stard operation yesterday. The cost was more than a fourth ticket for the price of the service charges/fees. I hate 'em and will only use them when there is no other choice.
     
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    I still haven't ordered tickets yet. I have a hard time clicking on a $90 charge for two lawn tickets. But man, do I REALLY want to see them in concert.
     
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    I feel like if you pay almost $50 for the lawn you shouldn't have to get frisked on the way in :biggrin:
     
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    Buggery f*ck, it's getting like the airlines, the ticket is $100 but the charges are $400. I hope the gouging bastards responsible for this kind of thing get head cancer.:disgust1::disgust1::plthumbsdown:
     
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    narlus Eastcoast Softcore
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    i pay extra just for that frisking.
     
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    stevew unique white person

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    I'm torn on if I want to see them. Their latest musical offerings have been somewhat of a disappointment.

    I might drive up to Nashville to see sonic youth next friday if it hasn't sold out already.
     
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    narlus Eastcoast Softcore
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    i saw 'em once when i was living in dublin. good show, somewhat lousy seats.

    the seats i have are probably as bad if not worse. :|
     
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    I got four tickets during the presale for the Toronto show...lawns (by choice).
    Already seen Radiohead upclose two times....it'll be nice to sit back and enjoy.