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DeathFromAbove1979

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'I Got My Tickets!' Thread
« on: February 20, 2009, 11:17:03 am »
I figured since sometimes there are shows that make us shake at the thought of how many people will be trying to get tickets. Anywho! Got a pair of floor tickets for Kings of Leon @ Patriot Center, whoop whoop! Is this gonna be a full house show? I know The Killers got half, Muse got half and the White Stripes got full. The seating chart for Kings shows Full house, is that right?
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Vas Deferens

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Re: 'I Got My Tickets!' Thread
« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2009, 12:14:20 pm »
jesus, they're charging $45? I saw these tools for $15 touring for the second album. There is a point in time when you stop seeing bands and start HATING them when they start to charge $40 or more. That goes for the Decemberists, Death Cab for Cutie, Modest Mouse, blah blah blah.
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Re: 'I Got My Tickets!' Thread
« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2009, 12:35:44 pm »
I don't hate them - I just stop going to see them and focus my attention elsewhere.    That's happening more and more these days.   I think $39 is pretty reasonable for Death Cab though.  (shrug)

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Re: 'I Got My Tickets!' Thread
« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2009, 12:38:26 pm »
Yeah well maybe hate the prices :)  I still like Death Cab. I guess $39 is reasonable if there are no fees involved ;)  It's  just I've seen them a lot in the past in the $15-20 range.

I don't hate them - I just stop going to see them and focus my attention elsewhere.    That's happening more and more these days.   I think $39 is pretty reasonable for Death Cab though.  (shrug)
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Re: 'I Got My Tickets!' Thread
« Reply #4 on: February 20, 2009, 05:26:04 pm »
i just got my phish hampton tickets.  my god, they must be the most "uncounterfeitable" tickets i have ever seen.



and they are attempting to not allow anybody into the lot unless they have tickets, to promote a better phish experience on the towns they are landing at this tour.

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Re: 'I Got My Tickets!' Thread
« Reply #5 on: February 20, 2009, 08:43:20 pm »
Ive missed them the last few times theyve been in town, figured I didnt wanna miss them again. And 45 is ridiculous but not as ridiculous as those 11 dollar service charges, and really? 4.50 to print off at home? Really?


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Re: 'I Got My Tickets!' Thread
« Reply #6 on: February 21, 2009, 02:06:14 pm »
by far the funniest thing i've seen in awhile.

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Wrt9ak7opY

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Re: 'I Got My Tickets!' Thread
« Reply #7 on: February 21, 2009, 03:34:38 pm »
I think DCFC are worth that price.  I wouldnt mind cheaper, but at least it isnt 70 bucks.  Plus they have one decent and one good opener. 

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Re: 'I Got My Tickets!' Thread
« Reply #8 on: February 27, 2009, 04:44:03 pm »
Please allow me to gripe....I figure this thread is appropriate for it.

I bought tickets today for Keane at DAR (whether you think they suck or not is immaterial at this point).

Anyway...logged in right at 10, clicked and typed as fast as I could and the best I could pull was in the back third of the house.  Tried several more times and managed to get one of the boxes about halfway back.  Ended up settling for that.  $50 a pop is pretty steep for these guys, but I'm doing it for the wife.

Afterwards, I curiously try to pull up tickets using the "Hot Seat" package on Ticketmaster.com.  Hey!  4th row!  $125 a ticket!  WTF!!!

Right now at 3:40 pm you can still pull seats in the 5th row (Row E) at DAR using the "Hot Seat" option.

I know, you're thinking, "Wow, that extra money must get you some real good stuff!  A copy of the CD?  A shirt?"

Well..
Hot Seat Package includes:
o        Premium seat (or General Admission ticket with early entry to venue)
o        Exclusive Keane gift item
o        Collectible Keane laminate


Be still my beating heart.  A gift!  A laminate!

Does this seem really wrong to anyone else?  At least Ticketmaster used to try to hide a few levels of transactions behind the scalping!

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Re: 'I Got My Tickets!' Thread
« Reply #9 on: February 27, 2009, 04:49:23 pm »

(or General Admission ticket with early entry to venue)
This part gets me - like you need to get there any earlier and w/ a GA ticket.

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Re: 'I Got My Tickets!' Thread
« Reply #10 on: February 27, 2009, 05:02:43 pm »
yeah, it's lame when they try to turn an over-priced ticket into a "vip package".  drop the pretense and call it what it is: a really expensive ticket.  is anyone really going to think "i wasn't going to spend $125, but since they're throwing in a laminate... well..." ??  and you just KNOW that "gift item" is going to be some craptastic piece of plastic that most people will throw out before they leave the venue.

tee: early admission to a GA event is a definite selling point if you're the kind of person that needs to be up front AND you're not willing or able to line up all day. 
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Re: 'I Got My Tickets!' Thread
« Reply #11 on: February 27, 2009, 05:25:52 pm »
Right, sweetie, I do realize what you mean. I guess I read it differently, sorry. (I say that unsnarkily;))
I made a complaint b/c in this case he is not GA - he has seats - "premium" according to TM. Tacking that on the list of "perks" is just....
Either way, it's like you said, just a really expensive ticket. (Did anyone see the Dave Chappelle skit - if the internet were a place you could go visit it would be ugly, disgusting, filthy, slutty, etc.? :D)

I'm sorry, eros. And for what it's worth, I'd like to see Keane, but the base price is too much for me. Thanks for sharing your experience though...unfortunately, it seals the deal that I can't afford a ticket andor a decent seat at that.


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Re: 'I Got My Tickets!' Thread
« Reply #12 on: February 27, 2009, 05:30:50 pm »
For $125, will Leonard Cohen come out of the gift bag and a do a song and dance?
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Re: 'I Got My Tickets!' Thread
« Reply #13 on: February 27, 2009, 05:39:58 pm »
For $125, will Leonard Cohen come out of the gift bag and a do a song and dance?

no, but he will come out and ask . . . "why in the fuck does everybody think i'm cool all of a sudden?  am i about to die or something."

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Re: 'I Got My Tickets!' Thread
« Reply #14 on: February 27, 2009, 05:43:33 pm »
I'm sorry but that did not bring the lolz.

For $125, will Leonard Cohen come out of the gift bag and a do a song and dance?

no, but he will come out and ask . . . "why in the fuck does everybody think i'm cool all of a sudden?  am i about to die or something."
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